Opportunity Details

Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopaedic Surgery


Commensurate w/Experience

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Division Chief

The Washington University Division Chief of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery will be responsible for leadership, strategy, and day-to-day oversight of the Division, ensuring alignment with the goals and objectives of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine and St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

Our mission is to have a national and international impact on orthopedics through excellence in clinical care, education, research and leadership. Our vision is to grow our impact on patients and our community by improving access and outcomes, to expand our geographic footprint, to train the next generation of orthopedic surgical leaders, and to transform the future of orthopedic care through discovery and innovation.

•   Develop and oversee the strategic plan for the growth of the pediatric orthopaedic service line locally, regionally, and nationally.
•   Ensure high quality, patient-centered care. The Chief will work to maximize effective care delivery models and staffing to optimize efficiency and patient volume with high patient satisfaction.
•   Maintain an environment that prioritizes education for medical students, residents and fellows,and oversee the educational program, including:
-  Resident conference schedule participation (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
-  Monday pediatric specialty conference
-  Friday pediatric pre/post educational conference
-  Approve the Chief Resident-developed weekly clinical responsibilities for residents
•   Develop a culture of collaboration to ensure all faculty are academically productive, contributing to the academic mission, and developing  a national profile in pediatric orthopaedics.

•   The Division supports investigators with an interest in furthering our understanding of diseases, conditions, and trauma affecting the pediatric and adolescent populations.
•   Prioritize diversity and inclusion amongst faculty and staff and ensure equitable clinical care for all patients.
•   Meet with and mentor all members of the Division with the objective of helping each faculty member develop and meet their personal goals in alignment with the Department goals.
•   Engage each member of the Division for participation in group responsibilities, including assigning responsibilities for call, committee service at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, etc.
•   Develop a strong working relationship with Shriners Hospitals for Children—St. Louis. The Shriners Chief of Staff will report through the Division Chief to the Department, but the Chief should develop independent working relationships with key Shriners Hospitals leadership.
•   Work with Department and hospital leaders on special activities that further the Division and Department goals, such as US News & World Report rankings. We’re proud to rank #7 in the nation for pediatric orthopedics at St. Louis Children’s Hospital by US News & World Report.


•  Monthly attendance at the Division Chief meeting
•  Participation in quality and safety initiatives
•  Division and Department strategic planning
•  Year-end clinical and financial review meetings with Division providers

St. Louis Children’s Hospital:
•  Serve as orthopedic Surgeon-in-Chief
•  Represent the Department on the St. Louis Children’s Medical Executive Committee
•  Represent the Department on Perioperative Services Subcommittee
•  Regular meetings with the hospital leadership to advance our mission

All applicants must have completed fellowship training and be Board Certified, or Eligible. Must be eligible to obtain a permanent Missouri license.

Excellence in patient care and resident teaching expected

Please submit electronically a letter of interest and Curriculum Vitae.

Charles Goldfarb, MD (goldfarbc@wustl.edu); or Regis O'Keefe, MD, PhD rokeefe@wustl.edu


Contact phone:

Karen Addison (314) 747-4705; or Karma Kerns (314) 747- 8414

Visit us at: https://www.ortho.wustl.edu/

Charles Goldfarb, MD




An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. It is the university’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability, or genetic information. Washington University seeks an exceptionally qualified and diverse faculty; women, minorities, protected veterans and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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