Clinical Investigator

Pediatric Gastroenterology - Clinical Investigator 
The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition in the Department of Pediatrics at the Uni-versity of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City invites applications for a clinical investigator position at the Assistant, Associate, or full Professor level. The candidate should be a Board Certified/Board Eligible Pediatric Gastroenterologist with background and experience to establish a successful clinical or translational research program. The candidate who fills this posi-tion will have protected time and support for research activities. The Division currently includes four Board Certified Pediatric Gastroenterologists and a Pediatrician. Immediate plans for growth of the Division include expansion of clinical services through the recruitment of additional clinical faculty members and the development of a fellowship program. The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) has made a commitment to the expan-sion of research activity. Administrative, nursing, and statistical support for clinical research are available within the Department. The Department houses designated research programs in Dia-betes (with emphasis on obesity), Genetics, and Cancer. OUHSC has an NIH funded General Clinical Research Center. Also, the OUHSC campus is the site of the Oklahoma Foundation for Digestive Research.

The Division provides inpatient care at The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center located on the OUHSC campus. OUHSC is the site of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and six other health-related Colleges. The Children's Hospital relocated 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. 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. The public and clinical areas are designed to be child and family friendly. 

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