Pediatric Cardiology KUMC
The Ward Family Heart Center at Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, is seeking a general pediatric cardiologist for our position that will be primarily based at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) in Kansas City, KS, 4 miles from our main location.
This new position stems from the integration between the Departments of Pediatrics at Children’s Mercy and KUMC. The pediatric enterprise at KUMC includes a 35-bed NICU, a 6-bed PICU and a pediatric inpatient floor. Clinical responsibilities at KUMC include staffing outpatient clinics, inpatient consults and shared overnight call. There will be additional clinical responsibilities within the Children’s Mercy enterprise in metropolitan Kansas City, potentially including some outreach clinics. The successful candidate will join an existing group of 29 cardiologists, 4 surgeons and 30 APNs. Given the short distances between campuses and the availability of videoconferencing, we expect our KUMC-based physician to be integrated into the clinical team at our main campus. Board eligibility in Pediatric Cardiology is required. Strong communication and collaborative skills are key.
There are ample opportunities for clinical research and teaching medical students, residents and fellows. Salary and academic rank are commensurate with experience.
Our Heart Center serves a population of over 5 million in the heart of the USA. We perform over 500 cardiac operations (including hybrid procedures), at least 700 cardiac catheterizations (including over 230 EP procedures), 18000 outpatient visits, 20000 ECGs, 2000 Holters, 400 stress tests and 18000 echocardiograms annually. In 2018 we were ranked #13 nationally by USNWR.
Team-based super-specialties include Cardiac Transplantation/Heart Failure, Fetal Cardiology with on-site delivery services for high-risk neonates in our Fetal Health Center, Interstage monitoring (CHAMP), Preventive Cardiology, Cardiac Genetics, Cardio-oncology, Pulmonary Hypertension and Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Services.
Children’s Mercy Kansas City is an independent, non-profit, 367-bed pediatric health system, providing half a million patient encounters each year for children from across the country. Children’s Mercy is ranked by U.S. News & World Report in all 10 specialties, and as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals”. We have received Magnet® recognition four times for excellence in nursing services. In affiliation with the University of Missouri-Kansas City, our medical staff of more than 750 pediatric subspecialists and researchers is actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research and educating the next generation of pediatric subspecialists. And, our leadership in pediatric genomic medicine and clinical pharmacology is driving research and innovation in heart care, neonatology, cancer treatment and other subspecialties to find answers for the most challenging cases and difficult conditions. For more information about Children’s Mercy Kansas City, and about Kansas City itself, visit www.childrensmercy.org.
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Kansas City is located in the heart of America. It has small-town friendliness with big-city dining, a variety of entertainment options, incredible jazz, professional sports, world-renowned museums, great shopping and more fountains than any city in the world, other than Rome. The metropolitan area of more than 2 million people has some of the best public school districts in the nation.
For additional information or consideration please contact: Girish Shirali, MBBS,
Co-Director of the Ward Family Heart Center
(via email email@example.com or phone 866-264-4652)
Children’s Mercy Kansas City is an independent, non-profit, 367-bed pediatric health system, providing half a million patient encounters each year from across the country. Children’s Mercy is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” and has received Magnet® recognition four times for excellence in nursing services.
In affiliation with the University of Missouri-Kansas City, our faculty of nearly 750 pediatric subspecialist and researchers is actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research and educating the next generation of pediatric subspecialists. And our leadership in pediatric genomic medicine and clinical pharmacology is driving research and innovation in heart care, neonatology, cancer treatment and other subspecialties to transform outcomes for children here and around the world.
For more information about Children’s Mercy Kansas City and about Kansas City itself, visit http://www.childrensmercy.org .
Kansas City is a major mid-western city on the border of Missouri and Kansas with more than 2 million residents in its large metropolitan area which includes flourishing suburban communities. KC’s climate has relatively high humidity. The most common weather is clear with almost completely blue skies. Kansas City’s economy is driven by thousands of small businesses, tech start-ups, medical research, and is the headquarters of companies such as Hallmark and Sprint. It has one of the lowest costs of living of all major U.S. cities and has been rated as one of the 50 Smart Places to Live by Kiplinger Magazine and other publications.
It is a community of good schools, cultural amenities, acclaimed dining and affordable living. It is home to several colleges and universities. It has a robust offering of arts and entertainment from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kemper Museum, Kaufman Performing Arts Center and Missouri Repertory Theatre to the city's professional and college sports teams. Most importantly, it’s a community with a heart – friendly, easy-going, and forward-thinking.