Neonatology Division Chief - Medical University of South Carolina- Coastal Charleston, SC

MUSC Health
Charleston, South Carolina
May 26, 2024
Jun 23, 2024
Position Type
Full Time
Work Mode
Employment Type
Organization Type
Academic, Hospital / Health System
The Dr. Charles P. Darby, Jr. Department of Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), located in beautiful downtown Charleston, South Carolina, is accepting applications at the Associate Professor or Professor level to serve as the Division Chief to the Division of Neonatology. Excellent candidates may be eligible for the Jean and George W. Brumley Endowed Chair.

The Division of Neonatology at MUSC serves as the Level III Perinatal Regionalization Center for southeastern South Carolina and is the only Level IV Center in the state. The program is ranked as a top Neonatology program by US News and World Report. The Division currently has 13 faculty, approximately 30 APPs, and 9 neonatology fellows. In addition to the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine fellowship, MUSC has the only Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship in South Carolina.

The David and Laura Stone Neonatal Intensive Care Unit comprises the entire 5th floor of the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children s Hospital. Opened in 2020, it consists of 82 beds including single patient, mother-baby couplet care, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation rooms as well as a minor procedure room with full anesthesiology readiness. Each year approximately 2,700 newborns are delivered at the Medical University of South Carolina, and an additional 12,000 babies are born within our referral area. These deliveries generate approximately 1,000 admissions to our intensive care nurseries. Neonatal transports account for 40 percent of the total admissions to our NICU with free-standing transport teams able to provide ground, helicopter, and fixed wing transport. We collaborate with all pediatric subspecialties as well as pediatric surgery and pediatric surgical subspecialties.

The Division is committed to the provision of outstanding clinical care and cutting-edge research. Major areas of academic interest include neonatal nutrition (clinical, translational, and bench research), neonatal kidney injury (translational and clinical research), neural injury (translational and bench research encompassing prevention through recovery), epidemiologic investigations, and research QI. Faculty have access to collaborations with bench researchers in the Darby Children s Research Institute located on campus, one block from the children s hospital. Additionally, the division has a history of collaboration with multiple pediatric specialties, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and adult investigators.

Ideal Candidates:
  • Qualified for Associate or Professor rank in Pediatrics
  • Board Certified by the ABP
  • Commitment to MUSC s educational missions
  • Eligible for licensure in South Carolina
  • Record of achievement in individual research or scholarship
  • Demonstrated success in developing clinical, research, or educational programs in an academic health center
  • Record of mentoring trainees and/or junior faculty
  • Budgetary experience leading a clinical, research, or educational entity that would translate well to supervising a large division

MUSC Offerings:
  • Relocation assistance
  • Competitive pay and signing bonus
  • Excellent retirement options, including a pension and optional tax-deferred contributions
  • Sovereign immunity malpractice coverage
  • 22 days of annual leave, 15 days of sick leave, and 13 paid holidays
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program Qualified Employer

MUSC is located in Charleston, SC, frequently named one of the best places in America to live. If charming, historic, vibrant, cultural, and coastal are adjectives that you find appealing, it s all here. In Charleston, you might find yourself dining at a world-class restaurant tonight and relaxing on a boat as you explore our many waterways tomorrow. You might stroll along cobblestone streets, amidst centuries old homes by day and attend a jazz concert by night. Charleston is a place where you can live your life to its fullest.

Recruitment Contact: Maiya Souvoravong, MUSC Physician Recruitment