Medical Director of Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care- The University of Maryland School of Medicine


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The University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Critical Care and the Children’s Heart Program are seeking a Medical Director of Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care at an Associate Professor or Professor level. The medical director will provide clinical and administrative leadership for the practice of pediatric cardiac critical care and will share clinical responsibilities with the current pediatric critical care faculty. The ideal candidate would have training in pediatric critical care with additional training in pediatric cardiology/cardiac critical care and at least 5 years of experience working as a pediatric cardiac intensivist. The candidate should have an interest in clinical and translational research.

The Pediatric Critical Care serves more than 1000 patients per year with a 19-bed facility that provides expert multi-disciplinary care, and an active pediatric critical care transport system.  The ten physician service supports an accredited Fellowship program, and is an integral part of resident education.   In addition to providing clinical services for pediatric patients with life-threatening, complex medical conditions, the critical care service supports a patient/family-centered culture.  With a heart transplant program and ECMO/VAD programs, the PICU continues to see an increasing volume of cardiac patients.

Ranked by US News & World Report for the 3rd consecutive year, the Children’s Heart Program at the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital provides the most complex medical, interventional and surgical care for patients with congenital heart disease from infancy through adulthood, addressing a need for extended cardiac care from before birth through adulthood. 

The successful candidates will have faculty appointments in the Department of Pediatrics of the University of Maryland School of Medicine at academic levels to be determined by experience. The University of Maryland Medical Center is a major academic tertiary care center serving Baltimore, the state of Maryland, and the mid Atlantic region. As the oldest public medical school in the United States, the University of Maryland School of Medicine has an established tradition of outstanding clinical care, education, and research. The Department of Pediatrics is deeply committed to promoting children’s health in the community and across the state, while supporting innovative clinical programs and expanding research initiatives.

We are located near the downtown Inner Harbor area, just one of Baltimore’s many outstanding attractions. From fine arts and orchestras to professional sports teams, first-class dining and shopping to a wealth of historical sites, our city offers a full range of recreational and cultural opportunities. Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and even New York City are within easy reach, as well as beaches to the east and mountains to the west. Educational excellence abounds, as do family-friendly neighborhoods and urban living options.

Please refer to Position # 03-314-480

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Client Description

The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) is the heart of the University of Maryland Medical System's downtown campus. The hospital provides comprehensive care for the West Baltimore community and tertiary care for Maryland and the surrounding area. The hospital has more intensive care beds than any other hospital in Maryland.

Hospital Description

UMMC is an 814-licensed bed medical center offering inpatient and outpatient treatment, as well as emergency and urgent care. Long known for exceptional treatment in trauma, cancer and children’s medicine, UMMC continues to be a leader in preparing physicians to care for patients in a variety of fields. Our 8900 employees—highly trained and dedicated staff, nurses and physicians—provide patients with the most innovative treatment through the latest technology.

UMMC serves community health care and education with the commitment of improving Baltimore and its residents.  We are a valued employer and a strong presence in the West Baltimore community and throughout the state.

Community Description

Baltimore is one of the most interesting Mid-Atlantic cities for entertainment and affordable living. Packed with art, music and sports, Baltimore has plenty to do each season. Weekends host some of the best ethnic and music festivals, outdoor dining and shopping. The surrounding area offers up rail trails that run north to Pennsylvania and across Western Maryland. Hiking, biking, tubing and even whitewater rafting satisfies outdoor interests.

Baltimore is home to many neighborhoods with distinct personalities that attract people from all over the country. There is also a strong collection of colleges and universities, as well as public and private schools. With a hometown symphony, baseball and football teams, and a variety of seafood and local charm, Baltimore serves as a comfortable yet stimulating town.

Position Code
03-314-480 FY21
University of Maryland Medical Center
University of Maryland Childrens Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21201
Christina Harmon
Physician Sourcing and Retention Specialist
phone: (443) 462-5236
Preferred Specialty
Pediatric, Critical Care
Would Also Consider
Medical Administration, Medical Director

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