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MFM Fetal Therapy Specialist

Apply now Work type: CE - Clinician Educator, University Medical Line
Location: Stanford University
Categories: School of Medicine

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford University School of Medicine seeks exceptional applicants (MD or MD/PhD) with clinical expertise in fetal therapy to join our successful and growing fetal therapy program. Based on the applicant’s credentials, this appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor in the Clinical Educator (CE) or University Medical Line (UML). Successful applicants should have experience in the pre-operative evaluation and counseling of fetal therapy candidates, hands-on experience and intra-operative expertise in fetal therapeutic procedures, and experience in post-operative pregnancy management and delivery of patients undergoing fetal therapy. 

Applicants must exhibit experience in most of the following fetal therapy procedures: operative fetoscopy including management of twin-twin transfusion syndrome, ultrasound-guided fetal shunt placement, fetal spina bifida repair, fetal endoluminal tracheal occlusion (FETO), fetal cordocentesis and transfusion, EXIT procedures, and in-utero radiofrequency ablation. Preference will be given to outstanding candidates who can also exhibit a strong track record in fetal therapy research including clinical outcomes research, research related to the pathophysiology of structural birth defects, bioengineering/material sciences research, genetics, and stem cell and/or perinatal biology research. The major criteria for appointment for faculty in the University Medical Line shall be excellence in the overall mix of clinical care, clinical teaching, scholarly activity that advances clinical medicine, and institutional service appropriate to the programmatic need the individual is expected to fulfill.  The major criterion for appointment for Clinician Educators is excellence in the overall mix of clinical care, teaching, administration and/or scholarship appropriate to the programmatic need the individual is expected to fulfill. Academic rank and line will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

The fetal therapy program at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford provides a multi-disciplinary approach for the care of pregnancies complicated by fetal anomalies and placental disorders. We provide comprehensive clinical care from ultrasound guided procedures to open fetal surgery and have a robust research infrastructure to support a myriad of scholarly activities. As members of the North American Fetal Therapy Network, we participate in ongoing NIH-funded fetal therapy clinical trials and registries. We leverage the broad Stanford community to advance the field of fetal therapy in partnership with the Stanford biodesign program, Stanford bioengineering, and the Stanford stem cell and gene editing programs. The fetal therapy candidate will join the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Obstetrics, and the Dunlevie Maternal-Fetal Medicine Center for Discovery, Innovation and Clinical Impact.

The expected base pay range for this position is:

Assistant Professor $340,000 - $364,000
Associate Professor $403,000 - $427,000
Professor $454,000 - $472,000

This pay range reflects base pay, which is based on faculty rank and years in rank. It may not include all components of faculty compensation or pay from participation in departmental incentive compensation programs. For more information about compensation and our wide-range of benefits, including housing assistance, please contact the hiring department. Stanford University has provided a pay range representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for the position. The pay offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors including (but not limited to) the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate including equivalent years in rank, training, and field or discipline; internal equity; and external market pay for comparable jobs.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching, and clinical missions.

The Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, School of Medicine, and Stanford University value faculty who are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates may optionally include as part of their research or teaching statement a brief discussion of how their work will further these ideals.

Applications will be accepted beginning February 6, 2023, and will be continue until a finalist has been identified.

Interested candidates should apply via and include a copy of their curriculum vitae, a brief letter outlining their interests and names of three references. Candidates may contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Yair Blumenfeld, c/o Cathy Seckel, with any additional questions.

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