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Division Director – Endocrinology - Kansas City, MO, USA

Job Description





The Department of Pediatrics at Children’s Mercy seeks a creative and scholarly leader to serve as Division Director of Endocrinology. The Division Director will be responsible for leading the clinical, educational, research and quality missions of a comprehensive academic endocrinology program. Likewise, the Division Director will foster collaborative ties with the whole of the pediatric enterprise to ensure the welfare and improve the health of the children in the region. This is a clinical faculty position offering academic appointments at the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine and the Kansas University School of Medicine, rank to be commensurate with experience.

The foremost quality necessary for this position is vision for the field of endocrinology. Other desired characteristics include 1) a track record of developing young clinicians into future leaders in pediatrics; 2) interest in section academic infrastructure and finances; 3) experience in a high volume, diverse endocrinology service; 4) successful collaborations with administration, hospital and medical partners in managing endocrinology’s workflow while maintaining the highest value of care; and 5) developing a culture of high team accountability and professionalism.

The individual selected for this position will be a strategic and highly communicative leader who is a MD/DO or MD/DO/PhD and who is board certified in pediatric endocrinology. As Endocrinology Division Director, the individual reports to the Chair of Pediatrics.

The Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes at Children’s Mercy Kansas City is one of the largest in the country. Our team is comprised of more than 120 members and includes 29 pediatric endocrinologists, 5 nurse practitioners, registered nurses, certified diabetes educators, registered dieticians, psychologists and social workers. We provide endocrine care to more than 12,000 children in the region; in the past year, we have seen more than 26,000 patients across all our outpatient centers including several sites in the Kansas City metropolitan area as well as multiple distant sites in Missouri and Kansas.

Our clinical program cares for children affected by general endocrine disorders and for those diagnosed with diabetes mellitus. Our Diabetes Center was the first pediatric program in the United States to be accredited by the American Diabetes Association and today cares for nearly 2,400 children diagnosed with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Furthermore, our clinicians are actively involved in treating children with rare conditions who need a focused, multi-disciplinary and comprehensive approach.

Our specialty clinics include:

  • The Great Heights (Turner Syndrome) Clinic
  • The 2 Clinic
  • The GPS (Gender Pathway Services) Clinic, where we provide services to transgender children and adolescents.
  • The GUIDE Clinic, where care is provided to children with Disorders of Sexual Differentiation)
  • The Multispecialty Adolescent PCOS Clinic
  • The Thyroid Nodule and Carcinoma Clinic
  • The Prader-Willi Clinic
  • The Endocrine Disorders in Cancer Survivors (EDICS) Clinic
  • Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Clinic

About Children’s Mercy

Children’s Mercy is one of the United States’ leading non-profit, independent pediatric health systems, offering a comprehensive suite of departments, centers, and clinics. Founded in 1897, Children’s Mercy is dedicated to holistic care, impactful research, breakthrough innovation and educating the next generation of caregivers. Guided by our mission, vision and values, our aim is to create a world of wellbeing for all children. Children’s Mercy is consistently ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the nation by US News & World Report, and we were the first hospital in Missouri or Kansas to receive Magnet designation for excellence in patient care from the American Nurses Credentialing Center — an honor we have received five consecutive times.  Some Children’s Mercy facts and figures:

  • 390 licensed beds
  • Nearly 800 faculty
  • >50 specialties
  • 600,000 total visits
  • 190,000 emergency and urgent care visits
  • 20,000 surgical cases
  • Primary service area encompasses 150 counties in Missouri and Kansas
  • Level 1 Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons
  • Only pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center between St. Louis and Denver
  • Comprehensive solid organ transplant center with sustained, exceptional outcomes


Education is a core tenet of Children’s Mercy. Children’s Mercy provides education opportunities to nursing students, medical students, residents and fellows, supporting over 1,400 learners annually. Children’s Mercy is the pediatric clerkship site for both UMKC and KU medical students, and provides elective rotations and sub-internships to students at any accredited allopathic or osteopathic medical school. Children’s Mercy is highly active in Graduate Medical Education with accredited residencies in pediatrics, med/peds, child neurology, pediatric dentistry, pediatric optometry and pharmacy. Children’s Mercy offers more than 40 fellowship programs across numerous areas, developing the next generation of subspecialists. Certificate and masters programs are also operated in conjunction with its academic partners, the University of Kansas (KU) and the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC). Finally, our robust clinical training resources are augmented by research opportunities for learners at all levels.


Children’s Mercy is dedicated to becoming a leader in pediatric research. A directed strategic planning initiative established the Children’s Mercy Research Institute (CMRI) to focus on research and research infrastructure. Through the generosity of two philanthropic gifts totaling $150 million, the hospital constructed a nine story, 375,000 square foot facility provide scientists state-of-the-art technology. In addition, these generous gifts help support funding for scientific programs and recruitment. Research conducted today includes basic science and clinical research in numerous areas including pharmacology, cancer, cardiology, genetic diseases and health outcomes. Areas of research strength include Precision Therapeutics, Genomic Medicine, Population Health, Emerging Pathogens and Innovations in Health Care Delivery. Beyond these areas of emphasis, Children’s Mercy and the CMRI also provide encompassing resources for Children’s Mercy faculty to pursue research, from developing a research question, biostatistical planning, grant application and management, and coordination of clinical trials.  

  About Kansas City :

Straddling both Missouri and Kansas, the Kansas City Metropolitan Area is an affordable and comfortable place to live and raise a family. The metro’s anchor city, Kansas City, Missouri, is the largest city in the state and has great museums, a busy downtown, multiple professional sports franchises, an exciting music scene and many charming neighborhoods. Throughout the Metro area, you will find highly ranked public schools, beautiful parks and other green spaces, and lots of amazing people. Kansas City is large enough to provide the amenities of a metropolitan area, while small enough to allow for easy commutes, assessable amenities and a very high quality of life.

Ideal Qualifications and Experience

  • An MD or equivalent and board certification in pediatric endocrinology is required
  • A strong record of clinical and academic achievement
  • Demonstrated interest in advancing medical education, patient care and research
  • A commitment to our true north pillars: quality and safety, people, patient experience, delivery and stewardship
  • Fosters and models our values: kindness, curiosity, inclusion, team and integrity
  • A deep commitment to fostering and supporting programs that address equity, inclusion and diversity
  • A track record of partnership with academic medical centers
  • Experience with or a desire to learn and utilize LEAN methodologies
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability and commitment to collaborate with leadership at partner institutions

  Nominations and Applications (cover letter and curriculum vitae) should be submitted via e-mail:  Show Email

Attention:  Drs. Kim Hartman and Bryce Heese, Search Committee Co-Chairs

All materials will be treated as confidential.

Children’s Mercy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. For additional information, please visit our website at .

About Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas City

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 School of Medicine, our faculty of more than 800 pediatric specialists and researchers is actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research and educating the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists. 

The Children’s Mercy Research Institute (CMRI) integrates research and clinical care with nationally recognized expertise in genomic medicine, precision therapeutics, population health and health care innovation. In 2021 the CMRI moved into a nine story, 375,000 square foot space emphasizing a translational approach to research in which clinicians and researchers work together to accelerate the pace of discovery that enhances care. We invite you to visit Children’s Mercy Hospital virtually at

Our Bi-State Community

Kansas City is a thriving cultural and economic city with more than 2 million residents. Our city’s long list of attractions includes world class museums, a vibrant arts scene, professional sports, superb shopping, great jazz clubs, and the best places to enjoy barbeque! The city offers low cost-of-living, excellent commute times, and a vibrant downtown, eight-block dining, entertainment and shopping district.  Kansas City offers excellent opportunities for both public and private school venues and is home to several colleges and universities. It’s a community with a heart – friendly, easy-going and forward-thinking – a great place to live and pursue a career. For more information about activities in Kansas City go to

  For more information about Children’s Mercy Kansas City and about Kansas City itself, visit

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Employer: Children's Mercy Hospital (MO)
Location: Kansas City, MO, USA
Position Type: Physician (MD, DO, Resident)
Employment Type: Permanent
Specialty: Pediatrics
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