Title:  Pediatrics - Renal (Professor)

Division:  Pediatrics
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Requisition ID:  11956

Baylor College of Medicine

Baylor consistently ranks among the top of the nation's 179 medical schools, with U.S. News & World Report (USNWR) placing Baylor 22nd among all medical schools in its latest annual survey of best medical schools for research, 16th for primary care, and among the top schools in the nation in the six ranked specialties. Baylor ranks 20th nationally in NIH funding to medical schools, and first in the State. Eight departments rank among the top 25 for funding from the NIH, with Genetics ranked number one and Pediatrics ranked number three. Baylor jointly owns Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, and is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the Harris Health System's Ben Taub Hospital, The Menninger Clinic, Memorial Hermann-TIRR, Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, and MD Anderson Cancer Center. Baylor also provides medical services for six of Harris Health’s community health centers and the Thomas Street Health Center with a primary focus on the care of patients diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. These teaching hospitals and health centers give medical students, health profession students, and resident physician trainees vast exposure to diverse and complex patient populations. Baylor has more than 90 research and patient-care centers, including the NCI designated Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center, NIH-designated Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Center, Children's Nutrition Research Center with the U.S. Department of Agriculture/Agricultural Research Service, the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center, the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy, and Human Genome Sequencing Center.

Department of Pediatrics


Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics (www.bcm.edu/departments/pediatrics) With over 1,200 faculty with primary appointments, the Department of Pediatrics, one of the nation's largest, most diverse, and most successful pediatric programs, plays a preeminent role in providing the highest quality comprehensive pediatric healthcare, research, and education available. Under the leadership and vision of our new Chair of Pediatrics, Dr. Catherine Gordon, the department is committed to providing superior programs of instruction for medical students and residents, advancing specialty knowledge in the medical sciences, particularly as it relates to the health problems of children, and maintaining its role as a major contributor to research training and scientific activities that enhance the health of children everywhere. The Department of Pediatrics has clinical programs at Texas Children’s Hospital, Ben Taub Hospital, and the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio (CHofSA).



• There are 28 Divisions in the Department of Pediatrics at TCH

• There are 15 Divisions in the Department of Pediatrics at CHofSA


Educational Programs


Medical Student Education

• Over 180 medical students rotate through TCH each year from BCM for their core pediatric training

• 48 medical students from the University of Incarnate Word Medical School use the CHofSA for their core pediatric training

• Senior medical student sub-internships and electives occur at both locations Residency and Fellowships

• There are over 190 pediatrics residents in nine different programs which include categorical pediatrics, Kelly DeScioli Global Child Health Residency, Primary Care (LEAD), physician scientist program, medicine-pediatrics, neurodevelopmental disabilities, genetics, child neurology, and neurodevelopment scientist

• The categorical Pediatric Residency at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio has 39 residents per year

• There are over 180 clinical fellows in 22 different programs at Texas Children’s Program

• There are three fellowship programs at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Research

• Over $120 million in grants and contracts per year

• Ranked #3 in the 2022 Blue Ridge Medical research rankings for Departments of Pediatrics

• An annual average of 1175 grant submissions per year since 2019

• NIH grant funding success rate above 25%

• Over 1,700 publications in 2021

Division of Nephrology Summary


The Division of Nephrology has clinical programs at the Medical Center campus, the West Campus, and the Woodlands Campus. The dialysis unit is located on the Medical Center campus and currently has 14 stations. Construction of a new 24 bed station will open in the Fall of 2023. This unit will have 13 dedicated stations for outpatient dialysis and 11 dedicated stations for inpatient and apheresis.


The Team:

• 18 nephrologists

• 8 nephrology fellows (approved for 9)

• 1 geneticist (joint appointment with adult medicine)

• 1 psychologist (joint appointment with psychology)

• 1 business operations manager

• 3 administrative staff

• 2 research staff

• 1 nursing director

• 2 assistant directors, clinical

• 1 practice administrator

• 1 quality specialist

• 3 patient care managers

• 1 allied health manager

2 education coordinators

• 6 APPs (transplant, dialysis, pheresis, hypertension)

• 35 HD/PD/acute RN’s & techs

• 4 pharmacists

• 13 nephrology clinic staff (includes all three clinical rotations)

• 4 social workers

• 4 dietitians

• 5 transplant coordinators

• 2 dialysis unit assistants Hospital Services

• Transplant

• Chronic dialysis

• Critical care nephrology

• Acute dialysis (including continuous renal replacement therapy and cardio-renal dialysis)

• Extracorporeal liver support (including molecular adsorbent recirculating system [MARS])

• Therapeutic apheresis (including therapeutic plasma exchange, red cell exchange, leukapheresis, stem cell and immune effector cell collection and photopheresis)

• General nephrology consults Clinics:

• Lupus/vasculitis (Med Center)

• Renal genetics (Med Center)

• General nephrology (all three campuses)

• Fetal (Med Center)

• Stone (Multidisciplinary clinic with nephrology, urology and nutrition at all three campuses)

• Hypertension (all three campuses)

• Fellow (Med Center)

• Transplant (Med Center) Division Statistics (FY 21)

• Renal clinic has approximately 7500 visits per year (70% Medical Center, 15% each at West Campus or Woodlands Campus) • Approximately 14,000 dialysis runs annually (36% outpatient, 36% home program, 20% acute inpatient, 8% apheresis)

• Inpatient consults in FY 21 841 (80% Med Center, 11% West Campus, 9% Woodlands Campus)

• Approximately 30 kidney transplants per year Education and Research Education Educational opportunities include a nephrology fellowship that currently accepts three fellow per year. There is a combined fellowship program in nephrology and critical care medicine. In addition, for fellowship training, there are educational programs for physician associate students, medical students and residents in patient care and research. Additionally, a critical care nephrology instructorship provides post-Fellowship advanced training in critical care nephrology, acute dialytic therapies, and involvement in renal quality initiatives.


Research The Division is actively involved in research with the following NIDDK programs:

• Chronic Kidney Disease Study (CKiD)

• Ferric Citrate and Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (FIT4KID)

• Cure Glomerulonephropathy Network (Cure GN)

• Nephrotic Syndrome Study Network Consortium (NEPTUNE) In addition, the Division has worked with the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA), the Standardizing Care to Improve Outcomes in Pediatric End Stage Kidney Disease (SCOPE) and the Pediatric Nephrology Research Consortium.

Job Duties


• Provides strategic direction and leadership for the Division of Nephrology for the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital in its clinical, education, research, and administrative missions.

• Will promote the academic missions of Baylor College of Medicine including teaching and research.

• Translates a vision for the division into exemplary clinical, educational and research programs with the goal of achieving a top-tiered, nationally ranked section, with a focus on growing the clinical program.

• Serves as a physician champion and leader for the provision of state-of-the-art patient care with emphasis on best outcomes. By directing the faculty, this leader should promote effective teamwork in nephrology across units and campuses.

• Provides leadership and oversight of medical staff clinical care, research, and education, as well as performance improvement initiatives.

• Facilitates and ensures that the division achieves high performance levels in financial performance, clinical service, and support of education, research, and collaboration with colleagues.

• Provides assistance to the Chair and Pediatrician-in-Chief in the successful management of the relationships with hospital partners and other clinical partnerships in reference to neonatology.

• Assists with continued improvement in the residency and fellowship training programs and becomes personally involved and engaged with residents and fellows.

• Appropriately administers equipment procurement in support of the section.

• Champions quality of care and patient safety by promoting high standards of patient care and services to stakeholders. Works collaboratively with hospital quality and patient safety leaders


Minimum Qualifications

• The ideal candidate will have international/national recognition in the field of nephrology as a clinician/scientist and physician leader.

• Suitable operational and financial management experience or knowledge gained through leadership in a pediatric hospital, academic healthcare center, or academic group practice environment. This person will have ideally served as a program or service line leader. Additional training in management or administration is preferred. Experience in medical staff functions is essential as is working knowledge of hospital operations, quality improvement, and strategic planning.

• Strong leadership as well as organizational skills needed to effectively operate in the complex environment of an academic medical center and to effectively manage conflicting agendas.

• Ability to define a vision and execute it; should be a visionary who sees potential and opportunity.

• Experience in facilitating and coordinating physician alignment activities, including building relationships with both community and academic physicians.

• Outstanding clinical experience with understanding of the clinical enterprise and the patient care delivery process and the knowledge to manage and build clinical practices.

• Knowledge of and experience in developing quality infrastructure, including development and implementation of decision tools, clinical protocols and guidelines, care management programs, and outcome measurement assessments.

• Working knowledge of information technology and medical informatics with a track record of introducing information technology into clinical practice.

• Superior communication skills. Should be a very skillful negotiator.

• Record of success in mentoring and developing faculty and supporting them in their academic, teaching, and clinical endeavors.

• Capability to succeed in different environments as an effective change agent, capable of making tough decisions.

• Understanding of research; ability to support, attract and retain exceptional clinical and basic scientists.

• Understanding of quality, accountability and the balance between clinical care, investigation, and teaching.

• High energy and enthusiasm balanced with a highly professional demeanor.

• Ability to build bridges and function as a team player who is willing to work with other departments to leverage individual and team strengths.

• Proven ability to work collaboratively with executives, administrators, nursing leaders, and physicians in other disciplines. Must be capable and willing to work in a shared leadership model with the hospital.

• Must have or be able to obtain an unrestricted Texas medical license.

• Must be board certified or eligible in nephrology by the American Board of Pediatrics or equivalent

• Must be qualified for faculty appointment in the Department of Pediatrics at rank of Associate Professor or above at Baylor College of Medicine (at the rank of Professor desired, but Associate Professors with at least 10 years of experience post fellowship will be considered).



A comprehensive and competitive compensation package commensurate with the candidate’s experience and qualifications will be offered.



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.