Director, Genetics

Facility: Akron Children's Hospital 
Address: One Perkins Square 
Akron, OH 44308-1063 
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Specialty: Genetics 
Candidate Type: MD, DO 
Visas Accepted: H1
Loan Repayment: Not Specified
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Akron Children’s Hospital Seeks a Director of Genetics

Ohio-based Akron Children’s Hospital seeks a physician leader to oversee its genetics team. Akron Children’s Hospital is the largest pediatric healthcare system in Northeast Ohio and is ranked among the best children’s hospitals by US News and World Report.

This integrated healthcare delivery system includes:

  • Two free-standing pediatric hospitals
  • 800 providers, who manage over 900,000 patient visits annually
  • A network of 80 primary and specialty care locations
  • Robust research and innovation endeavors

The Genetics Director will oversee the clinical and research activities of a well-established team of  clinical geneticists, genetic counselors, a nurse and a dietician, who work collaboratively to treat awide range of both adult and pediatric patients with varied genetic disorders in Akron Children's Hospital’s Genetic Center. The Center’s clinical services are supported in part by the Ohio Department of Health, as a RegionaI Comprehensive Genetics Center.

This position offers opportunities for:

  • Partnership with an established team of geneticists and counselors affording exceptional work-life balance
  • Active involvement in medical student and resident education; academic appointment at Northeast Ohio Medical University is available and commensurate with experience
  • Research and innovation available through local universities and the Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute
  • An attractive compensation and benefit package

Requirements include MD, MD/PhD, or DO degree, board certification/eligibility by the American Board of Medical Genetics and the ability to obtain an active medical license in the state of Ohio. Individuals with training in either Pediatrics or Internal Medicine, with experience in medical genetics are encouraged to apply. Expertise in biochemical and/or molecular genetics is desired. The director must have demonstrated leadership experience.

Interested candidates may submit their CV to Jane Hensley at To learn more, call 330-543-3015 or visit our website at .


About Akron Children's Hospital

Ranked a Best Children’s Hospital by US News and World Report, Akron Children’s Hospital is the largest pediatric healthcare system in Northeast Ohio, serving over 900,000 patients each year. Centered around two free-standing pediatric hospitals and 27+ primary care offices, the Akron Children’s Hospital system provides services at nearly 90 locations across an urban, suburban and rural region of Ohio. The services and subspecialties at Akron Children’s the hospital span the entire scope of medical services available today – from routine and preventative care to emerging technologies in surgery and patient care.

Akron Children’s Hospital is 272-bed freestanding pediatric hospital and home to more than 30 pediatric subspecialties. We are a major teaching affiliate of Northeast Ohio Medical University and offer 11 subspecialty fellowship training programs.

Akron Children’s is dedicated to family-centered care, and improving the treatment of childhood illness and injury through research at the Rebecca D. Considine Clinical Research Institute.

Quality is a strategic focus of Akron Children’s Hospital through the Mark A. Watson Center for Operations Excellence, using tools such as Lean Six Sigma.

About Our Area

Akron Children’s Hospital is set in the beautiful Cuyahoga Valley, minutes south of Cleveland. From major league attractions to small-town appeal, the greater Akron area and Northeast Ohio has something for everyone. The area is rich in history and cultural diversity, and provides a stimulating blend of outstanding educational, cultural and recreational resources.

This four-season community will have outdoor enthusiasts thrilled with over 40,000 acres of Metro Parks for year round enjoyment. Northeast Ohio is gaining a reputation as a world-class center for research and development in a variety of high-tech industries, and has become a premiere destination to work, live, play, shop and dine!

Contact Information
Contact: Jane Hensley 
Phone: 330-543-3015
E-mail: Click here to e-mail.
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