The Department of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM ) is seeking a Director of Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization for its Division of Pediatric Cardiology. The Department includes twelve (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 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 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 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (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
NewYork-Presbyterian (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.
Reporting to the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology, the new Director of Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization will be responsible for the strategic direction, operation and administration of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, inclusive of Diagnostic and Interventional procedures, new technologies and trials. The successful applicant will join an expanding team of academic pediatric cardiologists, with a vision to provide a full spectrum of clinical pediatric cardiology services in the near future, including multi-modal diagnostic imaging, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, fetal cardiology, and adult congenital heart disease in conjunction with our Adult Congenital Heart Disease specialists. The Director will be expected to lead the Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory in a manner that contributes to the successful mission of the NewYork-Presbyterian Phyllis and David Komansky Children's Hospital and WCM as well as partner with the Director of Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. They will be committed to quality-driven care, whether it be in interventional cardiology, cardiac intensive care, non-invasive cardiology, or other cardiology treatments and investigations, to ensure the best outcomes. The Director will work 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 / Columbia Medical Center. It is also expected that the Director of Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization will address referrals from Pediatric Cardiology services at NYP Lower Manhattan Hospital, NYP Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, and NYP Queens Hospital. The Director will maintain a close collaboration with leaders at Weill Cornell Medicine and NYP to include strategic planning and development and resource management.
|Reports to||Chief of Pediatric Cardiology|
Other key relationships
Executive Vice Chair of Operations
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Cardiology Division at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital
NYP and WCM leadership
The Director of Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization will be responsible for program development and oversight, including clinical, educational and research program activities of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. 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 are notable priorities. The Director of Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization will have responsibility for:
- Providing cardiac catheterization services for patients with congenital heart disease that cover the full spectrum of interventional procedures.
- Diagnosing, treating, and providing medical services to patients.
- Clinical management & delivery of high-quality patient care consistent with the mission, vision and values of the organization.
- Leading special projects relating to growth, development, integration and improvement of interventional cardiology with Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital.
- Providing leadership and education for advanced fellowships in Interventional Cardiology.
- Providing leadership in the development of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory research programs.
- Serving as a key clinical leader with high visibility who communicates regularly with the physicians and clinical team.
- Overseeing Cath Lab operations and collaborate with strong Physician leadership to drive a system-oriented mindset within the Cath Lab.
- Maintaining and promoting communication among all members of interdisciplinary teams, patients, and visitors, implementing hospital policy and procedures.
- Overseeing operation and management of the assigned units, as well as ensuring highest standard of care and patient satisfaction are consistently met and upheld.
- Establishing and evaluating new and innovative procedures for patients with congenital heart disease, including procedures that are based on a close collaboration between interventional cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons.
- Performing therapeutic and diagnostic cardiac catheterizations along with other general clinical duties.
- Working with the lab team to provide a positive, forward-thinking work environment, maintaining and managing quality care, fostering new and ongoing research opportunities, and continued advancement in new and innovative catheter-based therapies.
- Establishment of programmatic goals, operations, and organizational development of Weill Cornell’s and NYP’s Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization Unit - working closely with Division Chief, Department Chair, leaders of other divisions and the executive management of both the Weill Cornell Physician Organization ("WCPO") and NYP.
- Other duties, as requested by the Division Chief.
To apply, please submit the following items to firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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:
Sheila J. Carroll, M.D.
Interim Co-Chief, Division of Pediatric Cardiology
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Weill Cornell Medicine
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