The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the University of Utah School of Medicine has an immediate opening for a Pediatric Gastroenterologist/Hepatologist with advance training and/or experience in Pediatric Transplant Hepatology. The Pediatric Gastroenterologist/Hepatologist will be part of a clinical team in the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition in the Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah School of Medicine. The Pediatric Gastroenterologist/Hepatologist will provide outpatient and inpatient care, focusing primarily on transplant hepatology and liver disease, in addition to general pediatric gastroenterology and clinical outreach activities at our satellite clinics. Although the primary focus of this position is clinical service, there are opportunities for academic work, including education, collaborative clinical research and investigation, administration and advocacy.
Clinical activities are carried out at Primary Children’s Hospital (PCH), which is a 289-bed Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake, City, Utah. In 2024, a second PCH campus is scheduled to open in Lehi, Utah. The Pediatric Liver Care Center serves the largest geographic catchment area in the United States, with a diverse mix of patients from Utah, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Wyoming and New Mexico. The liver transplant program has performed >280 liver transplants since its inception (>10% are altruistic or related living donors), with more than 30 in the last two years. The adult affiliated liver transplant programs (the University of Utah and Intermountain Healthcare) performed >120 transplants in 2020 with an active and collaborative transition program between all centers. The program has three pediatric hepatobiliary surgeons who perform advanced surgical procedures including Meso-Rex bypass shunts and four providers with Pediatric Transplant Hepatology Certificates of Added Qualification. It is one of the only centers in the country with a pediatric ERCP / advanced endoscopy program.
The Division currently has 14 physicians, three advanced practice clinicians, six registered nurses, and three pediatric GI fellows. The Division has all pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition clinical services represented. In addition to therapeutic/interventional endoscopy, additional programs include fully equipped and staffed endoscopy suites, a gastrointestinal Motility Disorders Center, a multidisciplinary IBD program with close collaboration with an IBD surgery program, close collaboration with the Cystic Fibrosis Center, Food Allergy and Eosinophilic Disorders Clinic, the Esophageal and Airway Treatment Center, a Feeding and Swallowing Center, a comprehensive nutrition center, an Aerodigestive Clinic, a Home Enteral Feeding Transitions program (post-NICU) and a multidisciplinary Colorectal Center.
The University of Utah is one of the most productive centers for pediatric liver disease research in the country. It is one of only 13 members of the NIH-funded Childhood Liver Disease Research Network (ChiLDReN), prospectively studying biliary atresia, cholestatic liver disorders, and mitochondrial liver disease in a multicenter network. The center participates in the SPLIT registry and the Children’s Oncology Group, as well as multicenter clinical trials in biliary atresia and acute liver failure. University of Utah is also the central hub site for the Pediatric PSC Consortium and has new research programs in newborn screening for biliary atresia. More generally, the Department of Pediatrics is a site for the Neonatal Network, the Pediatric Heart Network, the Pediatric Cardiac Genetics Consortium, the Utah Trial Innovation Center. The University of Utah is home to the Utah Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI), a funded CTSA, the Huntsman Cancer Institute, and the Utah Center for Genetic Discovery.
Qualified candidates must have a minimum of one-year of advanced training in pediatric transplant hepatology, or equivalent experience; and must have successfully completed a Pediatrics Residency and a Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship; be Board Certified in Pediatric Gastroenterology, and Board Eligible / Board Certified in Pediatric Transplant Hepatology. The selected candidate will receive a faculty appointment in the Department of Pediatrics on the Clinical or Tenure track at the academic level commensurate with experience and qualifications.
The Department and University offers a competitive salary and an unmatched benefits program, including non-contributory retirement contributions of 20.2% of annual salary that vest immediately. The Department offers a faculty development and mentoring program designed to help faculty succeed in translational or basic research.
Salt Lake City is a rapidly growing, vibrant city in the Intermountain West, with a nationally recognized Broadway theater, ballet, symphony, and several professional sports teams. The Salt Lake International Airport is a hub for Delta Airlines and has direct flights to many North American cities and daily direct flights to multiple European cities. Outdoor activities are unparalleled: the city is a ski destination and a gateway to the state’s renowned red rock landscapes. In addition to its 14 ski resorts, Utah boasts five national parks (with five more within a half-day’s drive), a variety of golf courses allowing for year-round play, hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails, and numerous other outdoor activities.
Interested individuals can apply at https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/119002. A cover letter and curriculum vitae are required. For additional information about the position, please contact Stephen L. Guthery, M.D., at Stephen.Guthery@hsc.utah.edu.
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