Chief & Director, Critical Care Units

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, PA

About This Opportunity

Creating Healthy Futures


St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and the Department of Pediatrics of Drexel University College of Medicine are seeking applicants for the position of Chief, Section of Critical Care
and Director, Critical Care Units at the hospital.

We are looking for an individual with leadership skills and vision, who will steward a growing group of health professionals in providing excellent quality care to patients and guide the
professional and academic development of the faculty in the section. In this position, the selected individual will actively interact with hospital and departmental leadership, develop care standards and assist hospital leadership in programmatic development.
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children is a 189-bed quaternary care children's hospital in Philadelphia with a long history and national reputation of excellence in care and education, as well as academic and research programs. Opportunities and institutional support for clinical research are many and varied.

The hospital counts with an Intensive Care, Special Care (step-down), Burn Care and Cardiac Care Units, which have experienced steady growth, as well as state of the art support services.
There is an active Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Program and a growing Congenital Heart Surgery Program. All medical and surgical specialties are represented on the staff of the hospital. Plans are underway for a complete renovation of the critical care units. This position represents a unique opportunity for an innovative and enterprising academic physician interested in a leadership position. Salary and benefits are highly competitive. The selected individual will be proposed for an academic appointment at Drexel University College of Medicine with a rank commensurate with experience and prior accomplishments.

Interested, qualified individuals should contact Daniel V. Schidlow, M.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics and Physician in Chief, Office of Medical and Academic Affairs, at 215-427-4801 or or email Kate Donaghy, Recruitment Coordinator, at

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

About St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children has more than 180 pediatric experts on staff, combining top-notch general pediatric care with a wide array of pediatric specialties. A leader in pediatric care since 1875, St. Christopher's nationally recognized programs and pediatric specialists provide exceptional care to children from throughout the Greater Philadelphia area and around the world.

St. Chris has a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center and its Burn Center is the only dedicated pediatric burn center in the Philadelphia area. Our Sleep Center was recently named a "Center of Excellence" by Philadelphia Magazine and is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Our Cystic Fibrosis Center is accredited as a Care Center by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the hospital has an excellent and long-standing pediatric kidney transplant program.

For more information and opportunities, see St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
3601 A Street, Philadelphia, PA 19134

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