Indiana University School of Medicine is announcing the search for a Division Chief of Pediatric Hospital Medicine within the Department of Pediatrics. This is an extraordinary opportunity for a visionary leader, who will lead the division to national and international prominence as a clinical, educational and research center of excellence in pediatric hospital medicine.
IU School of Medicine is the largest medical school in the country with more than 20,000 living alumni and 3,000 learners. Its diverse faculty is made up of 2,700 full-time members and 3,200 volunteer faculty who are responsible for training medical, graduate and postgraduate students. IU School of Medicine is the only allopathic medical school in Indiana. In addition to the flagship campus in Indianapolis, the school has eight campuses in communities that range from urban hubs like Gary to rural communities such as Terre Haute, allowing learners to experience medicine in all settings.
The Department of Pediatrics at IUSM/Riley Hospital for Children is a 360-member faculty that is consistently within the top 10 pediatric departments in NIH funded research in the United States (Peds 2019 #7 among all medical schools and #3 among all public institutions) and has 18 Fellowship programs. There is a new large pediatric clinical research center, a new pediatric outpatient center dedicated to general pediatrics and neurodevelopment related divisions in pediatrics, genetics, and psychiatry. There are also State-of-the-art laboratories in a dedicated pediatric research building, a clinical research center, a well-functioning biobank, six T32 fellow training grants and one K12s that support research in the Department. Our nationally recognized Division of Children’s Health Research is available for collaboration and as a resource for combined fellowships with the pediatric hospitalist program. The Department also has research relationships with the Regenstrief Institute in Health Informatics. Pediatric Radiology and Pediatric Neuroradiology are strong research partners.
The Pediatric Hospital Medicine Division was founded in 2002 and is one of the largest Academic Hospital Medicine Divisions in the nation. This division provides care at Methodist Hospital, IU Health North Hospital, IU Health West Hospital, and Riley Hospital for Children. These four facilities are the Indianapolis based inpatient facilities of the IU Health hospital system, Indiana’s largest comprehensive health center. The Pediatric Hospital Medicine faculty provide a range of care, spanning delivery room and neonatal care to tertiary care management of pediatric patients. IU School of Medicine Pediatric Hospitalists have a strong commitment to evidence-based medicine with the specific aim of delivering the highest quality, safest and most efficient care. Pediatric Hospitalists have a reputation for implementing change and pursuing excellence through hospital administration and community outreach.
The Division Chief will be responsible for:
• Advancing the clinical, educational, and research efforts and capabilities of the Division
• Promoting the academic careers of 32 Pediatric Hospitalist faculty and 1 fellow per year
• Directing the continued delivery of state-of-the-art pediatric hospitalist consultation and care to the children and youth of Indiana and the Midwest region
• Championing an innovative, team-based approach to clinical care and consultation through development of systems and value-based care
• Providing leadership to support ongoing collaboration and growth of Pediatric Hospitalist Program
• Strengthening and supporting further development of the Pediatric Hospitalist Fellowship.
• Promoting and championing Pediatric Hospital Medicine research, quality improvement, and clinical advances in the field
Opportunities for Collaboration and Research:
• Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health is a 316-bed hospital ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report. In 2020-21 Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health is one of only 24 hospitals in the nation ranked in 10 pediatric specialties and is the only nationally ranked children’s hospital in Indiana. In addition, 5 of the programs are ranked in the top 15 in the nation and the Cardiology & Heart Surgery and Urology programs are ranked in the top 5. Riley offers more clinical trials for children than any other hospital in the state and treats the vast majority of children in Indiana diagnosed with cancer.
• Level I Pediatric Trauma Center, Pediatric Burn Unit, Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation Program, Pediatric Dialysis Program.
• The recent addition of a new Pediatric Care Center (PCC) provides a centralized location for the divisions of General Pediatrics, Developmental Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine, Child Development, Pediatric Psychiatry and the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program.
• Riley Maternity & Newborn Health at IU Health, a new comprehensive statewide program consisting of a hospital-based center and an expanded perinatal network is being developed.
• The IUPUI Center for Translating Research to Practice is one of several strategic initiatives of the IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.
• IUPUI is also home to the Indiana Clinical Translational Sciences Institute.
• Faculty also have access to a wide variety of research development resources.
• Doctorate or Terminal degree is required. MD, DO or MD-PhD degrees; eligible for licensure in Indiana
• BC or BE in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
• A minimum of 5 years’ experience in clinical, educational, or research excellence in pediatric hospital medicine
• Progressive leadership experience in academic medicine
• Experience in basic, clinical, translational, public health research or quality improvement
• Academic credentials appropriate for an appointment for Associate Professor or Professor on the clinical-educator or tenure track
At the IU School of Medicine, we offer focused, systematic and sustained programs that are aligned with three foundational pillars of diversity and inclusion: representational diversity, inclusive working and learning environment, and cultural competence. Therefore, we are looking for applicants who can help ensure all our mission areas are inclusive and equitable.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: IUSM009292016
About Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
For more than 90 years, the Department of Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine has provided comprehensive medical training for medical students, residents and fellows in addition to lifelong learning opportunities for practicing physicians. The department consists of 19 specialty divisions based at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, which is ranked as one of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals in 10 out of 10 specialties in US News and World Report.
Additionally, the Department of Pediatrics is home to several research centers and boasts an outstanding reputation in clinical, basic science and translational research. IU School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics is consistently among the top five to ten percent of National Institutes of Health pediatric funding recipients nationally. Pediatric faculty are committed to developing new treatments and therapies for childhood diseases and to providing exceptional patient and family centered care for children in Indiana and the Midwest.