The University of Kentucky College of Medicine (UKCM) and the Kentucky Children’s Hospital seek a pediatric gastroenterologist at the Assistant level for a faculty position. The Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition section continues in a growth and development mode to expand clinical, research, and training activities with the requisite resources. Research and quality improvement opportunities are available including through the development of a section database and surveillance system infrastructure integrated into clinical services. Emphasis is given to career development of faculty.
Those with special interest in hepatology, intestinal rehabilitation, or functional gastrointestinal disorders are encouraged to apply, although this is not a prerequisite. Rank is negotiable, depending on qualifications. The successful candidate will be board certified/eligible in pediatrics and board certified/eligible in pediatric gastroenterology. The position is available immediately, but starting date is negotiable.
UK Healthcare, the clinical enterprise of the University of Kentucky, encompasses multiple medical campuses as well as the clinical activities of all six health care colleges. Kentucky Children’s Hospital serves as a subspecialty regional referral and pediatric care center for the state of Kentucky as well as parts of West Virginia, Tennessee, and Ohio. Kentucky Children’s Hospital is the region’s level I pediatric trauma center including a state of the art pediatric emergency department. Additionally, in 2017, UK embarked on a partnership with Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, a premier Pediatric Orthopedic organization. This venture includes the Shriner’s newly built clinic space opening on the UK Healthcare campus and all inpatient care of these patients be performed in KCH.
Located in the beautiful Bluegrass Region, Lexington provides outstanding quality of life with a progressive and vibrant University community. Lexington is notable for the friendliness of the South and with affordable housing, outstanding school options, excellent cultural, artistic, and dining venues, and collegiate sports. With a population in excess of 475,000, Greater Lexington offers many desirable features of large cities but with ease of access. In addition to an avid sports community, Kentucky has several lakes and rivers with readily accessible outdoor activities, including the Red River Gorge.
For more information, contact:
George J. Fuchs, MD
Professor and Vice Chair, Pediatrics
Chief, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
138 Leader Ave, Office 209
Lexington, KY 40506
Tel. 859 218-1676, Fax. 859 257-7799
Please include a CV along with application. Applications will be reviewed immediately, and will continue until filled.