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Division Chief, Pediatric Cardiology - Columbia, MO, USA

Job Description

Job Description

The University of Missouri School of Medicine

Department of Pediatrics  - Division Chief Pediatric Cardiology

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Missouri-Columbia is seeking a Division Chief of Pediatric Cardiology.   This key physician leader is an integral part of the Pediatrics Department and leads all administrative, clinical, and educational activities for the division. With the opening of the new Children’s Hospital in 2024, the division chief will play an important role in maintaining the position of the division as market leader in the region and in planning the expansion of outreach services across the state. 

The Division Chief’s responsibilities include:

  • Leading the divisions clinical, research and educational services
  • Fostering the growth and expansion of Pediatric Cardiology programs with the goal to develop an ACGME accredited fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology
  • Expanding both the clinical and interdisciplinary research programs
  • Supervision of Division staff including Physicians, Advance Practice Professionals, and support staff

Successful Candidates must demonstrate:

  • The ability to lead a diverse group in clinical, research and teaching programs
  • Work collaboratively with hospital and academic department partners
  • Ability to successfully mentor junior faculty
  • A commitment to excellence in patient care
  • Experience with Strategic Growth, Budgeting and Resource Management


  • MD/DO
  • Board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology
  • 5+ years’ experience in Pediatric Cardiology
  • Demonstrated success in leadership roles

About MU Healthcare:

In the past decade, MU Healthcare is the market leader in our region, serving 25 counties and a total population of 800,000 and growing. We have six hospitals, more than 50 clinics and multiple affiliations that improve patient access.

Amid the pandemic, we opened a new primary care clinic, committed to building another and broke ground on a new seven-story Children’s Hospital which will also include birthing suites and women’s care. We provide more than 80 specialties and subspecialties and offer the region’s only Children's hospital, Level 1 Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, and Level IV Epilepsy Center.

About Columbia:

Be surprised by what Columbia has to offer from picturesque parks to award winning cuisine to amazing art and superb shopping. Columbia is “more than a college town” and “surprisingly sophisticated.”

  • Rated as one of the Top 10 most livable college towns in America by July 2022
  • #6 Most affordable outdoorsy paces to live by June 2022
  • #28 of the Best Places to Live in the US from CBS News April 2022
  • 20% Population growth since 2016, low cost of living and great schools

If you are ready to explore your next career move, please contact Lori Schutte - text or phone 314-443-6137 or email [email protected]

Employees of the University of Missouri and University of Missouri Healthcare are eligible for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program.

Our Community

Columbia is rated by Forbes magazine as the fifth best small city for business and careers in America and is consistently rated a top place to live by Money Magazine, boasting a low cost of living, a vibrant community, and nationally renowned public schools. Columbia is an ideal college town that combines small-town comforts, and community spirit, with big-city culture, activities, and resources. Our community is energetic and engaged, packed with restaurants and entertainment venues, and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at U.M. System Total Rewards Benefits

Our Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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Vaccination Statement

After careful consideration of COVID-19 virus trends and the overwhelming evidence of COVID-19 vaccine safety and effectiveness, the School of Medicine, along with MU Health Care, the Sinclair School of Nursing and the School of Health Professions, recently announced the decision to require COVID-19 vaccinations by Oct. 1, 2021, for all employees, unless granted a medical or religious exemption.

All new hires will be required to submit proof of vaccination prior to your start date. If you would like to request a medical or religious exemption, you must do so upon acceptance of employment so our team has time to review prior to your scheduled start date. You will not be allowed to begin work until you have submitted proof of vaccination or received an approved medical or religious exemption.

Thank you for helping us to create the safest environment possible for our colleagues, students and our patients by protecting yourself and others through COVID-19 vaccination.

Contact Email:
Employer: University of Missouri Healthcare
Location: Columbia, MO, USA
Position Type: Physician (MD, DO, Resident)
Employment Type: Permanent
Specialty: Pediatrics
Salary Range: