Executive Chief of Pediatrics, Care New England & Chief of Pediatrics, Women & Infants Hospital

The Opportunity:

Care New England and Women & Infants Hospital are seeking an Executive Chief of Pediatrics of Care New England Health System & Chief of Pediatrics of Women & Infants Hospital who will lead the future growth of the Department of Pediatrics aligned with the strategic vision and values of Women & Infants Hospital and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

This leadership position offers an opportunity to strengthen and grow the pediatric clinical enterprise, enhance the collaborative research environment, and expand medical education. Women and Infants Hospital seeks an individual who is a collaborative and visionary leader, has a strong record in academic medicine, research, and administrative experience as a leader in Neonatology.


The Executive Chief of Pediatrics of Care New England Health System & Chief of Pediatrics of Women & Infants Hospital is the academic, research, clinical, and administrative leader of the Department of Pediatrics at Women & Infants Hospital. The Chief leads and directs programmatic, clinical, research and educational development within the Department of Pediatrics. The Chief of Pediatrics has the responsibility for maintaining and growing a nationally recognized program in pediatrics through the recruitment, retention and development of the faculty in neonatal medicine and other pediatric specialties supported by the Department.

The Chief of Pediatrics reports to the President and Chief Operating Officer of Women & Infants Hospital. In addition, the Chief of Pediatrics as the Division Chief of Neonatology will also report to the Professor and Chair of Pediatrics, The Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University for Brown related appointments in the Department of Pediatrics.

The Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate will have an MD, MD/PhD or equivalent degree from an accredited school of medicine, be board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics with a strong preference for an additional subspecialty board certification in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. She/he must demonstrate scholarly and professional achievement meriting an appointment by The Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University at the rank of Full Professor.

Additional required experience includes:

  • Demonstrated leadership in an academic medical center as a Division Chief, or other relevant position, including significant clinical, teaching and research experience.
  • A significant leadership role in a complex, multifaceted university or academic medical center, with strategic and operational skills, particularly with respect to balancing the academic tripartite mission.
  • Knowledge of and experience in the support and conduct of research (ideally with externally and/or other public or private – including foundation funding sources). Current NIH funding is not required but previous funding/research experience is preferable.
  • Experience in the recruitment of diverse faculty and faculty development.
  • Proven track record with clinical operations.


Care New England (CNE) is a non-profit health system, comprising several hospitals in Rhode Island, including: Women & Infants Hospital, Butler Hospital, and Kent Community Hospital. Women & Infants Hospital (WIH) is one of the nation’s leading specialty hospitals for women and newborns. WIH is Joint Commission accredited and is located in Providence, Rhode Island.

WIH is the ninth largest stand-alone obstetrical service in the country and the largest in New England with more than 8,000 deliveries per year. In 2018 and 2019, WIH received a 4-Stars rating from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services. WIH holds 167 adult beds, 80 neonatal intensive care unit beds, 60 newborn bassinets, and 10 operating rooms. The NICU has approximately 1,250 admissions annually and 150 transports annually.

WIH is the market leader in the region for services to women and infants – it performs 85% of the deliveries in its service area and it operates one of the nation’s largest single-family Neonatal Intensive Care Units with 80 bassinettes. A total of five Level I and Level II nurseries in affiliated birthing hospitals in Rhode Island and Massachusetts are fully staffed and managed by NICU staff from WIH. The WIH medical staff has over 180 employed physicians through CNEMG and an additional 100 community-based physicians.

WIH is one of the largest and most prestigious research facilities in high-risk and normal obstetrics, gynecology and newborn pediatrics in the nation and is a member of multiple National Institute of Health (NIH) collaborative programs, including the National Cancer Institute’s Gynecologic Oncology Group (now known as NRG) and the NIH Pelvic Floor Disorders Network, NIH Neonatal Network, NIH Maternal-Fetal Medicine Network, the NIH Contraceptive and Clinical Trials Network and NIH Women’s Reproductive Health Research Scholars Program. WIH is among a very small group of organizations that are involved in this number of prestigious and competitive national programs.

The Location:

Rhode Island is made up of 39 cities and towns and well over 400 villages and neighborhoods, each with its own special qualities, amenities, and style. Providence is the most populous city in the state and is also one of the oldest cities in the United States. Known for its thriving arts community, Providence has been dubbed the “Renaissance City” and is home to several notable educational institutions, including Brown University, Providence College, Johnson & Wales University and the Rhode Island School of Design.

The city is rich in its intellectual assets of medicine and academia, along with a highly desirable industry mix. Elegant waterfront amenities, spectacular architecture, award-winning gourmet restaurants and a dynamic arts scene contribute to the city’s eclectic appeal. The city of Providence is home to a 1,200-acre park system, notably Parkland Riverwalk, Roger Williams Park, Roger Williams National Memorial, and Prospect Terrace Park. Providence also benefits from direct access to interstate highways and a well-planned and efficient airport.

Women & Infants Hospital is an EEO/AA employer and encourages applications from minorities, and women.

Please direct all inquiries, applications and referrals to:

Jennifer Weimer