Cook Children's, in Fort Worth, Texas, is initiating a search for a full time pediatric pathologist with interest/experience in hematopathology/clinical pathology. Cook Children's Medical Center is a freestanding, state-of-the art, 443-bed children's hospital, continually recognized as one of the Nation's premier private not-for-profit children's hospitals, and it is situated as the western anchor of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.As part of an integrated system of specialty clinics, physician offices and home care, Cook Children's has approximately one million patient visits annually and the campus and its programs are currently undergoing significant expansion due to marked population growth in its referral area.
The primary focus of the institution is on extraordinary patient care with a very close consultative relationship between the department and all the clinical services. The ideal candidate will have an MD or DO degree (or equivalent), be board eligible or board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology and in pediatric pathology.Experience and/or board certification in hematopathology, coagulation or transfusion medicine are highly desirable, as clinical laboratory responsibilities are an integral component of the job.The candidate must be eligible for licensing in Texas.
The department includes six pediatric pathologists, one hematopathologist, a PhD clinical microbiologist and a PhD clinical chemist. Approximately 7000 surgical specimens, 1300 cytologies, 250-300 bone marrows, 150 flow cytometries and 20-30 autopsies are performed each year. We are housed in a brand new state of the art laboratory.The program supports a very active hematology-oncology department with a busy bone marrow transplant service.There is a highly regarded neurosciences program with a large epilepsy center, an intraoperative MRI, ten neurologists, dedicated neuroradiology and four full time pediatric neurosurgeons.There is also a pediatric stroke program supported by an endowed chair in coagulation and a neuro intensive care unit.Gastrointestinal biopsies account for more than 30% of the total surgical pathology volume.A very active cardiology/cardiac surgery service includes four cardiac surgeons and 15 full time pediatric cardiologists and a cardiovascular intensive care unit.The Cook Children's system also includes very busy pediatric and neonatal intensive care units.
Fort Worth and the surrounding Tarrant County area are consistently ranked among the best places to work and live. With a population of over 1.8 million people, it surprises many visitors and newcomers with the friendliness of a small town and the amenities of our nation's largest cities. The city offers everything found in a modern metropolitan community--an abundance of the arts, quality health care, excellence in education, great professional sports, and many outdoor activities.