The director we seek would be a clinician or clinician scientist who provides clinical expertise, but also helps to lead the group in research and career development. Our sleep clinics see roughly 1,200 outpatient visits annually and has a 7 bed AASM accredited sleep center, which completes roughly 2,200 polysomnographic studies annually.
The successful candidate will oversee all clinical, research and academic activities within the sleep disorders center at NCH. The director also has responsibility for training sleep medicine fellows in collaboration with Sleep Medicine at OSUCOM. Close collaboration exists between sleep faculty and Otolaryngology, Neonatology, Hematology, Endocrinology, Behavioral Health, and Neuromuscular medicine. Community outreach is also an important element in the growth of the center.
U. S. News and World Report (USNWR) ranks the pulmonary program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital among the top 10 programs nationally. Our pulmonologists have broad clinical and research interests including asthma, cystic fibrosis, neuromuscular disease, and sickle cell disease. Our division supports many multidisciplinary programs including an internationally renowned neuromuscular program, a nationally prominent bronchopulmonary dysplasia program and an NIH-funded program in aerodigestive disorders. The division is well supported with access to a procedure center for bronchoscopies, pulmonary function for children and infants, and a certified Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program. The division is a member of the Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutic Development Network, and is a funded Therapeutic Development Program, Cure CF Columbus (C3RDP).
Academically the Pulmonary Division has a strong ACGME-accredited pediatric pulmonary fellowship with 6 fellows. Our division works closely with the sleep and neurophysiology fellowships at OSUCOM to provide their fellows with pediatric sleep training, as well as supporting joint conferences and research activities. Annually, NCH trains 160 categorical pediatrics and internal medicine/pediatrics residents and is the site for all pediatric medical education within the OSUCOM.
Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease.
Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care for more than 1.5 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is a top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded pediatric research program, supporting basic, clinical, translational and behavioral health research. The AWRI houses a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) facility for producing gene-and cell-based therapies; one of the largest biorepositories in North America; and a nationally prominent Institute for Genomic Medicine. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org/Research.
Columbus is the state capital and largest city in Ohio. As the 14th largest city in the US, it is one of the fastest growing major metropolitan areas with a population of > 2 million residents. The overall cost of living in Columbus is 10% more affordable than the U.S. average, and as an up-and-coming tech city, the area’s research and technology institutions are attracting the brightest minds from around the world.
If you or any of your colleagues are interested in applying or discussing this opportunity, please contact:
Karen S. McCoy, MD Professor of Pediatrics, Ohio State University Director, CF Center, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Chief, Division of Pediatric Pulmonology PI-Therapeutics Development Network Co-PI-Research and Development Program The Nationwide Foundation Endowed Chair of Cystic Fibrosis and Pulmonary Medicine Karen.McCoy@Nationwidechildrens.org