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Child Abuse Pediatrician

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah and Lehi, Utah
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Feb 21, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Pediatrics
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Child Abuse Pediatrician

Division of Child Protection and Family Health

Department of Pediatrics

University of Utah School of Medicine

The Child Abuse Pediatrician will be part of the clinical team in the Division of Child Protection and Family Health in the Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah School of Medicine and the Center for Safe and Healthy Families at Primary Children’s Hospital. The pediatrician will provide medical consultation to children on an inpatient and outpatient basis who are undergoing evaluation for suspected child maltreatment. Members of the Division serve in a consultative role for medical and community professionals (CPS, law enforcement) throughout the Intermountain region. Clinical services are provided at Primary Children’s Hospitals in Salt Lake City and Lehi, UT; the University of Utah Burn Unit; and Children’s Justice Centers throughout Utah. In addition to clinical service, there is an expectation for academic work, including education, investigation, administration, and advocacy. 

The Center for Safe and Healthy Families is located within the only tertiary care Level 1 pediatric trauma center in the Intermountain West. Primary Children’s Hospital and the Center for Safe and Healthy Families see a diverse patient population from Utah, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Nevada and other border states.  We have a child abuse pediatrics fellowship and the opportunity to participate in the education of our pediatric residents, pediatric emergency medicine fellows, child psychiatry fellows, triple board residents, medical students, nurse practitioner students, and physician assistant students. In addition to our medical team, we have a large team of trauma therapists who are housed with us to support seamless delivery of trauma therapy to our patients. We have a robust research portfolio as well as a rural, underserved and tribal community outreach program. We have a long history of supporting research careers, novel educational programs for all levels, advocacy at the state and federal levels, and development of clinical service programs based on the career interests of our faculty. 

Qualified candidates must be Board Eligible/Board Certified in Pediatrics and in Child Abuse Pediatrics. The selected candidate will receive a faculty appointment in the Department of Pediatrics on the Clinical or Tenure track at the academic rank commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

The Department and University offers a competitive salary and an exceptional benefits package, including a variety of medical and dental plans from which to choose, non-contributory retirement contributions of 20.2% of annual earnings that vest immediately, generous paid time off, and a variety of other benefits. 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. The city is a well-known ski destination and a gateway to the state’s renowned landscapes. In addition to its 14 ski resorts, Utah boasts five scenic national parks (with five more within a day’s drive), a variety of golf courses allowing for year-round play, hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails, picturesque lakes, and numerous other outdoor activities. 


Interested individuals can apply for the position at Cover letter and curriculum vitae are required. For additional information about the position, please contact Antoinette Laskey, M.D., Division Chief, at


The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

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