Morehouse School of Medicine


Atlanta, GA

Date Posted

March 17, 2023

Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) Hematologist – Physician
Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics, Morehouse School of Medicine

Morehouse School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics invites interested applicants for the position of Sickle Cell Disease Physician.  Our Sickle Cell Disease Physicians work at The Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.  The Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center provides a rich and collaborative environment for basic, clinical, and translational research and consists of a diverse faculty group.  Morehouse currently has 2 faculty members that are part of the larger Sickle Cell program which consists of a total of 16 clinicians. Morehouse candidates for this position will have a strong record of demonstrated clinical expertise caring for pediatric SCD patients.  We have a well-established collaboration with the Emory Department of Pediatrics Division of Hematology/Oncology and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) in caring for children with SCD in Georgia and the Metro Atlanta area.

About the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center 

The successful candidate will join one of the strongest pediatric hematology/oncology programs in the country.

  • In 2021, the Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center was ranked No. 6 in the nation for Pediatric Cancer by US News and World Report
  • More than 7,000 children with cancer and blood disorders are treated annually at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
  • The Aflac pediatric hematology program is largest in the country (including >2,000 active patients with sickle cell disease, and 600 with bleeding or clotting disorders)
  • We are home to the largest pediatric Sickle Cell program in the country conducting basic, translational, and clinical research related to Sickle cell disease and hemoglobinopathies

This position will:

  • Devote majority of effort to clinical responsibilities in the Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding Hospital (one of three Children’s hospitals in the CHOA system).
  • Provide exemplary clinical service and assure that patients cared for by you receive only the highest quality care.
  • Devote 60-70% effort to outpatient and inpatient clinical responsibilities, depending upon research interests and funding, divided among the Aflac Clinics and inpatient facilities at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding. The location and ratio of inpatient to outpatient clinical work may be adjusted somewhat depending upon service needs.
  • In collaboration with program leaders, contribute to and expand the clinical program and patient services in sickle cell disease and general hematology.
  • Play a role in the education and training program of medical students, residents and occasionally physicians in practice.

Successful candidates must:

  • Have an MD, MD/PhD, or DO degree
  • Be Board Certified/Board Eligible in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology.
  • Be currently licensed as a physician and eligible for licensure as a physician in the State of Georgia.
  • Have a history of clinical excellence/achievement.
  • Have a strong history of mentorship of trainees and junior faculty to support growth in research and scholarship.

Salary and rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor at Morehouse School of Medicine will be commensurate with experience and accomplishments.


S. Lynn Gardner:  (Department Chair)


Zsa Zsa Lambert: (Administrative Assistant to Dr. Gardner)

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