Academic Medicine, Healthcare, Physician Leadership

Chief, Section of Pediatric Endocrinology

  • Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
  • Winston-Salem, NC

Position Overview

The Department of Pediatrics within Wake Forest School of Medicine/Brenner Children’s Hospital is seeking a dynamic leader as Chief, Section of Pediatric Endocrinology at the Associate Professor or Professor level.

We seek candidates with leadership skills and excellence in clinical care, education, quality improvement, advocacy and research. Candidates must be board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology and have, or be eligible for, a North Carolina medical license. The candidate is expected to participate in clinical care, education of trainees, research activities and administrative responsibilities, including mentorship and career development of junior and mid-level faculty.

Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is a nationally prominent academic medical center in Winston-Salem, with an integrated healthcare network that incorporates hospitals, clinics, physician practices, diagnostic centers and other primary and specialty care facilities serving the residents of 24 counties in northwest North Carolina and southwest Virginia. Our recent integration with Atrium Health expands this footprint even further. The Section Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology will have the unique opportunity to shape how pediatric endocrine care is delivered throughout this expanded network, partnering with the division leader in Charlotte to develop a broader program and build research programs.

Atrium Health is a not-for-profit healthcare system headquartered in Charlotte. With 4 children’s hospitals in North Carolina and Georgia, the combined entity is working on integration plans that will position the enterprise to be among the top 5 largest children’s health networks in the country. Wake Forest Pediatrics will be the academic hub, and therefore seeking a leader who can not only broaden our clinical reach but enhance research and scholarship in Pediatric Endocrinology.


  • An MD or equivalent degree with North Carolina state medical licensure or eligibility to obtain North Carolina medical license.
  • Board Certification in Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology through the American Board of Pediatrics.
  • Established clinician educator or investigator with demonstrated academic productivity and scholarship sufficient to qualify for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor.
  • Progressive physician leadership experience in an academic health system.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to advance and develop a superior clinical service.
  • Demonstrated vision and creativity in developing and delivering visionary health care programs to meet the needs of challenging populations with effective outcomes.
  • Innovative while managing risk.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills for both clinical and non-clinical audiences, in group settings or one-on-one.
  • Expertise in establishing physician relationships combined with the ability to manage an interdisciplinary team while appreciating and fostering collegial and peer participation from all disciplines.
  • Advocate for organizational values and commitment to gender equity and diversity.
  • Proficiency in Spanish preferred.
  • Personal characteristics aligned with the Mission and Values of the Atrium Health Wake Forest Medical Center.
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