Job ID: 289860714  |  Last Updated: 4/12/2021

Medical Director BPD Inpatient Unit

Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, OH
Applicant Contact
Megan Ullinskey
Physician Recruiter
(614) 335-4163

Job Description

The Division of Neonatology at Nationwide Children's Hospital and the Department of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine is seeking a Medical Director for the Comprehensive Center for Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (CCBPD) in-patient unit.

Nationwide Childrens is one of the largest networks of neonatal centers in the country caring for more than 3,000 patients each year. As a regional referral center, our Level IV Newborn Intensive Care Units and our Newborn Special Care Units specialize in the management of babies with complex birth defects, extreme prematurity and complications of pregnancy, labor and delivery.

The CCBPD in-patient unit is a 24-bed intensive care unit housed at the main campus of Nationwide Childrens Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. The mission of the CCBPD in-patient unit is to be the worlds leader in the care of children with the most severe forms of BPD. The unit has a multidisciplinary team of professionals that include physicians, APPs, nursing, RT, nutrition, pharmacy, social work and discharge planning staff, as well as OT/PT, speech therapy, play therapy and massage therapy. There are approximately 100 in-patient BPD admissions a year with an ADC of ~23 and patients up to 2 years of age are cared for on the unit.

The CCBPD in-patient unit serves patients both nationally and internationally. The in-patient unit cares solely for patients with BPD, and the vast majority are diagnosed with severe BPD. The unit provides all levels of respiratory support. The unit emphasizes multi-disciplinary guidelines for care that focus on family-centered care. The CCBPD also has an outpatient program and there is opportunity for the applicant to be involved in outpatient care of moderate/severe BPD if so desired.

This position provides leadership to the unit and the successful applicant will provide inpatient intensive care for infants with BPD and be responsible for clinical service, teaching, research and scholarly activities. Engage in discovery and dissemination of new knowledge through participation in clinical investigations, translational research, national research networks and collaboratives, individual research or scholarly activity, education research, and/or collaborative laboratory research. The CCBPD is also part of the BPD Collaborative.

The successful applicant would be either a neonatologist, critical care physician, or a pulmonologist with experience managing infants with severe BPD, including those requiring invasive mechanical ventilation. The position includes an academic appointment at The Ohio State University and the rank is open. Applicants will need to be eligible for licensure in the State of Ohio.

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Reports 2019-20 list of Best Childrens Hospitals, Nationwide Childrens Hospital is one of Americas largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Childrens has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.5 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Childrens physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Childrens Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at

If you, or any of your colleagues, are interested in applying or discussing this opportunity please contact:
Megan Ullinskey
Physician Recruiter

You should also feel free to contact:
Dr. Leif Nelin
Professor and Chief, Division of Neonatology

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