Posting Note: Phoenix Children’s Hospital is recruiting a board-certified Neuropathologist to join the professional staff of the Division of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Excellence in clinical diagnostic skills and teaching skills is required. Strong leadership skills and academic interests are preferred.
The Pediatric Neuropathologist must have an MD or equivalent degree, and must be board certified in Neuropathology. Board certification or eligibility in Pediatric Pathology is preferred, but not required. The position includes approximately 50% coverage of neuropathology specimens, including brain tumors, brain biopsies, epilepsy resections, muscle biopsies, ophthalmic specimens, and post-mortem central nervous system examination. Approximately 40-50% effort will be devoted to other service needs, such as pediatric surgical pathology and gastrointestinal biopsies, with progression to full-time neuropathology services as allowed by growth in our healthcare network over time. Neuropathology call coverage will be shared. For an experienced candidate, leadership opportunity is available as Section Chief of Autopsy Pathology or Section Chief of Anatomic Pathology. The Pediatric Neuropathologist will report to the Laboratory Medical Director and Division Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. The Neuropathologist will serve as a consultant to clinical colleagues and researchers at the Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The neuropathologist will be an active participant in weekly Neuro-oncology tumor board, Epilepsy conference, and Neuromuscular clinical care conferences. Professionalism, leadership, interpersonal communication skills, and timeliness of diagnostic reports are expected. Developmental of a regional consultation practice is also expected. Active involvement in resident, fellow and medical student teaching through affiliated programs is required, and academic appointments at University of Arizona College of Medicine and Mayo Clinic Arizona are encouraged.
The staff physician shall provide patient care services and will support the PCH mission of providing hope, healing and the best health care for children and their families.