Chief, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

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

This position has been filled.

Wake Forest School of Medicine/Brenner Children’s Hospital is seeking a Chief for its Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 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.

Position Overview

The Department of Pediatrics within Wake Forest School of Medicine/Brenner Children’s Hospital is seeking a dynamic leader as Chief, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at the Associate Professor or Professor level. The Division Chief of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics will have the unique opportunity to shape how pediatric care is delivered throughout the Wake Forest network. Wake Forest faculty pediatricians are strong advocates at local, state, and national levels, and work to encourage and foster those same beliefs and skills in their residents through the advocacy curriculum, initially designed by Dr. Jane Foy, a national leader in advocacy and mental health. Core responsibilities for the Chief include building, maintaining and continually improving upon the service line advancement strategy, education program and overall performance of the division. 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.

The Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics is supported by additional faculty and advanced practice providers, with opportunity to recruit more providers. 


  • An MD or equivalent degree with North Carolina state medical licensure or eligibility to obtain North Carolina medical license.
  • Board Certification in Pediatrics and Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics 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.
  • 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.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Advocate for organizational values and commitment to gender equity and diversity.
  • Proficiency in Spanish preferred.
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