The Department of Ophthalmology, Columbia University, is seeking an academically established, clinically experienced, and leader in the field of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at the Associate Professor or Professor level. This individual will be nominated for the Anne S. Cohen Professorship (endowed chair), with the aim of providing scholarly leadership in this subspecialty. The Cohen Professorship has an illustrious history with previous occupants being John T. Flynn, MD, Michael Chiang, MD and Steven Brooks, MD.
This new leader will oversee the pediatric ophthalmology service at New York’s #1 Children’s Hospital, Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital at NewYork-Presbyterian, and within the Harkness Eye Institute at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. He/she will also assume a leadership role in the Jonas Children’s Vision Care Initiative, a multi-faceted program that integrates clinical care, education, clinical genetics, and advocacy, and will sit on the Columbia Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons Trans-Departmental Children’s Health Council to represent the Department of Ophthalmology in strategic planning.
Candidates should be ABO-certified or eligible graduates who have completed an ACGME-approved residency program, and an AUPO-compliant fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus. A record of scholarly accomplishments should be demonstrated.
Columbia University is an affirmative-action, equal opportunity employer and interested in having a diversified faculty of exceptional quality. The multi-cultural environment in New York is attractive to many individuals who enjoy the creativity and variety of activity offerings in a dynamic city.
Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a personal statement, and references upon request to:
G.A. Cioffi, M.D.
Jean and Richard Deems Professor
Edward S. Harkness Professor and Chairman
Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons
NewYork-Presbyterian /Columbia University Irving Medical Center
635 West 165th Street
New York, New York 10032
Qualifications should include completion of an accredited residency program, fellowship training, board eligibility/certification, and eligibility for licensure in New York State.
Strong commitment to teaching residents and fellows, and an interest in clinical and basic science research.