Job Description

Jackson, MS

The Division of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery at Children’s of Mississippi/University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC)

Fellowship-trained pediatric orthopedic surgeon.
Contact Info: K. Kellie Leitch, MD
200 N State St.
Jackson, MS 39216
USA;Mississippi 

kleitch@umc.edu
Website: https://www.umc.edu/Childrens/Childrens%20Orthopaedics/Childrens-Orthopaedics.html#team
Practice Type: Academic Appointment
Pediatric Focus: General Pediatrics|Spine|Trauma (> 75% Pediatrics)
Training Requirements: Candidates should be board-certified/eligible in Orthopedic Surgery, having completed a fellowship in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Date Available: 8/2/2021
Reason for Job Opening: Recent vacancy
Additional Information: The Division of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery at Children’s of Mississippi/University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) is seeking two fellowship-trained pediatric orthopedic surgeons at the assistant, associate or professor level to join a growing team of pediatric orthopaedic surgeons.

What makes this job so unique to other opportunities in the country?
• No Competition: Children’s of Mississippi is the only children’s hospital in the state, drawing patients from Mississippi as well as Tennessee, Louisiana, Arkansas and Alabama.
• Choose Your Niche: With a large underserved pediatric population with orthopaedic conditions, you can tailor your practice to focus on spine, limb deformity, trauma, cerebral palsy, etc. No one is going to limit your practice!
• Teaching: There are numerous opportunities to teach medical students and residents with up to three orthopaedic surgery residents on the pediatric service at any time.
• Research: The orthopaedic department has dedicated research staff helping with IRB submissions and manuscript submissions.
• Only Treat Kids: Pediatric orthopaedic calls only -- no adult calls!
• Quality of Life: The low cost of living in Mississippi, combined with the competitive salary and benefits offered makes it affordable to live in a suburban environment just minutes from the hospital.

• New Hospital: In November 2020 a brand new $100 million expansion to children’s hospital opened. This expansion included brand new operating rooms (including 2-3 dedicated orthopaedic OR rooms), new clinic space, and new pediatric MRI and CT imaging suites.
Contact: Dr. Kellie Leitch at kleitch@umc.edu or Dr. Jaysson Brooks at jtbrooks@umc.edu