Medical Director, Pediatric CVICU

Medical Director, Pediatric CVICU

Pediatric Cardiac Intensivist, New Orleans, Louisiana

We’re seeking an experienced Pediatric Cardiac Intensivist who is board certified in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care to serve as Medical Director, Pediatric CVICU at Ochsner Children’s Hospital in New Orleans, the #1 ranked children’s hospital in Louisiana by U.S. News & World Report. Responsibilities will include leadership, development, and oversight of the physicians in this state-of-the-art 12-bed CVICU with teaching responsibilities for pediatric residents, medical students and allied health students. The successful candidate will be eligible for an academic appointment commensurate with experience.

Ochsner Children’s Hospital is excited to announce their expansion with the building of a new separate, comprehensive and dedicated children’s hospital on the Ochsner main campus expected to open in 2027.

The team will care for patients in an expanding 54-bed Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a 14-bed PICU, a 12-bed pediatric CV-ICU, and a 44-bed pediatric acute unit, with a dedicated pediatric emergency room, and full-time, region-wide, in-house pediatric and neonatal transport teams.

In addition to patient care, faculty are involved in teaching residents in the Ochsner Surgery and Pediatrics Residency program as well as medical students from the University of Queensland. Ochsner Health and Xavier University of Louisiana also recently announced an agreement to establish a joint College of Medicine.

About Ochsner Children’s Hospital
Ranked #1 in Louisiana for the third year in a row by U.S. News & World Report and as a top children’s hospital for the seventh year in a row, Ochsner Children’s Hospital was also recognized as a national leader in the 2023-24 rankings in two specialties: Pediatric Cardiology and Heart Surgery, and Pediatric Orthopedics. Ochsner Children’s Hospital continues to be a top destination for pediatric care in the Gulf South region through an unwavering commitment to always putting patients first.

One of the most comprehensive pediatric programs between Houston and Atlanta, Ochsner Children’s Hospital offers a full range of pediatric care from primary to quaternary care, with services offered in all subspecialties, including Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Advanced GI and Hepatology, Advanced Orthopedic Surgery, Hematology-Oncology, Cleft Palate/Cranio-Facial Surgery, as well as heart, liver and bone marrow transplant. The hospital’s comprehensive pediatrics program, which includes primary care pediatricians and pediatric medical and surgical subspecialists, represents more than 230 physicians. The group is the region’s leading integrated provider of multispecialty care for newborns, infants, children, adolescents and young adults.
Opened in 1942, Ochsner Children’s flagship facility is located in New Orleans and includes 28 primary care locations (with more coming) and 30 subspecialty locations across Louisiana and southern Mississippi.

About New Orleans
One of the most exciting and historical U.S. cities, New Orleans is both cosmopolitan and laid-back—full of world-class music, dining, shopping, attractions, and Southern charm. Professional football and basketball, gorgeous parks, year-round festivals, prestigious academic centers and universities, and hospitality await you. It’s no wonder Travel & Leisure ranked New Orleans #3 in the Best Cities in the United States in their annual “World’s Best Awards” survey in 2023!

If you’re craving the beach, the Gulf shores of Alabama are about two and a half hours away by car; and the white sands of Destin and Seaside, Florida, are just more than four hours away. It’s easy to understand why residents take great pride in calling New Orleans their home. You’ll fall in love the minute you set foot here, both personally and professionally.

For complete details and confidential consideration, please contact Glenda Church Smith, Principal, Pediatric Search Partners at, phone (877) 440-3832 or text (214) 850-3094.

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