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Child Abuse Pediatrician Opportunity in Sioux Falls, SD


Sanford Children’s Hospital and University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine are seeking a BC/BE Child Abuse Pediatrician.

  • Full time position offers excellent opportunities for inpatient and outpatient clinical child abuse practice, teaching, prevention work, research, and community involvement in the multidisciplinary team.
  • Successful candidate would be centered at Child’s Voice, an NCA accredited hospital based CAC, which provides medical evaluation for over 1400 patients each year. Sanford Children's Hospital is the only free-standing children's hospital in the state of SD.
  • Candidates must be BC/BE in child abuse pediatrics, with outstanding clinical skills in child abuse assessment within a multidisciplinary setting.
  • Program currently consists of the pediatric medical director, BC CAP, a PA, a NP, 3 forensic interviewers, nurses, patient support staff and family advocates.
  • Clinical service will be the primary focus of this position, however candidates should also possess interest and experience in education and/or research.


Sanford Health, one of the largest health systems in the United States, is dedicated to the integrated delivery of health care, genomic medicine, senior care and services, global clinics, research and affordable insurance. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the organization includes 44 hospitals, 1,400 physicians and more than 200 Good Samaritan Society senior care locations in 26 states and nine countries.


  • 545-bed hospital
  • Large referral area
  • Research opportunities
  • Serving a city population of 250,000


Sioux Falls is one of the fastest growing areas in the Midwest. As the largest city in the state, it balances an excellent quality of life and strong economy with a safe, clean living environment. The cost of living is competitive and South Dakota has no state income tax. Sioux Falls offers amenities of a community twice its size such as fine dining, shopping, arts, sports and nightlife.


Mary Jo Burkman, FASPR
Sr. Director Physician Recruitment
(605) 328-6996
[email protected]

Posted 09.17.20

Child Abuse Pediatrician  - Omaha, NE

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, with the University of Nebraska College of Medicine (UNMC), is currently recruiting a BE/BC, fellowship-trained Child Abuse Pediatrician. This opportunity allows you to join a well-established Child Protection Team affiliated with one of the largest, nonprofit CAC’s in the country, Project Harmony. The Team assesses suspected victims of all forms of child maltreatment including physical and sexual abuse, neglect, drug exposure, medical child abuse, failure to thrive and significant social concerns. You will provide treatment and supportive resources, educate caregivers, encourage compliance with the medical plan in the home setting and coordinate with other providers. You would interpret medical records and testify in cases as to the medical condition and possible causes of the injury or condition. Our division has highly active follow-up outpatient clinics, including Children’s Foster Care Clinic which provides comprehensive evaluation and medical case management for children entering the foster care system. The team is supported by the hospital administration and is a complete complement of hospital specialists. You will hold a faculty appointment at the UNMC that will be commensurate with experience.

Children’s is the only full-service, pediatric health care center in Nebraska, providing expertise in more than 50 pediatric specialty services across a five-state region and beyond and is home to Nebraska’s only Level IV regional NICU and Level II Pediatric Trauma Center. Children’s is focused on extraordinary clinical care, education, basic science and translational research and advocacy and is embarking on transformational programmatic and physical growth. Opening in 2021, the new Hubbard Center will be home to an additional 100 patient beds, an expanded NICU, a dedicated Cardiac Care Unit, a new Cancer & Blood Disorders Unit, expanded surgical space, an expanded Radiology and ED and more. The Child Health Research Institute aims to assist investigators with start-up funding and infrastructure for clinical, basic science or translational research.

With a population of more than 925,000, Omaha offers all the amenities of a big city with the warmth of the Midwest. The area is rich in arts and cultural activities and is home to an outstanding educational system of public and private schools, universities and colleges. All of this, combined with a diverse economy with multiple Fortune 500 companies, makes for an extraordinary quality of life.

Contact Suzanne Haney, MD, [email protected], or Brenda Krull, Physician & Faculty Affairs, [email protected] for more information.

Posted 08.24.20

Child Abuse Pediatrician Position Available

The Division of Academic General Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) is seeking a full-time Child Abuse Pediatrician to join our Child Abuse Pediatrics Program. Our highly experienced team protects children and promotes healthy families through excellence in evaluation, treatment and prevention of child physical and sexual abuse and other forms of child trauma at the hospital based JE and ZB Butler Center for Children and Families and the Bronx Child Advocacy Center. The Bronx CAC is a National Children’s Alliance accredited co-located Child Advocacy Center located about 3 miles from the children’s hospital and 1 ½ miles from the Bronx courthouse complex.

Responsibilities include providing comprehensive medical evaluations and consultations for children and adolescents, teaching of residents and medical students and participation in quality/performance improvement initiatives. We are looking for candidates who are board certified/board eligible in Child Abuse Pediatrics, possess outstanding clinical skills, and have experience in medical education. The successful candidate will receive an academic appointment at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Academic rank will be commensurate with experience. We value diversity and encourage individuals from underrepresented, minority or disadvantaged backgrounds to apply. We are an equal opportunity employer.

At Montefiore, DOING MORE means building on a history of firsts to create the future of healthcare. For over 100 years, we’ve been pushing the boundaries of medicine with innovations such as the intravenous cardiac pacemaker and one of the nation’s first pediatric kidney transplants. And as we continue to move forward, we seek professionals who want to join our team of leaders and trailblazers to advance the health of our communities in Westchester, the Hudson Valley and the Bronx.

About the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM)
CHAM is a 142-bed nationally renowned academic children’s hospital providing inpatient, ambulatory, and emergency care for children and adolescents. CHAM is the pediatric hospital of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and is part of the Montefiore Health System spanning the Bronx and Westchester counties in New York.

About the Division of Academic General Pediatric
The Division of Academic General Pediatrics consists of attending physicians, nurse practitioners, PhD social scientists, psychologists and a psychiatrist. Our clinical practice sites are NCQA patient centered medical homes with integrated mental health services. Our practices are the primary teaching sites for residents in our pediatric residency program and include a federally qualified health center. Division faculty are actively engaged in medical education, quality improvement and research.

Interested individuals should submit electronically a curriculum vitae and letter of interest addressed to Division Chief, Suzette Oyeku MD, MPH ([email protected]) and Jamie Hoffman-Rosenfeld, MD ([email protected]) Medical Director, JE and ZB Butler Center for Children and Families.

Suzette Oyeku, MD, MPH
Chief, Division of Academic General Pediatrics Professor of Pediatrics
Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
3411 Wayne Avenue Rm 861, Bronx, NY 10467
Phone: 718-484-5135
Fax: 718-405-5260
Email: [email protected]

Posted 08.03.20

Child Abuse Pediatrician - Dayton Children's Hospital

Dayton Children’s Hospital, located in Dayton, Ohio, is recruiting for an additional child abuse pediatrician to join our expanding Division of Child Advocacy. Successful candidates must be board certified/board eligible in child abuse pediatrics and hold an unrestricted Ohio medical license. This is a full time, employed position offering a competitive salary and benefits package.

The physician will join an existing child abuse team of one full-time child abuse pediatrician, one physician working part-time in child abuse pediatrics, a nurse practitioner, two dedicated social workers, a nurse coordinator and an office coordinator. We also work in collaboration with two full-time forensic nurses and a team of PSANEs. Responsibilities include outpatient clinics on and off campus, inpatient consultation assessment, shared call coverage, education of medical students and residents, research/quality improvement activities, provision of expert testimony and collaboration with law enforcement, children’s services and other community agencies.

Dayton Children’s is a 176-bed, freestanding children’s hospital with more than 35 pediatric specialties. The hospital is a designated Level I pediatric trauma center. We serve a pediatric population of over 500,000 from a 20-county region of central and southwestern Ohio and eastern Indiana, and the Emergency Department evaluates over 80,000 children annually. A behavioral crisis unit is adjacent to the Emergency Department at the main campus. The hospital also has a 24-bed inpatient behavioral health unit.

Establishing a practice at Dayton Children’s provides the opportunity to work with colleagues and staff committed to providing quality, personalized care in a technologically advanced pediatric center with an outstanding community reputation. The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine department of pediatrics and its residency program are based at Dayton Children’s. All of our physicians hold faculty appointments at the Boonshoft School of Medicine.

Dayton is the sixth largest city in Ohio and is noted for its association with aviation most notably due to the Wright brothers’ invention of flight. The city is home to the National Museum of the United States Air Force, some of the best private and public schools in the state, a vibrant arts and entertainment community and a beautiful system of parks, trails and river corridors. For additional information, visit

For additional information, contact:

Cyndy Emerson, FASPR, PHR, SHRM-CP
Physician Recruitment Manager
Dayton Children’s Hospital
One Children’s Plaza
Dayton, Ohio 45404-1815
937.641.5307 (office); 937.641.6353 (fax)
[email protected]

Posted 07.30.20

Pediatrician to work as the Medical Director, Center for Child Protection for a Large Public Health & Hospital System in Silicon Valley

Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System (SCVHHS), a large public teaching healthcare system, affiliated with Stanford University School of Medicine, is seeking a BE/BC pediatrician to work as the Medical Director, Center for Child Protection (CCP).

The responsibilities of this position include clinical, administrative, and systems development roles. This individual will be viewed throughout Santa Clara County (SCC) as the physician leader in child advocacy of SCVHHS.  BE/BC in child abuse preferred.  Commensurate, current clinical experience in the practice of child abuse pediatrics is acceptable.

Skills required: awareness of the impact of trauma on children’s emotional and psychological well-being; knowledge of the relationship of various systems of care impacting children’s welfare; ability to collaborate with leaders and organizations to improve integration of services for vulnerable children.

Clinical Responsibilities
1. Center for Child Protection: forensic evaluations for child sexual abuse/child physical abuse; administrative supervision of CCP programs; clinical supervision of all written reports and culposcopic photographs obtained by Advanced Practice Providers. Clinical hours and call schedule to be determined.

2. SPARK Clinic: administrative/clinical supervision of SPARK, medical home for children in foster care in SCC.

3. Youth Clinic: participate in administration of transitional age youth clinic, serving teens and young adults who were previously in foster care or the juvenile justice system and other high risk youth.

Administrative Responsibilities
1. Support collaborative efforts to establish a Child Advocacy Center in SCC.

2. Chair Child Abuse Prevention Committee, internal to SCVMC’s cross-disciplinary team that evaluates quality of abuse evaluations across SCVHHS, and supports educational efforts.

3. Supervise maintenance of data base re: child physical/sexual abuse evaluations.

4. Provide ongoing education and develop educational materials for clinical staff regarding signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect.

5. Provide annual training for the pediatric and emergency departments regarding mandatory reporting requirements.

6. Collaborate with community partners to develop a centralized trauma-informed resource for children in foster care to monitor medication practices, school behavior interventions, and school disciplinary practices.

7. Represent SCVMC on county-wide organizations who advocate for children’s health and safety.

Compensation and Benefits
Competitive compensation, generous comprehensive benefits and paid malpractice. SCVMC is an Equal Opportunity employer. If you are interested, please submit your letter of intent and CV to Roya Rousta at [email protected].

For more details, please visit:

Posted 07.23.20

Pediatric Child Abuse Opportunity for a General Pediatrician at Prisma Health Children’s Hospital-Midlands

Prisma Health Medical Group-Midlands and the University of South Carolina, Department of Pediatrics, are seeking a third physician for our Pediatric Child Abuse division in Columbia, SC. The full-time position requires, in addition to the MD or DO degree, board certification or board eligibility in General Pediatrics. The position will include direct patient care, as well as responsibility for teaching. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications. The pediatrician will be provided training during the first year of employment.

The division of Pediatric Child Abuse has a thriving clinical program with two main outpatient practice locations and currently has a team of two nurse practitioners and two board-certified Child Abuse pediatricians. The division provides medical services to a 13-county region in the Midlands of South Carolina and is affiliated with a tertiary Children’s Hospital. South Carolina has a well-integrated statewide medical response system for child abuse.

The Department of Pediatrics has a record of academic achievement and provides education to medical students, physician assistant students, and pediatric residents via electives, lectures, and other clinical experience.  The department along with our freestanding Children’s Hospital presently provides 151,000 patient encounters annually with 7,500 admissions and over 32,000 pediatric emergency room visits. The department has 18 divisions, is actively growing with planned new programs and faculty hires throughout, and has been recognized as the best teaching department for 22 out of the last 24 years. While primarily teaching clinicians, some faculty are engaged in research with infrastructure support.

Interested candidates should forward a letter of intent and curriculum vitae to Terrence Townsend, Physician Recruiter, at [email protected], or by phone at 803-960-7146.

Posted 07.20.20

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago - Child Abuse Pediatrician

The Department of Pediatrics at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is pleased to announce that they are seeking a full-time child abuse pediatrician to join a well established and expanding hospital child abuse pediatrics team.  The position includes an academic appointment at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine at the rank of Assistant Professor.  The position offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

The successful candidate will possess outstanding clinical and teaching skills.  Candidates for the position should be board-eligible for subspecialty board certification or certified in child abuse pediatrics.  Salary is commensurate with rank and experience.  Start date is negotiable.  The position will remain open until filled.

The Protective Service Team includes three child abuse pediatricians, four child abuse pediatrics fellows, a research director, research coordinators/associates, administrative staff members, and a group of excellent social workers who provide on-site consultation 24/7.  The team evaluates approximately 800 children per year in the inpatient and outpatient settings.  In addition, the team physicians participate in a unique outpatient clinic, the Forensic Assessment for Immigration Relief (FAIR) Clinic.  The FAIR Clinic conducts medical and mental health evaluations of children seeking asylum in the United States.

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (Lurie Children's Hospital) is a free-standing children’s hospital located just off the magnificent mile and Lake Michigan, and adjacent to the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine campus. It has more than 1,100 pediatric specialists focusing on 70 specialties in multiple locations and routinely provides care to more young people than any other Chicago-area hospital or medical center.  The patient population represents a broad spectrum of socioeconomic status, ethnic background, and geographic distribution that ranges from the immediate Chicago area as well as a referral population throughout Illinois and several surrounding states.
Chicago is a world-class city that is home to hundreds of the most diverse and culturally rich neighborhoods in America.  The city has world-championship sports teams, renowned architecture, award-winning theater, numerous parks and beaches, over 7,000 restaurants, and much more.

Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter and CV to Norell Rosado, MD, at [email protected] or mail to Norell Rosado, MD, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, 225 E. Chicago Avenue, Box #16, Chicago, IL 60611.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Posted 07.08.20

Division Chief, Child Protection Programs, Indiana University School of Medicine

We are growing and thriving.

Indiana University School of Medicine is announcing the search for a Division Chief of Child Protection Programs within the Department of Pediatrics. This is an extraordinary opportunity for a visionary leader, who will continue to lead the division to national and international prominence as a clinical, educational and research center of excellence in child abuse pediatrics.

IU School of Medicine is the largest medical school in the country with more than 20,000 living alumni and 3,000 learners. The Department of Pediatrics at IUSM/Riley Hospital for Children is a 360-member faculty that is consistently within the top 10 pediatric departments in NIH funded research in the United States.

The Child Protection Program provides leadership to community and statewide organizations including child protection teams, county and state fatality review teams, and state/local task forces and advisory committees. Clinical services are offered through Child Protection Clinic, Center of Hope, Foster Care Bridge Clinic, Crisis Counseling Services, inpatient consultation and a statewide phone consultation service for DCS. The team includes 5 board certified CAPs, 3 PNPs, 4 SWs and numerous support staff.  The Child Protection Program has established a strong commitment to recruiting diverse learners and faculty.

The Division Chief will be responsible for:

  • Advancing the clinical, educational, and research efforts and capabilities of the Division of Child Protection Programs, the Department of Pediatrics, and the IU School of Medicine.
  • Promoting the academic careers of faculty and fellows.
  • Directing the continued delivery of state-of-the-art child abuse pediatrics consultation and care to the children and youth of Indiana and the Midwest region.
  • Championing an innovative, team-based approach to clinical care and consultation through development of systems and value-based care.
  • Providing leadership to support ongoing collaboration and growth of Child Protection Programs
  • Strengthening and supporting the Child Abuse Pediatrics fellowship.
  • Pioneering new research in the field through their own efforts or alternatively faculty in the Division. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • MD, DO or MD-PhD degrees; eligible for licensure in Indiana
  • Board Certified in child abuse pediatrics or similar experience and qualifications
  • A minimum of 4-7 years’ experience in clinical, educational, or research excellence in child abuse pediatrics
  • Progressive leadership experience in academic medicine
  • Expertise of the successful candidate may be basic, clinical, translational or implementation science research
  • Academic credentials appropriate for an appointment for Associate Professor or Professor on the clinical-educator or tenure track

To learn more about this leadership opportunity or to apply, visit:

Posted 06.25.20

Child Abuse Pediatrician/Physician - Eugene, Oregon

Kids FIRST, a well-established Child Advocacy Center in beautiful Eugene, OR seeks a dedicated physician, passionate about serving child victims of maltreatment, while engaging with a multi-disciplinary team of professionals tasked with keeping children safe. This position includes collaboration with child welfare, law enforcement and the criminal justice system.

This position is mainly outpatient with the likely addition of hospital consultations at one local facility.  The current medical director is planning on retiring so there is room for advancement.

We are looking for a board-certified/eligible Child Abuse Pediatrician or other physician with current expertise in child abuse medicine however for the right candidate, we will consider providing the necessary training in child abuse.  Physician (MD/DO) must be licensed to practice medicine and prescribe medications in the State Of Oregon. Kids FIRST requires all staff and volunteers to pass a complete criminal history and child welfare background check.

Ability to communicate effectively with clients and team members from diverse backgrounds. Facilitation skills to enable one to act as a consultant regarding child abuse issues. Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with community agencies, the public and clients.
A cover letter should accompany the curriculum vitae explaining the applicant’s interest in the position, please email to [email protected].  A maximum of three letters of recommendation may be submitted.

Kids FIRST is an equal opportunity employer committed to respectful, quality care to children and their non-offending family members from diverse racial, ethnic, religious, and non-traditional family forms. Under the provisions of the Immigration and Reform Act of 1986, the candidate will be required to provide evidence of identity and eligibility for employment.

Posted 05.13.20

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) Seeks a BC/BE Child Protection Pediatrician

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) seeks a BC/BE child protection pediatrician to join a growing, full service child protection program that is part of Lehigh Valley Health Network’s Reilly Children’s Hospital.  A team of multi-disciplinary professionals currently works together through the Lehigh County Child Advocacy Center (CAC) to provide clinical and other supportive services to children and families.

The Department of Pediatrics at LVHN Children’s Hospital includes physicians in 30+ specialties, a large general pediatric group, and dedicated hospitalist & intensivists.

  • The Children’s Hospital has a 30-bed inpatient unit, a 40-bed Level IV NICU, 8-bed Level II PICU, Level II pediatric trauma center and 12-bed pediatric ER
  • Our award winning health network is financially strong and committed to growing our pediatric specialty services
  • LVHN currently trains 223 residents in 20+ residency and fellowship programs, including pediatrics
  • Physicians are eligible for faculty appointment at the University of South Florida, our academic partner

Benefits & Perks

  • Attractive Work Schedule
  • Highly Competitive compensation with a superb benefits package
  • Low-cost health insurance for employees and their families
  • Generous CME allowance and time
  • Top-tier retirement programs
  • Malpractice Insurance with Tail Coverage
  • Relocation Assistance

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is located in the Lehigh Valley in Eastern Pennsylvania, 60 minutes from Philadelphia and 90 minutes from New York City.  The Lehigh Valley is home to over 820,000 people, making it Pennsylvania’s third most populated metropolitan area and the fastest growing region of the state, due in part to its favorable business climate and attractive cost of living in comparison to surrounding areas.

Interested candidates please email your CV to Dr. Debra Esernio-Jenssen, c/o [email protected] or call 484-862-3241 for more information.

Posted 05.06.20

Child Abuse Pediatrician Position in Maine

The Spurwink Center for Safe and Healthy Families is looking to add a full time BC/BE Child Abuse Pediatrician to our well-established multidisciplinary team. This position entails evaluations in our outpatient clinic as well as inpatient consultations at the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital in Portland, ME.

The Team and Our Services
The Center serves children throughout Maine as the only child abuse program in the state and currently consists of one full time child abuse pediatrician, Dr. Amanda Brownell, one part time child abuse pediatrician, Dr. Lawrence Ricci, two experienced NPs, forensic interviewers, doctoral level psychologists, and behavioral health services including TF-CBT. Annually the Center evaluates approximately 1200 children.

The Center provides both inpatient and outpatient evaluations for physical and sexual abuse as well as a multidisciplinary failure to thrive clinic. Our Center is one of only three in the state to provide comprehensive evaluations of children newly entering foster care. Our Center houses the Cumberland County Child Advocacy Center and provides medical evaluations for children seen at all of Maine’s CAC.

Advocacy and Academic Opportunities
The Center is closely affiliated with The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, an affiliate of Tufts University School of Medicine and the only children’s hospital in Maine. The Center provides education for physicians, residents, medical students, child welfare workers, mental health and law enforcement professionals. The Center currently provides 24/7 statewide child abuse medical consultation.

This position offers a unique opportunity to develop services for the children of Maine and to have a real impact on policy and practice throughout the state. Academic appointment through Tufts University School of medicine commensurate with training and experience is available.

About Spurwink
Spurwink has a nearly 60-year history of providing behavioral health and community services to youth, adults and families of Maine. Spurwink is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization which would allow eligible physicians to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.

About Maine and the Greater Portland Area (The way life should be)
Portland offers all the cultural and entertainment amenities of any metropolitan area but on a more livable scale. Portland is the largest city in the state, but with all the charm of a classic seacoast town. Portland has seen increasing diversity with communities of new Mainers from Eastern Europe, Africa and Southeast Asia. Portland boasts a vibrant arts district, a booming and nationally recognized culinary (and brewing) scene, and a traditional working waterfront amongst a spectacular natural setting. The cost of living is affordable and an excellent area to settle.

Those interested are requested to send a letter of interest along with their curriculum vitae to:

Amanda Brownell, MD, FAAP
Medical Director Spurwink Center for Safe and Healthy Families
778 Main St. Suite 8
South Portland, Maine 04106
[email protected]

Posted 04.30.20

Child Abuse Pediatrician Needed


St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children is seeking a BC/BE Child Abuse Pediatrician to join the hospital’s Child Protection Program.

The Child Protection Program was established in 2004 to provide comprehensive medical evaluation to victims of child maltreatment in the greater Philadelphia area. Current staff members include one board certified child abuse pediatrician, a dedicated social worker, nurse, and support staff.  The prospective candidates should have a vested interest in program development and education. Each year, this program provides hundreds of medical evaluations for suspected cases of physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect. These multidisciplinary evaluations occur in the inpatient setting, outpatient clinics, as well as the city’s regional Child Advocacy Center. Our team works closely with local investigators to ensure timely communication of the medical findings with each case. The program is committed towards educating trainees as well as medical students, residents and fellows in the region. The pediatrician joining staff will receive appointment at Drexel University College of Medicine, the hospital’s academic affiliate.

The Child Protection Program was recently awarded grant funding to expand the physical, mental, and behavioral health services provided to our patients while collaborating on city-wide efforts to prevent child maltreatment and reduce child trauma. St. Christopher’s Hospital offers excellent benefits, and opportunities for collaborations and interaction with Tower Health and its affiliate hospitals.

About St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, a partnership between Tower Health and Drexel University, is a 188-bed, non-profit facility that provides exceptional care to children throughout the Greater Philadelphia area and surrounding counties.

With more than 220 pediatric experts on staff, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children combines top-notch pediatric care with a wide array of pediatric specialties, including Cardiology, Ear, Nose and Throat, Gastroenterology, Oncology, and Orthopedics. It houses the only Verified Pediatric Only Burn Center between New York City and Baltimore and is one of only three Level I Pediatric Trauma Centers in Pennsylvania. St. Christopher’s is a Magnet® designated hospital and was recognized as a Women’s Choice Award Best Children’s Hospital.

In addition to its main location in Philadelphia, the hospital has a growing network of primary and specialty care locations throughout the Philadelphia suburbs and New Jersey.


  • Doctor of Medicine/ Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree
  • BE/BC Child Abuse Pediatrician
  • Hold or be eligible for an unrestricted and unchallenged license to practice medicine in the state of Pennsylvania


Norrell K. Atkinson, MD, FAAP, Child Abuse Pediatrician
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, 215-427-3806 (office)
[email protected]

Posted 03.20.20

Pediatrician Child Protection Team, Advocate Children's Hospital, Chicago Suburbs - Park Ridge & Oak Lawn

Advocate Children’s Hospital (ACH) and Advocate Medical Group (AMG) are seeking a full time BC/BE Child Abuse Pediatrician to join our growing team. ACH is the largest network provider of pediatric services in Illinois and among the top 10 in the nation. ACH has two Chicagoland campuses– Oak Lawn in the southwest and Park Ridge in the northwest, and additional services accessible throughout the state. With 259 beds, ACH serves as a major referral center for infants and children. Through a special, holistic approach, ACH combines some of the country’s most respected medical talent with exceptional and compassionate care. We serve more children in the state than any other pediatric provider.

About this role:

  • The Child Protection Team consists of a full-time Board-Certified Child Abuse Pediatrician, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, SANE coordinator, Pediatric Hospitalist and dedicated LCSW. Additional pediatric social workers and child life specialists work closely with the team.
  • Provide Inpatient & outpatient consultations within a collaborative multi-specialty pediatric center.
  • Partner with several area child advocacy center sites and associated community partners
  • Educate medical residents and community partners
  • Enjoy opportunities for prevention
  • Provide phone support during some evenings and weekends

Our ideal candidate is a BC/BE Child Abuse Pediatrician interested in working collaboratively with the existing Child Protection Team as we expand our services to the community.

Consider joining our team committed to providing evidence based, compassionate care. 

Please send detailed cover letter and CV to: [email protected].

Visit our website at

About Park Ridge, Illinois
Park Ridge is a picturesque suburb located 14 miles northwest of downtown Chicago.  It is convenient to O'Hare Airport, major expressways, CTA and Metra trains allowing for an easy commute into the city while enjoying peaceful suburban living.  Park Ridge is a prime residential community that retains its distinctive, small-town charm where “community” is a big part of this suburban town. Throughout the city, quiet tree-lined streets, pleasing architecture, excellent schools, centrally located library and ample parks help make Park Ridge one of the most desirable family communities in the Chicago area.

About Advocate Aurora Health
Together, we make healthy happen.

As the 10th largest not-for-profit, integrated health system in the nation, Advocate Aurora Health’s combined strength and stability drives us forward. Our integrated delivery model allows our clinicians to offer state-of-the-art, top tier quality care throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern and central Illinois.

Our supportive staff and leadership are committed to an autonomous practice environment and continuously strive to be on the forefront of managing the changing healthcare landscape, advances in technology and innovative approaches to providing impeccable outcomes for our patients.

Whether you’re looking to practice in the heart of a dynamic city such as Chicago or Milwaukee, a multi-specialty clinic in the suburbs, or a charming small town, Advocate Aurora Health has an opportunity for you.

Posted 03.16.20