Associate, or full Professor (WOT) Department of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology
The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Washington School of Medicine/Seattle Children’s Hospital is seeking a full-time pediatric transplant hepatologist at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor on the Clinician Scholar track. This candidate would be expected to lead programs in the Liver Transplant, Intestine Transplant, General Hepatology and Intestinal Failure in the inpatient, outpatient and outreach clinics associated with Seattle Children’s Hospital.
This is a full-time appointment in the School of Medicine at the rank of Associate Professor without tenure by reason of funding (WOT), or full Professor without tenure by reason of funding (WOT). Compensation is commensurate with experience on the clinician scholar track. The position will be a multi-year appointment over a 12-month service period, July 1-June 30. Anticipated start date is Fall 2021.
Starting this fall, the division will have 17 faculty, 7 fellows, 4 advanced practice practitioners, and is supported by dedicated GI/Hepatology nurses, dietitians, psychologists, social workers, pharmacists, and research coordinators.
The Pediatric liver transplant program at the University of Washington/Seattle Children’s Hospital was originated in 1990. The Pediatric intestinal transplant program was originated in 2005. Liver Transplant volumes are 10-15 yearly (5-year average 12.8), and we follow 200 patients in the outpatient main hospital and outreach clinics. We care for patients from the WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho) region as well as Hawaii and Oregon. We are a robust and resilient program of 4 pediatric transplant surgeons, 4 transplant medicine providers, 3 pediatric interventional radiologists, Transplant Anesthesia, 2 Advanced Practice Practitioners, 5 RN Transplant Coordinators, 1 transplant social worker, 2 data specialists, 2 business specialists, 1 quality/compliance coordinator. The Portal hypertension program provides multidisciplinary and advanced interventional care to over 50 patients.
Our program supports a transplant hepatology fellowship that originated in 2015 and enrolls 1 fellow per year. There is a growing living donor liver transplantation program and our program often incorporates the use of technical variant grafts and split liver transplantation.
The University of Washington School of Medicine and Seattle Children’s Hospital are world-renowned, top-ranked institutions with faculty that are consistently recognized as leaders in their fields. We are an equal opportunity, affirmative-action employer. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Our program believes strongly in a healthy work/life balance for our providers and their families. With its vibrant city life and abundant outdoor activities, Seattle has easy access to wonderful adventures. Seattle is well-known for its placement within the idyllic vistas of the Pacific Northwest. Situated on Puget Sound, the city lies between the Olympic Mountains to the west and the Cascade Range to the east. Despite its rainy reputation, Seattle has less rainfall per year than New York City, Houston, Boston or Philadelphia.
Seattle is a culturally dynamic city, home to a diverse population. The city of Seattle and the greater Seattle area is located on Suquamish, Duwamish, Stillaguamish, and Coast Salish land. Native history and culture is an important part of the city and the region. In addition to Native Americans, there is a strong Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian population. The city is also home to many first- and second-generation immigrants from Africa, Central America, Asia, Eastern Europe and the Pacific Rim. After English, the most commonly spoken languages in the hospital are Spanish, Vietnamese and Somali. Seattle has an active LGBTQ community with several fun events throughout the year.
Responsibilities of the role are outlined as follows but not limited to:
- Provide excellent clinical care for patients of the region
- Outreach and Regional clinics
- Fulfill requirements for advancement along the Clinician-Scholar pathway of the Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine
- Lead Research and Quality programs within the Liver and
Intestinal Failure/Transplant Service
- We are participating in multiple NIH-sponsored research studies and multiple trials for treatment of cholestatic disorders and viral hepatitis
- Quality Improvement collaborative efforts
- Engage in the Liver/Intestinal Failure aspect of the GI and Hepatology Research Seminars
- Oversee Society for Pediatric Liver Transplantation (SPLIT) registry involvement
- Teach and mentor medical students, residents, fellows and colleagues in inpatient, outpatient, and regional/outreach clinics
- Lead/Engage in oversight of Transplant Hepatology Fellowship and GI fellowship
- Lead/Engage in oversight of junior faculty
All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.Qualifications
- Hold MD or DO (or foreign equivalent)
- Have completed an ACGME-accredited Pediatric Transplant Hepatology Fellowship.
- Be board-certified or -eligible in both Pediatric Gastroenterology and Pediatric Transplant Hepatology.
- Be qualified to be primary liver physician by United Network for Organ sharing (UNOS) requirements:-https://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov/media/2031/mpsc_policynotice_subspec_201612.pdf
- In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduates of foreign (non-U.S.) 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."