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Complex Pediatric Otolaryngology, Section Chief

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 23, 2024

ANNUAL (12 months)

Job Summary:

The Division of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (UW SMPH) is recruiting an exceptional board-certified or board-eligible otolaryngologist with fellowship training in pediatric otolaryngology to serve as the section chief of complex pediatric otolaryngology-head & neck surgery. We are looking for candidates with a track record of clinical excellence, academic contributions, program building, and mentorship as demonstrated through training and/or practice experience.

This position involves joining a burgeoning section of pediatric otolaryngologists with tremendous opportunities for growth clinically and in all arms of the academic mission.

Clinical resources and opportunities include:
- The primary ambulatory and hospital practice site is American Family Children's Hospital (AFCH) in Madison, Wisconsin as part of UW Health Kids. AFCH is a world-class children's healthcare center with a full spectrum of medical and surgical resources including neonatal and pediatric intensive care, as well as advanced trauma care, perinatal care, fetal diagnosis and treatment, and a children's cancer center.
- The section of pediatric otolaryngology practices a full breadth of complex pediatric otolaryngology, including advanced open and endoscopic airway surgery, cochlear implantation, and ex utero intrapartum treatment (EXIT) procedures
- Pediatric Otolaryngology faculty participate in UW Health Kids supported multi-disciplinary teams including the Craniofacial Abnormalities Clinic (CFAC), Pediatric Aerodigestive Clinics Team (PACT), Pediatric Tracheostomy Clinic, and Birthmarks and Vascular Anomalies Clinic.
- Dedicated pediatric audiologists and speech-language-voice pathologists support and advance the shared academic mission of excellence in patient care, education and research.
- Significant potential and planning for continued program growth is anticipated and desired.

The Division of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery at UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH)
The Division of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery has 30 faculty members who provide clinical expertise in head & neck oncologic and reconstructive surgery, pediatric otolaryngology, otology-neurotology-lateral skull base surgery, comprehensive otolaryngology, laryngology, rhinology-skull base surgery, and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery across the UW Health hospital system and William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital. The Division provides full-spectrum otolaryngology care for adults and children at six clinical practice sites in the Madison area and six outreach sites across Wisconsin and Illinois.

Education within the division includes a commitment to medical student education, an ACGME accredited residency program of 15 residents, and fellowships in Head & Neck Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgery and Laryngology.

The Division currently has 29 active extramural grants with a total budget of over $25 million, as well as collaborations with related programs across the University of Wisconsin campus such as the Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Research Program (WiSOR), the Waisman Center, and through the Head & Neck Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) funding.

The chosen applicant will participate in administrative and committee work to support the clinical and scholarly missions of UW Health and the School of Medicine and Public Health. An essential part of these duties will be working in a collegial relationship with other faculty members. A competitive salary and benefit package is provided, including generous academic support.


Clinical Activity: We seek a pediatric otolaryngologist with interest, skill, and enthusiasm in leading the Section of Pediatric Otolaryngology-HNS. The successful applicant will demonstrate skills in leadership, program building, and mentorship.

The applicant should have command of the core knowledge and understanding of medical sciences relevant to these regions and advanced diagnostic and medical and surgical management skills for pediatric patients with complex otolaryngologic disorders.

The applicant is expected to work collaboratively and inclusively within and across related fields including pediatric surgery, pediatric transplant, pediatric pulmonology and with colleagues within the division and department. Clinical out-patient practices are supported by two ambulatory Advance Practice Providers. Occasional otolaryngology on-call coverage and regional outreach clinical commitments are shared amongst all faculty.

Research program: The successfully recruited surgeon on the Clinical Health Sciences (CHS) Track will also participate in and is expected to develop or continue robust original and high-quality lines of research inquiry. The applicant will conduct research activities that may draw on numerous available collaborators. Deep research infrastructure support, including patient reported outcomes research, includes access to research cores in Clinical Trials Research, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis and Research Programming, and Histology as well as broad support of grant writing and the application process, grant compliance and grant management.

Adjustments to this dedicated percentage of time can be made based on the funding needs and successful applicant's line of scientific inquiry.

Education: Faculty in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery share a commitment to education at levels of medical student, resident training, and continuing medical education. Teaching clinical and sub-intern UWSMPH medical students and resident physicians in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery are included in daily clinical activities. An active commitment to training the next generation of otolaryngologist-head & neck surgeons includes a commitment to ACGME-accredited residency training in otolaryngology-head & neck surgery.

Service and Leadership: The successful applicant will demonstrate skills in leadership, program building, mentorship, and clinical excellence to facilitate their role as Pediatric Otolaryngology Section Chief. The successful applicant will be an active participant in regional and national professional associations. Preference will be given to applicants with prior experience leading a research, education, or clinical team.

Academic responsibilities will include teaching medical students, and residents. Academic duties and responsibilities beyond baseline faculty expectations will depend on individual interests and expertise. The Department of Surgery, the School of Medicine and Public Health, and the University of Wisconsin offer an exceptional environment for continued development and growth of an academic career.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

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Candidate is required to have or be eligible for a Wisconsin Medical License and must be eligible for enrollment as a billing provider and for all necessary hospital privileges within the UW Health network.

Specialization must include eligibility or certification in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (ABOHNS) or by the American Osteopathic Boards of Ophthalmology and Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (AOBOOHNS); and have completed a pediatric otolaryngology fellowship training program or equivalent by start date.


MD - Physician - State Licensure
MD/DO or Equivalent

Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 50% - 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

OCTOBER 01, 2024

Additional Information:

The Community:
Located on an isthmus between two lakes, Madison is the capital city of the state of Wisconsin. Madison is the second largest city in the state, with a city population of approximately 260,000 and regional population of over 1 million. The city is within easy driving range of Chicago and Milwaukee. Madison is home to one of the strongest local food scenes in the country. From April to October, Capitol Square hosts the largest producer-only farmers' market in the country. The city is rich with cultural offerings in the arts.

The city has a dedicated athletics fan base which largely centers around the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Madison is home to Forward Madison FC, the first professional soccer team in the city, as well as the Madison Mallards, a college wood-bat summer baseball league team. Marquee endurance sports and specialty sporting events include Ironman, Madison Marathon, and many national and international championship competitions.

Madison has been voted the #1 Best Place to Live (Livability, 2021), #1 City for Best Work-Life Balance (SmartAsset, 2020), #2 Best State to Practice Medicine (WalletHub 2020), #1 Best Place in the U.S. for Raising Children ( 2020), #1 City for Most Successful Women Per Capita (Forbes, 2019), #2 Best City for Biking (People for Bikes, 2020), #4 Fittest City in the U.S. (ACSM American Fitness Index, 2020), #4 Greenest City in the US (Zippia, 2020), #1 Best Place to Retire (Money, 2020), #7 Best City for STEM Professionals (CEO World, 2020), and #1 Best College Football Town in America (Sports Illustrated, 2019).

Madison's technology economy is growing rapidly, and the region is home to the headquarters of Epic Systems, Exact Sciences, American Girl (Mattel), Sub-Zero, and Lands' End, as well as many biotech, healthcare IT, and health systems startups.

The city of Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Madison acknowledge that they occupy ancestral Ho-Chunk land. The School of Medicine and Public Health recognizes the health inequities faced by Native communities and pledges to learn more and take action across all of its missions. This position has been identified as a position of trust with access to vulnerable populations. The selected candidate will be required to pass an initial Caregiver Check to be eligible for employment under the Wisconsin Caregiver Law and then every four years.

University sponsorship is not available for this position, including transfers of sponsorship. The selected applicant will be responsible for ensuring their continuous eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without the need of an employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.

Applicants for this position will be considered for the titles listed in this posting. The title is determined by the experience and qualifications of the finalist. This vacancy is being announced simultaneously with Position Vacancy (Job # 273266); please note that only one vacancy exists. Having two position vacancy listings allows the School of Medicine and Public Health to consider candidates with both tenure-track faculty credentials and non-tenure-track faculty credentials for this position.

How to Apply:

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1) Your interest in the position of Complex Pediatric Otolaryngologist, Section Chief at UW SMPH
2) Your experience in Complex Pediatric Otolaryngology and experience as a leader

The deadline for assured consideration is June 24, 2024. However, we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

Employment will require an institutional reference check regarding any misconduct. To be considered, applicants must upload a signed 'Authorization to Release Information' form as part of the application. The authorization form and a definition of 'misconduct' can be found here:


KJ Ellis
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Official Title:

Professor(FA020) or Associate Professor(FA030) or Assistant Professor(FA040)



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