Assistant/Associate Professor

Pediatric Gastroenterology - Assistant/Associate Professor 
The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City is seeking Board Certified/Board Eligible Pediatric Gastroenterologists for two academic clinical positions at the assistant/associate professor level. A strong commitment to clinical practice and teaching is required. These positions offer the opportunity for professional growth through the development of clinical areas of interest and clinical research. The Division currently includes four Board Certified Pediatric Gas-troenterologists and a Pediatrician. Immediate plans for growth of the Division include expansion of clinical services, the development of a fellowship training program, and an increase in clinical research activity. 

The Division provides inpatient care at The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center located on the Health Sciences Center campus. The Health Sciences Center is the site of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and six other health-related Colleges. The Children's Hospital re-located to a completely renovated facility in 2007. This renovation included the construction of a Pediatric Gastroenterology Procedures Laboratory. The GI Laboratory, with dedicated nursing personnel, has state-of-the-art equipment to perform flexible endoscopy, capsule endoscopy, esophageal pH/impedance monitoring, and intravenous infusion of therapeutics. The GI Laboratory has ample space for expansion of services. The Children's Hospital is a 194-bed (including 70 NICU and 18 PICU beds) tertiary care facility providing care for children from across the state of Oklahoma. The Emergency Department receives 25,000 visits per year. 

The Department of Pediatrics is growing rapidly and consists of greater than 110 faculty members in 14 pediatric subspecialties. Administrative, nursing, and statistical support for clinical research are available within the Department. The Department is responsible for the education and training of 39 pediatric and 12 combined internal medicine-pediatric residents. The Department is on schedule to move into a newly constructed building in 2009. This 14-floor building is adjacent to The Children's Hospital and will house general and subspecialty pediatric outpatient clinics, faculty offices, and an education center. 

Interested candidates are invited to contact:

Thomas J. Sferra, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Search Committee Chair
940 N.E. 13th Street, Room 2B2307
Oklahoma City, OK 73104