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Director of Heart Failure - Transplant Pediatric Cardiology

Recruitment Period

Open date: February 20th, 2020

Last review date: Monday, Jun 15, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Aug 20, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

UCSF School of Medicine and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics
Director of Heart Failure - Transplant Pediatric Cardiology
In Residence, Clinical X, or HS Clinical Faculty Series

The Division of Cardiology in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals are recruiting a new faculty member to direct the rapidly expanding pediatric heart failure, mechanical support and pediatric heart transplant programs at Benioff Children’s Hospitals (BCH) San Francisco and Oakland. This faculty member will be responsible for the medical direction, in collaboration with the surgical director, of the pediatric cardiology heart failure/mechanical support/transplant inpatient service at BCH San Francisco, and staff pediatric cardiology heart failure/transplant outpatient clinics at both BCH SF and BCHO. Appointment will be made at the Associate or Full Professor ranks of the In Residence, Clinical X, or Clinical Health Sciences (HS) faculty series.

Required qualifications include:
• Medical Degree
• CA Licensed or eligible for a CA medical license
• Board certification in Pediatrics and subspecialty certification in Pediatric Cardiology; including formal clinical training or adequate experience in heart failure, mechanical support and transplant
• UNOS certification
• An interest, commitment and experience in teaching and research is essential (minimal 20% time)
• Advanced 4th year pediatric fellowship training and a minimum five years’ practice experience preferred
• Previous experience directing a pediatric heart transplant program preferred
• Applicant must have all requirements met by time of hire

Expected duties include:
• Medical Director, Pediatric Heart Failure/Transplant/Assist Device Program: responsible for all aspects of the Program’s development, administration and clinical activities. You will work with the hospital administration, the Heart Center, and the Department in optimizing its structure, fiscal status, and administrative organization and clinical outcomes. You will have administrative oversight of the program in collaboration with the surgical director.
• Heart Failure/Transplant/Assist Device Program Clinical responsibilities: Inpatient consultation in the ICU and CTCU, mechanical assist oversight, and outpatient clinics. You will oversee data management for the program’s clinical and financial activities including collection, analysis, and presentation. You will lead and encourage all academic aspects of the program and its members.
• Inpatient Cardiology Service: You will be a member of the inpatient cardiology service along with approximately 8 other pediatric cardiologists. The service runs the 12-bed Cardiac Transitional Care Unit and consults on all other pediatric cardiology patients (pre-and post-surgical, and medical consultation) in the hospital. The weekday service will entail approximately eight weeks of weekday service. The weekend on call service will be shared among a larger group of cardiologists, entailing about six weekends per year.

The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) is one of the top biomedical research institutions in the nation and is ranked 1st among public universities in NIH funding in 2018. The Department of Pediatrics trains 84 pediatric residents, 83 fellows, and 31 post-docs. The Department’s clinical enterprise is based at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, Mount Zion, Zuckerberg San Francisco General, and at a number of outreach clinics throughout Northern California, providing the Department with an unsurpassed opportunity to meet the needs of infants, children, and young adults throughout the Bay Area. In 2019, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals ranked in all 10 children’s specialties in U.S. News and World Report. Nestled in a dynamic and unique geography distinguished by unprecedented innovations in technology, UCSF and the Department of Pediatrics are able to bring research and industry together to advance health.

Interested candidates can apply online at with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of contributions to diversity, statement of teaching, and statement of research accomplishments. Applicant’s materials must list (pending) qualifications upon submission.

For more information contact:
Phillip Moore MD MBA
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

UCSF seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/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, age, or protected veteran status.

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Job location

San Francisco