Chief, Division of Emergency Medicine

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Connecticut Children's | Hartford, CT

Permanent Position


Connecticut Children’s and the Connecticut Children’s Specialty Group (CCSG) are seeking a Division Chief of Emergency Medicine to succeed the current Division Chief who is retiring from the role.  The Division Chief will lead the clinical operations, academic endeavors, and strategic alliances of the Division at a time of growth and transformation. With more than 60,000 visits annually, the Emergency Department at Connecticut Children’s (CT Children’s) is one of the busiest in New England.  We seek an enthusiastic collaborator to lead the Emergency Division as Connecticut Children’s forms a clinically integrated network with regional community-based primary care pediatric providers and prepares for a population health-based healthcare system.  The ideal Division Chief will have a vision to meet the needs of children and families across the State by increasing access to services, creating innovative new programs, and enhancing the strengths of a dedicated and highly qualified clinical staff.


This is an opportunity for a clinically superb Pediatric Emergency physician who is also a dynamic, sophisticated, and collaborative leader to join Connecticut Children’s at a time of expansion and transformation. With new leadership at the institution’s senior-most levels dedicated to enhancing the considerable strengths of Connecticut Children’s, building a culture of transparency, and advancing centers of excellence, the new Division Chief of Emergency Medicine will shape the future of operational and academic initiatives in pediatric emergency medicine.  S/he will strengthen relationships across divisions of the hospital, with members of the integrated network, and will develop and strengthen connections to partners across the State of Connecticut to fulfill the mission of improving the physical and emotional health of children through family centered care, research, education and advocacy. Reporting to Juan Salazar, MD, MPH, Chair of Pediatrics and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs at University of Connecticut (UConn) School of Medicine (SOM) and Physician in Chief at Connecticut Children’s, the Division Chief will collaborate with colleagues at the SOM and across the enterprise.  S/he will recruit and mentor faculty and enhance the robust ACGME accredited fellowship training education, and faculty development programs in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. The Emergency Division of Connecticut Children’s serves as the principal clinical teaching site for emergency medicine residents in the University of Connecticut Integrated program of Emergency Medicine.  This large program of 54 residents means a constant resident presence in the Connecticut Children’s Emergency Division. Connecticut Children’s seeks an energetic leader who will be drawn to the opportunity to build on the strengths of a talented and engaged multidisciplinary team, and will embrace the challenge of extending access to the skill and expertise of Connecticut Children’s emergency services by deepening and expanding relationships with partners across the region.  The new Division Chief will join innovative and accomplished colleagues who have established the largest newborn delivery services network in the state of Connecticut based on the number of hospitals for which it provides neonatal care. The newborn delivery system network will support the growth of all the Hospital’s specialty services. Connecticut Children’s faculty are proud of the high quality of professional life they enjoy.  This differentiates the Connecticut Children’s environment from that of many academic medical centers, and explains the longevity and optimism expressed by long time faculty, as well as Connecticut Children’s recent successes in recruiting outstanding division chiefs.


Reporting to the Chair of Pediatrics, the Division Chief of Emergency Medicine will be the clinical, academic, and strategic leader of the Division of Emergency Medicine at Connecticut Children’s.  The Division Chief will work closely with nursing leadership to support and advance operations and improvements; and with colleagues in the Emergency Department of University of Connecticut School of Medicine to support Pediatric Emergency Medicine training for the 54 Emergency Medicine residents.  Direct reports to the Division Chief include: Associate Director, Director of Emergency Mental Health Services, Fellowship Director, Transport Director, Director of Simulation, Lead APRN. The Division Chief also oversees the work of 41 clinical staff including Attendings and Advanced Practitioners, and 6 PEM fellows. As the academic leader of the Emergency Division, the Division Chief is responsible for creating an atmosphere conducive to high value education for residents and students.  S/he is responsible for fostering faculty academic development and productivity which can lead to promotion in the School of Medicine. The Division Chief will:

  • In collaboration with Connecticut Children’s leadership and colleagues, develop a strategic vision for the Emergency Division that aligns with Connecticut Children’s goals and core values in the context of the dynamic regional environment;
  • Work with Division faculty on the implementation and measurement of the strategic vision;
  • Support continuing progress in caring for increasing numbers of patients with behavioral health needs;
  • Lead the clinical team and staff to develop new processes to improve services and maintain a culture of clinical and operational excellence and collaboration;
  • Thrive in the role of being advocate and external face of the Division - representing the Division of Emergency Medicine to members of the community, affiliates, professional associations and organizations, and the School of Medicine at the local, regional, and national level;
  • Support efforts to seek new financial resources with grant applications, philanthropy, and industry to establish a clinical research program in the Department;
  • Recruit new faculty and staff who are excited by the opportunities presented Connecticut Children’s;
  • Focus on achieving the highest levels of patient satisfaction and physician engagement;
  • Explore opportunities to use the resources of the Connecticut Children’s for Innovation to promote new programs, ideas, and services to better meet community needs;
  • Continue to develop multidisciplinary clinical pathways and build on collaborative interdepartmental relationships in the Hospital.

Chief, Division of Emergency Medicine

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We welcome recommendations, nominations, and confidential inquiries. Interested parties should send a resume and letter of interest to For additional questions, please contact Lida Junghans ( or Myranne Janoff at 781.938.1975. All contact with our office will remain confidential.      

Connecticut Children’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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