WVU Medicine Children's


Morgantown, WV

Date Posted

September 22, 2022

West Virginia University School of Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics seeks a full-time, board-certified pediatrician to serve as the Chief of General Pediatrics (ranks available: open rank). The successful candidate will be expected to practice in Morgantown, WV.


The Chief will oversee and be responsible for the clinical practice, teaching endeavors, scholarship, advocacy, and community service of the Division of General Pediatrics. He or she will practice in a rapidly growing academic teaching clinic that is an NCQA certified Patient-Centered Medical Home. In addition to providing excellent patient care, the successful candidate will also be actively involved in teaching medical students, residents, and learners of other professions. Candidates with a significant interest, experience, and aptitude for operations and quality will also be considered for the additional role of medical director of all the children’s hospital clinics.

For appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor rank, it is expected that candidates sustain an outstanding, extramurally supported research program.


Candidate must have an MD or DO degree or foreign equivalent and be eligible to obtain a state medical license.
Successful candidate must have completed pediatrics residency program and be board certified in Pediatrics.

For appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor ranks, a demonstrated track-record of leadership, excellent communication skills, and publications in high-impact journals are required. All qualifications must be met by the time of appointment.

With an anticipated opening in September of 2022, our new 150 bed Children’s Hospital will have a full suite of pediatric operating rooms, cardiac catheterization lab/interventional radiology, and GI-endoscopy with dedicated pediatric anesthesia staff. The hospital will include 34 pediatric beds, 54 NICU beds, 26 PICU beds, Heart Center, and a dedicated Cancer Center. WVU Medicine Children’s is a Level 2 Pediatric Trauma Center, with plans to become Level 1, as it is for adults currently. There will also be a Birthing Center including a 30-bed obstetrical unit and maternal-fetal medicine clinic. J. W. Ruby Memorial Hospital is the only hospital in West Virginia with a pediatric cardiac surgery program, the only epilepsy monitoring unit in the state equipped to serve children, and the only hospital in the state to receive Magnet status for nursing excellence.

WVU Medicine is West Virginia University’s affiliated health system, West Virginia’s largest private employer, and a national leader in patient safety and quality. The WVU Health System is comprised of eighteen member hospitals and three hospitals under management agreements, anchored by its flagship hospital, J.W Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, a 700+ bed academic medical center that offers tertiary and quaternary care. WVU Medicine has more than 1,000 active medical staff members and 18,000 employees who serve hundreds of thousands of people each year from across the state of West Virginia and the nation. Morgantown, West Virginia is located just over an hour south of Pittsburgh, PA and three hours from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD. Morgantown is consistently rated as one of the best small metropolitan areas in the country for both lifestyle and business climate. The area offers the cultural diversity and amenities of a large city in a safe, family-friendly environment. There is also an excellent school system and an abundance of beautiful homes and recreational activities.

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For additional questions, please contact Megan Core, Senior Physician Recruiter, at West Virginia University & University Health Associates are an AA/EO employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – and WVU is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity.

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