University of California, Davis — Child Abuse Pediatrics Faculty

UC Davis Children’s Hospital
School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
General Pediatrics 

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine is recruiting a full-time academic Child Abuse Pediatrician for the Division of General Pediatrics. This position is open at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor rank (commensurate with credentials) in the Health Science Clinical Series (a series focused primarily on excellence in clinical care and teaching) or Clinical X series (a hybrid research and clinical series). 

The candidate will be expected to provide clinical expertise in the evaluation of children and adolescents with concerns for abuse and/or neglect in a variety of clinical sites: 

  • Inpatient consultations in the UC Davis Children’s Hospital and the adjoining Shriners Hospital. 
  • UC Davis Children’s Hospital Emergency Department 
  • Outpatient Child Protection Clinic 
  • Foster Care Clinic at the nearby Sacramento County Health Center 
  • Medical Director of the Child and Adolescent Abuse Resource and Evaluation (CAARE) Center 

This candidate will be the Medical Director of the UC Davis CAARE Center, a program providing patient care, teaching, research, and prevention services for abused and neglected children. The candidate will join, and provide leadership for, an existing Child Protection Team within the Children’s Hospital consisting of a general pediatrician and a pediatric emergency medicine physician both with significant experience in the evaluation of suspected abuse and neglect. UC Davis Children’s Hospital is a busy regional Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center. Shriners Hospital is a busy center for the treatment of severe pediatric burn injuries. 

In addition, the candidate will participate in the teaching of medical students, residents and fellows, scholarly activities of the Department of Pediatrics, and serve on departmental committees. 

Candidates must have the following experience/qualifications: 

  • M.D. or D.O.
  • Board Certification in Pediatrics
  • Board Certification/eligibility in Child Abuse Pediatrics
  • Eligibility for a California Medical License 
  • Ability to foster collegiality and work collaboratively in a diverse environment

With more than 120 physicians in 33 pediatric subspecialties, the Children’s Hospital is a 121- bed hospital housed within the 619-bed University of California, Davis Medical Center. It is the only designated Children’s Hospital in the Sacramento region, and is known for offering comprehensive, compassionate, family-centered care. UC Davis Children’s Hospital is distinguished for its outstanding congenital heart program and its internationally recognized telemedicine programs. UC Davis Children’s Hospital has a 49-bed level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and a new 24-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit/Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. 

The UC Davis Children’s Hospital is based on the UC Davis Health campus in Sacramento, California and serves a population of over 1 million children in the Northern California, Central Valley and Western Nevada regions. Sacramento is an easily accessible, family-oriented city in close proximity to the San Francisco Bay area, Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the California coast, and Napa Valley. 

For the full position description and to apply, visit This position will remain open until filled through June 30, 2023. Qualified applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, Statement of Teaching, Statement of Research, Statement of Contributions to Diversity, and contact information for 3-5 professional references online. 

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) 

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco-free campus 

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: 

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