Pediatric Cardiovascular Intensivist Faculty Position
The Stanford Department of Pediatrics is committed to advancing the health of infants, children, and adolescents through innovative medical care, research, education, training, and advocacy. With over 400 pediatricians and pediatric subspecialties, our department is one of the largest in the Stanford University School of Medicine. Ranked among the top in the nation by US News and World Report, we attract medical students, interns, postdoctoral scholars, residents, fellows, and faculty from around the world by offering broad-based training in general pediatrics, critical care and pediatric subspecialties within a variety of ambulatory, inpatient and community settings. Integrated with our educational activities, these programs provide hands-on learning to equip our graduates with the skills they'll need as future advocates of children's health.
The Department of Pediatrics is a dynamic, stimulating place to work and because we are focused on growth and improved excellence, our faculty and staff have particularly challenging and rewarding roles.
The Division of Pediatric Cardiology in the Department of Pediatrics at the Stanford University School of Medicine seeks applicants for a faculty position in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford (LPCHS). The position includes an appointment at the appropriate academic rank in the Clinician Educator faculty line at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The ideal candidate should be board certified/eligible in Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, or Pediatric Anesthesia, and he/she should have completed advanced training in pediatric cardiovascular intensive care. This advanced training can occur either via dual fellowships in Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine or completion of a senior fellowship in cardiovascular intensive care. The successful candidate will serve as one of 16 attending cardiac intensivists in the CVICU and will also provide cardiac consultation in the Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units at LPCHS. We have support systems and mentorship for incoming junior faculty as well as a newly created focus group for junior women in cardiology. Participation in housestaff and fellow education as well as clinical, translational, or quality/performance improvement research will be expected. Extensive opportunities exist for research collaborations with investigators at the School of Medicine and other departments throughout Stanford University.
The Children’s Heart Center at LPCHS is ranked among the nation’s top pediatric cardiac programs and includes over 60 pediatric cardiologists and cardiovascular scientists within the Division of Pediatric Cardiology who collectively provide clinical care, teach, and perform clinical, translational and basic research. The CVICU is a state-of-the-art, 36-bed dedicated unit that provides all forms of cardiovascular intensive care for children with congenital and acquired cardiovascular diseases, as well as a growing population of adults with congenital heart disease. LPCHS is currently open to 28 CVICU beds, but planned growth of the program is allowing us to expand towards the full physical capacity of 36 beds in the near future. Currently, about 800 patients are admitted to the CVICU per year, with 60% of admissions for post-operative care. Patients range in age from premature neonates to adults, and patient complexity and acuity are amongst the highest in the nation. A full range of clinical services is available, including mechanical circulatory support for heart failure patients with ventricular assist devices (such as Berlin Heart, HeartMate III, HeartWare) and ECMO. LPCH maintains a busy cardiac transplantation program (approximately 25+ pediatric heart transplants per year), and critically ill pre- and post-transplant patients are managed in the CVICU.
At Stanford, we strive to ensure that a diversity of cultures, races and ethnicities, genders, political and religious beliefs, physical and learning differences, sexual orientations and identities is thriving on our campus. Such diversity will inspire new angles of inquiry, new modes of analysis, new discoveries and new solutions.
Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, and a contribution to diversity statement as a single attachment to the attention of Vamsi Yarlagadda, M.D, Medical Director, Cardiovascular Intensive Care, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, Search Chair. Please utilize the following link for access to a smartsheet in order to input your information and upload your attachments: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/a142a0c9e1af4586829c6f4137679e08. We ask that you include a diversity statement that should articulate why diversity is important to you, describing your past, present and planned contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion. To learn more about how Stanford thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our IDEAL website, found here: https://ourvision.stanford.edu/microsites/ideal-homepage