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Chief, Pediatric Cardiology & Heart Institute Co-Director

NCPS-PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus Miami, Florida Requisition ID 25781



Chief of Cardiology and Heart Institute Co-Director


Join Our Team at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Heart Institute!

Are you ready to lead and innovate in pediatric cardiology? Nicklaus Children's Hospital is actively seeking a Chief of Pediatric Cardiology and Heart Institute Co-Director. Working alongside Dr. Joseph M. Forbess, Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery and Co-Director of the Heart Institute, this individual will spearhead initiatives to advance excellence in clinical care, community outreach research and education. 


Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Heart Institute is a renowned center of excellence dedicated to providing world-class cardiac care to pediatric patients. With state-of-the-art facilities and a multidisciplinary team of experts, we deliver comprehensive, compassionate, and cutting-edge care to children with congenital and acquired heart conditions. The Heart Institute offers a wide range of services including the management of patients requiring complex congenital heart surgery, interventional catheterization and invasive electrophysiology.


Our cardiac surgical program is one of the most transparent in the world and the first to offer real-time outcomes reporting ( Our Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion houses a 34-bed cardiac inpatient unit with an acuity adjustable model that allows all rooms to accommodate critically ill patients. Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is an affiliate of the Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.




·         Provide strategic leadership and direction for the Cardiology Division and Heart Institute

·         Oversee the clinical, research and educational activities of the Cardiology Division

·         Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to advance innovative approaches to pediatric cardiac care

·         Foster a culture of excellence, collaboration and continuous improvement within the Heart Institute

·         Develop and implement strategic initiatives to enhance patient outcomes, quality of care and patient experience

·         Mentor and support the professional development of faculty, staff, and trainees

·         Facilitate and enhance community outreach and advocacy

·         Support the recruitment and retention of top-tier faculty and trainees to promote academic advancement

·         Work in partnership with Heart Institute Administrator to plan, evaluate, and manage annual fiscal operating budgets

·         Maintain a positive workplace culture that attracts, retains and motivates staff, and empowers their ability to impact decision making


Qualifications and Experience 


The Heart Institute Co-Director and Chief of Pediatric Cardiology represents a pivotal leadership role within our organization. The candidate is expected to have demonstrated clinical excellence and leadership success in their career. Additionally, this leader will uphold unwavering integrity and adherence to ethical standards, while also exhibiting strong administrative and managerial skills.


Additional qualifications and desired attributes include:  


·         MD/DO degree or equivalent from an accredited school of medicine with at least 10 years post-pediatric residency and fellowship in cardiology

·         Unrestricted medical license and American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) board certified in pediatric cardiology

·         Exceptional written and oral communication skills with ability to listen and tailor information to specific audiences

·         Collegial and highly collaborative with a track record of fostering a positive workplace culture that promotes teamwork and inclusiveness 


About Nicklaus Children’s Health System


Founded in 1950, the rebranded Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is a 307-bed freestanding children's hospital and ACS-verified Level 1 pediatric trauma center that is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine and has numerous subspecialty programs that are ranked among the best in the nation. It is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern U.S. Our organization consistently appears on employer award lists such as Fortune magazine’s “Best Workplaces in Health Care,” Becker’s “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare,” Newsweek’s “World’s Best Specialized Hospitals” and People magazine’s “50 Companies That Care.” Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists is the physician-led multispecialty medical group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System.  Join a phenomenal team that brings lifelong health and hope to children and their families through innovative and compassionate care.


Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is located in Miami, Florida and offers all the advantages of a tropical, diverse and metropolitan community. Enjoy abundant sunshine and warm weather year-round with easy access to numerous recreational opportunities, cultural and professional sporting venues, and international travel. 


Competitive compensation and benefits package. Qualified candidates please contact: 

Joyce Berger, Physician Recruiter or 786-624-3510 




Danyal Khan, MD

Interim Chief, Cardiology

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Heart Institute




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Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus

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:Full Time

Joining a new organization can be daunting or overwhelming. But at Nicklaus, your colleagues make you feel welcomed. They taught me to celebrate our accomplishments and band together during challenging times. This is not easy to find in healthcare these days, so I’m grateful to have found an amazing place to work with people and leadership who have my well-being in mind.

Lova Renee Brunson Manager Accreditation & Regulatory

Collaboration leads to success.

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. Working together, we find solutions and methods we would never find alone, and at Nicklaus Children’s, we have fun doing it.

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We all take responsibility here – for the children, their families, our work and each other. We meet our responsibilities head on and motivate each other to succeed.

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Advocate for children. Advocate for families. Advocate for yourself. But most of all, advocate for getting the job done right and you will find nothing but success and support in your career here.

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At Nicklaus Children’s, change is not to be feared. When you work here, you are always working with the most advanced tools and procedures available.

Empathy is everything.

We expect our team members to have empathy for the patients and families they treat, and in turn, we have empathy for them. We take care of everyone in the Nicklaus Children’s family with competitive benefits and our supportive culture.

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