The Department of Orthopedic Surgery & Musculoskeletal Science is seeking a full-time, fellowship-trained pediatric orthopaedic surgeon to join our Section of Spine Surgery. The successful candidate should be board certified in Orthopedic Surgery with a fellowship in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery and training in spinal surgery, and possess excellent surgical, clinical, and academic skills. The applicant should be eligible for medical licensure in the States of Missouri and Kansas. The candidate will be expected to take general orthopedic call and spine call. Highlights of this position include:
Diverse patient population undergoing a wide range of procedures
Academic institution with focus on 100% pediatric population
ACS Level 1 Trauma Center; ACS Level 1 Children’s Surgery Center
Opportunity for clinical and basic science research
Fellow, Resident, and Medical Student education programs
Team based care focused on families
Competitive compensation and excellent benefits
Friendly and highly collaborative team
The Section of Spine Surgery is well established within the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Science with a robust and growing clinical practice. Members of the section have integral involvement with broad multidisciplinary care and manage a wide range of pediatric and adolescent spinal disorders including deformity, spondylolysis/listhesis, trauma, tumors, cervical spine disorders, disc herniations, and infections. The pediatric spine program is currently supported by 2 full time surgeons who manage a high-volume spine surgery service with a large referral base and enjoys a collaborative relationship with the Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery. The Department of Orthopedic Surgery & Musculoskeletal Science includes 12 full time pediatric orthopaedic surgeons and 4 non-surgical pediatric orthopaedic specialists and includes the section of hand surgery, spine surgery, and sports medicine.
The successful applicant must share our unwavering commitment to excellence, integrity, collegiality, antiracism, and respect for inclusion of individuals with diverse backgrounds.
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Children’s Mercy Kansas City is an independent, non-profit, 390-bed pediatric health system, providing over half a million patient encounters each year for children from across the country. Children’s Mercy is ranked by U.S. News & World Report in nine specialties. We have received Magnet® recognition five times for excellence in nursing services. In affiliation with the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the University of Kansas, our faculty of nearly 800 pediatric specialists and researchers are actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research and educating the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists.