University of South Florida: Open Rank - Pediatric Neurology


According to U.S. News and World Report 2021 Best Colleges rankings, the University of South Florida (USF) – with its campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota-Manatee – is the fastest-rising university in America. With 123 new U.S. utility patents granted in 2020, USF is eighth among American public research universities and 15th among all universities worldwide in generating new patents.

Comprised of Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, and Pharmacy, as well as Schools of Biomedical Sciences, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, USF Health is an integral part of the University of South Florida and the local community. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, aside from working on the frontlines, our faculty and staff produced 3D-printed nasal swabs, conducted clinical trials, and helped the Florida Department of Health with contact tracing.

The mission of the Department of Pediatrics is to envision and implement the future of health, which we accomplish by providing high-quality patient care, training the next generation of healthcare professionals, and turning discoveries into innovative treatments, diagnostics, and devices for complex medical conditions.


The expanding Division of Pediatric Neurology in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine seeks two open-rank pediatric neurologists for full-time, clinical, non-tenure earning faculty positions. The academic rank will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. For more details, please visit

We are looking for neurologists with strong clinical skills and a passion for pediatrics to join our team in diagnosing and treating patients ages 0-21 who travel to USF Health for care from all over Florida. Our division comprises two board-certified neurologists, a nurse practitioner, and a registered nurse. On top of providing pediatric neurology services, one of our physicians also cares for children and adults alike with sleep disorders.

USF Pediatric Neurology has two dedicated beds for sleep and video-EEG monitoring at the Children’s Hospital located within our partner hospital – Tampa General Hospital (TGH). The Children’s Hospital houses a level three Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) – one of only two PICUs in Florida and one of only 13 units nationwide awarded the Silver Beacon Award for Excellence by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

Collaboration is at the heart of USF Health. One such example is the tandem work we perform with comprehensive adult epilepsy and stroke teams. To fill a critical niche, we are currently building a dedicated pediatrics program, allowing us the opportunity to grow our division and extend our reach even more.

This opportunity is best suited for a motivated physician desiring a clinical practice in an academic setting. Clinical responsibilities will include providing outpatient care to children and adolescents at ambulatory sites and serving as an attending on a dedicated neurology inpatient service at TGH. Apart from fulfilling those, a successful candidate will also be expected to further the department’s mission by teaching the house staff, medical students, and residents. There will also be ample research opportunities should the provider choose to participate.

Applicants must possess a medical degree from an accredited medical school, have completed residency training in Child Neurology, and qualify for and obtain a medical license in Florida. Additional fellowships in neonatal neurology, epilepsy, headache, stroke, or behavioral neurology are a plus but not required. Aside from acquiring credentials at USF, a successful candidate will also be required to obtain and maintain privileges at TGH.


  • Diagnose and treat neurological conditions.
  • Provide inpatient coverage.
  • Participate in the education and training of house staff, medical students, and residents.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Medical degree from an accredited institution
  • Completed Child Neurology residency
  • Board-eligible
  • Must possess or be able to obtain an unrestricted Florida medical license before start of employment


  • Board-certified
  • Fellowship in any of the following: neonatal neurology, epilepsy, headache, stroke, behavioral neurology is a plus
  • Experience in academic medicine
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