Academic Medicine, Children’s Hospital, Healthcare, Physician Leadership

Chief, Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

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

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is a nationally prominent academic medical center in Winston-Salem, NC, 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. Brenner Children’s Hospital is the focal point for pediatric healthcare in Wake Forest Baptist Health’s major academic health system. Brenner Children’s Hospital includes 144 inpatient beds, 12 PICU beds, 35 NICU beds, and admits 4,500 children annually. In addition, more than 50,000 pediatric subspecialty visits occur annually at outpatient clinics and over 36,000 children visit the Brenner Children’s emergency room, a level I Pediatric Trauma Center. Wake Forest School of Medicine is the medical education and research component of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, a fully-integrated academic medical center anchored by an 885-bed tertiary care hospital, community hospitals, affiliated partners and Brenner Children’s Hospital.  The Medical Center now has 100 buildings on 290 acres, including a 196-acre research farm and a downtown research center.

Position Overview

The Department of Pediatrics at Wake Forest School of Medicine/Brenner Children’s Hospital is seeking a dynamic leader as Chief for the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at the Associate Professor or Professor level.  Priorities for the Chief, Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine include developing and enhancing innovative patient care, education and research programs, and mentoring faculty toward those goals. The candidate must have experience in developing and growing clinical programs, excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, and academic stature as an established clinical investigator or educator.

General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine is a strong section composed of 17 faculty across all ranks and 2 APPs. Clinical care provided by the section includes the primary care clinic, which is a certified patient-centered medical home for an underserved population with more than 17,000 outpatient visits annually and is the primary teaching site for the residency program.  Our providers also staff two newborn nurseries, one in the community and one at the Children’s Hospital. Currently the section houses our child protection team and pediatric rheumatology. All faculty are active in clinical research, scholarship and/or educational activities, in addition to clinical duties.


  • An MD or equivalent degree with North Carolina state medical licensure or eligibility to obtain North Carolina medical license.
  • Board Certification in General Pediatrics and/or Adolescent Medicine 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.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills for both clinical and non-clinical audiences, in group settings or one-on-one.
  • Advocate for organizational values and commitment to gender equity and diversity.
  • Personal characteristics aligned with the Mission and Values of the Wake Forest Medical Center.
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