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Chair of Pediatrics Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, OH

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Leadership - Physician Medical Management Columbus OH 165575
Job Description

Nationwide Children’s Hospital, named once again to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals,” announces an exceptional opportunity for a nationally recognized physician leader to serve as the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to join one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems as Nationwide Children’s launches a progressive five-year $3.3 billion strategic plan with a commitment to improve health care outcomes for all children. 

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer of Nationwide Children’s Hospital and to the Dean of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, the Chair of Pediatrics is a critical leadership role and member of the senior leadership team, jointly guiding a comprehensive, integrated child health delivery system. The Chair serves as the chief academic and administrative officer of the Department of Pediatrics, responsible to the faculty, and charged with leading the development and enhancement of departmental clinical, educational, research and advocacy activities, in alignment with the strategy, goals and directions of Nationwide Children’s and in collaboration with other key institutional leaders. The Chair will provide visionary leadership of the department and participate in Nationwide Children’s strategic planning and enterprise operations to improve the quality and diversity of clinical, educational, research and advocacy programs. The Department Chair also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Department’s practice plan, the Pediatric Academic Association (PAA). Vital to the success of this leader will be embracing the hospital’s One Team values of collaborative teamwork and commitment to health equity in theory and in practice. 

Nationwide Children’s is a full service, acute care, pediatric teaching hospital with 549 licensed beds on-site and the largest neonatal network in the country (130-beds are at off-site facilities). Nationwide Children’s has Level I trauma designation, is an American Burn Association / American College of Surgeons designated Burn Center, a CARF accredited rehabilitation program, and recently opened a state-of-the-art and first of its kind $158M free-standing Behavioral Health Pavilion that includes a 9-story tower with comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services, critical assessment and treatment services and space to expand behavioral health clinical and research programs. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 NIH-funded free-standing pediatric research facilities in the United States, with over 165 research-intensive faculty, most of whom are appointed in the Department of Pediatrics.   

The successful candidate will be a nationally recognized physician-leader, with an excellent track record of leadership, academic productivity, education and mentorship of trainees and junior faculty, and a demonstrated passion and commitment to child health equity and commitment to enhancing the diversity of the physician workforce. Current Board certification in pediatrics, and/or a related medical subspecialty, eligibility for an Ohio medical license and credentials for appointment as a full professor at The Ohio State University are required. 

Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University College of Medicine are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employers.  

For consideration or to nominate a colleague, please contact:

Rebecca Kapphahn
EVP, Managing Principal
Cejka Search

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