Opportunity Details

Department of Anesthesiology



Associate Professor

Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology Fellowship Director

Join our Team   

The Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine is seeking a full-time Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology Fellowship Director. To be considered for this position, we expect board certification/board eligibility in pediatric anesthesiology, followed by fellowship training in pediatric anesthesiology and advanced training in pediatric cardiac anesthesiology. In this exciting opportunity, you will join a thriving and dedicated group of 34 Pediatric Anesthesiologists, 20 CRNAs, Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellows, Nurse practitioners, and Administrators with a unified focus on excellence in patient care, education, and innovation.  This group provides clinical care at the nationally ranked St. Louis Children’s Hospital, the Shriners Hospital for Children, and the Children’s Specialty Care Centers in West and South Counties.  Many faculty and staff hold leadership roles throughout the Washington University, Shriner’s Hospital for Children, and the Barnes Jewish Hospital systems.

The Opportunity

The Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology Fellowship Director will have a primary appointment in the Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology and Pediatric Pain Medicine, specifically the section on Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia. The Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology critically supports a shared academic mission with the Department of Anesthesiology by providing clinical, educational, and research training to medical students, Anesthesiology residents, and Pediatric Anesthesiology fellows.  The Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology fellowship director would work closely with the Pediatric Anesthesiology fellowship director in order to develop, oversee, and improve the fellowship program, implement changes based on the current accreditation requirements, and prepare for accreditation, accreditation site visits, and reviews.  The Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology Fellowship Director will also provide wellness, diversity, equity and inclusion, and mentoring opportunities for the advanced Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology fellows.  

The ideal candidate is collaborative, intellectually curious, clinically skilled, motivated for life-long learning, and able to communicate with multi-disciplinary team members effectively.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive Compensation with full health benefits
  • Faculty Development Opportunities
  • Additional $100,000 sign-on bonus
  • 31 days of PTO and 6 holidays
  • Immediate University 403b match up to $34,500
  • Substantial Tuition Benefit with 7 years of service

About Us

The Washington University in Saint Louis Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine has over 200 faculty members and is a national and international leader in clinical care, innovation, and research.  The medical center is geographically located in a beautiful setting next to Forest Park, a 1300-acre facility that is one of the largest urban parks in the United States! St. Louis is a vibrant metropolitan area with multiple eclectic neighborhoods, a healthy arts environment, a foodie scene as well as nationally ranked professional baseball, soccer, and hockey teams.

For more information, kindly visit the Pediatric Anesthesiology Division Website: https://anesthesiology.wustl.edu/patient-care/pediatric-anesthesiology/, the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Website:  https://www.stlouischildrens.org/ and the following websites for St. Louis fun activities:  https://www.explorestlouis.comand https://thestl.com


  • Board Certification in Anesthesiology
  • Board Certification in Pediatric Anesthesiology is preferred.
  • Advanced training in Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology
  • Applicants with a strong commitment to building a collaborative culture and the exploration of novel approaches to fellowship training are encouraged.  
  • Applicants with a management style that emphasizes teamwork, communication, collegiality, flexibility, trust, and patience are encouraged.

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and their curriculum vitae to Dr. Dolores Njoku. 


Contact Information:

Dolores Njoku, MD

The Wise Professor of Anesthesiology

Division Chief, Pediatric Anesthesiology and Vice Chair

Department of Anesthesiology

Washington University School of Medicine

Pediatric Anesthesiologist-in-Chief

St. Louis Children’s Hospital


Dolores Njoku



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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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