University of Iowa: Cerebrovascular Faculty

The University of Iowa
Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
Department of Neurology
Faculty in the Division of Cerebrovascular Disease

The Department of Neurology at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine seeks candidates for faculty positions within the Cerebrovascular Disease Division. These positions may also have a joint appointment with the Iowa Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center.

The Department of Neurology is home to over 45 primary faculty members who are distinguished leaders in teaching, research, and clinical care.  The Division of Cerebrovascular Disease is a component of the multidisciplinary University of Iowa Comprehensive Stroke Center and the only accredited Comprehensive Stroke Center in the state of Iowa.   The Division includes eight stroke trained neurologists, two stroke fellows, and 4.5 APPs that provide clinical services for stroke patients. The Division has an active Neurointerventional Surgery (NIS) program with two neurologists trained in NIS and neurocritical care, and two NIS fellows. The Center includes an inpatient service that treats over 1298 stroke patients.  Of those, 306 received TPA (either prior to transfer or after admission) and 178 underwent thrombectomies. As the only university affiliated hospital in a state of 3 million people, there is exceptional potential for growth in clinical services and academic research. This includes unusually rich opportunities in rural health, telestroke, epidemiology, primary care, NIS, genetics, neuroimaging, neurosonology and poststroke rehab.  There is already an extensive clinical trials and research portfolio, including NINDS StrokeNet and Clinical Trials Methodology Course grants. There are strong collaborative relationships with colleagues in Radiology, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science and Emergency Medicine within the Medical School and with the Colleges of Public Health and Engineering.

The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine is one of the top biomedical research institutions in the nation.  The Department of Neurology is third oldest neurology department in the nation, and will celebrate its centennial in 2019.  It is perennially ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s best and is one of the top 20 programs in training academic neurologists.  The Iowa City VA Hospital is across the street and joint appointments may be available.

UI Health Care features:

  • A 711-bed hospital ranked among the best in the United States
  • The new UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital – a 134-bed, 14-level facility that is the hub of a statewide system of pediatric care
  • An integrated health care system with opportunities for physician leadership of clinical service lines
  • The Carver College of Medicine, Iowa’s only allopathic medical school
  • The Iowa Neuroscience Institute for basic and translational research funded by a $45 million gift from the Roy J. Carver Trust

The University of Iowa is located in Iowa City, a vibrant community located in the rolling hills of southeastern Iowa and nationally known for its quality of life, outstanding schools, affordable housing, and abundance of cultural, sports, and recreational opportunities. 

To apply, please see requisition #73743  at

For more information:
George Richerson, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair, Neurology           


Lori Posey
Human Resources Administrator, Neurology

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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