Title:  CHofSA Pediatrics - Division Chief, Pediatric Hospital Medicine (Assistant Professor) -

Division:  Children's Hospital of San Antonio
Work Location:  San Antonio, TX
Requisition ID:  12903

Baylor College of Medicine and Department Summary:

The Baylor College of Medicine is seeking an outstanding leader to serve as Division Chief and lead the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio.



The division currently consists of 11 pediatric hospital medicine physicians with a highly successful fellowship program. The position will have dedicated administrative time to develop and grow the division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine. The position is employed by Baylor College of Medicine and offers a highly competitive salary and excellent benefits package including paid relocation.



About The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio:

Serving as a focal point for pediatric services throughout the community, The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio is a world-class children’s hospital – both inside and out. In February 2013, The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio finalized an agreement with Baylor College of Medicine, ranked as the #6 medical school by U.S. News & World Report in 2020-21. Baylor College of Medicine recruits, employs and oversees physicians at the Children’s Hospital. 


The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio is the culmination of the vision of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and the CHRISTUS Health System leadership. The organization now employs over 1,000 staff members, including a 400-nurse team who earned Magnet designation in 2018


About San Antonio:  The Alamo City is one of Texas’ most historic and charming metropolitan areas, blending Old West history, Spanish heritage, and all the energy of a big city yet with the warm, welcoming feel of a small town. Residents are drawn to San Antonio by its housing prices, which are comparatively lower than other large U.S. cities, along with the area’s sunny weather and mild winters, rich diversity, excellent public and private schools, abundance of green space, professional sports, top-notch restaurants, two major amusement parks, shopping, nightlife and entertainment, and a strong regional economy, plus easy access to a major airport. 



For complete details and consideration, please contact:

Elumalai Appachi, M.D. MRCP(UK), DCH, FAAP
Professor and Vice Chair of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine
Chair of Pediatrics at The Children's Hospital of San Antonio
Phone: 210-704-8923


Job Duties


•    Provides strong leadership to the division to provide the most outstanding medical care, quality, research and education possible. 
•    Develops long-range plans for the division.
•    Recommends division appointments and promotions to the Chair of Pediatrics.
•    Stimulates and supports research studies in the division.
•    Demands the highest quality of medical care for patients.
•    Demonstrates and demands the highest ethical and professional behavior.
•    Helps to manage budgets and maintain positive financial performance for the division.

Minimum Qualifications


The successful candidate would be board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Hospital Medicine and must be eligible for academic rank of associate professor or full professor at Baylor College of Medicine. Excellence in clinical care, quality, teaching, team building, and scholarly achievements are required. The Division Chief is responsible for overseeing the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine and developing an outstanding team of physicians to follow the vision of the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, which is to provide excellent service to sick children, families and referring physicians and facilities.  It is expected that approximately 20% of the time will be devoted to administrative responsibilities. Experience in administrative leadership and mentoring junior faculty is highly desired. 



Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.