The Ward Family Heart Center at Children’s Mercy Hospital is seeking an Invasive Pediatric Electrophysiologist as part of program expansion.
The successful candidate will join an existing group of 27 cardiologists, 4 surgeons and 28 APNs. Board Certification in Pediatric Cardiology and at least 3 years of experience after completion of a 4th year of Pediatric Electrophysiology Fellowship are prerequisites. Additional certification in Clinical Electrophysiology and/or Cardiac Device Management (e.g., as provided by IBHRE) are preferred. Strong communication and collaborative skills are key.
Our EP team consists of 3 EP physicians (led by John Papagiannis, MD), 2 EP APNs, 3 EP nurses and 2 EP technicians. We collaborate closely with our surgeons. Our annual invasive EP volume has routinely exceeded 180 cases. Our dedicated EP lab is equipped with 3D mapping capabilities and all types of invasive procedures (ablation of SVT and VT and postoperative arrhythmias and device implantations) are performed. Our EP outpatient clinic volume exceeds 1800 visits per year, including Genetic Arrhythmia, outreach and Telehealth. All EP physicians are involved in research projects and there are ample opportunities for clinical research and teaching medical students, residents and fellows. Salary and academic rank at the University of Missouri in Kansas City are commensurate with experience.
Our Heart Center serves a population of over 5 million in the heart of the USA. We perform over 500 cardiac operations (including hybrid procedures), at least 600 cardiac catheterizations (including EP procedures), 18000 outpatient visits, 20000 ECGs, 2000 Holters, 400 stress tests and 18000 echocardiograms annually. In 2018 we were ranked #13 nationally by USNWR.
Other super-specialties include Cardiac Transplantation/Heart Failure and Advanced Cardiac Imaging (fetal echo, 3D echo, transesophageal echo, CT, MRI and 3D printing). We also provide specialized, team-based care in Fetal Cardiology with on-site delivery services for high-risk neonates in our Fetal Health Center, Interstage monitoring (CHAMP), Preventive Cardiology, Cardiac Genetics, Cardio-oncology, Pulmonary Hypertension and Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Services.
Children’s Mercy Kansas City is an independent, non-profit, 367-bed pediatric health system, providing half a million patient encounters each year for children from across the country. Children’s Mercy is ranked by U.S. News & World Report in all 10 specialties, and as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals”. We have received Magnet® recognition four times for excellence in nursing services. In affiliation with the University of Missouri-Kansas City, our medical staff of more than 750 pediatric subspecialists and researchers is actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research and educating the next generation of pediatric subspecialists.