Society for Pediatric Pathology
June 20, 2019

Pediatric Pathologist, Valley Children's Hospital

Pediatric Pathologist, Valley Children’s Hospital

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Valley Children’s Hospital (VCH) is initiating a search for a full time pediatric anatomical and clinical pathologist to join our group of 3 pathologists and 1 PhD on or about 7/1/20. The successful candidate should have an MD or DO degree and possess (or be eligible for) unrestricted California medical licensure. They should be board-certified in anatomic and clinical pathology, as well as be board-certified or be board-eligible in pediatric pathology. Applicants with prior work experience as well as current pediatric pathology fellows finishing training before or during 2020 will be considered. Responsibilities of the pathologist include surgical pathology service duties, autopsy, clinical laboratory test interpretation, and after-hours call among others.

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine has an active anatomic pathology service and accessioned 8224 surgicals and 12 autopsies in 2018. The clinical lab has divisions of microbiology, clinical chemistry, hematology, flow cytometry, molecular diagnostics and transfusion service, with a total annual volume of 900,000 tests.

VCH is a not-for-profit, state-of-the-art 356 bed children’s hospital on a 50-acre campus with a medical staff of more than 550 physicians. It is the second largest children’s hospital in the state and treats more inpatient cases than any pediatric hospital north of San Diego. VCH has the only regional level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. It is the first children’s hospital west of the Rockies to receive Magnet Nursing Designation and one of fewer than 10 pediatric intensive care units in the nation to have received the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence. Four hospital services have been recognized by U.S. News and World Report 2018-2019 rankings as being in the top 50 in the nation: Neonatology, Pediatric Orthopedics, Pediatric Diabetes & Endocrinology, and Pediatric Gastroenterology & Gastrointestinal Surgery. The Cancer Center is a member of the Children’s Oncology Group, and sees more than 100 new cases a year and the Wilson Heart Center has pioneered pediatric heart care for over 50 years. The Pediatric Residency program is affiliated with the Stanford University School of Medicine and opportunities for resident engagement are available.

The hospital campus is situated in Madera California, immediately adjacent to the Central Valley city of Fresno, the fifth largest city in California. Fresno has been rated as the 24th most livable city in the U.S. among the 100 most populous cities in the U.S. for people 35 and under. Housing is among the most affordable in the state. There are numerous opportunities for outdoor activities and Fresno is within 90 minutes of Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks.

Interested applicants should submit curriculum vitae, as well as the names and contact information for three references, to:

Stephen Kassel, MD
Medical Director of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Valley Children’s Hospital
9300 Valley Children’s Place
Madera California, 93636
Phone: 559-999-8583

All inquiries and referrals are confidential.

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