Chair Dept of Orthopedics

Job Description

Akron Children’s Hospital has an outstanding opportunity for a Chair of the Department of Pediatric Orthopedics!The Chair will work collaboratively with hospital administration, clinical staff and the Medical Staff Officers to achieve the enterprise’s strategic vision, objectives and operating goals.The ideal candidate will have outstanding leadership and management capabilities with excellent clinical expertise and experience.A demonstrated track record of results and fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion with a team of faculty, staff, residents and students is a key requirement.The candidate will have completed a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Fellowship and will be Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery with a minimum of 10 years of post-training clinical experience. The physician leader must be able to acquire an active medical license in the State of Ohio and pursue academic appointment at the rank of Associate or full Professor at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED).

He/she will be responsible for the continuing growth of the Department by ensuring that the fundamentals of superior quality, clinical and operational efficiency and disciplined financial management are in place.The Chair will develop and define a vision for the Department, implement quality of care initiatives, supervise departmental educational activities, and implement strategies aligned with Akron Children’s Hospital.

The current department is a clinical/academic style practice with strong subspecialty programs and research collaboration with local universities.There are currently 11 Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeons and 11 Advance Practice Providers in the Department.The volume of surgical cases in 2019 was nearly 2,715 complimented by 38,731 ambulatory visits.The group also provides Pediatric Orthopedic training for 7 residency programs and has a combined pediatric orthopedic fellowship in conjunction with the Cleveland Clinic Department of Pediatric Orthopedics.

Hospital Information

Akron Children’s Hospital is the largest pediatric healthcare system in Northeast Ohio, serving over 1,000,000 patients, including 100,000 emergency encounters, each year.With two free-standing pediatric hospitals and 29+ primary care offices, the Akron Children’s Hospital system provides services at nearly 90 locations across an urban, suburban and rural region of Ohio.The services and subspecialties at Akron Children’s Hospital span the entire scope of medical services available today – from routine and preventative care to emerging technologies in surgery and patient care.

Akron Children’s Hospital is dedicated to family-centered care, and improving the treatment of childhood illness and injury through research at the Rebecca D. Considine Clinical Research Institute. Quality is a strategic focus of Akron Children’s Hospital through the Mark A. Watson Center for Operations Excellence, using tools such as Lean Six Sigma.

Community Overview
Akron Children’s Hospital is set in the beautiful Cuyahoga Valley, just minutes south of Cleveland.From major league attractions to small-town appeal, the greater Akron area and Northeast Ohio has something for everyone.The area is rich in history and cultural diversity, and provides a stimulating blend of outstanding educational, cultural and recreational resources.This four-season community will have outdoor enthusiasts thrilled with over 40,000 acres of Metro Parks for year-round enjoyment.Northeast Ohio is gaining a reputation as a world-class center for research and innovation as well as for a variety of high-tech industries, and has become a premiere destination to work, live, play, shop and dine!

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply on line, or forward letter describing interest in the position and relevant experience; a Curriculum Vitae addressed to Lori Schapel, Manager of Physician Recruitment, Akron Children’s Hospital, One Perkins Square, Akron, OH 44308 or via e-mail to


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