Chief, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

  • Location: Winston-Salem, NC

Grant Cooper is seeking a Chief, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology to serve Wake Forest School of Medicine/Brenner Children's Hospital. Wake Forest School of Medicine is the medical education and research component of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, a fully-integrated academic medical center anchored by an 885-bed tertiary care hospital, community hospitals, affiliated partners and Brenner Children’s Hospital. Formerly known as the Bowman Gray School of Medicine, it was founded in 1902 as a two-year medical school on the campus of Wake Forest College. North Carolina Baptist Hospital opened in 1923 as an 88-bed hospital in Winston-Salem. Later in 1941, the medical school expanded to four years and moved to Winston-Salem.

Today, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is a thriving, nationally renowned academic medical center. With 20,542 employees, it is Forsyth County’s largest employer. In all, it operates more than 1,500 acute care, psychiatric and rehabilitation beds. The Medical Center now has 100 buildings on 290 acres, including a 196-acre research farm and a downtown research center. The medical school is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s best, just as the hospital has been since 1993.

Position Overview

The Department of Pediatrics within Wake Forest School of Medicine/Brenner Children’s Hospital is seeking a dynamic leader to serve as Chief for the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at the Associate Professor or Professor level. The successful candidate will offer leadership skills and excellence in clinical care, education, quality improvement, advocacy and research. Candidates must be board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology and have, or be eligible for, a North Carolina medical license. The candidate is expected to participate in clinical care, education of trainees, research activities and administrative responsibilities, including mentorship and career development of junior and mid-level faculty.

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is a nationally prominent academic medical center in Winston-Salem, with an integrated healthcare network that incorporates hospitals, clinics, physician practices, diagnostic centers and other primary and specialty care facilities serving the residents of 24 counties in northwest North Carolina and southwest Virginia. The Division Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology will have the unique opportunity to shape how pediatric care is delivered throughout the Wake Forest network.


  • An MD or equivalent degree with North Carolina state medical licensure or eligibility to obtain North Carolina medical license.
  • Board Certification in Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology through the American Board of Pediatrics.
  • Established clinician educator or investigator with demonstrated academic productivity and scholarship sufficient to qualify for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor.
  • Progressive physician leadership experience in an academic health system.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to advance and develop a superior clinical service.
  • Demonstrated vision and creativity in developing and delivering visionary health care programs to meet the needs of challenging populations with effective outcomes.
  • Innovative while managing risk.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills for both clinical and non-clinical audiences, in group settings or one-on-one.
  • Expertise in establishing physician relationships combined with the ability to manage an interdisciplinary team while appreciating and fostering collegial and peer participation from all disciplines.
  • Advocate for organizational values and commitment to gender equity and diversity.
  • Proficiency in Spanish preferred.
  • Personal characteristics aligned with the Mission and Values of the Wake Forest Medical Center.