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University of Utah Pediatric Gastroenterologist in Salt Lake City, Utah

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Position/Rank Pediatric Gastroenterologist / Rank Dependent on Qualifications

Department 00855 - Pediatric Gastroenterology

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Track Dependent on Qualifications

New Position to Begin FY2023


The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the University of Utah Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine has several immediate openings for a Pediatric Gastroenterologist, with a primary focus in general pediatric gastroenterology. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a vibrant and collegial academic environment, and work in a children’s hospital ranked as one of the best in the U.S. The Pediatric Gastroenterologist will be part of an incredibly collegial 15 faculty member clinical team. The physician will provide outpatient and inpatient care for pediatric gastroenterology patients, and will participate in clinical outreach activities at our pediatric gastroenterology satellite clinics. The physician will also participate in teaching pediatric residents and GI fellows. Although the primary focus of this position is clinical service, there is an expectation for academic work, including education, investigation, administration, as well as advocacy.

Clinical activities are carried out at Primary Children’s Hospital ( PCH ), which is a 289-bed Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake, City, Utah. In 2024, a second PCH campus is scheduled to open in Lehi, Utah. The Division serves the largest geographic catchment area in the United States, with a diverse mix of patients from Utah, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Wyoming and New Mexico.

The Division currently has 15 physicians, four advanced practice nurse clinicians, six registered nurses, and three pediatric GI fellows. The Division has all pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition clinical services represented with the exception of small bowel transplantation. The liver transplant program has performed >280 liver transplants since its inception. The program is one of the only centers in the country with a pediatric ERCP /advanced endoscopy program. Additional programs include fully equipped and staffed endoscopy suites, a gastrointestinal Motility Disorders Center, a multidisciplinary IBD program with close collaboration with an IBD surgery program, close collaboration with the Cystic Fibrosis Center, Food Allergy and Eosinophilic Disorders Clinic, the Esophageal and Airway Treatment Center, a Feeding and Swallowing Center, a comprehensive nutrition center, an Aerodigestive Clinic, a Home Enteral Feeding Transitions program (post- NICU ) and a multidisciplinary Colorectal Center.

The successful candidate must be Board Eligible/Board Certified in Pediatrics and in Pediatric Gastroenterology. The selected candidate will receive a faculty appointment in the Department of Pediatrics on the Clinical 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 help faculty succeed in translational or basic research.

Salt Lake City offers an incredible quality of life with a growing economy, rich cultural scene with ballet, theatre, symphony, opera and 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, a picturesque Lake Powell, and numerous other outdoor activities.

Interested individuals can apply at https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/131944. A cover letter and curriculum vitae are required. For additional information about the position, please contact Stephen L. Guthery, M.D., Division Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology at Stephen.guthery@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 04/13/2022

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02974F

Type Faculty