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Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Clinician Educator) 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 for the position of General Inpatient Acute Care Pediatric Cardiologist at the level of Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Clinician Educator). The successful candidate will provide inpatient acute care cardiology and non-invasive imaging services at the CHLA main campus location, and also provide outpatient consultation to general cardiology and postoperative cardiology patients.

Candidates should be clinically trained in general pediatric cardiology, with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects. The preferred candidate should have a broad exposure to, and familiarity with the assessment of newborns, infants and children 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. Candidates should display excellent communication skills, technical ability and a willingness to participate in the increasingly utilized team-based-care approach in a community setting.  A strong working knowledge of non-invasive imaging, and the ability to perform echocardiography independently is also a requirement for this role.

This position will include inpatient cardiology acute care duties at CHLA with weekend and night on-call responsibilities on a rotating basis. On site and remote echocardiography interpretation duties serving the CHLA campus and outpatient populations will also be a requirement. Development of teaching modules, and delivery of education to residents fellows and other multi-level learners is also a requirement of the Clinician Educator profile of this position.

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.

The annual base salary range for this position is $95,904--$325,712.  When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

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.

CHLA and USC are equal opportunity, affirmative action employers. The division 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.

If interested, please apply using the link above. For further inquiries, please contact:

Interested candidates should contact Dr Paul Kantor ( or Nailea Corado (

REQ20134332 Posted Date: 05/25/2023

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