Pediatrics - Gastroenterology (Assistant Professor)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7252825 (Ref.No. 19554-en_US)
Posted: June 6, 2024

Job Description

Baylor College of Medicine and Department Summary:

Texas Children's Hospital is a state-of-the-art 800 bed facility which houses 6 high acuity operating rooms and 4 Pediatric Subspecialty Intensive Care Units (84 rooms) including a dedicated ICU for liver transplant care. TCH receives 1600 outpatient hepatology referrals per year and has been the highest volume pediatric transplant program in the U.S. in the last 4 out of 5 years, with 35 children undergoing liver transplant in 2022. The Division of Pediatric GHN consists of more than 30 MD/DO faculty, 12 GHN fellows and 1 transplant hepatology fellow. The recruited faculty would join a highly collaborative group of 9 pediatric hepatologists with diverse areas of liver expertise. Transplant hepatology is well supported by 5 transplant coordinators, 2 clinical support coordinators, a transplant referral specialist, nursing manager, dedicated quality improvement and compliance team and transplant administrator. Our center is a member of both the Society of Pediatric Liver Transplantation (SPLIT) and The Starzl Network, and our program features a robust liver research portfolio with plenty of opportunities to engage in NIH and Foundation sponsored investigator-initiated studies, multi-center consortia (Children, CFLD, NASH CRN, PALF-IRN, iMALT), and numerous industries sponsored clinical trials.

Inpatient transplant hepatology care at TCH is multi-faceted and consists of a dedicated Liver Intensive Care Unit (LICU) team of pediatric intensivists, transplant surgery, transplant ID, and transplant-specific ancillary services. Other integral members of liver transplant care include transfusion medicine, interventional radiology, transplant immunology and the extracorporeal team (MARS, CRRT, and pheresis). Inpatient weeks on the hepatology service will be shared among 9 faculty and a portion of clinical time will be devoted to the recently established Hepatology Intensive Care Unit (HICU).

Summary

The Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine in partnership with Texas Children's Hospital is seeking a pediatric hepatologist to join the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Texas Children's Hospital located in the Texas Medical Center (TMC) Campus in Houston, TX. Greater Houston is the most ethnically diverse metropolitan area in the US, with more than 145 different languages spoken and is considered one of the best culinary cities in the country with a thriving arts and professional sports scene. Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital are committed to building an inclusive workplace, and do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. BCM and TCH encourage applications from minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and all other qualified applicants.

Candidates with Pediatric Transplant Hepatology certificate of added qualification (CAQ) and clinical and research expertise in areas including hepatology-focused ICU care, congenital heart disease, liver tumors, and metabolic liver disease will be given priority. Fellows who will be completing a CAQ Pediatric Transplant Hepatology Fellowship in 2023-24 are eligible to apply for this position.

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.



Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.