Ochsner Health is seeking an experienced physician leader with vision and passion to serve as Section Head, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Ochsner Hospital for Children in New Orleans, Louisiana. The successful candidate will join three faculty to lead and grow this program to increase the number of children being cared for at Ochsner. Additional training and experience in bone marrow transplant and/or stem cell transplant is desirable.
The successful candidate will possess proven leadership, team-building, and managerial experience. Areas of administrative responsibility include physician recruiting, budgetary performance, productivity, quality, patient satisfaction goals and medical staff management.
In addition to patient care, the Department of Pediatrics is responsible for teaching pediatric residents from the Tulane-Ochsner Pediatric Residency program and teaches medical students from both Tulane and the University of Queensland. Academic rank and appointment will be determined by the candidate’s credentials and experience.
The Department of Pediatrics and our pediatric subspecialists (collectively, Ochsner Hospital for Children™) represent over 230 pediatric physicians. The group is the region’s leading integrated provider of multispecialty care for infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. We offer a full range of pediatric services including bone marrow transplantation, solid organ transplantation, pediatric cardiovascular surgery, and a comprehensive pediatric surgical sub-specialty group, as well as the region’s only comprehensive multidisciplinary developmental center. We utilize a 54-bed Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a 14-bed PICU, a 12-bed pediatric CVICU, a 44-bed pediatric acute unit, a pediatric emergency room, and dedicated, full-time, region-wide in-house pediatric and neonatal transport teams. In December 2023 Ochsner announced the building of a new separate, comprehensive, dedicated Children’s Hospital on our main health sciences campus, with expected opening in 2027. This with further amplify our ability to function as a wide regional quaternary care destination center for Children’ across the Gulf South and the central US.
Specialties and Sub-specialties: More than 30 including regions ONLY
Pediatric liver transplant AND newborn liver disease screening system-wide
Pediatric heart transplant
Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Child Development Center- Boh Center
Only NICU in the region with Rapid Whole (sp.) Genome Sequencing - allowing early diagnosis and accelerated care for some of most complex NICU babies.
Only children’s health system with integrated psychology, embedded in our primary care practices.
Unique programs and FIRSTS:
First pediatric heart and liver transplants in the state
First pediatric heart and kidney combined transplant (need to validate with Dr. Cohen or Ana Hands)
First unrelated, living donor liver transplant.
First Piccolo PDA procedure in the state
First School Nurse/Healthy Schools program covering 12,250 students at 21 schools.
Ranked #1 Children’s Hospital in Louisiana for the third year in a row and as a top children’s hospital nationally for the seventh year in a row by U.S. News & World Report in 2023-24. Ochsner Children’s Hospital was also recognized as a national leader in the most recent rankings in two specialties: Pediatric Cardiology and Heart Surgery, and Pediatric Orthopedics. Ochsner Hospital for Children continues to be a top destination for pediatric care in the Gulf South region through an unwavering commitment to always putting patients first.
Ochsner Children’s is a rapidly expanding 125-bed children’s hospital offering a full range of pediatric care from primary to quaternary care, with services offered in all subspecialties, and includes Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Advanced GI and Hepatology, Advanced Orthopedic Surgery, Hematology-Oncology, Cleft Palate/Cranio-Facial Surgery, as well as heart, liver, and bone marrow transplant. Much of Ochsner Children’s care is provided by multi-disciplinary teams dedicated to complex conditions. The hospital not only performed the first pediatric heart/kidney transplant in the region but is also the top congenital heart program in the state (bot...h in volume and outcomes). We are the only liver transplant center in the Gulf South as well.
Ochsner also maintains 28 primary care locations across southern Louisiana and 30 subspecialty locations (Including the Shaquille O’Neal Pediatric Super Clinic in Baton Rouge); and the Boh Center for Child Development, a dedicated multidisciplinary developmental pediatrics center.