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Academic Section Head - Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Wake Forest Emergency Providers
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Competitive Academic Salary
Closing date
Dec 3, 2023

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Specialty / Focus
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Position Type
Practice Setting
Academic Institution / Medical School
Relocation Assistance

Wake Forest University School of Medicine’s Department of Emergency Medicine has a rare opportunity to join our academic faculty team as an Associate or full Professor to lead our Section of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. This position will be responsible for the academic oversight and direction of faculty research, education, scholarship, and clinical care within our dedicated Pediatric Emergency Department in Brenner Children’s Hospital. There are additional opportunities to participate in and lead new and ongoing initiatives within the Wake Forest University School of Medicine and the health system that will impact patient care in our local community and throughout our academic learning health system within Advocate Health. 


Please email Scott Dudley at to express interest.

The ideal candidate for this position will be Board Certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and have a minimum of 8-10 years of experience as a faculty member with scholarly publications, disseminated academic work in an area of focus within Pediatric EM.  Demonstrated accomplishments in leadership, clinical operations, faculty mentoring, academic project development and/or additional expertise in adult Emergency Medicine are also desirable qualities for successful candidates.

Our Emergency Department has been a Level 1 trauma center since 1982, with numerous specialty accreditations including an accredited chest pain center, stroke center, one of just two burn centers in North Carolina and full subspecialty backup. The co-located Brenner Children's Hospital Emergency Department is North Carolina's first Level 1 pediatric trauma center. Our clinical affiliate physicians staff 13 EDs across the state. Together our Emergency Medicine physicians provide services to over 500,000 patients each year, with patient acuity in the 95th percentile and an admission rate of 30%. Our Emergency Medicine residency program is among the oldest in the country, and is highly competitive. Fellowships are offered in Emergency Medicine Research, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine Administration/Leadership, EM Ultrasound, EMS, Wilderness Medicine, and Global Emergency Medicine. Our exceptional faculty are highly productive clinically and academically with a well-funded research program, more than 20 active research projects, and high faculty retention.

REQUIREMENTS: MD/DO; BC in pediatric emergency medicine; leadership experience with evidence of accomplishments; NC licensure/eligibility; ran at time of hire commensurate with academic and scholarly accomplishments.


Wake Forest University School of Medicine is the education and research component of Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, a fully integrated academic medical center anchored by an 885-bed tertiary care hospital as well as community hospitals, affiliated partners and Brenner Children’s Hospital.

This is a time of tremendous growth for our medical school and health system. In October 2020, Wake Forest Baptist Health and Atrium Health officially joined together in a strategic partnership to operate as a single enterprise. As part of this new enterprise, Atrium Health has invested $3.4 billion in ongoing innovations within our health system and the communities we serve. The Wake Forest University School of Medicine has become the academic core of the new enterprise that now also includes all of Advocate Health, and progress is underway to build a second campus of the school of medicine in Charlotte, North Carolina. The growth of the school of medicine will expand existing academic research capabilities and opportunities for clinical trials across a large, diverse market with some of the nation’s leading medical experts.


A city of 250,000 people (greater metro area >535,000) located in the beautiful Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, Winston-Salem has a moderate climate with all four seasons and a cost of living ≈30% below the national average. The Blue Ridge Mountains and Parkway are a 1-2 hour drive to the north and west, and North Carolina's beaches are close enough to enjoy during long weekends. Winston-Salem is a region on an upward trajectory that still maintains its Southern roots and small town feel. Although the city is traditionally Southern in its friendliness, it has an international vibe with an array of festivals and a wide variety of restaurants and entertainment options. For more information on Winston-Salem, please visit:,, and



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