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Pediatric Institute: Emory + Children's Cystic Fibrosis Care Center Director

Requisition #:  18603     
Name of Location:   Egleston
Work Schedule:  [[filter6]]
Employment Type:  Full-Time
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Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University School of Medicine are actively recruiting a director for the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Care Center to serve as the Hertz Professor of CF Care, with a commitment to our clinical, teaching and research missions.  The director will collaborate with leading scientists at Emory and Children’s, including Joanna Goldberg, PhD; Nael McCarty, PhD; and Eric Sorscher, MD; as well as Georgia Institute of Technology’s Marvin Whiteley, PhD, who recently joined the faculty. The director will oversee all aspects of the CF Care Center and guide three clinical care programs in both adult and pediatrics to accelerate improvement in health outcomes.  In addition, the director will enhance the education of medical students and pediatric residents in CF care, have an active role in training pulmonary fellows, provide ongoing education to the interdisciplinary CF staff on care and quality improvement, and mentor physicians in training in CF research. The director will be expected to continue their own CF research program, while also providing valuable collaboration and consultation to the research team of the Center for CF and Airways Disease Research.  Children’s is the largest pediatric healthcare System in Georgia and one of the largest in the country, treating more than 1
million patients annually. To better serve the community and provide cutting-edge healthcare, Children’s formed an integral partnership with Emory, a leading private institution committed to academic excellence. In fiscal year 2016, Emory generated $574 million in research funding. With the mission of creating, preserving, teaching and applying knowledge in the service of humanity, Emory fosters an enriching culture through crosssector collaborations.

In addition to being named by U.S. News & World Report and Parents magazine as a top pediatric hospital, Children’s has been listed as one of Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work” and among Working Mother magazine’s “100 Best Companies” for the past 12 years.

Atlanta is a diverse, dynamic metropolitan area that offers an excellent quality of life, plentiful and varied entertainment, and easy access to a wide range of recreational activities in the north Georgia mountains and elsewhere.


  • Graduate of an accredited, four-year medical school.
  • Graduate of an accredited, post-graduate residency program in Pediatrics.
  • Completion of fellowship program in Pediatric Pulmonology.
  • Training/experience in quality improvement.
  • Meets eligibility requirements for credentialing as part of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Professional Staff.


  • Board certified in Pulmonary Medicine and licensed to practice medicine in the state of Georgia.
  • Current DEA registration.
  • BLS certification is required.
  • PALS or NRP certification.



  • Inpatient – Provide pulmonary inpatient services at Egleston hospital which includes management of infants and children with a variety of respiratory disorders; providing consultation on pulmonary disorders; bedside teaching of medical students, residents, and fellows; performing bronchoscopies; and interpreting pulmonary function testing. The amount of inpatient duty would be 8 weeks per year.
  • Clinic - Conduct Pulmonary and Cystic Fibrosis clinics plus oversee fellows’ Pulmonary or Cystic Fibrosis clinics. This equates to 6 half-day clinics per months.  These are done when not assigned to inpatient service.

CF Program Development, Administration, and Quality Improvement

Serve as Director of the Emory + Children’s CF Care Center. Key administrative tasks for this position would be:

  • Develop creative, collaborative care programs and communication network for the three CF clinical care programs, that is the Adult CF Program at Emory, the Pediatric CF Program at Emory + Children’s, and the Children’s Affiliate Pediatric CF Program at Scottish Rite.  
  • Collaborating with the outstanding Quality Improvement Department at Children’s and the leadership of the three clinical programs, develop quality improvement initiatives that raise health outcomes in the entire Center to reach top ten status. 
  • Specific steps to be undertaken could include the following:
    • Identification of populations at risk for poor outcomes and development of novel care delivery options to address them.
    • Development of collaborative care programs to be shared among the three CF programs.
    • Development of a CME accredited CF@LANTA Case conference to be held at least quarterly as one of the platforms for collaboration and communication between the three centers.
  • Enhance patient and family education across the three care programs to allow a unified education program and direct demonstration to families of our joint program.
  • Lead the Emory + Children’s Pediatric CF interdisciplinary team.
  • Partner with the Chief of PACS Division and Directors of CF@LANTA to enhance the CF Center of Excellence.  
  • Be an active partner with the GA Chapter of the CF Foundation.


  • Lead clinical trials being conducted through the TDN, and/or investigator-initiated clinical research projects, in collaboration with the rest of the TDN team.
  • Collaborate and foster new translational research with PhD faculty in the CF-AIR Center. 
  • Develop a health outcomes research program that is funded by extramural sources. 
  • Assist in the recruitment of a Director for CF Clinical Research, and in the recruitment of other basic/translational and/or clinical researchers.


  • Provide instruction of medical students, residents, fellows, and area physicians on childhood pulmonary disorders.
  • Provide the structure for ongoing education to the CF care team on all aspects of CF clinical care.
  • Serve as a physician scientist role model and mentor for pulmonary fellows and junior faculty, and be an active participant in all the research seminars held in PACS and CF-AIR.


Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.


Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.


Definite potential for exposure to blood and body fluids



Location Address:  1405 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30322
Function:  Physician/PhD - Physician/PhD



Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent dedicated to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 27 neighborhood locations and a total of 622 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been ranked on Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for twelve consecutive years and named one of the “100 Best Companies” by Working Mother magazine. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values. We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of being Dedicated to All Better and impact the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients and their families each year.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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