Phoenix Children’s has initiated a national search for a dynamic innovative leader to serve as the next Physician-in-Chief. This is an extraordinary opportunity for a physician leader to join a growing healthcare system and help Phoenix Children’s continue to grow clinical care, research and education across the region.
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 past two decades, we’ve 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’s all to ensure Arizona families have access to high-quality healthcare – right in their own communities. With a comprehensive and growing children’s hospital, two new hospital locations opening in 2024 and more than 40 healthcare centers and clinics, we deliver exceptional care for communities throughout the region. 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’re elevating pediatric care, education and innovation, so we can all grow healthier together. Phoenix Children’s will become one of the five largest pediatric health systems in the United States over the next several years.
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 75 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, including:
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 adapts our practices to provide new and better solutions. With our skilled network and wide reach, we’re equipped to develop the breakthrough tools, technologies and treatments needed to meet every family’s health needs. Together, we’re expanding what’s possible for pediatric care, education and innovation.
Reporting to the Chief Physician Executive, the next Physician-in-Chief will lead four clinical centers (17 Clinical Divisions) with a focus on delivering world class clinical care across the Southwest. This role will partner with Daniel Ostlie, MD, Surgeon-in-Chief, and Stewart Goldman, MD, Chair, Department of Child Health (University of Arizona) and Senior Vice President of Research, to drive the strategic vision and clinical care of Phoenix Children’s Medical Group. Reporting to this position are the Division Chiefs and Medical Directors of Genetics, Infectious Diseases, Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, Nephrology, Rheumatology, Allergy, Pulmonology, Palliative Medicine, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, General Pediatrics, Child Protection, Psychiatry, Psychology, Emergency Medicine, Pathology, and Radiology. Applicants must have an MD or MD/PhD degree and be board-certified in a pediatrics subspecialty and a robust history of accomplishments in mentorship, leadership and scholarship. The successful candidate must possess effective interpersonal, collaborative and communication skills. Given the extraordinary growth of our system, the candidate must also embrace and demonstrate a competence for leading change. It is expected that the candidate will be eligible for academic appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor level of our affiliated medical schools.
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 individuals below.
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.