The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia — Director, Mitochondrial Disease Center

The Mitochondrial Disease Clinical Center (MDCC), within the Departments of Pediatrics and Pathology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, seeks qualified candidates for the position of Clinical Director in either the (non-tenure) clinician-educator or academic clinician faculty track. The CHOP MDCC is a newly formed and expanding clinical center charged with improving the integration of multi-disciplinary clinical care and translational research for patients of all ages with mitochondrial disease

The ideal candidate will be experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of people with mitochondrial diseases.  He/she will direct a multi-disciplinary clinical program that includes physicians, genetic counselors, and support staff.  Candidates who desire appointment in the clinician-educator track should have a documented record of scholarly achievement.  The latter is not required of those appointed to the academic clinician track.  Academic rank will be commensurate with experience.

The MDCC Clinical Director will supervise genetic counselors, lead multi-disciplinary clinical meetings, and serve as an interface both for translational research programs in the Center for Mitochondrial and Epigenomic Medicine and for diagnostic programs in the Department of Pathology.  The MDCC Clinical Director will provide outpatient and inpatient clinical care and will participate in the training and education of medical students, residents, fellows, and colleagues.  The MDCC Clinical Director will also participate in the clinical activities, including involvement in the on-call schedule, of the Division of Genetics and Metabolism at CHOP.  The MDCC Clinical Director will be an active participant in clinical trials of novel therapies and biomarkers for mitochondrial diseases.

Applicants must have an M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree and demonstrated excellent qualifications in clinical care and education.  Experience in clinical or translational research is desirable. Applicants must be board-certified in Medical Genetics and/or Biochemical Genetics.

Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, statement of clinical and research interests, as well as names and addresses of three references to the online application.

Marni J. Falk, M.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Divisions of Human Genetics and Metabolic Disease at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, is Chair of the Search Committee. We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense.

The University of Pennsylvania and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are EOEs.

Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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