The Department of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin seeks an Inspired leader to serve as Chief of the Pediatric Medical Genetics Division and Medical Director of Medical Genetics at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. This position offers a unique opportunity to lead a nationally recognized team of Clinical and Metabolic Geneticists in one of the largest stand alone Children’s Hospitals in the US. The MCW Medical Genetics program at CHW includes 4 Clinical Geneticists (2 boarded in Metabolic Biochemical Genetics), a Fellow 5 Advanced Practice providers, 5 Genetic Counsellors, 2 Nurse Clinicians, 3 Metabolic Nutritionists as well as administrative, research and clinic support staff. The makeup of this team allows a unique breadth and depth in the provision of care for children and adults with a diverse range of complex medical needs.
The HMGC is nationally recognized for their being among the first centers to translate and apply exome sequencing in a clinically rigorous manor. This pioneering spirit has continued through evidenced support from the Keck Foundation and application via the rare and undiagnosed disease program, which is known as The Nelson Service. Moreover, the Department of Pediatrics has recently established a Cardiogenetics Program with the internationally renowned Herma Heart Center. The division collaborates broadly throughout the Children’s Hospital and most recently has established a Cardiogenetics program with the Herma Heart Center.
Opportunities exist for the chief to develop novel programs and to build upon a considerable scholarly infrastructure. Present scholarly strengths of the section include national leadership in mitochondrial disorders, including fatty acid metabolism, genetics of congenital cardiac disorders and several collaborations involving hereditary connective tissue disorders and autonomic dysfunction. Responsibilities for the position include successfully executing a vision for programmatic excellence and growth in all of the pediatric enterprise’s missions (clinical care, education, research, community service) while responsibly administrating the section’s finances. Indeed, the primary responsibility of the position is to partner with the whole of the pediatric enterprise to ensure the welfare and improve the health of the children of Wisconsin and the region.
The ideal candidate for this position will be visionary and inspiring in order to continue building upon a nationally recognized program with significant breadth and depth. Other desired characteristics include a track record of 1) collaborating successfully with hospital and medical partners in working towards high value care across the system; 2) developing a culture of team accountability and professionalism; 3) developing fellows and junior faculty into our clinical and scholarly leaders of the future; 4) administratively managing a diverse clinical service; and 5) participating in philanthropic fundraising and developing a plan for reinvesting those funds into the section.
The individual selected for this position will be a strategic and highly communicative leader. As Medical Genetics Section Chief, the individual reports to the Chair of Pediatrics. As Medical Director of the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Medical Genetics Service, the individual reports to the Chief Operating Officer of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. This individual will be a MD or MD PhD who is board certified in Medical Genetics.
About the Medical College of Wisconsin:
The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is a large private medical school that fosters academic and clinical excellence and offers MD as well as graduate degrees in health sciences. MCW was founded in 1893 to serve the people of Wisconsin. MCW has more than 5000 full time equivalent faculty and staff, and MCW is the ninth largest private employer in the metro-Milwaukee area.
About Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin:
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (CHW) is a rapidly growing nationally recognized facility located on the suburban campus of the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center. The hospital is a 296 bed tertiary care center and is a Level I pediatric trauma center with a 72-bed pediatric critical care unit, one of the nation’s largest. Children's Hospital of Wisconsin is one of the nation's top pediatric hospitals. Parents magazine ranked CHW 4th in the Country, and U.S. News & World Report ranked 5 subspecialties in the top 20, including the Herma Heart Center (#5), Gastroenterology (#13), Cancer (#14), Nephrology (#20), and Pulmonary Medicine (#20). Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has over 500 pediatric-trained doctors who see children of all ages for everything from serious procedures to routine checkups and complement our nationally-ranked clinical care with robust community support programs that keep kids safe and healthy.
Milwaukee is an affordable and comfortable place to live and raise a family. Milwaukee is the nation’s 23rd largest city and the largest city in Wisconsin. Highlights of Milwaukee include of a busy downtown lakefront, many charming neighborhoods, and easy access to Wisconsin’s lake country. Milwaukee is large enough to provide the amenities of a metropolitan area, while small enough to allow for easy commutes and assessable amenities.
Wisconsin also contains some of the best schools in the nation. Wisconsin high schools boast a graduation rate of 90%. In 2014, U.S. News Best High School awarded 80 Wisconsin high schools bronze medals and 32 Wisconsin high schools silver medals. 2 schools received gold medals.
Nominations and Applications (cover letter and curriculum vitae) should be submitted by e-mail to:
Calvin B. Williams, MD, PhD
Search Committee Chair
c/o Jennifer Sabree
Department of Pediatrics
Children’s Corporate Center
999 N. 92nd Street, Suite C720
Milwaukee, WI 53226
All materials will be treated as confidential.
The Medical College of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. For additional information, please visit our website at www.mcw.edu