Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Nemours Foundation   •  

Wilmington, DE

Not Specified years

Posted 237 days ago

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As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own. 

The Nemours Cardiac Center at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE is actively recruiting a Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon at the Assistant/Associate Professor level. The candidate will join two experienced senior surgeons withthe opportunity for staged mentorship in the full spectrum of pediatric and congenital cardiac surgery including transplantation, mechanical assist devices, adult congenital surgery, and neonatal surgery.

The Nemours Cardiac Center is recognized as a leading provider of comprehensive pediatric cardiac care in the region. As an Integrated Care Unit, the Nemours Cardiac center staff includes cardiac surgeons, cardiac anesthesiologists, intensivists, and cardiologists as well as a Magnet dedicated nursing staff and ancillary staff focused on the care of children with cardiac disease, allowing seamless continuity of care and collaboration. The inpatient care units include a 12-bed designated CICU and 18-bed cardiac step-down unit. In addition, the Nemours Cardiac Center houses a designated cardiac operating room, state of the art cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology lab, and cardiac peri-operative recovery suite.

The Nemours Cardiac Center participates in national registries and research networks. Faculty collaborate in national organizations and multi-institutional research.

As one of the nation’s premier pediatric health care systems, Nemours provides world-class clinical care in four states: Delaware, Florida, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE, offers intensive and acute inpatient and outpatient services covering more than 30 pediatric specialties. Ranked as one of the nation’s 25 Best Children’s Hospitals by Parents magazine in 2009, we care for thousands of children in the Delaware Valley, across the country, and around the world. Extending the world-class care of the duPont Hospital for Children, the Nemours Children’s Clinic provides convenient community-based physician services and collaborative partnerships with health and hospital systems across the Delaware Valley.

Candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • Board Eligible or Board Certified following an ACGME approved Cardiac Surgery training program with preference given to candidates with sub-specialty certification in Congenital Cardiac Surgery
  • Demonstrate additional capabilities or interests in the area of cardiac transplantation, mechanical circulatory support, tracheal reconstruction, etc.
  • Active involvement in clinical, translational, basic, or outcomes research is highly desirable.
  • The applicant will be expected to participate actively in the teaching of students, residents, and fellows. 

Faculty in this position will enjoy a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. Interested applicants, please submit your CV and letter of interest to:

Christian Pizarro, MD
Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics

Sidney Kimmel School of Medicine 
Director, Nemours Cardiac Center
Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children