Dayton Children’s Hospital – Wright State University Affiliation


Dayton, Ohio

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February 8, 2024

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Department Chair of Pediatrics
Dayton Children’s Hospital – Wright State University Affiliation
Dayton, Ohio

Dayton Children’s Hospital, in partnership with Wright State University, and the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics seek their fifth Chair. The Chair of Pediatrics oversees the continuum of pediatric medical education and research activities at Boonshoft School of Medicine (BSOM) and Dayton Children’s while also serving as Vice President for Academic Affairs on the Dayton Children’s Hospital Senior Leadership Team and on the Hospital’s Board of Trustees. The Chair reports directly to the CEO of Dayton Children’s Hospital and works with the CMO to support faculty development and innovation for over 400 providers (including subspecialists and APPs) at Dayton Children’s Hospital.

Outstanding candidates for the position will partner with leadership of Dayton Children’s Hospital, Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, and our community organizations to advance the missions and visions, and support the values and strategic priorities of our institutions in a culture that celebrates diversity and recognizes our charge to assure that we provide equitable and inclusive care for each other, for our staff, for our learners, and for the diverse patients and families that we serve.

To achieve that goal, successful candidates will have had an academic career in pediatrics and bring extensive leadership experience, including strategic thinking, administrative oversight, and management skills. Demonstrated leadership at a national, regional, and local level is expected. A commitment to fostering professional development within the Department, including mentorship and sponsorship, will be essential.

Candidates’ academic career may have a focus in any of several areas, including medical education, population health, health policy and advocacy, quality improvement science, implementation science, health services research, health outcomes research, community engaged research, and/or clinical or translational research.

Dayton Children’s Hospital is the only children’s hospital serving the greater Dayton area. We offer an outstanding opportunity for pediatric specialists who are committed to patient safety and quality of care, creating a collaborative environment that turns co-workers into friends and treating every patient with compassion.

Pediatrics Highlights:
  • Locally Specialized, Nationally Recognized: Dayton Children’s see 382,391 patient visits each year.
  • The Integrated Pediatric Residency program matched 9 civilian and 7 Air Force students in June 2023 while sustaining and refining our innovative model for virtual recruitment.
  • Fellowship programs: Launched Pediatric Hospital Medicine and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship programs and filled 2 positions in each program in our second match.
  • The Dayton Children’s Hospital Center for Health Equity, launched in July 2021, has opened 8 research studies, and submitted its first NIH grant proposal.
  • Continuing Medical Education continues to be an important focus, highlighted by the annual Neuroscience Symposium and CME Grand Rounds.
  • Dayton Children’s is recognized as a “Best Place to Work” and named the #1 Employer in Ohio by Forbes.
  • The Department consists of 44 fully affiliated faculty and over 250 subspecialty pediatricians with clinical appointments. The Department is organized in several divisions, e.g., endocrinology, gastroenterology, cardiology, and general pediatrics.
  • The Chair of Pediatrics and Vice President for Academic Affairs will support BSOM and Dayton Children’s professionals in raising their national profiles through medical education, research, national organization contributions, and advocacy.
Benefits that Go Above and Beyond:

Dayton Children’s Hospital is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer who values diversity. We offer a comprehensive and flexible benefits package for full-time and part-time employees – providing for both leisure and financial protection – all within a positive work environment.



Candidates must hold an MD, DO, or equivalent degree, Board Certification in Pediatrics and/or candidate’s pediatric subspecialty area of practice, and be eligible for permanent, unrestricted licensure in the state of Ohio.  Candidates should possess academic leadership experience and accomplishment that would qualify them for BSOM faculty appointment at the level of Associate Professor or higher.

Master’s degree in business administration, healthcare administration, public administration, medical management, or equivalent degree is preferred.

Application Process

Applicants should apply online via the career website:

Direct expressions of interest, including a CV, to Eric Dickerson: and/or

Contact Information:
Eric Dickerson
Managing Director & Sr. Practice Leader
Kaye/Bassman International Corp.
Phone: (972) 265-5245 – Direct

Dayton Children’s has retained our search firm, Kaye/Bassman International Corp., to support their efforts to attract and hire talented physician leaders to join the faculty across the health system.

About the Organization

The Wright State University Department of Pediatrics is housed in Dayton Children’s Hospital, a 181-bed (and growing) private, not-for-profit tertiary pediatric health care facility that offers a full range of inpatient services, 35 subspecialty and general outpatient clinics, and public health programs encompassing health maintenance, early diagnosis, and treatment. Included within the hospital are a 16-bed pediatric intensive and progressive care unit, a six-bed intermediate care unit, a 10-bed hematology/oncology unit, and a 41-bed state-of-the-art Level III newborn intensive care unit.

The Department continues its commitment to supporting and advancing high quality undergraduate pediatric medical education, graduate medical education and continuing medical education, clinical services, and research.

The goals of the Department of Pediatrics are to:

  • Provide medical students with an education that will enable them to attain broad knowledge of all aspects of the primary care needs of infants, children, and adolescents;
  • Provide an environment and faculty for resident education that will produce physicians who can perform competently as pediatricians;
  • Prepare residents in family practice, emergency medicine, and other disciplines to meet the primary care needs of children and to recognize those conditions that require referral;
  • Provide continuing education of post-graduate physicians; and
  • Allow for the development of research excellence and productivity in studies designed to improve health care delivery and attainment of new knowledge of disease causation and treatment.

Dayton Children’s, the only children’s hospital serving the greater Dayton area, receives referrals from 20 Ohio counties and eastern Indiana. Operating as an acute care facility since 1967, the medical center offers medical and surgical services as well as diagnostic evaluation in numerous areas.

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