New York Medical College: Chair, Department of Neurology and Director of Neurology

New York Medical College (NYMC) and Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) – partners in education, research and clinical care –announce an exceptional opportunity for an accomplished leader in academic medicine to serve as Chair, Department of Neurology and Director of Neurology.

The Chair and Director of Neurology will provide strategic leadership, direction and coordination of administrative, clinical, educational, and research endeavors across the department, which provides specialized care in stroke, Neuro-trauma, Parkinson's Disease, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, sleep disorders, neuro-muscular, peripheral nerve injury, pain, neuro-geriatric memory disorder, gait and balance disorder, neuro-otology (skull base) neuro-ophthalmology, neurourology, pediatric neurology, neuro-oncology and intraoperative monitoring. Significant investments have been made to expand and enhance the department, including a new, state-of-the art neuro intensive care unit and the pursuit of comprehensive stroke center certification.

Westchester Medical Center (WMC), the system’s 650-bed flagship hospital and Level I trauma center, has one of the highest case-mix indexes in the nation, caring for the most severely ill or injured patients in the country. The Chair and Director will report to the Chief Medical Officer of WMCHealth, with a matrix reporting relationship to the Dean of the NYMC School of Medicine. WMCHealth is a 1,700-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with 10 hospitals on eight campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley.

WMCHealth employs more than 12,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. From Level 1, Level 2 and Pediatric Trauma Centers, the region’s only acute care children’s hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, homecare services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State, WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare in the Hudson Valley.

The successful candidate will be recognized as an outstanding leader with an excellent track record in clinical care, teaching and research. Candidates must demonstrate a strong vision for achieving excellence in clinical care and an understanding of the opportunities and challenges associated with running a large department within a premier health system. Proven success in the areas of quality, performance management, program development and expansion, faculty recruitment and retention and institutional collaboration within an academic health system is essential. Successful candidates will hold an MD or MD/PhD or equivalent, have completed an ACGME accredited residency in neurology, and maintain current board certification in their area of specialty. Eligibility for an unrestricted New York medical license and an academic appointment at the rank of Professor are required. For confidential consideration or to nominate a colleague, please contact:

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