Skeletal Dysplasia / OI Physician

The Nemours Foundation   •  

Wilmington, DE

Industry: Healthcare


Not Specified years

Posted 157 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.

Nemours is seeking a full-time Clinical Geneticist (BC/BE) with a background in Pediatrics and strong interest in skeletal dysplasias to join our expanding Skeletal Dysplasia Program. The genetics portion of our team currently consists of 1 full-time geneticist, 1 nurse practitioner, 1 genetic counselor, and 2 research associates, all dedicated exclusively to the skeletal dysplasia population. Our program additionally interacts with many other experienced colleagues in orthopedics, neurosurgery, and physical therapy, among other departments. We serve as a national/international referral center for children with skeletal dysplasia including Osteogenesis Imperfecta. We are also involved Medical Genetics education for medical students, pediatric residents, and genetic counseling students.

Responsibilities for this position will include: outpatient staffing of both general skeletal dysplasia as well as Osteogenesis Imperfecta clinics, management of ERT and bisphosphonate infusions, research study involvement, shared on-call service, and dedication to the skeletal dysplasia community. This exceptional opportunity includes a faculty appointment at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University.

Requirements include: successful graduation from an accredited program in medical genetics and genomics, and board-certified or board-eligible by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics. Experience preferred but newly graduating fellows with a specific interest in the management of children with skeletal dysplasia are encouraged to apply. Other pediatric specialties with specific bone and skeletal dysplasia interest will be considered.