University of Utah Pediatric Cardiologist / Rank Dependent on Qualifications in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Position/Rank Pediatric Cardiologist / Rank Dependent on Qualifications

Department 00849 - Pediatric Cardiology

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Track Dependent on Qualifications

New Position to Begin FY19 or FY20


The Division of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Utah School of Medicine has an immediate opening for a Pediatric Cardiologist with expertise in heart failure/heart transplant. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a vibrant and collegial academic environment and work in a children’s hospital ranked as one of the best in the US. Responsibilities will include focused care to inpatients and outpatients with cardiomyopathy, heart failure due to either cardiomyopathy or congenital heart disease, those supported on a ventricular assist device and patients pre- and post-heart transplantation. In addition to clinical service, there is an expectation for academic work, including teaching, research, administration, as well as advocacy. There will be protected time for clinical research with mentoring available within the Division. Depending on experience, there may be opportunities for leadership responsibilities.

The Heart Transplant Program performs an average of 8-12 heart transplants per year and provides care for over 100 post-transplant patients. Activity in the Mechanical Circulatory Support Program will include patient selection for ventricular assist device support and follow up care in conjunction with cardiothoracic surgeons. Clinical activities will be carried out at Primary Children Hospital and the Division of Pediatric Cardiology affiliated outreach sites.

Qualified candidates must have an M.D. or D.O. degree, be Board Qualified/Board Certified in Pediatric Cardiology, and must have advanced training or expertise in heart failure/heart transplant and mechanical circulatory support. The selected candidate will receive a faculty appointment in the Department of Pediatrics on the Clinical or Tenure track at the academic level commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The University offers a competitive salary and an unmatched benefits program, including non-contributory retirement contributions of 20.2% of annual salary that vest immediately. The Department offers an education loan repayment program, in addition to a faculty development and mentoring program designed to help faculty succeed in translational or basic research.

Salt Lake City offers an incredible quality of life with a growing economy, rich cultural scene with ballet, theatre, symphony, opera and museums, outstanding restaurants, and a moderate cost of living. The city is a ski destination and a gateway to the state’s renowned landscapes. In addition to its 14 ski resorts, Utah boasts five national parks (with five more within a day’s drive), a variety of golf courses allowing for year-round play, hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails, and numerous other outdoor activities.

Interested individuals can apply for the position at: Cover letter and curriculum vitae will be required. For additional information about the position, please contact: Lloyd Y. Tani, M.D., Division Chief, at

The University of Utah Health Sciences Center is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and Respect. The University of UtahHSCvalues candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to the mission of the University of Utah Health Sciences Center.

EEO/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Employees with priorURSservice may elect to enroll in theURSwithin 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits fromURSmust notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 09/17/2018

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02097F

Type Faculty