Division Chief, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Laboratory Medical Director
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Type: Full Time
Health Care System
Internal Number: 29922
Phoenix Children’s has initiated a national search for a dynamic leader to serve as the next Division Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. This role will also serve as the inaugural Megan Dishop Endowed Chair of Pathology and the Laboratory Medical Director for the Phoenix Children’s Enterprise. This is an extraordinary opportunity for a physician leader to join a growing healthcare system and lead a talented and diverse division of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
Forty years ago, Phoenix Children’s opened within Good Samaritan Hospital as a “hospital within a hospital,” and 20 years ago, we embarked on building Arizona’s first and only freestanding pediatric hospital. Guided by our mission to advance hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and their families, we are focused on meeting the healthcare needs of Arizona’s growing pediatric population.
For the last two decades, we have created nationally recognized programs and centers of excellence, earned a host of clinical accreditations and accolades, recruited top physicians and executives from across the country and around the world, expanded our residency and fellowship programs to train the next generation of doctors, and built a large and integrated medical group to ensure coordinated and consistent care delivery.
Our physical footprint is expanding as well. It is all to ensure Arizona families have access to high-quality healthcare – right in their own communities. With a comprehensive children’s hospital, two additional hospital locations opening in 2024, and more than 40 health care centers and clinics, we deliver exceptional care for communities throughout the Southwest. We are made up of more than 1,400 primary care and sub-specialty practitioners who address health challenges from the everyday to the most complex and from the earliest years onward. Alongside our colleagues, collaborators, and communities, we are elevating pediatric care, education, and innovation, so we can all grow healthier together.
Phoenix Children’s Medical Group Phoenix Children’s Medical Group (PCMG) has grown to include more than 750 employed and contract physicians, as well as advanced practice providers. PCMG offers care in more than seventy-five pediatric specialties across 34 clinical divisions at more than 40 sites of service in the state of Arizona. It is home to Phoenix Children’s eight centers of excellence
• Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s • Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders • Center for Cleft and Craniofacial Care • Center for Fetal and Neonatal Care • Center for Heart Care • Herbert J. Louis Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine • Center for Spine Care • Center for Trauma Care
As Phoenix Children’s prepares to open two additional hospitals in the next year, PCMG is taking steps to ensure consistent, quality care at all points of inpatient and outpatient care throughout our system. One example has been bringing several divisions in-house to PCMG, including infectious diseases and anesthesia. Building an integrated and aligned medical group for all areas of operation at Phoenix Children’s is part of our health system’s overall strategic plan amid our continued growth. Ensuring each patient family receives consistently high-quality, safe care – preferably, closer to home – is paramount to us.
Recruiting and retaining world-class division chiefs to lead our specialty areas is a key factor in making this possible. We are committed to making Phoenix Children’s a best place to work for all clinicians, including those involved with patient care, clinical instruction, and research. No matter the challenge, from tracking patient data to treating rare disorders, our team expertly adapts our practices to provide new and better solutions. With our skilled network and wide reach, we are equipped to develop the breakthrough tools, technologies and treatments needed to meet every family’s health needs. Together, we are expanding what is possible for pediatric care, education, and innovation.
Position Description The Division Chief must be board certified in anatomic and/or clinical pathology. In addition, board certification in pediatric pathology or considerable pediatric experience is required. The Division Chief will lead a division of 16 including 5 clinical, board-certified PhD’s and 11 board certified pathologists. The Division accessions approximately 30,000 surgical specimens, 1700 cytology, 2600 bone marrow specimens and 26 autopsies, per year. In addition, the division oversees over 16,000 transfusions each year and provides medical leadership over a robust therapeutic apheresis service. The position entails oversight of the Hospital’s clinical laboratories which performs over 1.7 million tests annually.
The next Division Chief and Laboratory Medical Director will be an accomplished pediatric pathologist with excellent administrative, diagnostic, teaching, and research skills who will assume a leadership position within this rapidly growing institution. The chosen candidate will participate in innovative diagnostic test development with an emphasis on the specialized testing needed for our expanding hospital services. Active involvement in resident, fellow and medical student teaching through affiliated programs with University of Arizona is expected.
We respectfully request your assistance in communicating this leadership opportunity to your colleagues and by your nomination of highly qualified individuals. Thank you in advance for taking the time to consider your accomplished, qualified colleagues and for forwarding your nominations to the contacts below.
Jared T. Muenzer, MD Chief Physician Executive Phoenix Children’s Hospital p (602) 933-5465 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott Foster Director, Executive & Provider Recruitment Phoenix Children’s Hospital p (602) 933-7127 email@example.com
Phoenix Children’s is one of the Nation’s largest pediatric health systems. It comprises Phoenix Children’s Hospital–Main Campus, Phoenix Children’s Hospital–East Valley at Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, four pediatric specialty and urgent care centers, 11 community pediatric practices, 20 outpatient clinics, two ambulatory surgery centers and six community-service-related outpatient clinics throughout the state of Arizona. The system has provided world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families for more than 35 years. Phoenix Children’s Care Network includes more than 850 pediatric primary care providers and specialists who deliver care across more than 75 subspecialties. Phoenix Children's provides world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families in Arizona and throughout the Southwest. As one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country, we provide care across more than 75 pediatric specialties. Every day our clinical, professional and support staff work collaboratively to deliver on our mission to provide hope, healing and the best health care for children and their fam...ilies. They embrace the challenges of providing compassionate, high-quality, family-centered care to the most complex patients in the region.