Fort Worth, Texas


Cook Children's Healthcare System, (based in Fort Worth, Texas), has an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Geneticist to join its Department of Genetics.  Cook Children’s Health Care System is one of the country’s leading free-standing integrated pediatric health care systems. Our skilled and dedicated clinicians combine the art of healing with the use of leading technology and collaboration to provide exceptional care for our patients.  Cook Children’s records approximately one million patient encounters each year through its medical center, specialty and primary care offices, neighborhood clinics, outpatient settings and home health visits.  


Key Highlights:

  • Highly profitable health system known as a national quality leader.
  • Joining a well-established Department of Genetics currently staffed by 7 clinical geneticists, 2 metabolic geneticists, 2 board-certified genetic counselors, 5 case managers, 2 metabolic dietitians, and 2 metabolic nurses.
  • Broad pediatric sub-specialty platform with 35 Departments represented and 40 outpatient primary care clinics in the Cook Children's network, providing partnership opportunities for genetics program development in other specialty areas.
  • Focus on the clinical care of individuals with common genetic disorders and many rare conditions. Some coverage of metabolic area desired,
  • Close involvement with the Texas newborn screening program.
  • Research and teaching interests can be supported, if desired.

The successful candidate should have completed a clinical genetics fellowship. An additional fellowship in either clinical biochemical genetics or medical biochemical genetics would be considered a valuable asset.  Must be able to obtain an unrestricted Texas medical license.

Cook Children’s Medical Center is a tertiary care, 443-bed pediatric hospital.  The main campus includes a PICU, the only level 4 NICU in the county, a neurologic intensive care unit and a cardiac intensive care unit.  Cook Children’s physicians enjoy a collegial relationship with more than 600 employed specialty and primary care pediatric providers. Cook Children’s Physician Network is the employed physician component of Cook Children’s Health Care System, a non-profit pediatric system of care where physician leadership is fostered and physicians actively participate in the strategic goals as well as the mission of the organization.

Fort Worth offers affordable neighborhoods, an enviable cultural scene and a world-class school system. City attractions include the Fort Worth Zoo, major sports, and the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens, enhancing the city's reputation as one of the premier travel destinations in the nation. Fort Worth ranked No. 4 on the Best Big Cities for Jobs list compiled by Forbes. The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex ranks third in the nation for its concentration of Fortune 500 company headquarters. The area’s diverse industries, consistently low unemployment and excellent quality of life attract top talent looking for fresh career opportunities.

Knowing that every child's life is sacred, it is the promise of Cook Children's to improve the health of every child in our region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury.


Cook Children's Healthcare System is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/D/V.

Cook Children's is an EOE/AA, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

Additional Information


Fort Worth, Texas

About Cook Children's Cook Children's Health Care System embraces an inspiring Promise – to improve the health of every child in our region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, we’re proud of our long and rich tradition of serving our community.

Our not-for-profit organization is comprised of eight companies, including our Medical Center, Physician Network, Home Health Company, Northeast Hospital, Pediatric Surgery Center, Health Plan, Health Services Inc., and Health Foundation.  With more than 60 primary, specialty and urgent care locations throughout Texas, families can access our top-ranked specialty programs and network of services to meet the unique needs of their child.

For nearly 100 years we’ve worked to improve the health of children from across our primary service area of Denton, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant and Wise counties. We combine the art of caring with leading technology and extraordinary collaboration to provide exceptional care for every child. This has earned Cook Children's a strong, far-reaching reputation with patients traveling from around the country and the globe to receive life-saving pediatric care.

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