The Children’s Hospital of Richmond (CHoR) at Virginia Commonwealth University is embarking on a major expansion program, growing from 3 full time pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology physicians to a division of 6. We are recruiting an experienced and visionary leader to be the Roderick Mathews endowed Chair and Division Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Candidates must be eligible for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor (tenure eligible), be Board Certified in Pediatric Gastroenterology, and have leadership experience in an academic setting. A well-developed research portfolio with external funding to complement and expand existing expertise is highly desirable and resources will be made available to support research development. The Matthews Chair will also have the opportunity to recruit a full time transplant hepatologist and an additional junior faculty member. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU. There are significant resources to support the academic mission and research interests including startup packages and collaboration with the Internal Medicine Gastroenterology and Hepatology division.
The division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology is active in clinical care, clinical and basic research. The division is a member of Improve Care Now and there are established programs in IBD and eosinophilic esophagitis, as well as a dedicated endoscopy suite with anesthesia support. There is a strong collaboration with Internal Medicine Gastroenterology and Hepatology as well as Surgical Transplantation.
Richmond is a comfortable city of 1.2 million. VCU School of Medicine is the largest medical school in Virginia, the only academic medical center in Richmond and CHoR is the only full service academic pediatric hospital in Central Virginia.
Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, Affirmative Action University providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation or disability.
Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) is Central Virginia's only comprehensive, full-service hospital dedicated to the care of children. CHoR is ranked among the nation's top children's hospitals by U.S. News and World Report and is Virginia's only Level 1 pediatric trauma center. CHoR offers a wide range of children's health services, including pediatric emergency services, primary care, ...specialty and subspecialty care, burn, trauma, transplant and long-term care. With more than 15 locations across Central Virginia, CHoR provides pediatric inpatient and outpatient services that cover nearly all children's health-related needs.
As part of VCU Health, CHoR is committed to ensuring access to care for all children, training future pediatric caregivers and making new discoveries that improve understanding and treatment of childhood diseases.