Pediatric Cardiologist

Children's Mercy Hospital
Facility: Children's Mercy Hospital 
Address: 2401 Gillham Rd 
Kansas City, MO 64108 
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Opportunity Criteria
Specialty: Pediatrics : Cardiology 
Candidate Type: MD, DO 
Visas Accepted: No J1 or H1
Loan Repayment: Not Specified
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Pediatric Cardiologist

The Ward Family Heart Center at Children’s Mercy, Kansas City, seeks a Medical Director for Inpatient Cardiology starting in July 2018.

Candidates would join an existing group of 27 cardiologists, 4 surgeons and 28 APNs. They must be board-certified in Pediatric Cardiology and have at least 5 years of experience. Working closely with the leaders of the Heart Center and the Children’s Hospital, the Director will oversee the delivery of cardiac care on the 23-bed Cardiology floor and serve as liaison with the 50-bed PICU (average daily Cardiac census 15, the 87-bed Level IV NICU (average daily cardiac census 8) and all other aspects of the inpatient enterprise. This is a great opportunity for a dynamic leader to promote ongoing successes and enhance strategic growth in a busy and complex quarternary health care environment. Experience in leadership and with LEAN methodology are highly desirable. Strong communication skills are key. Dedicated time for administration will be provided.

There are ample opportunities for clinical research and teaching (medical students, residents and fellows). Academic appointments for these positions will be through the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City (Chairman: Michael Artman, MD). Salary and academic rank are commensurate with experience.

Our Heart Center serves a population of over 5 million in the heart of the U.S.A. We perform over 500 cardiac operations, 600 cardiac catheterizations including over 180 invasive EP procedures, 18,000 outpatient visits and 18,000 echocardiograms annually. We have video-conferencing capabilities that are routinely used by providers from distant locations to dial in to our conferences for patient care and education. In 2017, we were ranked # 19 nationally by USNWR.

Our super-specialty resources include Electrophysiology, Cardiac Transplantation – Heart Failure, and Advanced Cardiac Imaging (fetal echo, 3D echo, trans-esophageal echo, CT, MRI and 3D printing). We also provide specialized, team-based care in Fetal Cardiology (with on-site delivery services for high-risk neonates), Interstage Monitoring (CHAMP), Preventive Cardiology, Cardiac Genetics, Genetic Arrhythmia, Cardio-oncology, Pulmonary Hypertension and Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Services.

For additional information or consideration please contact: Girish Shirali, MBBS,

Co-Director of the Ward Family Heart Center

(via email or phone 866-264-4652)

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About Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas City

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 .


Our Bi-State Community

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.

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Phone: 816-983-6201
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