This Position: We are seeking a board-certified, academic pediatric endocrinologist with at least 10 years of in clinical and investigational endocrinology to assume a leadership position in a large and growing endocrinology group. At least 75% of the successful candidate’s duties will be dedicated to research and leadership activities. The applicant must present a strong record of external support from funding institutions. Candidates with specific interests in adrenal gland function, disorders of sexual development and with the ability to design and conduct clinical and translational research are especially preferred.
The Division is composed of 10 pediatric endocrinologists, 1 psychologist, 4 nurse practitioners, 5 certified diabetes educators, 2 social workers, and a team of 18 administrative and nursing support personnel. Six pediatric endocrinology fellows participate in both clinical and academic activities. Emory’s Department of Pediatrics in ranked 3rd in the country for NIH funding. A staff of 5 clinical research staff support investigator-initiated and industry-sponsored trials.
Research: Currently, 6 faculty members are engaged in grant-funded, clinical research in diabetes, growth, metabolic bone disease, and cancer survivorship. The Pediatric Research Center is supported by a Clinical and Translational Science Award. The newly formed Center for GI, Metabolism, and Nutrition will provide institutional support for endocrine-related research. (www.pedsresearch.org). Furthermore, Emory University offers at least 15 core facilities to support investigators. Collaborations with other institutions are encouraged. Local opportunities exist with the Centers for Disease Control, Georgia Tech, Georgia State University, and Morehouse School of Medicine.
Clinical: Our group offers comprehensive tertiary care to children with diabetes and endocrine diseases. We conduct over 10,000 inpatient and outpatient visits per year at 9 sites. We offer specialized clinics for children with Turner Syndrome, metabolic bone disease, transgender identity, hyperlipidemia, brain tumor, thyroid cancer, cancer survivorship, cystic fibrosis-related diabetes, and post-transplant diabetes. The Center for Advanced Pediatrics (CAP) is a 260,000 sq. ft., 8-story tower that houses the endocrine and diabetes clinics and a Pediatric Research Center. Plans are now being made for a new 440+ bed hospital adjacent to the CAP. (www.choabreakingnewground.org)