The Paul. C. Alandt Endowed Chair in Behavioral Neurology
Founding Director, Henry Ford Center for Brain Health
Henry Ford Health System’s Department of Neurology is seeking a board certified neurologist to lead our clinical and research programs in behavioral neurology, aging, dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease. The successful candidate will assume the Paul C. Alandt Endowed Chair of Behavioral Neurology, which is specifically intended to support efforts towards reducing the burden of dementia and related neurodegenerative conditions. Fellowship training in Behavioral Neurology and a proven track record of successful, high impact funded clinical research is desired.
The Department of Neurology has a busy and active clinical trials unit with expertise in stroke, critical care, movement disorders and multiple sclerosis. We are seeking visionary leadership to expand these activities to include government and industry-funded trials in Alzheimer’s Disease and related neurodegenerative disorders. Substantial opportunities exist within our health system for conducting population-based epidemiological studies and clinical trials in Behavioral Neurology. Opportunities also exist to collaborate with the NIH-Funded Henry Ford Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program, which will collect genetic information and biological samples from 180,000 patients in the Henry Ford Health System, and over 1 million patients nationally.
The successful candidate will work with our existing 10 person interdisciplinary Memory Clinic team at Henry Ford Hospital to establish a new Center for Brain Health, focusing on early diagnosis and intervention for Alzheimer’s Disease. Opportunities will also exist to develop and test complimentary therapeutics in collaboration with the Henry Ford Center for Integrative Medicine, and continue ongoing community outreach programs with the Greater Michigan Alzheimer’s Association.
The Henry Ford Department of Neurology is composed of 45 senior staff neurologists, 24 residents, 9 advanced practice providers, and 20 full-time research staff. The Henry Ford Health System is one of the nation’s leading comprehensive, integrated health systems, an approximately $4.5 billion organization with over 23,000 employees. Our busy neurological practice completes over 30,000 outpatient visits and 5,000 inpatient admissions annually across four outpatient medical centers in metro Detroit. Hospital has ranked among the best in neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report for 15 of the past 18 years.
As an academic program, Henry Ford Neurology is in the top 5% of NIH-funded research programs in the U.S., and Henry Ford’s Neuroscience Institute is one of the largest and fastest-growing research centers of its kind in the nation, with over $185 million in research funds received and over 630 clinical trials initiated since its inception in 1996. Opportunities exist for collaborating with our Department of Population Health, our basic science laboratories directed by Michael Chopp, PhD, and the Henry Ford Innovation Institute, which focuses on clinical translation.
This leadership opportunity will be supported by a substantial start-up package. It will also offer time for direct patient care, and educational endeavors, including a teaching role with medical students, neurology residents, and behavioral neurology fellows. A tenure-track academic appointment is offered through Wayne State University School of Medicine, at the Associate or Full Professor level.
Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest and a curriculum vitae to:
Stephan Mayer, MD
Chair, Department of Neurology