Department: Cardiology
Schedule: Full Time 64-80
Job Details:
  • Cardiology - Medical Director of Heart Failure and Transplantation

    The Ward Family Heart Center at Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics – Kansas City is seeking a Medical Director of Heart Failure and Transplantation.  Candidates must have training and experience in a UNOS certified pediatric cardiac transplant center. 

    The transplant team at CMHC already includes a transplant surgeon, a coordinator and a transplant immunologist, and is poised to develop and grow this program for heart failure, device therapy and transplantation to improve the local care of children with end-stage heart disease in Kansas and Western Missouri.


    Candidates must be board-eligible or board-certified in Pediatric Cardiology, licensed or licensable to practice medicine in the states of Kansas and Missouri, and should be qualified for academic appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.  Academic appointment is with the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, where we are the primary pediatric teaching site for students, residents and fellows.  Salary and academic rank are commensurate with experience.  EOE/AAP

    The Ward Family Heart Center serves a population of over 5 million in the heart of the U.S.A, through our main campus and several additional locations in and around Kansas City, extending to Western Missouri and the state of Kansas.  Our team includes 15 (expanding to 20 this year) cardiologists, 2 surgeons, and 17 Advance Practice Nurses. We perform over 400 cardiac operations, 400 hemodynamic / interventional catheterizations and over 130 EP catheterizations, 12,000 outpatient visits, 14,000 echocardiograms and 20,000 EKG’s annually. Our preoperative and postoperative ICUs include a 70-bed NICU and a 41-bed PICU (with a new 14-bed Cardiac Wing). The recently inaugurated Elizabeth Ferrell Fetal Health center provides our free-standing Children’s Hospital the facility for in-house births of high-risk babies. There is a wealth of opportunity to develop and participate in research programs, quality improvement projects and data collection in many areas related to heart care in children.  Our planned integration with the University of Kansas provides the impetus for comprehensive, seamless care and programmatic growth.


    For additional information contact:

    Girish Shirali, MD  (

    Cardiology Division Director and Co-Director of the Ward Family Heart Center

    Send Curriculum Vitae to or apply on line at

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