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University of Colorado Assistant Professor in Aurora, Colorado

University of Colorado School of Medicine

University of Colorado Denver|Briargate Center – Colorado Springs

Department of Pediatrics – Section ofGastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Assistant Professor

Position #/[758760]/– Requisition #/[15673]/



The University of Colorado Denver seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The Department of Pediatrics, the Section of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition of the University of Colorado School of Medicine (CU SOM) and the Digestive Health Institute of Children’s Hospital Colorado (CHCO) are seeking a BC/BE pediatric gastroenterologist for a faculty position to be located inColorado Springs at the Briargate Clinic. The candidate must be thoroughly trained and experienced in pediatric gastroenterology and GI diagnostic procedures and qualify for appointment at theAssistant Professorrank as a Clinical-Educator in the CU SOM. Primary responsibilities will include outpatient clinical evaluation and management of patients with pediatric gastrointestinal disease at the Briargate Clinic in Colorado Springs and inpatient consultations and performance of GI procedures at the new 100 bed Children’s Hospital in Colorado Springs (operated by CHCO) which is located across the street from the Briargate Clinic, and which will open in Spring 2019. The Briargate GI Clinic and the hospital have full-time dietician and social worker support and on-site infusion center, laboratory, and radiology facilities. In addition to clinical responsibilities, education and teaching of medical students, pediatric gastroenterology fellows, and others will be an important responsibility. The successful candidate will have experience and knowledge of all pediatric GI and hepatology disorders; demonstrated skills in the full gamut of pediatric GI endoscopic and other procedures; excellent teaching and education skills, and excellent communication and team skills. The candidate will have completed fellowship in good standing in Pediatric Gastroenterology at RRC-approved fellowship program (or equivalent), MD (or equivalent) degree and American Board of Pediatrics Board Certified in Pediatrics, and BE/BC in Pediatric Gastroenterology. The candidate will join 4 other Physicians and 2 PAs at our Colorado Springs location. Colorado Springs is a vibrant city with a metro population of 700,000, located 60 miles south of Denver at the base of Pikes Peak, within one of the most scenic areas of Colorado.

The successful candidate will join the Colorado Springs team in an expanding group of collaborative, dedicated academic pediatric gastroenterologists and hepatologists in a Pediatric GI/Hepatology program at one of the top 10 Children’s Hospitals in the United States ( The Section is currently composed of 30 MD and 5 PhD faculty members, 9 fellows in an NIH T32-funded training program, 9 Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistants, and a large team of nurses, dieticians, social workers, psychologists, transplant coordinators and support staff with the common mission of improving the digestive health of children. Colorado Springs has 4 physicians, 2 APPs, 4 dieticians and a social worker. Highest quality patient care, cutting-edge research and career development and training are all of highest priority. The Section includes specific Centers or Programs in pediatric liver disease and transplantation, inflammatory bowel disease, eosinophilic GI diseases, celiac disease, intestinal rehabilitation, aerodigestive disorders, neurogastroenterology and motility, pancreatic disorders, and advanced therapeutic endoscopy. Salary will be based on rank and includes an excellent benefits package. All faculty appointments are within the University of Colorado SOM, one of the top public medical schools in the nation. The medical school also has a community-based medical student track in Colorado Springs with which all GI providers participate. Colorado Springs is a wonderful place to live and is rated one of the top cities for families and for lifestyle. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. This strategic collaboration among diverse health care fields allows knowledge to travel directly from the research bench to the patient’s bedside.

Colorado Springs is the second most populous city in the state of Colorado with a metropolitan population of 668,000. This beautiful city nestled against the edge of the Rockies is home to The Air Force Academy, the US Olympic Training Center and Pikes Peak. Our location allows for 300 days of sunshine per year and the opportunity for a multitude of outdoor activities including hiking, camping, biking, skiing, white water rafting, golf and fly fishing. With the addition of a new free-standing Children’s Hospital slated to open in 2019 and some of the best public schools in the state, this makes Colorado Springs an ideal place to build a practice and a home.

PLEASENOTE: Candidates may be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

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The hiring salary for this position is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

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The University of Colorado Denver is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

_Examples of Work Performed:_

  1. Patient care in Pediatric Gastrointestinal Diseases at Children's Hospital Colorado (CHCO) Colorado Springs and CU Briargate Specialty Clinics for Children locations, including inpatient attending and outpatient clinics, as well as performing the full range of gastrointestinal procedures, including performance of procedures at CHCO facilities.

  2. Provide consultative and call support services for CHCO and affiliated healthcare partners.

  3. Clinical focus in GI diseases and be experienced in the full gamut of pediatric GI disorders and GI procedures

  4. Education and teaching of pediatric residents, pediatric gastroenterology fellows, students, and others

  5. Attend relevant conferences and continuing education opportunities

  6. Attend periodic Anschutz and Briargate faculty meetings via teleconference or in-person

_Minimum Requirements_

  1. Completed fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology at RRC-approved fellowship (or equivalent)

  2. MD degree

  3. American Board of Pediatrics Board Certified in Pediatrics

  4. Board Eligible or certified in Pediatric Gastroenterology or Transplant Hepatology

_Preferred Qualifications_

  1. Demonstrated expertise in quality improvement projects.

  2. Two or more years of clinical experience.

  3. Publications in peer-reviewed journals in pediatric gastroenterology or related fields.


  1. Knowledge of all pediatric GI disorders

  2. Demonstrated skills in the full gamut of pediatric GI endoscopic and other procedures

  3. Excellent teaching and education skills, knowledge and training of pediatric gastroenterology

Job: *Faculty

Organization: *U0001 -- Denver-Anschutz Administration

Title: Assistant Professor

Location: Aurora

Requisition ID: 15673