Chair, Department of Pediatrics

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo (UB) invites applications and nominations for the position of the A. Conger Goodyear Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics.

The next Chair of Pediatrics at the University at Buffalo will play a key leadership role in advancing the mission, operations and service of the Department within the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, as well as the greater Buffalo Niagara region.  

The A. Conger Goodyear Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics is a leader within the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and s/he will play a central role in contributing to the implementation of the school’s strategic plans for medical education, research and clinical care. The University at Buffalo seeks in its next Chair of Pediatrics an exceptional clinician scientist with proven skills and values to lead a highly successful clinical, educational and research enterprise. S/he will be expected to exhibit a balance of commitment to these missions of the Department and to ensure that the outstanding training program will be further enhanced. In the pursuit of these goals, the Department Chair will recruit and retain faculty, provide effective mentoring, create new clinical programs, and collaborate with other academic units and schools. The Department Chair will be expected to administer the volume, clinical quality, operations and financial performance of the Department.  

The Department Chair will be expected to collaborate effectively with the leadership of the University at Buffalo and affiliated health care partners, while being visible and active in the Western New York community to address its medical, population health, and programmatic needs. In addition to the Department Chairmanship, s/he will serve as the Pediatric Chief of Service for Oishei Children’s Hospital and Kaleida Health. The Chief of Service drives clinical delivery of pediatric services from a quality, efficiency and access standpoint and acts as a liaison to the medical staff. The Chief of Service is involved in strategic planning for the pediatric service line and develops policies related to delineation of privileges and credentialing for the medical staff. In addition, the Chair of Pediatrics serves as the President of UBMD Pediatrics, a practice plan and premier provider of care for infants, children, adolescents, and young adults in Western New York and beyond.

The Chair will report to the Dean of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and will supervise a department with over 100 pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists and 45 residents across 17 divisions.

The Department of Pediatrics is striving to create and maintain a diverse environment among our faculty and staff that mirrors our diverse patient population. We are committed to promoting and supporting diversity and inclusion in our research, clinical and educational missions to meet the needs of our faculty, staff, students, and the communities we serve. We welcome differences in race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, gender and age within our department as well as within our patients and their families. We are fostering a culturally competent, inclusive and respectful environment for all, as we believe diversity within our department encourages broader perspectives and combats negative stereotyping. This optimizes our ability to provide the best possible healthcare to all.

The University at Buffalo is an AAU institution that has embarked on a path of expanded leadership in translational and bioinformatics research. The University has an annual research budget of $389.6 million (FY 2016).

Position Profile

Search Committee

Steven D. Schwaitzberg, MD
Chair, Search Committee
Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery

Leonard H. Epstein, PhD
SUNY Distinguished Professor Department of Pediatrics, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Division Chief, Behavioral Medicine

Lorna K. Fitzpatrick, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Division Chief, Medical Education

Carroll (Mac) Harmon, MD
John E. Fisher Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Division Chief, Pediatric Surgery

David P. Hughes, MD
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Kaleida Health

Allegra Jaros, MBA
President
John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital

Kara M. Kelly, MD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Division Chief, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Dennis Z. Kuo, MD, MHS
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Division Chief, General Pediatrics

Lucy D. Mastrandrea, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Chief, Endocrinology/Diabetes

Joseph Orie, MD
Pediatric Cardiology Associates of Western New York, LLC

Ann Marie Reynolds, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor; Department of Pediatrics, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Interim Division Chief, Neonatology

Stephen Turkovich, MD
Vice President, Chief Medical Officer
John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Division Chief, Quality and Patient Safety

Search Consultants

The search committee is working with the assistance of Charles M Falcone, MD and Sarah Schumacher of the executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates.

Application and Nomination Procedures

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Interested candidates should submit confidentially, in electronic form (Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF files preferred) a curriculum vitae and any supporting materials that they deem relevant to:

Charles Falcone, MD
Charles.Falcone@russellreynolds.com

1-312-993-0752

Sarah Schumacher
Sarah.Schumacher@russellreynolds.com

1-212-351-2560

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.