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Pediatric Cardiac Intensivist Faculty Position

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

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 Cardiology in the Department of Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine/ Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is recruiting a Pediatric Cardiac Intensivist in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford (LPCHS). The successful candidate would be a Clinical Assistant or Clinical Associate in the Clinician Educator line. The major criterion for appointment as Clinician Educators is excellence in the overall mix of clinical care, teaching, administrative 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 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 21 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 focus group for junior women in cardiology. Participation in house staff 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 70 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 32 CVICU beds but planned growth of the program is allowing us to expand towards the full physical capacity 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, Impella) 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.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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.

*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

The Pediatrics Department, School of Medicine, and Stanford University value faculty who will help foster an inclusive academic environment for colleagues, students, and staff with a wide range of backgrounds, identities, and outlooks. Candidates may choose to include as part of their research and teaching statements a brief discussion about how their work and experience will further these ideals. Additional information about Stanford's IDEAL initiative may be found here: Click Here


Why Stanford is for you:  

Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives,
  • And More!


How to apply:

Please submit a CV and cover letter with an optional diversity statement. In the diversity statement, explain why diversity is important to you and describe your past, present, and future contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion.


The expected base pay range for this position is:

Clinical Assistant: $292,000 - $322,000

Clinical Associate: $352,000-$382,000

This pay range reflects base pay, which is based on faculty rank and years in rank. It does not include all components of the School of Medicine’s faculty compensation program 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.


For questions, please contact: 

David Kwiatkowski, M.D.

Search Chair


C/O Rosa Ciprian


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