The Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin, in conjunction with Ascension Texas, is seeking an exceptional leader to serve as Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Physician-in-Chief of the Dell Children’s Medical Center. As a new school, the Dell Medical School has an audacious goal of redefining the role of academic medicine so that it is better aligned with society’s interests, in particular by accelerating innovations that improve value in the health system. Department chairs are a crucial part of the overall leadership team, both in their area of expertise and also working collectively to create new models for clinical care, education, research, and community engagement. For this rare opportunity, we seek an individual with the skill set, creativity, and passion to utilize the vast resources available within the school, the broader university, and the community to affect meaningful change to pediatric care without the typical constraints of an established academic medical center but in conjunction with a thriving children’s hospital. This position will report to the Dean of Dell Medical School, as well as serve as Physician-in-Chief at Dell Children’s Medical Center, working with the President of Dell Children’s Medical Center.
The Dell Medical School’s first class of 50 students started in 2016, with the explicit aim of creating a vital, inclusive health ecosystem. As part of The University of Texas at Austin, one of the nation’s leading research universities, Dell Med is creating innovative new models of care delivery, excellence in health care and biomedical research, and programs in interdisciplinary and inter-professional education. Dell Med is the fifth medical school in the UT System and the first medical school established in nearly five decades by a member of the Association of American Universities, an organization of leading public and private research universities.
Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas is a state of the art, 248-bed free-standing facility. It is the only dedicated free standing Children’s Hospital in the region and is a member of Ascension Texas and the Seton Healthcare Family. Serving a 46-county area with a population of 1.9 million, Dell Children’s is the premier healthcare provider for children and adolescents.
The University of Texas at Austin values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. This position is security sensitive; conviction verification will be conducted on applicant selected.