The University of California, Los Angeles invites applications and nominations for an internationally recognized pediatrician to join the faculty of the David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) as Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, Physician-in-Chief of the Mattel Children’s Hospital, and Executive Director of the Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute. As a preeminent clinician, scholar, and leader, the candidate will be considered for the Mattel Executive Endowed Chair in Pediatrics.
Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences, the Dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine and to the President and CEO of the UCLA Health system via Executive Medical Director (DGSOM), the Chair works collaboratively with clinical, academic, and administrative leaders to establish and execute the strategic vision of the Department of Pediatrics and the Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute within the greater medical enterprise. The Chair is also responsible for oversight of academic and educational activities for pediatric medical students, residents, and fellows at Mattel Children’s Hospital (a 131-bed hospital located within the Ronald Reagan Medical Center), as well as Harbor-UCLA and Olive View-UCLA Medical Centers (2 academic teaching hospitals and clinics serving Los Angeles’ safety net population). The Chair will be charged with advancing the Department’s mission of excellence in clinical care, education, research, and community engagement through the development of educational programs, research and innovation, oversight of clinical operations, financial management, staffing, performance improvement, faculty recruitment, and the strengthening of community partnerships. In addition, the Chair cultivates a collegial, inclusive, and multidisciplinary culture consistent with the principles of the DGSOM’s Cultural North Star, providing mentorship to faculty members, while also upholding UCLA Health’s patient experience model, CICARE, and promoting clinical quality, safety, and operational distinction.
A nationally renowned department with approximately $106 million in grant funding ($35 million from the NIH), the Department of Pediatrics at UCLA comprises 355 faculty, 348 staff and 179 medical and research trainees, and spans 16 divisions: Adolescent Medicine; Allergy, Immunology, Rheumatology; Cardiology; Critical Care; Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics; Child Health Policy; Endocrinology; Gastroenterology & Nutrition; General Pediatrics; Hematology/Oncology & Palliative Care; Hospital Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Neonatology; Nephrology; Neurology; and Pulmonology. Notably, the Department includes 2 affiliated public hospitals: Olive View-UCLA Medical Center and Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. In addition to bringing in more than $50 million annually through grant funding, these public health care sites advance the University’s goals to provide a diverse academic environment for training, research, and innovation that includes residency training, medical student core rotations, fellowship activities, and faculty research and leadership.
The UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital ranks among the world’s elite institutions for pediatric research, teaching and care. Serving more than 6,000 inpatients and 100,000 outpatients annually, the hospital offers a full spectrum of primary and specialized medical care for infants, children and adolescents.
For more than 60 years, the faculty and staff at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and the UCLA Department of Pediatrics have delivered pioneering research, patient care, and education. Located on the campus of an internationally renowned research university with a $1 billion research portfolio, the Department of Pediatrics is uniquely poised for transformational cross disciplinary innovations and leading-edge research, including being connected to the UCLA Children’s Discovery and Innovation (CDI) which was founded in 2013. The CDI was created to further the culture for innovation and groundbreaking collaborative research by maximizing collaborations among renowned pediatric physician-scientists. The Institute enhances the department’s ability to continue to lead in the effort to improve children’s health care and to create new models for health care delivery.
The ideal candidate is a distinguished pediatrician with an outstanding record of accomplishments in clinical care, research, education, and service and an aptitude for collaboration and leadership in a complex environment. The successful candidate will combine an exceptional clinical acumen with superb communication skills and emotional intelligence, an inspiring strategic vision, a dedication to mentorship, development of clinician scientists, and a deep commitment to fostering an equitable environment that is inclusive, humanistic, and respects all facets of diversity. All candidates must hold an MD or equivalent, appropriate academic credentials for a tenured faculty appointment, be board-eligible in pediatrics, and eligible for licensure in California.
Confidential inquiries, nominations, or submissions of interest (curriculum vitae, cover letter, and EDI statement) are invited and will be considered until an appointment is made:
Deborah Krakow, MD and Gerardo Moreno, MD, MSHS (Search co-chairs)
c/o Caitlin Hargadon
Senior Executive Recruitment Consultant, UCLA Health
Senate and non-Senate (health sciences comp plan):
The posted UC salary scales [https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnelprograms/compensation/index.html] set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 5 – Faculty HSCP. [https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel- programs/_files/2023-24/oct-2023-acad-salary-scales/t5-summary.pdf] The salary range for this position is $320,100-800,000. This position includes membership in the Health Sciences Compensation Plan [https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm670.pdf], which provides for eligibility for additional compensation.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideraZon for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientaZon, gender idenZty, naZonal origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy.
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