The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) invite applications and nominations for the position of chair of the internationally renowned Department of Neurology. The chair of neurology reports to the Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine, as well as to the President of the UPMC Health Services Division and the CEO of UPMC. The incumbent will oversee the clinical, academic, and research activities of the Department of Neurology; hold the Henry B. Higman Endowed Chair; serve as clinical director of the University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute and co-director of the UPMC Neurological Institute.
The chair oversees neurology clinical services throughout the UPMC system, consisting of more than 40 hospitals, directly supervising 78 clinical faculty members and 18 non-clinical faculty members. The Department’s centers of clinical and research excellence include the UPMC Stroke Institute, the UPMC Headache Center, the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, the Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, the Pittsburgh Institute for Multiple Sclerosis Care and Research, the UPMC Comprehensive Epilepsy Center of Excellence, the American Parkinson’s Disease Association Advanced Center for Parkinson’s Research, the Huntington’s Disease Society of America Center of Excellence, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Center for Detection, Diagnosis and Intervention in Dementia. The department’s faculty research portfolio includes over 200 ongoing projects. Methods employed ranged from cell culture models, zebra fish, and transgenic mouse models of disease; human clinical studies; sophisticated neuroimaging and experimental studies; to human post-mortem neuropathological studies. Productive research collaborations exist with scientists representing a variety of departments and disciplines within the University of Pittsburgh and the Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System. The Department of Neurology provides unparalleled educational experiences for medical students, residents, and fellows. In addition to a very competitive residency program, the Department offers clinical fellowships focused on Epilepsy, Headache, Neuro-Oncology, Women’s Neurology, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, Neuroendovascular, Clinical Neurophysiology, and Movement Disorders.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is one of the nation’s leading medical schools, with remarkable growth in NIH funding and renowned for a curriculum that emphasizes both the science and humanity of medicine. As an institution, the University of Pittsburgh ranks fourth in NIH funding. The University and its School of Medicine is the academic partner to UPMC. The joint mission is to train tomorrow’s health care specialists and biomedical scientists, engage in groundbreaking research that will advance understanding of the causes of and treatments for diseases, and participate in the delivery of outstanding patient care. UPMC is a global health system comprising more than 40 hospitals, 700 clinical locations as well as commercial and international ventures, 89,000 employees, a health insurance division covering more than 3.7 million members, and $21 billion in integrated global non-profit enterprises.
Candidates must have a distinguished record in academic neurology, commensurate with appointment as a tenured full professor, and significant administrative experience. International applicants are welcome. Candidates must be BC/BE and qualified for medical licensure in Pennsylvania. Applicants should submit a CV and a statement of their interest and goals, by e-mail to: Robert M. Friedlander, MD, MA Chair, Neurology Chair Search Committee email@example.com
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Assignment Category Fulltime-Regular
Required Attachments Curriculum Vitae