Stony Brook University: Chair, Department of Neurology

Stony Brook University Renaissance School of Medicine seeks a collaborative and strategic academic neurologist to serve as the next Chair of the Department of Neurology. This is an extraordinary opportunity for a new Chair to advance clinical services and neurological research through leadership of a distinguished group of faculty and staff within one of the nation's finest academic institutions. 

The Department of Neurology is home to accomplished adult and pediatric faculty. The department is a critical member of the comprehensive Cerebrovascular and Stroke Center which is accredited by the Department of Health and The Joint Commission and is recognized by the American Heart Association with a Gold Plus quality achievement award.  The department also has distinctive strengths in several areas, clinical neurophysiology, developmental disorders, epilepsy, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis/neuro-immunology, neurocritical care, neuromuscular diseases, neuro-oncology, neuropsychology, and sleep neurology. It also includes an ALS center of excellence, a comprehensive MS center, a Level IV Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and a movement disorders center.

Neurology is one of 25 academic departments in the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University and the Department currently is home to 10 clinical Sections, serving patients through the hospitals, clinics, and medical facilities affiliated with Stony Brook Medicine, across Eastern Long Island.

The Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University is a public medical school in Stony Brook, New York. It is part of Stony Brook University, a flagship of the State University of New York (SUNY) system and one of 62 members of the Association of American Universities, the invitation-only organization of the best research universities in North America. The School of Medicine educates 500+ medical students and 750+ residents and fellows in 57 ACGME accredited residencies and fellowships in a broad range of specialties.

Applicants must hold an MD or MD/PhD degree, current certification by the American Board of Neurology, be eligble to obtain a New York medical license, and possess academic accomplishments that merit appointment at the rank of Senior Associate Professor or higher. Stony Brook University seeks a dynamic academic leader with a broad vision for the provision of neurologic health care services and with a national research reputation to guide the department’s growth and development as a regional and national leader in medical education, research, patient care and service. The next Chair will work closely with the Dean of Medicine and academic and clinical leadership to enhance integration and productivity through multidisciplinary collaboration.

For confidential nominations or expressions of interest, please contact Aaron Mitra, Linda Komnick, or Kim Smith through the office of Katie Haddock via

The Stony Brook University Renaissance School of Medicine values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

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