Division Head of Ambulatory Pediatrics
University of Texas Austin Department of Pediatrics
United States


The Department of Pediatrics at the Dell Medical School (DMS) at The University of Texas at Austin, along with its clinical partner Dell Children’s Medical Center, a part of the Ascension Seton Healthcare Family, is seeking a mid-career academic ambulatory pediatrician with a strong record in education and record of building an ambulatory practice to provide executive and strategic leadership as the Head of the new Division of Ambulatory Pediatrics.  In partnership with clinical, educational and research leaders in the Department of Pediatrics and at Dell Children’s Medical Center, the Division Head will develop and foster a vision for the Division for the years to come, with a strong focus on providing leadership and direction to the Division’s resident and medical student education by establishing a continuity clinic that will be a staged development from our current clinic setting. This new Division will not only need a vision and a clinic home but also a name: Ambulatory Pediatrics, General Pediatrics or General Academic Pediatrics. The Division Head is charged with building statewide and national relationships for our Department and for our partners at Dell Children’s Medical Center. 

DMS, the first new medical school to be built at a tier one research university in nearly 50 years, welcomed its inaugural class in 2016.  The school is committed to redesigning academic medicine and revolutionizing how people get and stay healthy, by educating leaders, developing new models of care, advancing innovation from health products to health care delivery, and partnering closely with community and regional stakeholders to serve the community’s underserved population.

Del Children’s Medical Center (DCMC) is a 248-bed, Pediatric Level I Trauma Center; one of only five in all of Texas.  It is one of an elite group of children’s hospitals that offer the highest level of care available to children who have been victims of trauma.  The DCMC network encompasses the most pediatric specialists and specialty programs in our region.

Austin, the capital of Texas and 11th most populous city in the United States, is universally recognized as a vibrant, entrepreneurial, and socially conscious city.  Its live music scene, international festivals such as South by Southwest (SXSW), and outdoor amenities have made it among the fastest growing large cities in the nation.

Specific job responsibilities will include:

  • In partnership with the Chairman of Pediatrics, provide executive and strategic leadership to the Ambulatory program of the Department and the Medical Center, including active involvement on its steering committee to monitor fiscal and clinical performance
  • Collaborate with the Chairman of Pediatrics and the other Division Heads and Department leaders on the design, development, implementation and assessment of value-based clinical care models in general ambulatory pediatrics
  • Create, pursue financing for, and lead academic and research initiatives in ambulatory pediatrics, with a focus on clinical and translational research
  • Provide executive support to, and organizational advocacy for, the Associate Director of the Pediatric Residency Program, the Associate Chair for Academic Affairs and the Medical Student Clerkship Director to foster initiatives within our pediatric residency training program and pediatric rotation for medical students to create a world class training program
  • Foster medical education and research in all clinical programs, assuring engagement of all faculty in these efforts
  • Foster collaborative relationships with other community providers of pediatric ambulatory health services that allow a system-of-care in the community that embraces high-quality clinical care, education, and translational research
  • Foster collaborative relationships with other academic divisions of ambulatory pediatrics across the state of Texas to allow for robust research and clinical programs
  • Represent the Department in key clinical decision-making bodies within the Dell Medical School and its partners, as assigned by the Chair
  • Lead in the recruitment and retention of physicians and staff


  • MD/DO or equivalent Medical Degree from an accredited medical school
  • Current board certification in Pediatrics
  • Eligible for appointment to the DMS faculty as an Associate or full Professor
  • Eligible for appointment to the medical staff at Dell Children’s Medical Center
  • Strong record in education and service
  • Demonstrable experience in collaborative relationships with strong education partners, and especially in engaging those educators nationally
  • Demonstrable experience in collaborative problem-solving with academic colleagues in clinical and educational spheres

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