Vice Chair of Pediatric Anesthesia and Anesthesiologist in Chief at Riley Children's Health

IU Health Physicians and the Indiana University School of Medicine seek a strong academic leader for the Vice Chair of Pediatric Anesthesia and Anesthesiologist in Chief at Riley Children's Health with the additional title of the Gopal Krishna Professor of Pediatric Anesthesia. 

Position Highlights:

  • Responsible for a group of approximately 35 pediatric anesthesiologists,18 anesthetists (CAA/CRNA), and 6 advanced practice providers (PA/NP)
  • In addition to clinical leadership appointment, faculty rank of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor 
  • Oversee team providing anesthesia care for 23,000 general and surgical subspecialties including: cardiac, transplant, neurosurgery, ENT, GI, GU, complex ortho, and plastics at three locations
  • Protected administrative time


  • Fellowship training in Pediatric Anesthesiology, required
  • Board Certified in Anesthesiology, required
  • Subspecialty Board Certification in Pediatric Anesthesia, required
  • Physician licensed in Indiana or eligible for medical licensure in Indiana, required
  • Experience in the practice of Pediatric Anesthesiology in a tertiary care academic setting 
  • Experience in the management of clinical operations, medical education, and research (clinical or educational), mentorship, and faculty development 
  • Visa sponsorship available; H-1B

Responsibilities Include: 

  • The VC/Chief is responsible for building a strategic vision for the division that fits with the history and culture of the institution
  • Leading day to day clinical operations to ensure high-quality care, including setting policies and guidelines for clinical care, OR coverage, and personnel management
  • Promoting collaboration among division faculty and other pediatric subspecialties at Riley, clinically and for research 
  • Recruiting new faculty and supporting the career development of all members of the division 

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Community Description

Indianapolis, Indiana, the 17th largest U.S. city, is a sophisticated city blending charm and culture with a wonderful balance of business and leisure.  Residents of this dynamic city enjoy:

  • Leading educational system and top-ranked universities, paired with a diverse population
  • Vibrant downtown offering arts, theaters, world-class museums, zoo, concerts and memorials
  • Named to U.S. News & World Report's 2023-2024 list of the best places to live in the United States
  • Top ranked international airport: "Best Airport in North America" twelve consecutive years
  • Ranked by Niche in 2023 as one of the most diverse counties in America, as well as one of the best cities to live in and buy a house in the country
  • Historic neighborhoods with surrounding cultural districts and low cost of living
  • Outdoor recreation includes golfing, boating and unique parks
  • Home of the Colts (NFL), Fever (WNBA), Pacers (NBA), Indians (MiLB), Indianapolis 500 (IndyCar) and the nation's largest half marathon
  • Close proximity to Chicago, St. Louis, Louisville, and Cincinnati

Healthcare System/Hospital Description

For more than 95 years, Riley Hospital for Children has been one of the nation's leading children's hospitals. Each year, Riley Hospital provides compassionate care, support and comfort to more than 300,000 inpatients and outpatients from across Indiana, the nation and the world. Physicians at Riley Hospital provide comprehensive care, from the routine to the most complex, in every field of pediatric medicine and surgery.

Riley Hospital is nationally ranked as a top children's hospital by U.S. News & World Report, with national rankings in all ten pediatric specialties (including two specialties in the top ten), and is the only nationally ranked children's hospital in Indiana. Part of Indiana University Health, Riley Hospital enjoys a unique partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine, giving our highly skilled physicians access to innovative treatments using the latest research and technology.

In addition, Riley Hospital is ranked ninth in the nation for NIH Research funding, totaling more than $38.5 million in 2023. The Children's Clinical Research Center, located at Riley Hospital, is one of the largest pediatric research facilities in the country. Riley Hospital also offers one of the nation's largest outpatient care facilities for children.

At Riley Hospital for Children, we are committed to advancing a culture where all people can come together while we work to equitably improve the health of all Hoosiers. Working together, our health system fosters an environment in which differences are respected and valued. With a bold approach to diversity and inclusion, we are the place where many voices and perspectives come together to improve the health of our communities today and in the future.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at IU Health. IU Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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