VCU Health System Physician in Richmond, Virginia


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The Department of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Richmond of the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System is seeking a full-time Neonatologist with interests and/or experience in neonatal medicine education, quality improvement or mentorship. Expected responsibilities include clinical care, neonatal follow-up, ECMO, and hypothermia treatment. In addition, there are strong opportunities to continue or establish efforts and initiatives fellowship education, including leadership, in program development or in clinical or bench research, depending on background and interest.

The Division of Neonatal Medicine is comprised of 10 neonatologists whose expertise include medical education, quality improvement science, medical ethics, epidemiology, and clinical and basic research. The Division oversees the only referral tertiary level IV NICU located within the Critical Care Wing of the VCU Health Medical Center, directly connected to the High-Risk Labor and Delivery Service. The NICU serves families and high-risk infants in a state of the art single room designed 40 bed NICU at Children's Hospital of Richmond. Each room accommodates parents for overnight stays and couplet care.

The Division serves the central Virginia area with greater than 36,000 deliveries and transfers infants to the facility by an active ground and air transport program. The NICU is also the area's only ECMO center and extends support to all regions of the state of Virginia. Other areas of specialty services include hypothermia treatment center, multidisciplinary neonatal follow-up program, family centered and developmental care program. The Division also oversees two of the four level III NICUs within Richmond City.

There is an established accredited neonatal fellowship training program. There are active research programs in translational medicine in inflammation and immunity, pulmonary basic and clinical science as well as the role of the microbiome in host health and disease, developmental biology, placental biology, endocrinology, developmental neurobiology, reproductive immunology and neurodevelopmental follow-up.

Expected qualification include, board certification in Pediatrics and certification/eligibility in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine; strong clinical background in neonatal-perinatal care, excellence in patient care, and ability to hold licensure in Virginia expected. Appointment is commensurate with experience

Inquiries may be directed to:

Robin Songer

Faculty Employment Coordinator



Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disability status.