Chief of Pediatric Cardiology

The Department of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine is seeking a physician scientist leader for its Division of Pediatric Cardiology. The Department includes 12 academic subspecialty divisions and 145 full-time faculty members. There are also 300 voluntary faculty members on the academic staff of the department. The Department functions within the NewYork-Presbyterian Phyllis and David Komansky Children's Hospital, a full-service, multidisciplinary "children's hospital within a hospital." The NewYork-Presbyterian Children’s Hospital, made up of the Weill Cornell/Komansky and Columbia/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospitals, is ranked the #1 Children’s Hospital in New York City, and #20 in the country on the US News and World Report survey in 2022. Further, NewYork-Presbyterian Children’s Hospitals are ranked #5 in the country for Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery. The Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Pediatrics is ranked 24th nationally in NIH funding and is the home to the NIH National Child Health and Development Pediatric Scientist Development K12 program and a Physician Scientist Training Program in the residency program. Weill Cornell Medical School is a top-ranked medical school in close proximity to partners Rockefeller University, Memorial Sloan Kettering, and Hospital for Special Surgery, forming the Tri-Institutional MD-PhD and PhD programs. In this unique and high potential environment, the Department of Pediatrics and the Komansky Children’s Hospital are committed to improving the health of infants, children, and adolescents through high quality and comprehensive programs in patient care, medical education, scientific research, and child and family advocacy.

NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital at Weill Cornell Medical Center 

NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital at Weill Cornell Medical Center is comprised of the following major facilities and services:

  • A 23-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit with 24/7 in-house coverage by Pediatric Intensivists and Pediatric Cardiac Intensivists. A renovation and expansion of this unit to 28 beds with 6 dedicated Pediatric Cardiac ICU beds is planned for 2023
  • A 26-bed general inpatient unit and a 19-bed intermediate care unit (IMC). Within the IMC unit are 11 beds hard-wired for video EEG monitoring; four of which are designated as a dedicated Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
  • Level IV Regional NICU (NewYork-Presbyterian Alexandra Cohen Hospital for Women and Newborns) – 60 beds with unit-specific MRI and operating room, and 24/7 in house coverage by Neonatologists, opened in 2020
  • Extracorporeal Life Support (ECMO)- ELSO Designated Gold Center of Excellence
  • Level II Pediatric Trauma Center
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine Service with approximately 18,000 visits /year (Pre Covid)
  • Pediatric Ambulatory Procedure Suite
  • Pediatric Radiology and Anesthesia Services
  • Pediatric – surgical sub-specialties (General, Cardiac, ENT, Urology, Ophthalmology, Neurosurgery, Transplant)
NewYork-Presbyterian Alexandra Cohen Hospital for Women and Newborns

In August 2020, the NICU and the Newborn Nursery services moved into the NewYork-Presbyterian Alexandra Cohen Hospital for Women and Newborns, a new state-of-the-art facility located on the top six floors of NewYork-Presbyterian David H. Koch Center. This 246,500 square foot facility provides state-of-the-art care with the latest technology and therapies, including an unparalleled in-unit operating room and dedicated MRI. The hospital includes 60 single patient NICU beds and 75 maternity beds, projected to increase the current number of births to over 7,000 annually.

Regional Hospital Network

NYP hosts a comprehensive network of regional hospitals located in Lower Manhattan and the outer boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens, offering a large catchment area for cardiology referrals and highly diverse patient populations. These regional hospitals deliver a variety of pediatric services and are closely allied with the NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital, including cardiology providers.

Weill Cornell Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics are supported by a strong network of primary care pediatricians that provide a steady referral stream of patients to sub-specialty programs. They are responsible for more than 44,000 outpatient and 55,000 inpatient referrals and procedures annually.

Job Description

Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, the new Division Chief will advance the clinical practice of Pediatric Cardiology at Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM), provide mentorship to basic and clinical researchers in the Division, and foster education of medical students, residents, fellows, and peers. The Chief will lead and grow a diverse Pediatric Cardiology Division that includes programs in collaboration with the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital at Columbia University Medical Center. It is also expected that the Chief will foster the expansion of Pediatric Cardiology services at NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, and Queens Hospital. They will be provided the resources to retain, attract, and recruit top clinician, scientist, and physician-scientist talent. The Division Chief will maintain a close collaboration with leaders at WCM and NewYork-Presbyterian (NYP) to include strategic planning and development and resource management.

Key Relationships

Reports toChair of Pediatrics
DIrect reportsFaculty
Clinical staff
Other Key Relationships

Division Chiefs
Vice Chairs
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Cardiology Division at NYP/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital
NYP and WCM leadership
NYP Queens and NYP Brooklyn Methodist Hospital site chiefs

Key Responsibilities

The Chief will be responsible for full program development and oversight, including clinical, educational and research program activities of the Division. Mentoring of junior faculty and fellows, support of quality improvement and safety initiatives, expansion of clinical services within the NYP network, and continued development of research related activities in cardiology are notable priorities. The Chief of the Division of Cardiology will have responsibility for:

  • Providing leadership in enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion and promoting cultural competence within all aspects of the Division and throughout WCM and NYP.
  • The quality, safety, and cost-effective care of WCM’s and NYP’s patients.
  • Serving as a leader, mentor, and guide to senior staff, particularly with regards to the clinical enterprise.
  • Expanding clinical, translational, and basic research activities and funding of the Division’s faculty and staff.
  • Fostering research collaborations between the Division of Pediatric Cardiology and investigators from the Departments of Pediatrics, Medicine and Surgery, the Gale and Ira Drukier Institute for Children’s Health, the Department of Population Health Sciences, as well as Rockefeller University and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
  • All educational activities in the Division, including overseeing medical students and residents while on Pediatric Cardiology rotations or when involved in the care of inpatients and outpatients cared for by the Pediatric Cardiology service, cultivating research projects with residents and medical students, and faculty teaching in the medical school and residency curriculum. 
  • Strategic planning related to development of clinical programs, ensuring thoughtful planning across the sites in Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens.
  • Pursuing bi-campus partnership and collaboration with NYP/Columbia University Medical Center pediatric cardiology leadership, including strengthening bi-campus fellowship opportunities. The pediatric Cardiology fellowship program is a unified program between WCM and Columbia University Irving Medical Center.
  • Professional development of the faculty of the Division, leading to the advancement and leadership development of its members.
  • Establishment of programmatic goals, operations, and organizational development of Weill Cornell’s and NYP’s Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization Unit, working closely with Department Chairs, leaders of other divisions and the executive management of both the Weill Cornell Physician Organization ("WCPO") and NYP.
  • Fostering and expanding NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center’s signature Pediatric Cardiology programs, including the catheterization laboratory and partnering closely with the shared NYP Columbia-Cornell Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program and the Weill Cornell Department of CT Surgery.
  • Financial management of the Division including budgeting, faculty FTE/cFTE management, and resource allocation.
  • Recruitment of faculty to the Division and shared responsibility, along with administrative executives, for the hiring of other professional and support staff for the Division.
  • Serving as a member of the senior academic leadership team of WCM Pediatrics.
  • Representing the Department, WCM, and NYP regionally and nationally.
  • Other duties, as requested by the Department Chair.

Desired Outcomes

  • Strengthen and unify the Division by recruiting top talent for open faculty positions and optimizing performance of the existing team of pediatric cardiologists.
  • Promote and advance the tripartite mission of clinical, research, and education within the Department and Division.
  • Increase the NIH and other funding portfolio of the Division.
  • Analyze and evaluate opportunities to grow clinical volumes and strengthen referral channels from NYP Lower Manhattan Hospital, Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, and NYP Queens Hospital.
  • Continue to integrate programs and services between the main campus on east 68th street, NYP/Columbia Medical Center, and the sites in Brooklyn and Queens.

Application Process

To apply, please submit the following items to pedsrecruitment@med.cornell.edu

  • A cover letter (not to exceed 2 pages)
  • Your current C.V.
  • 2-3 references (names with contact information)

This will be based on a rolling application process.

If you have questions about the application process, please contact:

Bruce Greenwald, MD, FAAP, FCCM
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Weill Cornell Medicine
Chief, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Executive Vice Chair for Operations, Department of Pediatrics
Email: bmgreen@med.cornell.edu

Related links:

https://pediatrics.weill.cornell.edu/
https://weill.cornell.edu/
https://www.nyp.org/pediatrics

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