Emory University Pediatric Institute – Neonatology Division Chief in Atlanta, Georgia


Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and are seeking a transformational visionary and collaborative pediatric neonatology leader with a strong clinical and academic foundation to serve as Director for the Division of Neonatology for the Department of Pediatrics in Emory University School of Medicine. Children’s and Emory strive to be recognized as a local, regional and national neonatal services program in advancing clinical, educational and scholarly activities with the goal of being a top tier program in all areas. The new Director will have the opportunity to lead this endeavor and to shape the growth of a neonatal services program that is the largest in the country.

The Director will work in collaboration with the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Service Line Administrator, as well as with Children’s Practice Management and have oversight of all neonatal care delivered across the three-hospital system of Egleston Hospital, Grady Memorial Hospital, and Emory University Midtown Hospital, as well as provide overall strategic leadership of neonatology functions, training programs and ongoing development of the research enterprise.

Advancing a culture of excellence, the Director will be dedicated to performance expectations which provide for the highest quality patient care and consistency in clinical care standards, driven by patient safety requirements, clinical outcomes monitoring and family experience expectations. He/she will continue to raise the bar on education and training and sustaining a strong commitment to research efforts.

The Director will oversee the management of the Division of Neonatology to include direct oversight of faculty, staff and will have direct accountability for the Division’s clinical service and operational performance. It is anticipated that the Director will have some clinical practice presence at all campuses to foster credibility and to develop an appreciation for the problems encountered in the NICUs and Term Nurseries, and more importantly to be able to identify potential solutions to them and to see the impact of the implementation of these solutions. This position requires an individual who has a passion for providing outstanding care, a desire to improve systems to maximize efficiency, the leadership to engage physicians and hold them accountable and an enduring commitment to providing an environment conducive to maximizing education.

Education/Academic Credentials

  • Doctor of Medicine from an accredited School of Medicine; Board Certification in Neonatology and eligibility for licensure in Georgia are required.

  • Eligible for an appointment as an Associate or Professor at the Emory School of Medicine.

  • Meet eligibility requirements for credentialing as part of Children’s professional staff.

  • BLS/PALS/ATLS certification is required.


  • Demonstrated success within an academic department of neonatology, ideally at the medical director or director level.

  • A track record of delivering strong operating results. Demonstrated ability to grow revenues, meets budget, measure and improve outcomes

  • A history of academic achievement through excellence in teaching and research, as demonstrated by publications in high impact journals and peer-reviewed research of consequence

  • A minimum of five years demonstrated leadership achievement in a busy, high performing, contemporary NICU of comparable complexity to Children’s

  • A strong record as a respected clinician.

  • Experience in increasing family experience excellenceInterested candidates should attach current CV

Interested candidates should attach current CV

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Job Number 27958

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Emory+Children's Ped Institute

Department SOMPI: Neonatology

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

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