Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Penn State College of Medicine
Hershey, Pennsylvania
Mar 15, 2021
Apr 14, 2021

Preparing for a Career Break

Hershey, PA - Penn State College of Medicine (PSCOM) and Penn State Health (PSH) seek a collaborative and dynamic physician executive to serve as the next Chair, Department of Pediatrics and Pediatrician-in-Chief, Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital (PSHCH). This is an extraordinary opportunity for an experienced and progressive pediatric leader to expand integrated clinical programs, advance the academic mission and elevate research at one of the nation's leading academic medical centers and Children's Hospitals in the country.

PSHCH is the only children’s hospital in central Pennsylvania and the region’s only pediatric intensive care unit, level IV neonatal intensive care unit and pediatric trauma center. The Children's Hospital is a leader in several specialties including neonatal care, pediatric oncology, pediatric cardiology, pediatric surgery and pediatric trauma. The hospital ranks among the nation’s best in pediatric specialties by U.S. News and World Report (USNWR).

As the leader of the Department, the Chair must possess a vision and guide the faculty through the advancement of clinical programs, education, and scholarly activity. As Pediatrician-in-Chief PSHCH, the Chair will be dedicated to the delivery of the highest quality patient care driven by patient safety requirements, care standardization and clinical outcomes monitoring. They will support the transformation of care delivery and commitment to advancing a culture of excellence in pediatric care. The Chair may also have the opportunity to guide the development of children's services across the health system as initiatives promoting comprehensive children’s care throughout PSH and its entities evolve.

The Chair/Pediatrician-in-Chief will have the demonstrated ability to effectively inspire, manage and mentor others, a reputation as an outstanding clinician, and experience working in a patient-centered pediatric environment. This leader will have a record of research, a commitment to training the next generation of pediatricians and a passion for academic medicine. Candidates must hold a medical doctorate degree, board certification in Pediatrics and possess qualifications for appointment to Professor at PSCOM.

For confidential nominations, and expressions of interest, please contact Linda Komnick and Kimberly Smith through the office of Vineeth Gossain, preferably via email at

Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Health values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

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