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Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Clinician Educator)-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 Division of Pediatric Rheumatology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) in partnership with the Keck School of Medicine (KSOM) of University Southern California (USC) is seeking candidates for 2 full time Pediatric Rheumatology positions. Candidates will be considered for Assistant, Associate, or full Professor as determined by experience and qualifications. We are primarily looking for individuals on the Clinical-Educator tract and Clinical tract though we will also consider candidates on other academic tracts.

The successful candidate will provide clinical care in the inpatient and outpatient settings including outreach clinics and the ambulatory infusion center. While the position is chiefly clinical, faculty are expected to contribute to the education of medical students, pediatric residents, pediatric fellows in our training program and rotating trainees in various levels of training including adult rheumatology fellows.  Opportunities exist to conduct clinical, translational or basic research.

The Division of Rheumatology at CHLA is the largest pediatric rheumatology program in Southern California with 5 faculty members and trains 1-2 fellows per year. The division has a satellite clinic in Long Beach, CA.  The program has an exceptionally large and diverse patient population that includes inflammatory arthritis, lupus, systemic vasculitis, dermatomyositis and periodic fever syndromes. Faculty members are involved in clinical trials with Pediatric Rheumatology Collaborative Research Group (PRCSG), research efforts through Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA), and collaborative studies with other disciplines.

The Division has an excellent multidisciplinary support team that includes nursing, social work, registered dietician, OT and PT, financial counselors and administrative staff. The hospital offers inpatient and outpatient Rehabilitation Services and a comprehensive pain management program. The Pediatric Rheumatology position offers collegiality, intellectual stimulation and ongoing educational opportunities.

CHLA was ranked the #1 Children’s Hospital in the Western US and #5 overall by US News & World Report.  It is located in Hollywood in close proximity to hiking trails in Griffith Park, the observatory and multiple diverse restaurants. There is easy access to Metro transportation which is just across from the hospital. The compensation and benefits package are competitive. New graduates and established pediatric rheumatologist are encouraged to apply

Apply here and upload CV and 3 references. For further inquiries contact:

Karen Marzan, MD

Chief, Division of Rheumatology

Bram Bernstein, MD Endowed Chair in Pediatric Rheumatology

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Keck School of Medicine of USC

Phone: 323-361-8232


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.

REQ20116574 Posted Date: 05/12/2022

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