Job ID: 290117014  |  Last Updated: 9/28/2022

Pediatric Cardiologist - Outpatient Imaging

Children's Mercy Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
Applicant Contact
Rob Dinneen
Senior Physician Recruiter
(816) 302-3781

Job Description

Outpatient Imaging Cardiologist

The Ward Family Heart Center at Childrens Mercy Kansas City seeks a pediatric cardiologist at the assistant or associate professor level who would have equal roles in echocardiography and general outpatient cardiology. The successful candidate would join an existing group of 28 cardiologists (25 in Kansas City, 2 in Wichita, KS and 1 in Topeka, KS), 4 CV surgeons, 30 APNs. Experience and interest in peri-operative and peri-procedural TEE is a must. Proficiency in 3D and stress echocardiography is preferred. Training/knowledge in MR/CT imaging is preferred but not required. Trainees in their final year are welcome to apply. In addition to providing echocardiography coverage, the successful candidate will be expected to spend one-two days per week in our local general outpatient clinics and serve as attending on cardiology inpatient or consult service 4-6 weeks/year.

Candidates must be board-certified or board-eligible in Pediatric Cardiology. Strong communication skills are key. There are ample opportunities for clinical/translational research and teaching (medical students, residents and Pediatric Cardiology fellows). Salary and academic rank are commensurate with experience.

Our Heart Center serves a population of over 5 million in the heart of the U.S.A. We perform over 500 cardiac operations, 600 cardiac catheterizations including over 200 invasive EP procedures, 18,000 outpatient visits, and more than 20,000 echocardiograms annually. Our two state-of the art catheterization labs are both hybrid labs and equipped with the latest 3D imaging and EP technology. Telehealth is available and facilitates our outreach clinics. We have video-conferencing capabilities that are routinely used by providers from distant locations to dial into our conferences for patient care and education. In 2022, the Ward Family Heart Center program was ranked #19 nationally by USNWR.

Our super-specialty resources include Electrophysiology (which includes Clinical EP, pacing and Genetic Arrhythmia), Cardiac Transplantation/Heart Failure, Interventional Cardiology and Advanced Cardiac Imaging (fetal echo, 3D echo, trans-esophageal echo, CT, MRI and 3D printing). We also provide specialized, team-based care in Fetal Cardiology (with on-site delivery services for high-risk neonates), Interstage Monitoring (CHAMP), Preventive Cardiology, Cardiac Genetics, Cardio-oncology, Single Ventricle Survivorship, Pulmonary Hypertension, a dedicated POTS clinic and Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Services.

The successful applicant must share our unwavering commitment to excellence, integrity, collegiality, antiracism, and respect for inclusion of individuals with diverse backgrounds.

Please apply with CV and Cover Letter to:

For additional information please contact:
Aliessa Barnes, MD
Co-Director, The Ward Family Heart Center
Children's Mercy Kansas City
Phone: 866-264-4652

Childrens Mercy Kansas City is an independent, non-profit, 390-bed pediatric health system, providing over half a million patient encounters each year for children from across the country. Childrens Mercy is ranked by U.S. News & World Report in ten specialties. We have received Magnet recognition five times for excellence in nursing services. In affiliation with the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the University of Kansas, our faculty of nearly 800 pediatric specialists and researchers are actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research and educating the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists.

The Childrens Mercy Research Institute (CMRI) integrates research and clinical care with nationally recognized expertise in genomic medicine, precision therapeutics, population health and health care innovation. In 2021, the CMRI moved into a nine story, 375,000 square foot space emphasizing a translational approach to research in which clinicians and researchers work together to accelerate the pace of discovery that enhances care. We invite you to visit Childrens Mercy Hospital virtually at

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