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Pediatric Cardiology Health Sciences Series - Heart Failure and Transplantation

Position overview

Salary range: $99,200 - $367,167

Application Window

Open date: October 20, 2022

Most recent review date: Friday, Mar 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Oct 20, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital Division of Pediatric Cardiology is seeking a Pediatric heart failure and transplantation physician. Applicants should have formal 4th year fellowship training in Pediatric heart failure, cardiomyopathy, transplantation, and mechanical circulatory support and must be board certified/eligible in Pediatric Cardiology. Current trainees are welcome to apply.

The Heart Transplant program at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital was established in 1984. We have grown to average ~12 transplants a year and 4-6 ventricular assist devices a year, in patients of all complexities, with great outcomes. We recently performed our programs 500th transplant. We currently follow greater than 100 post-transplant patients and a similar number of heart failure patients. The new faculty member will join the team as a junior transplant cardiologist working with our group of four academic specialized cardiologists (Dr. Leigh Reardon, Dr. Nancy Halnon, Dr. Ryan Williams and Dr. Juan “Chuck” Alejos), two transplant coordinator/nurse practitioner and an extensive multidisciplinary team who serve our cardiomyopathy/ventricular device/ heart failure/transplant population. We have outreach clinics at several local hospitals. The UCLA Mattel Children’s Heart Transplant/Heart Failure team also spearheads the Single Ventricle, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, muscular dystrophies and pulmonary hypertension programs. These programs are multidisciplinary including hepatologists, electrophysiologists, neuromuscular specialist and pulmonologists. We also benefit from the adult transplant programs and their vast experience. Our center participates in in multiple research/collaborative databases as well as clinical research studies.

The UCLA Mattel Children’s Heart Center serves a population of over 25 million in the heart of the USA. Our referral base locally extends over 4 counties. Annually, we perform over 300 cardiac surgeries (including hybrid procedures), over 600 cardiac catheterizations (including EP procedures), and 18,000 echocardiograms. We have a growing group of cardiologists covering all other subspecialties (EP, interventional, advanced imaging and fetal. We have a collaborative program with Children’s Hospital Orange County with joint conferences and we are responsible for the care of their cardiomyopathy population.

The position also includes a faculty appointment at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. In addition to heart failure/transplant care, applicants will also participate in general cardiology outpatient clinics, inpatient cardiology service, consults and occasional general cardiology call. Salary and academic rank are commensurate with experience.

The successful applicant must share our unwavering commitment to excellence, integrity, collegiality, antiracism, and respect for inclusion of individuals with diverse backgrounds.

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The posted UC salary scales [] set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 5, APU 4 [].
The salary range for this position is $99,200 - $367,167. This position includes membership in the health sciences compensation plan [], which provides for eligibility for additional compensation.

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
  • M.D. or equivalent
  • 4 year fellowship training in pediatric heart failure, cardiomyopathy, transplantation, and mechanical circulatory support.
  • Board certified/eligible in Pediatric Cardiology

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Reference check authorization release form - Complete and upload the reference check authorization release form

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 4-6 letters of reference required

Letters will be included as part of appointment dossier

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Campus Information

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Job location

Los Angeles, CA