The Society of Pediatric Cardiology Training Program Directors

Posted: June 5, 2020

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4th year position for cardiac MRI/CT at UT Southwestern

Our team at UT Southwestern [utsouthwestern.edu] and Children’s Medical Center Dallas [childrens.com] is excited to be recruiting for an additional position for advanced imaging 4th year fellowship focused on cardiovascular MRI (CMR) and cardiovascular CT, with flexible start dates. Our CMR team includes four pediatric cardiologists and two pediatric radiologists, and two dedicated technologists, all with extensive CMR experience. We perform CMRs on our dedicated 1.5 T Philips Ingenia CMR scanner in the Heart Center, with an expanding cath-MRI program, cath fusion capabilities, and research agreements with Philips and Siemens. We have active partnerships with UT Southwestern Dept. of Radiology and Advanced Imaging Research Center, UT Dallas, national collaborations with Boston Children’s, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and others, and international collaborations including King’s College London (UK), University of Tübingen (GE), Toronto SickKids (CA), Kinderspital Zürich (CH), and others.

The fellow would be expected to be heavily involved in both our clinical and research MRI/CT programs. Our team performs research on all aspects of imaging: sequence design and evaluation, image processing, and clinical and translational implications of imaging. We have interests in 3D printing, virtual reality, biomedical engineering, CMR in transplant, computational modeling, machine learning, and more; please see our lab website [utsouthwestern.edu] for more details.

The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is one of the largest and rapidly expanding areas in the USA with a population of 15 million. The central position of Dallas with two major hub airports means travel is easy both nationally and internationally. The city has a vibrant arts center and an internationally renowned symphony orchestra. Also, we are crazy about football, but also hockey, soccer, baseball, college football, and high school football.

We welcome applications from physicians interested in a career in cardiovascular MRI/CT and offer a comprehensive training from world leaders in the field. Applicants should be board certified in Pediatrics and have finished or will have finished a three-year pediatric cardiology fellowship by June 2020 at an accredited ACGME institution. International applicants, please inquire specifically regarding your situation.

Please feel free to spread the info and reach out to Ms. Priscilla Castro, our fellowship coordinator; Dr. Tarique Hussain, Director of CMR; Dr. Gerald Greil, Division Director. We will be accepting applications through June 15, 2020, and then offering interviews shortly afterward.

Research Fellowship Opportunity

Washington, DC

Children's National Hospital in Washington, DC is seeking fellows for a two-year research fellowship.  Cardiology fellows with an interest in fetal cardiology and the effects of congenital heart disease on brain development and/or neurodevelopmental outcomes are encouraged to apply.  20% clinical time is available to qualified applicants.  Please see details below.




Are you a Pediatric Cardiology Fellow with interest in Cardiac Critical Care Medicine?

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia integrates Pediatric cardiology fellowship trained physicians into our care model delivery as a Hospital-Physician under the guidance of an Cardiac ICU attending physician. Hospital-Physicians in the Cardiac Intensive Care have the following opportunities available to them:

  • Be the primary clinician caring for critically ill children alongside excellent Cardiac Critical Care Medicine faculty, and partnering with advanced practice providers;
  • Gain expertise in management of complex, high acuity patients; co-lead resuscitations; develop proficiency in procedural skills; and help families navigate difficult situations
  • Participate and contribute in high quality state-of-art learning and teaching opportunities covering the entire spectrum of congenital and acquired heart disease
  • We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including expenses for CME

Qualified candidates must be board certified/board eligible in Pediatrics and able to obtain a medical license in Pennsylvania. For more information about everything we have to offer, and to find out how to join our renowned team in cardiac critical care, contact  Venkat Shankar, MD, MBA,  Medical Director, CICU a shankarv@email.chop.edu  or 215 341 4681

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

posted 5/21/2020


Posted: March 6, 2020

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Adult Congenital Heart Disease Cardiologist

The Division of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Utah School of Medicine has an immediate opening for an Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Cardiologist.  This is an outstanding opportunity to join a vibrant and collegial academic environment.  The Cardiologist will provide cardiac care to children and adults with congenital heart disease in the outpatient and inpatient settings, and will participate in night and weekend call coverage in Pediatrics and in the ACHD program.  Most pediatric clinical activities will be carried out at Primary Children’s Hospital, a tertiary referral center for a three-state area located on the hills overlooking Salt Lake City.  Children with congenital heart disease in transition age, and adults with congenital heart disease, are seen at Primary Children’s Hospital, Intermountain Medical Center, and at the University of Utah Hospital. In addition to clinical service, responsibilities will also include teaching, research and administration activities

The ACHD provider will be joining a 30-member division of Pediatric Cardiology including 4 adult congenital cardiologists (2 adult, 2 pediatric cardiology). The Division has a very active clinical program, with a growing volume of adults with congenital heart disease.  In addition, the Division has a thriving fellowship training program, a very active clinical research program, and a core site in the Pediatric Heart Network funded by the NIH. There will be protected time for clinical research with mentoring available within the Division for clinical research studies.

The University of Utah/Department of Pediatrics offers a competitive salary and an unmatched benefits program, including non-contributory retirement contributions of 20.2% of annual salary that vest immediately. The Department offers an education loan repayment program, in addition to a faculty development and mentoring program designed to help faculty succeed in translational or basic research.

Salt Lake City offers an incredible quality of life with a growing economy, rich cultural scene with ballet, theatre, symphony, opera and museums, outstanding restaurants, a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities, and a moderate cost of living.

Qualified candidates must have successfully completed a Pediatrics or Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency, and must be Board Qualified/Board Certified in both Pediatric Cardiology, and in Adult Congenital Heart Disease. The selected candidate will receive a faculty appointment in the Department of Pediatrics on the Clinical or Tenure Track at the academic rank commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To apply:

Interested individuals can apply for the position at http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/103964.  Cover letter and curriculum vitae are required.  For additional information about the position, please contact: Antonio G. Cabrera, M.D., Division Chief, at Antonio.Cabrera@hsc.utah.edu

Posted: December 20, 2019

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The University of Iowa/Stead Family Children's Hospital Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship program has an unexpected opening for a first year fellow, starting in July, 2020.  Our program is the largest tertiary care Pediatric Cardiology program in Iowa, serving a population of over 3 million.  We have a dedicated cardiovascular ICU within the pediatric ICU, and have an active Pediatric heart transplant program. We provide excellent training in all modalities of Pediatric Cardiology. There are currently five fellow positions for the three years of training.  In addition to receiving outstanding clinical training, there are extraordinary research opportunities offered throughout the University system that are available to our fellows. We currently have 10 full time pediatric cardiologists and three full-time pediatric congenital heart surgeons that are extremely dedicated to teaching and we are rapidly expanding due to increasing clinical volume.

Eligibility Criteria

·       Graduate of a medical school located in the United States or Canada, accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)

·       Graduate of an international medical school located outside the United States and Canada who holds a current, valid certificate issued by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates.

Our program requires that applicants have completed three years of an accredited general pediatric training program. All fellows must be eligible to have an Iowa medical license when starting the fellowship.

Interested applicants should submit:

1). A letter of interest
2). Curriculum vitae.
3). Three letters of recommendation.
4).  USMLE Steps I, II and III scores.
5).  Medical School Performance evaluation (Dean's letter).
6).  Name and contact information for the residency (and fellowship, if applicable) program director.
7).  Potential research interests.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately by email to and send the above information with the letter of interest to myself (umang-gupta@uiowa.edu) or Dr. Ravi Ashwath (ravi-ashwath@uiow.edu).

For more information about the program please visit our website:
https://gme.medicine.uiowa.edu/pediatric-cardiology-fellowship [gme.medicine.uiowa.edu]

Posted December 20, 2019


The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, affiliated with the Children’s Hospital of New Mexico, is seeking a full-time Pediatric Cardiologists at the level of Assistant/Associate Professor in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology. Salary, level, and track will be commensurate with training and experience. Candidates must be board certified or board eligible in Pediatric Cardiology and with potential for a career in academic medicine. A good balance of clinical and teaching experience awaits the successful candidate in this tertiary care pediatric practice.  

This is an excellent opportunity for your graduating fellows and colleagues with interest in the South West region of United States. The ideal candidate is expected to have great clinical and teaching skills. Medical license eligibility in New Mexico and authorized to work in the U.S. are a must.  Interest in Clinical or basic science research is highly desirable but not required. Applicants with transesophageal and fetal echocardiography skills, or with ability to manage post-operative cardiac infants and neonates are desired.  Those with a focus on outpatient cardiology and outreach are also strongly encouraged to apply. Excellent mentoring will be made available to early and mid-career faculty members. Opportunities for growth in cardiac imaging, and other aspects of non-invasive pediatric cardiology are available.

The UNM program has had the largest adult with congenital heart disease program in the State, the only medical school, and pediatric residency program in the area. We are seeking a pediatric cardiologists to help with the clinical, teaching, and research needs.  The Children’s Hospital of New Mexico is a 143-bed facility. It is the only academic pediatric hospital in the State of New Mexico with a 20 bed PICU and a 36 bed NICU, and the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the State.  The UNM Health Sciences Center (UNM HSC) and Medical School are dedicated to medical education, research, and health care as a service commitment to the community. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Board Certified/Board Eligible in Pediatric Cardiology
  • Eligible to be licensed in the State of New Mexico
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated excellence as a general clinical pediatric cardiologist
  • Record of Teaching Experience
  • Additional experience or training in non-invasive imaging is desirable

The position will remain open until filled.   A complete application must contain a cover letter, CV and a list of three (3) references.  This position is subject to criminal records screening in accordance with New Mexico law and clearance by the New Mexico Department of Health is required as a condition of employment. 

The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.

Regents' Policy Manual - Section 6.7: Disclosure of Information about Candidates for Employment, which includes information about public disclosure of documents submitted by applicants, is located at http://policy.unm.edu/regents-policies/section-6/6-7.html

Interested applicants must apply for this position via UNMJobs website  https://unmjobs.unm.edu  and refer to Req6807. For additional information, you may contact Jon Love, MD Department of Pediatrics, University of New Mexico, MSC10 5590, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001, Email: jlove@salud.unm.edu

Posted: December 20, 2019

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Section on Cardiology & Cardiothoracic Surgery (SOCCS)

Early Career Physician (ECP) Workgroup Member

Background

The SOCCS executive committee created an ECP workgroup with the following charges:

  • To gain greater involvement of ECP pediatric cardiologists into AAP & AAP SOCCS activities;
  • To develop annual educational programming for the SOCCS H-program at the NCE that is tailored to ECP pediatric cardiologists;
  • Promoting mentorship between ECP and pediatric cardiology faculty at different programs;
  • Collaborate with SPCTPD, ACC, AHA, and ABP to create an electronic repository for nation-wide job openings and other faculty opportunities;
  • To provide, through the AAP SOCCS website, a centralized site to house all information that serves to optimize the professional development of ECP pediatric cardiologists;
  • To create programming and opportunities to promote the leadership development among ECP pediatric cardiologists.

Job Description & Responsibilities

The workgroup will hold regular conference calls (generally monthly, 30-60 minutes) to develop new initiatives and provide updates for ongoing work. Workgroup members will meet at AAP conferences as applicable (and if present). Deadlines will be created on an individualized basis for each project. Typical time commitment is approximately 2 hours/month.  Our expectation is that committee members:

  • will make 50% of calls for the year
  • actively engaged in at least one committee project
  • especially if unable to make a call, respond via email to group discussions

Calls will alternate between daytime and evening calls every other month            

Term: Two years with the ability for reappointment (see process below). Term starts after appointment and lasts until the next National Conference and Exhibition (NCE).

Qualifications: Must be a member in good standing of National AAP and the SOCCS. ECP workgroup members must have completed training within the past 10 years at the time of initial appointment to the committee. The ideal candidate is within 7 years of training.

Appointment Process
1.      Interested candidates should submit a nomination to Vivian Thorne (vthorne@aap.org) SOCCS Section Manager. Nominations should include a CV and brief statement of interest, specifying .
2.      The SOCCS Executive Committee, in conjunction with the current ECP workgroup members, will select new members for the open position(s).
3.      Eligible to be re-appointed two 1-years terms, at the discretion of the workgroup SOCCS Executive Committee and ECP workgroup Co-Chairs (i.e. maximum of 4 years).

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