Specific Title: Division Chief, Pediatric Critical Care
Location: IU School of Medicine
Department: IUSM - Pediatrics
Campus: IU School of Medicine Indianapolis
Indiana University School of Medicine is announcing the search for a Division Chief of Pediatric Critical Care within the Department of Pediatrics. This is an extraordinary opportunity for a visionary leader, who will lead the division in national and international prominence as a clinical, educational and research center of excellence in pediatric critical care medicine.
IU School of Medicine is the largest medical school in the country with more than 20,000 living alumni and 3,000 learners. Its diverse faculty is made up of 2,700 full-time members and 3,200 volunteer faculty who are responsible for training medical, graduate and postgraduate students. IU School of Medicine is the only allopathic medical school in Indiana. In addition to the flagship campus in Indianapolis, the school has eight campuses in communities that range from urban hubs like Gary to rural communities such as Terre Haute, allowing learners to experience medicine in all settings.
The Department of Pediatrics at IUSM/Riley Hospital for Children is a 360-member faculty that is consistently within the top 10 pediatric departments in NIH funded research in the United States (Peds 2019 #7 among all medical schools and #3 among all public institutions) and has 18 Fellowship programs. Riley Hospital's pediatric sub-specialty division are nationally ranked in 10 of the 10 categories evaluated by the US News and World Report for 2019-2020. The Department of Pediatrics is ranked 7th in NIH funding for pediatric academic health centers. The Children's Clinical Research Center (CCRC), located at Riley Hospital for Children, is one of the largest pediatric research facilities in the country. The CCRC is the primary site for pediatric clinical research done within the Department of Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine and within the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI). The Herman B Well Center for Pediatric Research, primary facility for basic science research, seeks to rapidly move basic research findings into the clinical setting. It is connected to Riley Hospital by a sky-bridge. There is also a well-functioning biobank, six T32 fellow training grants and one K12s that support research in the Department. Our nationally recognized Division of Children's Health Research is available for collaboration, mentoring and research. The Department also has research relationships with the Regenstrief Institute in Health Informatics.
The Pediatric Critical Care Division is a dynamic and diverse group with a commitment to academic development and research while continuing the mission of delivering world class health care to our pediatric patients. At Riley Hospital for Children we have a state-of-the-art 42-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and a 18-bed Cardiovascular Critical Care Unit (CVICU), which provides care to critically ill infants, children, adolescents and young adults with certain conditions (cancer, congenital heart disease) from throughout the entire state of Indiana as well as the surrounding region. All pediatric medical subspecialties are represented with an active and high volume pediatric surgical sub-specialty presence including pediatric general surgery, trauma, cardiovascular surgery, solid organ transplantation (including cardiac, liver, renal and multi-visceral), otolaryngology, neurosurgery, and orthopedics. In addition, the pediatric ICU physicians manage a busy procedural sedation program and serve as medical command for a large statewide transport team. The PICU has approximately 2500 admissions per year and the CVICU admits over 500 patients annually. Riley Hospital for Children and the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine are active participants in the Virtual PICU, Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium (PC⁴), and Society for Pediatric Sedation, and the Solutions for Patient Safety. The Division of Pediatric Critical Care at Riley Hospital for Children and the contiguous IU School of Medicine offer a number of excellent opportunities to collaboratively perform research. The Pediatric ICU at Riley Hospital for Children is an active member of The Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI) Network and participates in multicenter clinical research trials in brain injury, lung injury and sepsis. The Division of Critical Care also founded and serves as the coordinator center for the Collaborative Research from the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society (CoRe-PCICS) Investigators. The Department of Pediatrics and College of Medicine are committed to supporting the development of young investigators.
The Division Chief will be responsible for:
Advancing the clinical, educational, and research efforts and capabilities of the Division
Promoting the academic careers of 25 Pediatric Intensivists and 6 fellows per year
Mentoring of Faculty and Fellows
Directing care in the state-of-the-art 42 bed PICU and 18 bed CVICU
Directing 2 level II PICUs at IUNorth and Community North
Championing an innovative, team-based approach to clinical care and consultation through development of systems and value-based care
Providing leadership to support ongoing collaboration and growth of Pediatric Critical Care Program
Strengthening and supporting the Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship.
Promoting and championing Pediatric Critical Care research, quality improvement, and clinical advances in the field
Opportunities for Collaboration and Research:
Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health is a 316-bed hospital ranked among the top children's hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report. In 2020-21 Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health is one of only 24 hospitals in the nation ranked in 10 pediatric specialties and is the only nationally ranked children's hospital in Indiana. In addition, 5 of the programs are ranked in the top 15 in the nation and the Cardiology & Heart Surgery and Urology programs are ranked in the top 5. Riley offers more clinical trials for children than any other hospital in the state and treats the vast majority of children in Indiana diagnosed with cancer.
Level I Pediatric Trauma Center, Pediatric Burn Unit, Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation Program, Pediatric Dialysis Program.
The recent addition of a new Pediatric Care Center (PCC) provides a centralized location for the divisions of General Pediatrics, Developmental Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine, Child Development, Pediatric Psychiatry and the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program.
Riley Maternity & Newborn Health at IU Health, a new comprehensive statewide program consisting of a hospital-based center and an expanded perinatal network is being developed.
The IUPUI Center for Translating Research to Practice is one of several strategic initiatives of the IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.
IUPUI is also home to the Indiana Clinical Translational Sciences Institute.
Faculty also have access to a wide variety of research development resources.
As the nation's largest medical school, IUSM is committed to being an institution that not only reflects the diversity of the learners we teach and the patient populations we serve, but also pursues the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We desire candidates who enhance our representational diversity, as well as those whose work contributes to equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUSM strives to take an anti-racist stance, regularly evaluating and updating its policies, procedures, and practices to confer equitable opportunities for contribution and advancement for all members of our community. We invite individuals who will join us in our mission to advance racial equity to transform health and wellbeing for all throughout the state of Indiana.
Doctorate or Terminal degree is required. MD, DO or MD-PhD degrees; eligible for licensure in Indiana
BC in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
An established track record of research excellence in pediatric critical care medicine
Progressive leadership experience in academic medicine
Experience in basic, clinical, translational, public health research or quality improvement
Academic credentials appropriate for an appointment for Associate Professor or Professor on the clinical-educator or tenure track
Department Contact for Questions:
Teresa Shearer firstname.lastname@example.org
OAA #: IUSM010212016
Internal Number: 10583
About Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis - IUPUI
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.