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University of Utah Pediatric Cardiologist and Neonatologist in Salt Lake City, Utah

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Position/Rank Pediatric Cardiologist and Neonatologist / Rank Dependent on Qualifications

Department 00849 - Pediatric Cardiology

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Track Dependent on Qualifications

New Position to Begin CY2023


This is an excellent opportunity to join a vibrant and collegial academic environment. The Divisions of Pediatric Cardiology and Neonatology at the University of Utah School of Medicine has an immediate opening for a full time, non-invasive Pediatric Cardiologist and Neonatologist with expertise and interest in non-invasive imaging and pulmonary hypertension. Inpatient responsibilities will take place in Primary Children’s Hospital Main and Lehi Campuses, and at the University of Utah and Intermountain Medical Center NICUs. The ideal candidate will be capable of managing all aspects of neonatology (including managing ECMO patients) and general pediatric cardiology and bring expertise as a consultant in the cardiac intensive care unit and other intensive and acute care units throughout the hospital. Inpatient work at Primary Children’s Hospital main campus is supported by advanced practice providers (NPs and PAs), neonatology and cardiology fellows, and pediatric residents. Outpatient responsibilities are available for the interested candidate in the neurodevelopmental follow up clinic, pulmonary hypertension clinic, and neonatal follow-up clinic. Overnight and weekend call responsibilities are divided among all division faculty in both divisions. Academic productivity in quality improvement, research, teaching, and advocacy is expected and supported.

The Division of Pediatric Cardiology has a very active research program with a strong support infrastructure and supporting team with a total of 7 research coordinators. It has been a core site of the Pediatric Heart Network of the National Institutes of Health ( NIH ) since its inception and participates in the NPC - QIC and all the major registries including PC4, PAC3, IMPACT , etc. In addition, the Division is a core site for the Scientific Focus Research Network of the American Heart Association ( AHA ). Numerous opportunities for collaborative research exist within the Division as well as throughout the Department, Medical School and University.

The Division of Neonatology has participated in national randomized clinical trials via the NICHD funded Neonatal Research Network for 12 of the last 17 years, with anticipated continued participation through 2030. The Division has over 15 clinical coordinators spanning 5 NICUs that participate and assist in promoting clinical research in neonates. Preclinical research is strongly supported by the Division, with active basic science labs focused in part on BPD and CDH -associated pulmonary hypertension in a lamb model, and clinical trials assessing treatments for post-op PPHN in infants with CDH . As a high altitude center, our incidence of pulmonary hypertension exceeds the national average.

Qualified candidates must be Board Eligible/Board Certified in Pediatric Cardiology, with expertise and interest in non-invasive imaging and pulmonary hypertension. The selected candidate will receive a faculty appointment in the Department of Pediatrics on the Clinical or Tenure Track at the academic level commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The Department and University offers a competitive salary and an unmatched benefits program, including non-contributory retirement contributions of 20.2% of annual salary that vest immediately. The Department offers a faculty development and mentoring program designed to foster success in translational or basic research, quality improvement engagement, and excellence as educators.

Salt Lake City offers an incredible quality of life with a growing economy, rich cultural scene with ballet, theatre, symphony, opera, live music, museums, outstanding restaurants, and a moderate cost of living. The city is a well-known ski destination and a gateway to the state’s renowned landscapes. In addition to its 14 ski resorts, Utah boasts five scenic national parks (with five more within a day’s drive), a variety of golf courses allowing for year-round play, hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails (some leaving from adjacent to the hospital), and numerous other outdoor activities.

Interested individuals can apply for the position at:https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/139514. Cover letter and curriculum vitae are required. For additional information about the position, please contact: Antonio Cabrera, M.D., Division Chief, atantonio.cabrera@hsc.utah.edu.

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

All qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA). More information, including the Director/Title IX Coordinator’s office address, electronic mail address, and telephone number can be located at:


Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations. https://safety.utah.edu/safetyreport This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 09/21/2022

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN03083F

Type Faculty