Division Chief, Pediatric Rheumatology

  • University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • , MS

This position has been filled.

The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) located in Jackson Mississippi is searching for a new Pediatric Rheumatology Division ChiefThe University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), located in Jackson, is the state’s only academic health science center with many professionals. With more than 9,600 full- and part-time employees, including more than 630 physicians, UMMC is one of the largest employers in Mississippi. The 905-bed University Hospitals and Health System is the teaching center for all UMMC educational programs and a diagnostic and treatment referral center providing access for the entire state. UMMC is home to the state’s only Level I trauma center, Level IV NICU, children’s hospital, and organ transplant program.

Children’s of Mississippi’s Batson Children’s Hospital is the only medical facility in the state devoted exclusively to the care and treatment of sick and injured children and adolescents. The hospital averages 9,000 admissions a year and nearly 80,000 children are treated in its clinics and emergency room annually. The hospital provides care in more than 30 specialty areas, including newborn medicine, pediatric cardiology, neurology, and surgery. It houses the state’s only pediatric intensive care unit and emergency department along with Mississippi’s only pediatric treatment programs for cancer, cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, congenital heart defects and more.

Position Overview

UMMC is seeking a Division Chief of Pediatric Rheumatology to lead the clinical, research, and educational missions of the division. The Division Chief of Pediatric Rheumatology will balance a commitment to the education, patient care, and research missions of the division. This role will expand the national visibility and prestige of the Division of Pediatric Rheumatology.


  • MD or DO degree from an accredited institution with board certification rheumatology with an emphasis in pediatrics preferred.
  • Record of leadership, administrative experience, and scholarly activity in the academic setting.
  • Ability to mentor rising clinicians with a commitment to clinical education.
  • Prior academic experience must be at a level sufficient to qualify for the rank Associate Professor or Professor at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine.
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