Qualifications: Our 24 member group is seeking three clinical neonatologists with interest in regionalized health care and patient services. We are preferentially seeking board eligible/certified candidates with experience using ECMO and body cooling to assist in our expanding clinical, educational and research mission but will train to suit requirements. Additionally, the candidate will be involved in our educational programs which include teaching our 13 Neonatal-Perinatal Fellows. We are proud of their > 90% board pass rate since 1999. Research Focus Preferences: While not an absolute requirement, we would encourage the candidate to have their own focused area of investigation or to participate in our current research programs in: stem cell therapies for IVH/HIE, thyroid hormone and long term outcome, SNP screening & cytokine mediated mechanisms of lung injury, catecholamine biology and hypoglycemia stress-responsiveness, late surfactant/betamethasone therapy, GCSF & augmented immune therapies for NEC, and public health and environmental toxins research. We recently opened a Premie Baby Milk Bank, have a robust breast milk donor program, developed the Golden Moments Lactation Consultants Group plus conduct research in breast milk and its impact on gut function and development. Other opportunities exist on campus and at the Medical School or as a Site-PI for multicenter clinical trials. Clinical Setting: We are expanding to a 58 bed regional level IV NICU with a current average daily census of 51 at a children's hospital drawing from a network of Level I, II and III affiliates in the Lower Hudson Valley of NYS with 23,000 annual births yielding nearly 19,000 Regional NICU patient days, > 100 ELGANs admitted annually, ECMO, open heart, neurologic, urologic, general surgery, body cooling, every form of advanced ventilatory support (A/C, jet, HFOV. Bronchotron, various CPAPs), a well established helicopter/ground neonatal transport program, a Perinatal Network to improve access to health care before birth plus a 6 person High Risk Neonatal Follow-up Program as well as every pediatric subspecialty available including a NY State designated Metabolic-Genetics Center. The Department of Pediatrics has over 195 physicians and is a member of the Boston Children’s Health Physician Network (BCHP). Personnel & Research Setting: Our Division has 24 FTE neonatologists, 16 NNP/PAs plus two PhD molecular biologists, and is expanding to 14 Neonatal-Perinatal Fellows to develop a sub-acute care specialty focus. There is 2,500 sq feet of wet bench, tissue culture & small animal research labs. We produce > 15 peer review publications annually, have NIH, industry & foundation grants, are active in PAS, ESPR, & ATS plus several Division Faculty hold MPH & MBA degrees and national positions in the AAP or in regional societies or editorial positions. We are a friendly, interactive group. Location: Suburban campus, 20 miles north of New York City with easy access to three major airports, Adirondack hiking, Long Island beaches, Vermont skiing, and Manhattan's culture. There is easy parking, multiple highways, and low crime. Nice place to raise children, good schools. Best regards and thanks for considering us. Ed Edmund F. La Gamma, M.D., F.A.A.P. Chief, Division of Newborn Medicine Professor of Pediatrics, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology The Regional Neonatal Center, NYMC-Westchester Medical Center Valhalla, New York 10595 Phone: (914) 493 – 8558; Fax: (914) 493 -1488
Boston Children's Health Physicians (BCHP),is the largest pediatric medical practice in the region, consisting of more than 290 pediatricians who provide a wide-reaching system of primary-care and specialty-care services in both the in-patient and out-patient settings.