Duke Pediatrics Seeks Division Chief for Emergency Medicine

Facility: PDS Emergency Medicine 
Durham, NC 

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Specialty:Pediatrics : Emergency Medicine 
Candidate Type:MD 
Visas Accepted:No J1 or H1
Loan Repayment:Not Specified
Salary Range:Not Specified
Employment Type:Full Time
Bonus Offered:Retention, Quality, Relocation, Productivity, Negotiable
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Please Note: In order to be considered for this position, you must attach your CV, select SUBMIT APPLICATION, and then complete the Duke required information on the following page.

The Department of Pediatrics in the Duke University School of Medicine is seeking an outstanding physician at the Associate Professor or Professor level to serve as Chief for the Division of Emergency Medicine. This is a wonderful opportunity to lead a group of outstanding faculty members in their mission of delivering the highest quality care to patients and their families at Duke Children’s Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department. Proven leadership and excellence in clinical care, education, scholarship, and administrative experience are required. Candidates must have a Doctorate of Medicine (or equivalent) and be board-certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM). Candidates must also have or be eligible for a North Carolina medical license. 

Priorities for the Division Chief of Emergency Medicine include developing innovative patient programs, mentoring faculty, and enhancing academic programs. The division currently includes twelve faculty. Their academic interests include quality improvement, medical education, ultrasound, simulation, procedural sedation, informatics, and resuscitation. Education of learners at the resident and medical student levels is an integral and essential component of the division’s mission. All faculty excel at bedside teaching, and the division has been repeatedly honored with the Department’s Teaching Award from the graduating pediatrics and medicine-pediatrics residents.

Faculty also work closely with emergency medicine (EM) faculty in the Division of Emergency Medicine which is currently a Division of the Department of Surgery. PEM faculty play a significant role in the training of EM residents in addition to teaching other learners who rotate through the Pediatric Emergency Department.

The Duke Department of Pediatrics has a long history of excellence in patient care, graduate and undergraduate medical education, and clinical, laboratory and health services research. 

  • Duke Children’s Hospital is ranked among the nation's finest in the 2021-22 U.S. News & World Report's Best Children's Hospitals rankings in nine specialties.
  • Duke Children’s serves a diverse population of patients as both a primary care facility and a referral center for patients from North Carolina and throughout the Southeast
  • The department currently trains 75 residents and 60 subspecialty fellows.
  • The Department of Pediatrics is ranked first nationally on the 2021 list of NIH funding for pediatric clinical science departments.
  • Duke University and Duke University Medical Center offer extraordinary opportunities to medical students, residents, fellows, and faculty. Our top ranked School of Medicine shares a beautiful campus with nationally ranked programs in Nursing, Business, Law, Divinity, Environment, Informatics, Biomedical Engineering and many others.

Preferred candidates for Division Chief will possess the following qualities:

  • Transparent and inclusionary management style;
  • Commitment to valuing and promoting diversity, inclusion and equity;
  • Implementation of innovative patient care programs;
  • Excellent mentoring skills;
  • Commitment to academic scholarship in quality improvement, research and/or education
  • Business skills, including financial budgeting and resource management;
  • Experience with strategic program growth.

Community highlights:

  • Durham is an integral part of a growing tri-city area called the Triangle, which also includes Raleigh and Chapel Hill.
  • The area's four distinct yet mild seasons make it possible to enjoy many of these activities year-round. Durham averages 230 days of sunshine and less than seven inches of snow a year. Located in the hilly, forested Piedmont region of North Carolina, Durham is only three hours from the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky mountains to the west and clean, spacious beaches to the east.
  • Excellent public and private schools as well as local colleges and universities including the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University in Raleigh, and North Carolina Central University in Durham.
  • This mix of research, industry and teaching institutions makes for an active intellectual, cultural, and recreational life in Durham. [Learn more]
  • Ranked #2 in 2022 by U.S. News & World Report, “Best Places to Live”. [Learn more]

Interested individuals should submit a statement of academic interest and curriculum vitae prior to May 27, 2022 to: https://pdc.dukehealth.org/careers

With a deep commitment to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, Duke University will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working, learning and care environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.



Please Note: In order to be considered for this position, you must attach your CV, select SUBMIT APPLICATION, and then complete the Duke required information on the following page.


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