Chair, Department of Pediatric Surgery

Location: Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston MA

“At Boston Children's, we are servant leaders. It’s not about me, it’s not about any single one of us. We all contribute our expertise, our genius, our care, our devotion and our passion. We are here as a team to do one thing and that is to care for our patients and families, and to support each other in doing that as colleagues, as team members, and as our own Boston Children's family.”
— Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

Renowned for its outstanding clinical services, research programs and medical education, Boston Children's Hospital (BCH) is a 404-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Boston Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age. (BCH’s services can begin interventions at 15 weeks gestation and in some situations BCH also treats adults.) The hospital has approximately 25,000 inpatient admissions each year and its 200+ specialized clinical programs schedule 557,000 visits annually. Last year, the hospital performed more than 26,500 surgical procedures spanning all surgical specialties offered by BCH and 214,000 radiological examinations. As one of the premier pediatric teaching hospitals in the world, BCH is affiliated with Harvard Medical School (HMS), and is revered for its ongoing commitment to foster cutting-edge research. BCH in conjunction with HMS, seeks to recruit the next Chair, Department of Pediatric Surgery, BCH and Professor of Surgery, HMS. This prestigious appointee will lead a top Department comprised of 40 faculty (24 clinical and 16 research), including 10 professors, eight associate professors, 14 assistant professors, with eight endowed Chairs at BCH (seven clinical and one research), as well as seven at HMS (two clinical and five research). Faculty engaged in basic or clinical research are part of the renowned Vascular Biology Program or the Pediatric Surgical Research Lab at BCH. The Department has 16 inpatient and three outpatient nurse practitioners working in conjunction with Department providers who care for an average of 8,600 outpatient visits annually and performing more than 4,000 general pediatric surgery operative procedures each year. BCH is one of the largest pediatric surgery programs in the world.

The key attributes of the incoming Chair will be a distinguished record of clinical excellence, scholarly accomplishment, leading by example, and emotional intelligence. The Chair will have the ability to foster the growth of others, recruit aspiring investigators, and groom clinical faculty within the Department who have the capability to make bold new discoveries in a number of pediatric surgical sub-specialties. The Department provides an outstanding educational and training program involving medical students from HMS and other schools, including three pediatric fellows, rotating general surgery residents from a number of partnering institutions, as well as HMS anatomy courses for first year and third/fourth year students.

A Medical Degree with unrestricted medical license is required while additional higher education credentials such as Master’s or Ph.D. in healthcare, business administration, or other related fields of study are preferred. Must be board certified in Pediatric Surgery or a Pediatric Surgical Subspecialty and eligible for licensure within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Interested candidates should submit curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and references to:

James R. Kasser, MD
Surgeon-in-Chief, Boston Children’s Hospital and
Catharina Ormandy Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine, BCH3220
300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

Phone: (617) 355-6617 / Facsimile: (617) 730-0683

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.


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