The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio (CHofSA) in conjunction with Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) is seeking two pulmonologists to include a chief of the division and a pulmonologist interested in sleep medicine to continue the work started in 2013 and further expand the division. The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio is the only free standing and academic children’s hospital in the area with a referral base that extends as far south as the Texas Valley and as far West as El Paso. CHofSA is a 200 bedded children’s hospital with a 26 beds Pediatric intensive care unit, 14 beds Intermediary care unit, and a 60 beds Neonatal intensive care unit, providing ECMO expertise for all the city and surrounding areas. The ER in the main campus sees 70,000 visits a year and the two outlying satellite ERs add 20,000 visits to this.
The pulmonary clinic is one of the numerous subspecialty clinics housed in the Center for Children and Families on the main campus. The hospital has several satellite clinic facilities in town. At the current time a pulmonary satellite clinic is held in New Braunfels. The pulmonary service sees patients in clinic and the hospital with a wide spectrum of illnesses. A CF Affiliate Center of Texas Children’s Hospital exists with room for expansion. A multidisciplinary neuromuscular and aerodigestive clinics are beginning. There is further opportunity to develop the inpatient and consultant service. There is a busy sleep lab which offers a pulmonologist interested in sleep opportunities for further development and growth. There is an exercise physiology lab shared with cardiology. Currently the pulmonary service, is being staffed by two full-time board-certified physicians, two-part time board certified pulmonary/sleep physicians, and one pediatric advance nurse practitioner.
Primary responsibilities of the chief include leadership and development of the Section of Pediatric Pulmonology, trainee education and clinical research. The Voelker Clinical Research Center provides support for faculty involved with research. Physicians are members of the BCM faculty and enjoy all of such benefits. CHofSA has a three-year pediatric residency program with 13 residents at each year and two fourth year chief residents. There are numerous other learners to include residents from other programs and pharmacy, medical and RT students, for faculty to be actively involved with.
As the nation's seventh-largest city, San Antonio is known for its history and blend of cultures. Located in south central Texas, San Antonio has 300+ days of sunny weather, mild winters, and an affordable cost of living. The city has much to offer with diverse employment opportunities for spouses, excellent public and private schools, the San Antonio Riverwalk, Alamo, professional basketball team, dynamic cuisine, two major amusement parks, and an extensive urban park system.
Qualified applicants must have an MD, DO or MD/PhD degree, be BE/BC in Pediatric Pulmonology and have or obtain a Texas medical license. Certification/eligibility in Sleep Medicine is highly desirable. The rank and appointment will be determined by the candidate’s credentials and experience. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and letter of interest by email to: Elumalai.Appachi@bcm.edu.
Elumalai Appachi, M.D. Pediatrician-in-Chief The Children's Hospital of San Antonio Associate Professor and Vice Chair Department of Pediatrics Baylor College of Medicine
Internal Number: 30259CF-4
About Baylor College of Medicine / Children's Hospital of San Antonio
The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio is the first and only freestanding, academic, not-for-profit children's hospital in San Antonio and serves as a focal point for pediatric services throughout the community through the partnership with CHRISTUS Health System and Baylor College of Medicine.