Pediatric Endocrinologist

Childrens Mercy Hospital   •  

Kansas City, MO

Industry: Healthcare

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Not Specified years

Posted 43 days ago

The Children’s Mercy Kansas City Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes is seeking a fellowship-trained, BC/BE pediatrician endocrinologist to join the faculty. The duties of the position are primarily clinical; opportunity of protected time depends on the candidate’s research interests and previous accomplishments. The ideal candidate will have an interest in both endocrinology and diabetes, and evidence of productive research interests.

The Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes includes nearly 100 employees: 21 pediatric endocrinologists, fellows, nurse practitioners, social workers, staff nurses, certified diabetes educators, care assistants, clinical research coordinators and administrative assistants. This team provides care at 4 clinic locations in Kansas City, MO, at satellite specialty clinics in Joplin, MO, St Joseph, MO, and Wichita, KS, and at 6 outreach locations in Kansas and Missouri. The combined Children’s Mercy Kansas City and outreach sites span western Kansas to south central Missouri and generate over 24,000 outpatient visits annually. Comprehensive multidisciplinary clinics provide specialized care to children of all ages affected by Cystic Fibrosis-related Diabetes, endocrine disorders associated with childhood cancer, 22Q11.2 Deletion, thyroid nodules, Turner Syndrome, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, gender dysphoria, metabolic syndrome/risk for type 2 diabetes, and disorders of sexual differentiation. The diabetes center provides pediatric care to over 2100 individuals with type 1 diabetes and 180 individuals with type 2 diabetes annually, and serves 250-300 families with newly diagnosed diabetes each year. Our division has an ADA-recognized diabetes education program.

The Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes is dedicated to discovering and pioneering innovative treatment approaches through ongoing clinical, basic, and translational research. The Division is recognized for being at the forefront of diabetes prevention, treatment, and health outcomes research. Division members provide leadership to 4 NIH-funded type 1 diabetes projects (including a TrialNet Clinical Center), over a dozen industry- and NIH-sponsored clinical trials, and over 20 clinical translational studies in diabetes and endocrinology. The diabetes center also provides leadership to the Type 1 Diabetes Exchange Research Network and Quality Improvement Collaborative, and participates in the Pediatric Diabetes Consortium.

In the Research Laboratory of the Division, multiple projects are focused on investigating molecular mechanisms governing growth plate chondrogenesis and longitudinal bone growth. In addition, studies are also conducted to develop new modalities of insulin administration and to identify new approaches to prolong insulin secretory capacity by pancreatic beta-cells. Collaborative research opportunities are available at the University of Kansas and the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

The Children’s Research Institute at Children’s Mercy Kansas City was established to build on the hospital’s century-long history in pediatric research and to focus the hospital’s future research efforts in Pediatric Genomic Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology, Health Services and Outcomes, and Health Care Delivery.