The Clinical Genetics Program within the Department of Pediatrics at Atrium Health - Levine Children’s Hospital is seeking a MD or MD/PhD clinical geneticist certified or eligible for certification by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics. Candidates should have experience in clinical genetics and dysmorphology, and should expect to participate in general genetic clinics, genetic specialty clinics and the inpatient consultation service. Experience in biochemical genetics is preferred. The candidate is expected to participate in selected Pediatric patient care programs and in the education programs for residents and medical students. Faculty members in the Department of Pediatrics have an academic appointment at UNC School of Medicine, and Carolinas Medical Center is a regional campus of the UNC School of Medicine.
The Clinical Genetics Program is a well-established and active clinical and laboratory program, with a large regional referral base, and has a strong emphasis in excellence in patient care and teaching. The Program includes a lead clinical geneticist, a Physician Assistant, 4 genetic counselors and a metabolic dietitian. We work closely with genetic colleagues at Carolinas Medical Center and Levine Cancer Institute including an MD Cancer Geneticist, PhD-cytogeneticist, PhD-molecular geneticist, 8 additional genetic counselors, and support staff. Current areas of clinical activity include general genetics (dysmorphology, MCA, etc), genetic and genomic testing, biochemical genetics, Lysosomal storage diseases, reproductive genetics, and cancer risk assessment.
Internal Number: Peds Gen
About Atrium Health - Levine Children's Hospital
Atrium Health, formerly Carolinas Healthcare System, is an integrated health system of 45 facilities within the states of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. Carolinas Medical Center, which includes Levine Children’s Hospital (LCH), is a major teaching affiliate of UNC at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. The Department of Pediatrics also offers in-patient pediatric services to include hospitalist and neonatology at 6 other Atrium Health hospitals in surrounding communities.
At 236 beds, Levine Children's Hospital is the largest children’s hospital between Atlanta and Washington DC. It serves high patient acuity as the flagship children’s hospital within the innovative Atrium Health and offers a full complement of over 125 pediatric subspecialists in over 25 different pediatric specialties. There are 4 pediatric hospitalist teams, a 20-bed PICU (including cardiac ICU), an 85-bed NICU, and an inpatient pediatric rehabilitation facility. Our educational mission includes a well-regarded Pediatric Residency Program and participating in the teaching of the UNC medical students who spend their 3rd and 4th years at CMC. LCH offers an excellent environment for clinical researc...h and quality improvement work. LCH has been ranked among the Best Children’s Hospitals in the nation by U. S. News & World Report in six pediatric specialties for 2018-2019. The Department of Pediatrics also offers in-patient pediatric services to include hospitalist and neonatology at 6 other Atrium Health hospitals in surrounding communities.
Atrium Health, one of the nation’s leading and most innovative non-profit healthcare organizations, provides a full spectrum of healthcare and wellness programs throughout North and South Carolina. The system has over 2,500 employed physicians and more than 60,000 employees, operating in more than 40 hospitals and over 900 care locations in the Carolinas.
Ideally situated between mountains and beaches, Charlotte, NC has a metropolitan area of 2.4 million that continues to experience rapid growth. Charlotte is the US’s second largest banking center and has a full array of cultural activities and professional sports teams. Charlotte offers excellent public and private school options, and North Carolina is home to several world-class universities.