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  Pediatric Emergency Physicians
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
Nashville, Tennessee

The Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, is seeking additional academic full-time Pediatric Emergency Medicine Faculty for appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.

Candidates should be BC/BE in Pediatric Emergency Medicine.  Responsibilities include serving as a core faculty member and educating and supervising pediatric and emergency medicine residents, pediatric emergency medicine fellows and fourth year medical students.  Opportunities exist for both clinical, basic science and prehospital research.  Areas for individual development/career specialization include: Trauma, Research, PEM patient simulation, Toxicology, EMS, Injury Prevention, Child Abuse, PALS/Community Outreach, and Medical Informatics.  Our section participates in the training of residents in pediatrics, emergency medicine, and family medicine, and we have an active, competitive PEM Fellowship Program.  Our Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program is an accredited program through ACGME under the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine.

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Division and the Department of Pediatrics strongly support all aspects of clinical research. Clinical investigation is a priority, with excellent resources including a staff of Clinical Research Assistants, a Section Research Coordinator, a statistician, and access to research designstudios for all phases of research and grant development.  Areas of current research include medical informatics with critical thinking assessment, noninvasive monitoring, asthma, TBI, trauma, infectious disease, diagnostic testing, and EMS with simulation.  The PEM Division is also an active participant in the Pediatric Emergency Medicine CRC through many multi-center clinical studies.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has opportunity with the support of the Department of Pediatrics and the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine for clinicians to obtain Master Degrees in Informatics, Clinical Research and MPH.

The Department of Pediatrics has a strong commitment to develop careers with our new faculty though a vibrant development program, clinician-educator scholars program and a clinician-educator teaching society.  The Pediatric Department also is strongly invested in the growth and promotion of all faculties with an active program involving the individual faculty member and the faculty development section.  Faculty Development is coordinated through the Office for Faculty Development under the direction of Dr. William O. Cooper. The Office sponsors a Clinician-Educator Scholars Program, which provides additional protected time and resources for scholarly work.  In addition, the Department has many unique mechanisms to recognize excellence in research (basic science and clinical science) and education, including, but not limited to the Katherine Dodd Teaching Society.

A freestanding state-of-the-art Children’s Hospital opened in February 2004.  The Pediatric ED has 35 acute care/observation beds with a census of 55,000 acute care patient visits.  The Pediatric Emergency Department also has a dedicated Fast Track (Urgent Care) area for non-emergency patients.  As of July 1, 2007 Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital began accepting and treating all Level One Pediatric Trauma patients 16 years and younger for the Middle Tennessee region.  Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital is the Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center for Middle Tennessee and the surrounding region and the only Pediatric ED in the region.

Please contact:
Thomas J. Abramo, M.D., FAAP, FACEP
Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics
Director of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program
Medical Director of Pediatric Transport
Phone: (615) 936-3898, Fax: (615) 322-4374
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Thomas J. Abramo, M.D., FAAP, FACEP
Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics
Director and Division Chief, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program
Medical Director of Pediatric Transport
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
Office 615-936-8158
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