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Director of Heart Failure - Transplant Pediatric Cardiology

University of California - San Francisco
United States, California, San Francisco
July 07, 2023

Application Window

Open date: January 27, 2022

Most recent review date: Friday, May 5, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Thursday, Jul 27, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

UCSF School of Medicine and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics

Director of Heart Failure - Transplant Pediatric Cardiology

In Residence, Clinical X, or HS Clinical Faculty Series

The Division of Cardiology in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals are recruiting a new faculty member to direct the rapidly expanding pediatric heart failure, mechanical support, and pediatric heart transplant programs at Benioff Children's Hospitals (BCH) San Francisco and Oakland. This faculty member will be responsible for the medical direction, in collaboration with the surgical director, of the pediatric cardiology heart failure/mechanical support/transplant inpatient service at BCH San Francisco, and staff pediatric cardiology heart failure/transplant outpatient clinics at both BCH SF and BCH Oakland. Appointments will be proposed at the Associate or Full Professor ranks of the In Residence, Clinical X, or Health Sciences (HS) Clinical faculty series. Academic rank is commensurate with experience.


* Qualified candidates must possess a Medical Degree, Board certification in Pediatrics, and subspecialty certification in Pediatric Cardiology; including formal clinical training or adequate experience in heart failure, mechanical support and transplant.

* CA Medical License/Eligibility.

* An interest, commitment, and experience in teaching and research is essential (minimum 20%); the faculty member will play an active role in the ongoing training and education of medical students, Pediatric Residents (San Francisco and/or Oakland) and Fellows.

* UNOS Certification.

* Advanced 4th year Pediatric Fellowship training and a minimum 5 years' practice experience preferred.

* Prior experience directing a Pediatric Heart Transplant Program preferred.

* Applicant must meet all requirements at time of hire.

Expected duties include:

* Medical Director, Pediatric Heart Failure/Transplant/Assist Device Program: responsible for all aspects of the program's development, administration, and clinical activities. Candidate will work with the hospital administration, the Heart Center, and the Department of Pediatrics in optimizing the structure, fiscal status, administrative organization, and clinical outcomes. Successful candidate will have administrative oversight of the program in collaboration with the Surgical Director.

* Heart Failure/Transplant/Assist Device Program Clinical Responsibilities: Inpatient consultation in the ICU and CTCU, mechanical assist oversight, and outpatient clinics. Successful candidate will oversee data management for the programs clinical and financial activities including: collection, analysis, and presentation. They will lead and encourage all academic aspects of the program and its members.

* Inpatient Cardiology Service: Successful candidate will be a member of the inpatient cardiology service along with approximately 8 other Pediatric Cardiologists. The service runs the 12-bed Cardiac Transitional Care Unit (CTCU) and consults on all other Pediatric Cardiology patients (pre-and post-surgical, and medical consultation) in the hospital. The weekday service will entail approximately 8 weeks of weekday service. The weekend on call service will be shared among a larger group of cardiologists, entailing about 6 weekends per year.

The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) is one of the top biomedical research institutions in the nation and is ranked 1st among public universities in NIH funding in 2020. The Department's clinical enterprise is based at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, Mount Zion, Zuckerberg San Francisco General, and at a number of outreach clinics throughout Northern California, providing the Department with an unsurpassed opportunity to meet the needs of infants, children, and young adults throughout the Bay Area. In 2020, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals ranked in all 10 children's specialties in U.S. News and World Report. Nestled in a dynamic and unique geography distinguished by unprecedented innovations in technology, UCSF and the Department of Pediatrics are able to bring research and industry together to advance health.

The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 5: https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2022-23/oct-2022-salary-scales/t5-summary.pdf. The minimum base salary range for this position is $143,500-$305,900. This position includes membership in the health sciences compensation plan (https://ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-670.pdf) which provides for eligibility for additional compensation.

Interested candidates can apply online at https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/JPF03708 with a cover letter (optional), curriculum vitae, statement of contributions to diversity, statement of teaching (optional), and statement of research accomplishments. Applicants' materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission.

For more information contact:

Neeru Kaushik

HS Associate Clinical Professor

Division of Cardiology


Application Requirements
Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - CV must clearly list current and/or pending qualifications (e.g. board eligibility/certification, medical licensure, etc.).

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please see the following page for more details: https://diversity.ucsf.edu/contributions-to-diversity-statement

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Campus Information

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Job location
San Francisco, CA