University of Texas Medical Branch


Galveston, TX

Date Posted

May 9, 2023

Child Abuse Pediatrician Faculty Opportunity
South Houston/Galveston, TX

About UTMB Health:

UTMB Health is a $2.1 billion health science center comprised of schools of Nursing, Medicine, and Health Professions, as well as a Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, three institutes and over 10 exceptional research centers. Located near the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical complex in the world, UTMB has a long and remarkable history of advancing health sciences education, research and patient care. It was the first academic health center in Texas and is home to the state’s first schools of medicine, nursing and allied health sciences. For 125 years, the university has maintained a forward-thinking spirit that has enabled it to serve its students, its patients, and the people of Texas and beyond, in innovative ways.

The Department of Pediatrics at the UTMB Health is seeking a Board Eligible or Board-Certified Child Abuse Pediatrician (CAP).  The program interfaces closely with Galveston County Children’s Protective Services personnel, staff at the Galveston Children’s Advocacy Center, Law Enforcement personnel and the Galveston County District Attorney’s Office. The CAP provides formal consultation to regional CPS Staff in the East Texas Region and provides training for CPS and advocacy staff in a 19-county region.  Local, state, and federal funding supports a substantial portion of the CAP activities.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assessment of patients who are suspected victims of abuse or neglect, follow up as indicated, and assessment of victims placed in foster care.
  • Precepting of undergraduate medical students.
  • Precepting of house staff assigned to child maltreatment services.
  • Opportunity to participate in Urgent Care or Primary Care if desired.
  • Provide GME for surrounding physicians when requested.
  • Provide expert opinion to and training for community partners.

In addition, Pediatric Residents rotate through the service for 2 weeks as part of their required assignments.  The program also offers medical student electives.  The CAP will consult on cases admitted to the University Hospital service and to the Shriners Burn Hospital and to the Inpatient Pediatric service at UTMB’s League City Campus.

Required/Preferred Education and Experience:

  • M.D. or D.O. degree from an accredited medical college or school.
  • Current unrestricted license to practice medicine by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners.
  • Board certification or Board eligibility in Pediatrics.
  • Completed Fellowship training in Child Abuse.

Compensation:  A generous base salary is offered and is based upon Academic rank and experience with an obtainable RVU bonus program. Additional benefits include a relocation allowance, a superior family benefits program and an unsurpassed state retirement program.

Living in South Houston and Galveston, Texas:  Galveston Island is home to approximately 50,000 residents and is known for its 32 miles of Gulf Coast beaches, temperate climate, wide array of leisure and cultural activities, and affordable cost of living – all just south of Houston, the 4th largest city in the US.


For more information, please submit a current and updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) to,

William Copado at: or apply at .

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