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Children's Hospital and Medical Center
Omaha, NE, United States (on-site)
9 days ago
Children's Hospital and Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska, United States (on-site)
9 days ago


We are seeking a Board Eligible/Board Certified Pediatric Surgeon to join the Division of Pediatric Surgery at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, in partnership with the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Dr. Abdalla Zarroug recently joined on February 1, 2021 as the chief of pediatric surgery at Children's Hospital & Medical Center and professor and chief of the UNMC Division of Pediatric Surgery in the UNMC Department of Surgery and now surgeon-in-chief effective April 1, 2022 bringing his more than 20 years of experience and vision to continue the growth and success of the pediatric surgery and fellowship program based in Omaha. This includes the full scope of pediatric surgical services, including special expertise in minimally invasive surgery, cancer surgery and neonatal surgery, as well as general pediatric surgery, non-cardiac thoracic surgery, GI surgery, bariatric, oncology and endocrine surgery. Children's team of four board certified pediatric surgeons have more than 65 years combined experience in pediatric general surgery. 

Recognized in 2022-23 Best Children’s Hospital by U.S. News & World Report in two pediatric specialties: Pediatric Pulmonology & Lung Surgery and Pediatric Urology, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center is the only full-service, pediatric health care center in Nebraska, providing expertise in more than 50 pediatric specialty services to children across a five-state region and beyond. The UNMC and Children’s affiliation aligns these two organizations in their shared vision for the future of pediatric health care and ensures children have access to world-class clinical care, cutting-edge research, and a future generation of well-educated and highly trained medical professionals.

Children’s is home to Nebraska’s only Level IV regional NICU and the state’s only Level II Pediatric Trauma Center. A regional heart center, it also offers expertise in pediatric heart transplantation. Children’s is focused on extraordinary clinical care, education, basic science and translational research and advocacy and is embarking on transformational programmatic and physical growth. Opened in 2021, the new Hubbard Center for Children is home to an additional 100 patient beds, an expanded NICU, a dedicated Cardiac Care Unit, a new Cancer & Blood Disorders Unit, expanded surgical space, an expanded Radiology and Emergency Department and more.

Successful candidates will be committed to scholarly activity that advances surgical research in either a basic or clinical/translational research track. Allocation of protected research time will be based on the candidate’s research activities and record of academic accomplishment. The Child Health Research Institute was established in 2017 and aims to assist investigators with start-up funding and infrastructure for clinical, basic science or translational research. The institute specifically seeks candidates committed to developing a research program and expanding the academic portfolio of the division. Successful candidates will hold a faculty appointment at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Children’s Hospital & Medical Center’s growth and transformation creates opportunity for innovation, education, and research.

In 2022-23, U.S. News & World Report ranks Omaha as No. 29 in its Best Places to Live. With a metropolitan area population of approximately 944,316, Omaha, affectionately known as “The River City” for its location on the Missouri River, offers all the amenities of a big city with the warmth of the Midwest. Omaha’s cost of living is comparatively lower than other cities of similar size, and its neighborhoods are both friendly and safe. The area is rich in arts and cultural activities, including a thriving music scene, and an incredible diversity of restaurants and wineries. Old Market Entertainment District, an historic area marked with cobblestone streets, has been transformed into one of the city’s premier destinations with boutiques, jazz clubs, brew pubs, galleries and more.

Greater Omaha has an outstanding educational system of public and private schools – in fact, Nebraska has one of the highest high school graduation rates in the country, at 90 percent -- and is home to numerous universities and colleges. In addition to the many collegiate sports, Omaha hosts the Olympic Swim Trials, the Olympic Curling Trials and the College World Series. It’s also home to the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, rated the Best Zoo in the U.S. by and Best Zoo in the World by TripAdvisor in 2014. All of this, combined with a diverse economy with multiple Fortune 500 companies, makes for an extraordinary quality of life.

For complete details and confidential consideration, please contact Glenda Church Smith, Principal, Pediatric Search Partners: 877.440.3832; 214.850.3094 (text); or email


BE/BC Pediatric Surgery 

Job Information

  • Job ID: 65174344
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Children's Hospital and Medical Center
  • Position Title: Academic Pediatric Surgery - 2022-23 U.S. News & World Report Top 30 Best Places to Live
  • Job Function: Pediatric Surgeon
  • Job Type: Full-Time

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