Department: Developmental Medicine Professional
Job Details:
  • The Section of Developmental and Behavioral Sciences at the Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, Missouri is currently recruiting a full-time, Board-Certified Developmental-Behavioral (D-B) Pediatrician to join our multi-disciplinary team.  We are specifically interested in a D-B Pediatrician with a history of research productivity in addition to clinical experience. Responsibilities of this individual will include teaching residents and fellows in both outpatient and inpatient settings, carrying out ongoing research in the field and developing a strong D-B research program with mentorship of Section staff and fellows, in addition to maintaining a part-time clinical schedule. Faculty appointment is through the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine.


    The Section of Developmental and Behavioral Sciences is a large collaborative of specialists who address the developmental, behavioral and mental health needs of patients and families. The Section is made up of 24 doctorate-level psychologists, 7 Developmental Pediatricians, 4 Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists and 5 licensed clinical social workers who specialize in Family Therapy.  The Section is very proud of its very integrated approach to the provision of developmental, behavioral and mental health services which includes an active Consultation-Liaison service involving 12 psychologists who are dedicated to the care of specific pediatric subspecialty Sections and patient populations. The Section sponsors an ACGME accredited Developmental-Behavioral Fellowship with potential for one fellow per year in a three year fellowship curriculum. In addition we support an APA approved Psychology Internship program accepting three interns each year for one year and two one-year post-doctoral psychology fellows.


    Michelle Kilo, MD, Section Chief

     Qualified candidate should submit their CV to  
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    For more information contact
    Charlene L. Plotycia, Physician Recruiter

    Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics is proud to have been ranked among the best in the nation in every pediatric specialty by U.S. News & World Report for the second consecutive year.  We are one of the country's premiere free-standing, independent pediatric clinical, academic and research medical centers serving 150 counties in both Missouri and Kansas.  A new 73 bed addition to our main hospital will increase our current capacity of 317 licensed beds.  Our clinical services include more than 40 pediatric subspecialties.  CMH has been recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with Magnet designation for excellence in nursing.


    Children’s Mercy’s Elizabeth J. Ferrell Fetal Health Center is one of only a handful in the nation – and the first in the Midwest – to provide a comprehensive, integrated delivery approach to improve outcomes for babies born with complex malformations.  Our Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center is the only one in our region.  The Ward Family Center for Congenital Heart Disease is expanding to include cardiac transplant.  We continue to expand our institutional research capacity and capabilities and work with colleagues at UMKC, University of Kansas and the Stower’s Institute. Our Pediatric Pharmacology Clinical and Research program collaborates with all divisions. 


    Kansas City is a major mid-western city on the border of Missouri and Kansas with more than 2 million residents in its large metropolitan area which includes flourishing suburban communities.  KC’s climate has relatively high humidity. The most common weather is clear with almost completely blue skies.  Kansas City’s economy is driven by thousands of small businesses, tech start-ups, medical research, and is the headquarters of companies such as Hallmark and Sprint. It has one of the lowest costs of living of all major U.S. cities and has been rated as one of the 50 Smart Places to Live by Kiplinger Magazine and other publications. 


    It is a community of good schools, cultural amenities, acclaimed dining and affordable living.  It is home to several colleges and universities. It has a robust offering of arts and entertainment from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kemper Museum, Kaufman Performing Arts Center and Missouri Repertory Theatre to the city's professional and college sports teams. Most importantly, it’s a community with a heart – friendly, easy-going, and forward-thinking. 



    This all combines to make Kansas City a wonderful place to live and pursue a career.

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