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Assistant or Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics (Division of Cardiology) CHLA

Keck School of Medicine Faculty Los Angeles, California

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

The Keck School of Medicine (KSOM) of the University of Southern California (USC) and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) in the Department of Pediatrics in the Division of Cardiology, are actively seeking a full-time faculty member at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics. Applicants must have an M.D. or equivalent degree and have demonstrated scholarly, clinical, and teaching capabilities. Candidates must be board certified or board eligible in Pediatric Cardiology by the American Board of Pediatrics and be eligible for medical licensure in the State of California. Candidates will have already completed an ACGME accredited 3-year fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology, with additional relevant training in the areas of expertise identified.

Candidates should be academically committed and clinically trained in noninvasive pediatric cardiac imaging, with expertise in the performance and interpretation of pediatric transthoracic, transesophageal, and/or fetal echocardiography; they should have a broad exposure to, and familiarity with, congenital and acquired cardiac diseases. The successful candidate will assume attending physician responsibility for echocardiographic and other non-invasive imaging duties on inpatients and outpatients, as well as developing the research capabilities of the echocardiography laboratory at CHLA/KSOM.  

Relevant additional areas of experience include 3D/4D echocardiography, exercise echocardiography, and quantitative methods of cardiac evaluation (including deformation/strain analysis and evaluation of diastolic function). Candidates should also demonstrate a rigorous academic focus—ideally with a history of research/investiga­tional pursuits and publications in peer-reviewed journals—and a clear intention and well-defined plan for continued research, publication, and teaching throughout their careers.

This position will also include general clinical cardiology duties including rotation in the regular inpatient service, as well as outpatient cardiology responsibilities. The preferred candidate should therefore have a broad exposure to, and familiarity with the assessment of newborns, infants and children in an inpatient setting, and also be familiar with general pediatric cardiology outpatient concerns, including post-operative follow up following surgical repair of congenital heart disease. Provision of didactic teaching to fellows, residents, medical students and nurses is expected. Night and weekend on-call responsibilities will be shared on a rotating basis with other faculty members in the division.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is ranked among the top hospitals in the nation for pediatric cardiac  care on the U.S. News & World Report Best Children's Hospitals List. We are a recognized leader in state-of-the-art evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for all forms of heart disease. As a core component of the hospital's Heart Institute, our division offers expertise in all major areas of cardiology, with nationally-recognized subspecialists in all major areas. Children are referred to us for care from across the western United States and Pacific Rim countries.

Academic appointment through USC Keck School of Medicine is available at a level appropriate to training and experience. USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. CHLA and USC greatly values diversity and is committed to building a vibrant and culturally diverse community of faculty that best reflects the patients and families that we serve. Individuals from underrepresented groups in medicine are especially encouraged to apply.

REQ20107400 Posted Date: 10/14/2021

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