The Department of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin, is seeking a full time Section Chief for Pediatric Infectious Diseases. The ideal candidate will have a strong scholarly background in research (basic, translational or clinical), teaching and clinical care. This is a highly visible position considering the integration of the Infectious Diseases section activities into multiple programs within the pediatric enterprise at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. A jewel of the Infectious Diseases section is the HIV program which directs assessment and care of children with HIV throughout the entire State of Wisconsin, as well as perinatal therapy of HIV-infected women statewide. Another asset within the Infectious Diseases section is the Midwest Respiratory Virus Program (MRVP) laboratory which provides molecular testing for many clinically significant infectious agents and is on the cutting edge of developing assays for emerging infectious agents and novel assay techniques for detection of occult agents. Through the research efforts of its faculty, the Section remains one of the most highly productive academic sections within the Department of Pediatrics, while concurrently providing general Infectious Diseases consultative services throughout Children’s Hospital, with particular emphasis upon service to special care areas (NICU, PICU, Hem/Onc/BMT) and the solid organ transplant program.
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.
Desired characteristics for this position include a track record of 1) collaborating successfully as a pediatric infectious disease leader with hospital and medical partners in working towards high value care across the system; 2) developing fellows and junior faculty into our clinical and scholarly leaders of the future; 3) developing a culture of high team accountability and professionalism; 4) administratively managing the infectious diseases 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 an introspective and strategic leader. As Pediatric Infectious Diseases Section Chief, the individual reports to the Chair of Pediatrics. As Medical Director of the Infection Control and Prevention Program and its Antibiotic Stewardship Program, the individual reports to the Chief Operating Officer of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. This individual will be an MD or MD PhD who is board certified in Pediatric Infectious Diseases.
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
Dr. David Brousseau, 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