Endowed Professor and Division Chief, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

  • Children’s National Health System
  • , DC

This position has been filled.

Grant Cooper is seeking candidates to serve as an Endowed Professor and Chief of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at Children's National Health System.

Children’s National Health System has been serving the nation’s children since 1870. With a community-based pediatric network, seven regional outpatient centers, an ambulatory surgery center, two emergency rooms, an acute care hospital, and collaborations throughout the region, Children’s National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as an advocate for all children. As the only health system designed for kids in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area, Children’s National believes every child should be cared for by professionals who have devoted their career to children’s medicine. Its internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals treats more than 219,000 unique patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation, and the world.

The Division of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at Children’s National offers assessment, diagnosis, and care for children and teens with behavioral, emotional, and developmental disorders. Every year, its specialists help thousands of children and teens through day treatment programs, outpatient assistance, inpatient care, and our emergency psychiatric services. The Children’s National Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine team include specialists nationally recognized for expertise in the care of children with emotional and behavioral disorders. They are educators and leaders in research, working to advance the understanding and treatment of complex disorders. Working closely with colleagues in Psychology and Behavioral Health, the outpatient service evaluates approximately 1,000 patients annually, with more than 5,000 visits each year. The inpatient unit includes a 12-bed child unit and a 14-bed adolescent unit.

Position Overview

Children’s National Health System is seeking an Endowed Professor and Division Chief for Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine to build on the rich tradition of world-class psychiatric care at Children’s National and develop innovative care and research models to meet the challenges ahead.

The primary clinical facilities of the Division of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine are housed in the newly renovated, state of the art Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Inpatient Units and the recently renovated, on-site outpatient clinic. The Division operates outpatient programs in Washington, DC, Montgomery County, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. The Division has embedded outpatient services in Children’s National primary care clinics. It has an ACGME-approved Child Psychiatry fellowship and 14 faculty members. The Chief will be academically appointed at The George Washington University.

The Endowed Professor and Division Chief provides administrative and clinical leadership for Division Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine and has primary responsibility for division’s overall operations. The Endowed Professor and Division Chief is responsible for the care of patients in the hospital and clinics, as well as research, educational and advocacy initiatives as determined by the Center leadership.


  • MD or MD/Ph.D.
  • Board Certification through ABPN.
  • Associate of Full Professor.
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