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Full Job Title: General Pediatrics - Division Director, Professor 85254

Job Number: 85254

Location: Cincinnati, OH

Date Posted: 8-24-2016

The Department of Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) invites applicants for theDirectorship of the Division of General and Community Pediatrics. The Division Director will provide the Division with the vision necessary to lead to the next phase of excellence and growth. The Division aims to transform the delivery of primary care and foster the innovation needed to improve population health.


Community Health is one the five pillars of CCHMC's Strategic Plan for 2020, affording new, unprecedented institutional alignment and opportunities for this transformative work. The Division seeks leadership with the vision to develop new systems of care that ensure children thrive – care that is comprehensive, integrated, and community-based and that puts children and families at the center.

CCHMC consistently ranks as one of the top 3 pediatric hospitals among Honor Roll Hospitals, including the 2015-2016 U.S. News & World Report. CCHMC has over 1.2 million patient encounters a year. The institution is also one of the world's largest centers devoted to pediatric medical research with more than 1.4 million square feet of research laboratory space and $200 million in external grant funding.

About The Division of General and Community Pediatrics

The Division of General and Community Pediatrics consists of 27 academic faculty, 124 clinical staff, 6 fellows, 54 allied health professionals, and 37 support staff. The Divisionhas nine primary care sites, including three school-based health centers.The Division has four additional clinical service lines: Environmental Health Clinic, a Breastfeeding Feeding Medicine Center, the CHECK (Comprehensive Health Evaluations for Cincinnati's Kids) Foster Care Center, and the Complex Care Center (a clinic that cares exclusively for children with medical complexity). Taken together, the Division had over 85,000 outpatient encounters in FY14. Virtually all sites have developed expertise in quality improvement and system redesign, with rigorous measurement of outcomes. Arenas of interest for innovation include telehealth and mobile health, schools and school-based health centers, community health worker and home visitation models, bolstered hospital-community partnerships, and community health centers, all in the service of achieving improved child health outcomes for the population.

The Division has a unique and long-standing collaborative relationship with over 200 community pediatricians. Many are volunteer clinical faculty for medical students and residents. Their continued membership in the Division ensures diverse sites for teaching, quality improvement, practice-based research, and innovative care delivery models.

The Division plays a critical role in the education of medical students and pediatric residents at CCHMC. Nearly two- thirds of the residency, which consists of 190 categorical and combined program trainees, have continuity clinic at one of the Division's primary care sites. Additionally, faculty within the Division participate in regularly scheduled didactic sessions with physician trainees, are key contributors to primary care and advocacy, curriculum development, design and and provide ongoing mentorship to residents on various research and advocacy initiatives.

The Division conducts clinical, health services, education, environmental health, population health, and implementation science research. Annually, the Division consistently publishes over 40 peer-reviewed manuscripts and is supported by over $3 million in extramural grants. Opportunities for clinical and research collaborations include the Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence, our Health Network for Cincinnati Children's, and the CTSA for partnerships in community-based participatory research. External collaborations with national and international initiatives and organizations to promote pediatric primary care research also exist.

Skills & Competencies


  • M.D. degree from an accredited school of medicine, or PhD.
  • Medical doctors must have an active State of Ohio Medical Board license and board certification
  • Extensive experience in area of specialization include working in an interdisciplinary setting, medical clinic facilities involving a culturally diverse population, university teaching, research, grantsmanship, and publications
  • Ten years of experience in a leadership capacity
  • May require subspecialty training in the specific clinical area


  • Prior experience in a complex academic medical setting

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to: Lori J. Stark, PhD, Director, Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology, Associate Chair of Finance, Arnold Strauss Endowed Chair for Mentorship Department of Pediatrics c/o Liz Kerstine, Email:

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