Outstanding Division Chief of Neonatology Opportunity

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine (UWSOM) and Seattle Children's Hospital (SCH) are seeking a transformational leader to serve in the role of Chief for the Division of Neonatology.

The incoming Chief will have the opportunity to continue the legacy of the program and the responsibility of establishing and implementing a strategic plan that will guide the division into its future. The division's mission is to improve the outcomes of pregnancy by providing outstanding evidence-based neonatal clinical care, educating the next generation of neonatal caregivers, and advancing neonatal scholarship. The successful applicant will be responsible for oversight of clinical care and education in all sites, faculty development and retention, and advancing the national stature of the program with visionary leadership and innovation.

Appointment as full time Associate Professor (without tenure due to funding) or Professor (without tenure due to funding) of Pediatrics at the University of Washington, School of Medicine, will be commensurate with experience, training, and achievement. This is a 12-month service period position from July 1 to June 30. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

Opportunity Highlights:
  • Given the scale and scope of the program and its strong national and international reputation, we believe this opening to be among the premier leadership opportunities currently available in Neonatology.
  • Overseeing direct and consultative care as well as provider education and support in the five state WWAMI region, the division totaling 43 faculty neonatologists manages 2 level IV NICUs (84 beds) and 3 level III NICUs (81 beds). In addition to staffing the level IV and III NICUs, division APPs and neonatal hospitalists also staff 5 level II NICUs (28 beds) with oversight by division neonatologists, for a total of 199 NICU beds.
  • ACGME Neonatology fellowship program led by Megan Gray, MD, Program Director and Kirti Upadhyay, MD, Associate Program Director.
  • The division's research interests span the field of Neonatology to advance clinical care. With SCH ranked #5 nationally among pediatric research institutions, division faculty benefit from an established research infrastructure and an institutional commitment to offer every child the opportunity to participate in research.
  • Highly competitive compensation, benefits, and programmatic support package.
  • Recognized among the nation's best children's hospitals and the top ranked pediatric facility in the Northwest, Seattle Children's Hospital is a 334-bed facility that offers over 60 pediatric subspecialties and is the pediatric and adolescent academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho.
  • Seattle is located on Puget Sound and is a family-oriented community in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. Ranked in the top 15 Best Places to Live, the mild winters and temperate summers enable year-round outdoor activities. In fact, Seattle gets less rain annually than Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, and Miami!


Applicants are required to have an MD, or DO, or MD/DO combined (or foreign equivalent). Must be board certified in Neonatology. The successful candidate should have training completed in an accredited Neonatology fellowship.

Application Instructions

Applicants will submit a formal CV, cover letter and diversity statement. The diversity statement should address current and/or future commitments to and experiences with equity, diversity, and inclusion.

For more details about this opportunity, or if you would like to recommend an individual(s) who exemplifies the qualities we are seeking in a candidate, please contact Marcel Barbey at marcel@careerphysician.com , or at 817-707-9034. All interactions will remain confidential, and no inquiries will be made without the consent of the applicant.

UWSOM is an AA/EOE/ADA employer that values diversity and inclusion and is committed to building and sustaining an academic community in which teachers, researchers, and learners achieve the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that value and embrace inclusiveness, equity, and awareness to unleash creativity and innovation.