Health Care

KU starts search for pediatrics department chairman

The University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita has formed a search committee for a new chairman of its pediatrics department, according to a news release.

Dr. Barry Bloom stepped down as chair in June. Bloom was on the KU faculty since 1986 and had been chairman of pediatrics since 2008, according to a KU spokeswoman. She said he will continue working at Wesley Medical Center. Wesley’s website says he focuses on neonatal and perinatal care.

Details of who will comprise the search committee have not yet been released. So far, there is no specific timeline for filling the position, according to the release.