Cook Children’s, in Fort Worth, Texas, is looking for a full-time, experienced hematopathologist to direct the hematology, hematology-oncology, and flow cytometry sections of the laboratory. The candidate would also hold the medical directorship/CLIA license at a hematology-oncology laboratory at a Cook Children’s satellite infusion center. Duties include flow cytometry call and shared holiday coverage; willingness to help the team with limited pediatric surgical pathology duties is desirable.
The primary focus of the institution is on extraordinary patient care with a very close consultative relationship between the department and the clinical services. The candidate would join a department which includes three pediatric pathologists, a dual-boarded pediatric pathologist/ hematopathologist, a dual-boarded pediatric pathologist/molecular pathologist, a PhD clinical microbiologist, and a PhD clinical chemist. Over 350 bone marrow biopsies, approximately 150 flow cytometries (including minimal residual disease analysis), 35-40 lymph node biopsies, and over 1000 hematology-oncology cerebrospinal fluid cytologies are performed annually, in addition to about 7000 surgical specimens, 200+ cytologies, and 20-30 autopsies. The program supports very active hematology and hematology-oncology groups, with specialists in pediatric leukemia/lymphomas, histiocytic neoplasms, sickle cell disease, thrombosis, and bone marrow transplant.
The department also supports a very busy gastroenterology group, with biopsies accounting for more than thirty percent of the total surgical pathology volume. Other active departments include a highly regarded neurosciences program with a large epilepsy center, an intraoperative MRI, ten neurologists, dedicated neuroradiology and four full-time pediatric neurosurgeons. There is also a pediatric stroke program supported by an endowed chair in coagulation and a neuro-intensive care unit. The cardiology/cardiac surgery service includes four cardiac surgeons and fifteen fulltime pediatric cardiologists supported by their own cardiovascular intensive care unit. The Cook Children’s system also includes very busy pediatric and neonatal intensive care units.
Cook Children’s Medical Center is a freestanding, state-of-the art, 444-bed children’s hospital, continually recognized as one of the Nation’s premier private not-for-profit children’s hospitals, situated at the western anchor of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. As part of an integrated system of specialty clinics, urgent care centers, physician offices and home care, Cook Children’s has approximately one million patient visits annually and the campus and its programs are currently undergoing significant expansion due to marked population growth in its referral area. Fort Worth and the surrounding Tarrant County area are consistently ranked among the best places to work and live. With a population of over 1.8 million people, it surprises many visitors and newcomers with the friendliness of a small town and the amenities of our nation’s largest cities. The city offers everything found in a modern metropolitan community—an abundance of the arts, quality health care, excellence in education, great professional sports, and many outdoor activities.
The candidate will have an MD or DO degree (or equivalent), be board certified in anatomic and/or clinical pathology and hematopathology, and have at least three to five years of experience. Board certification in pediatric pathology or experience in pediatric hematopathology is preferred, but not required. The candidate must be eligible for licensing in Texas.