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Chair, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery


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Wilmington, Delaware
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Nemours Children's Health is seeking a Chair of Orthopedic Surgery to lead our team at Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware, in Wilmington.

The Chair of Orthopedic Surgery will lead the strategic growth and advancement of the academic and clinical excellence of Nemours-Delaware Valley Orthopedics. The Chair will continue to build the nationally recognized orthopedic program that is regarded as exceptional among the major pediatric orthopedic programs in the world.

The Chair will report directly to the Surgeon-in-Chief, Nemours-Delaware Valley. This accomplished leader will assume responsibility for the strategic, operational, and administrative functions for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, which includes 16 surgeons and 2 sports medicine physicians who conduct 44,000+ outpatient visits and perform 2,000+ surgical cases annually.

The successful candidate must have an "enterprise view" of the health system, while developing and executing a vision of the highest quality clinical and surgical orthopedic care. Additionally, this experienced leader will work in partnership with hospital leadership and medical education staff to ensure that the highest quality clinical, research and teaching services are provided through the physicians, clinical and support staff.

Nemours Children's Health is an internationally recognized children's health system. With more than 1.7 million patient encounters annually, Nemours provides medical care in five states through two freestanding state-of-the-art children's hospitals -- Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware and Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida. Nemours' pediatric network includes 80 primary-urgent-and specialty care practices and more than 40 hospitalists serving 19 affiliated hospitals. Nemours generates annual revenues of more than $1.7 billion derived from patient services, contributions from the Alfred I. duPont Trust, as well as other income.

The mission of Nemours is to provide leadership, institutions and services to restore and improve the health of children through care and programs not readily available, with one high standard of quality and distinction regardless of the recipient's financial status. Nemours is committed to providing patient- and family-centered health care; educating the next generation of health care providers through a variety of education affiliations; offering extensive online and in-person continuing medical education; providing health and wellness information for kids, teens, parents and educators via; and offering families 24/7 access to virtual consults with Nemours pediatricians via computer or mobile devices.

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