In conjunction with the Craniofacial Center at Seattle Children's Hospital (SCH), the Division of Craniofacial Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington has initiated a national search to identify candidates for a new craniofacial pediatrician position.
The SCH Craniofacial Center specializes in the treatment of cleft lip and palate, craniosynostosis, craniofacial microsomia, and other complex craniofacial conditions. Under the leadership of Dr. Michael Cunningham, medical director, and Dr. Richard Hopper, surgical director, the center has become the most comprehensive craniofacial center in North America. This multidisciplinary craniofacial team of over 50 healthcare providers and staff from 19 specialty areas is dedicated to providing all aspects of care to children with craniofacial conditions.
Each child who comes to the center is assigned to a craniofacial pediatrician, who coordinates the care provided by the team specialists and tailors a plan to address each child's needs. Innovative surgical procedures in the context of comprehensive and holistic care enable these physicians, dentists and allied health specialists to address even the most serious and complex craniofacial abnormalities, and to provide the benefits of improved health for an increasing number of children.
The responsibilities of the craniofacial pediatrician include direct patient care in an interdisciplinary clinic, care coordination, intake clinic for new patients and on call coverage of craniofacial medicine inpatients. Although this board certified/eligible pediatrician will focus primarily on clinical activity, the specific balance of clinical work, academic time and salary will be tailored to the interests and experience of the applicant. Pediatric geneticists are welcome to apply.
Seattle Children's Hospital has top-ranked sub-specialty programs. The Craniofacial Center is a focus program of the institution, with aggressive growth plans to enhance its position as a National Center of Excellence, including the expansion of national and international referrals.
Requirements: MD, DO (or foreign equivalent) and board certification or eligibility (or foreign equivalent) in Pediatrics.
Pediatric geneticists are welcome to apply.
In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduates of foreign (non-US) medical schools must show successful completion of all three steps of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) or equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Internal Number: 41054
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