Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Practitioner) Division of Cardiology-CHLA – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

The Keck School of Medicine (KSOM) of the University of Southern California (USC) and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) in the Department of Pediatrics in the Division of Cardiology, are actively seeking a full-time faculty member for the position of General (Community-Based) Pediatric Cardiologist at the level of Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Practitioner). The successful candidate will join an existing partner in a dedicated community-based Pediatric Cardiology practice owned and operated by the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, and will also provide aspects of care at the main CHLA campus in Los Angeles. 

Candidates should be clinically trained in general pediatric cardiology, with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects. The preferred candidate should have a broad exposure to, and familiarity with the assessment of newborns, infants and children an inpatient setting, and also be familiar with general pediatric cardiology outpatient concerns, including post-operative follow up following surgical repair of congenital heart disease. Candidates should display excellent communication skills, technical ability and a willingness to participate in the increasingly utilized team-based-care approach in a community setting.  A strong working knowledge of non-invasive imaging, and the ability to perform echocardiography independently is also a requirement for this role. Ability to perform and interpret fetal echocardiography will be an advantage, but a dedicated prior fellowship in non-invasive imaging is not a requirement for this role.

This position will include community-based night and weekend on-call responsibilities to be shared on a rotating basis. It is a requirement therefore to reside in the vicinity of the community supported by this practice, near to Los Angeles County. Duties at the CHLA campus will include general echocardiography, and teaching activities, and may include other academic pursuits as mutually agreed upon.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is ranked among the top hospitals in the nation for pediatric cardiac  care on the U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals List. We are a recognized leader in state-of-the-art evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for all forms of heart disease. As a core component of the hospital’s Heart Institute, our division offers expertise in all major areas of cardiology, with nationally-recognized subspecialists in all major areas. Children are referred to us for care from across the western United States and Pacific Rim countries.

Applicants must have an M.D. or equivalent degree and have demonstrated scholarly, clinical, and teaching capabilities. Candidates must be board certified or board eligible in Pediatric Cardiology by the American Board of Pediatrics and be eligible for medical licensure in the State of California.

The annual base salary range for this position is $95,904-$325,712.  When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

CHLA and USC are equal opportunity, affirmative action employers. The division greatly values diversity and is committed to building a vibrant and culturally diverse community of faculty that best reflects the patients and families that we serve. Individuals from underrepresented groups in medicine are especially encouraged to apply.

If interested, please apply using the link above. For further inquiries, please contact:

Interested candidates should contact Dr Paul Kantor ( or Nailea Corado (

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