University of Mississippi Medical Center: Chair, Department of Neurology

The Department of Neurology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center is known for offering a broad range of patient care services, providing quality undergraduate and graduate medical education, and conducting basic, clinical and translational research – all in a collegial environment. The department’s faculty includes board-certified experts in stroke/vascular neurology, sleep disorders, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, epilepsy, movement disorders, geriatric neurology, neuro-critical care, neurophysiology, and neuro-oncology and more. 

Position Overview

The Chair of the Department of Neurology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) provides leadership and has overall responsibility for the Neurology services of the Medical Center, as well as the teaching and research programs. The Chair also serves as one of four Co-Chairs of the Neuro Institute along with the Chairs of Neurosurgery, Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences, and Psychiatry and Human Behavior.

Reporting Relationships: The Chair of Neurology reports to LouAnn Woodward, MD, the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine. Additionally, the position will have a close working relationship with the Vice Dean of Medical Education, the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, the Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs, and the Chief Executive Officer of the University Hospitals and Health System.


  • MD, or equivalent degree, from an accredited institution. Management education or training a plus.
  • Board certification in Neurology.
  • Eligibility for permanent, unrestricted medical licensure in Mississippi.
  • All academic work must qualify for appointment as Professor at University of Mississippi Medical Center.
  • Strong commitment to patient care, reflecting a service-oriented philosophy with hospital administration and with colleagues in other specialties.
  • Evidence of promoting and supporting teaching and scholarly activities.
  • A reputation for building a clinically strong program.
  • Demonstrated success as a leader in a Department or Division of Neurology of an interdisciplinary institute, or of an academic entity of comparable size and scope.
  • Successful track record of recruitment and development of faculty, trainees, and students.
  • A distinguished record of scholarly activity, teaching, and clinical care with national and international stature.
  • Abilities and interests in assuming broader leadership responsibilities within the Medical Center.

For more information, or to apply, email:

Lexi Burford

Senior Client Partner

Grant Cooper 



5841 Cedar Lake Road, Suite 204
Minneapolis, MN 55416 • USA