Neuroscience, neurosurgery and neurology recruiting and hiring news for hospital administrators, private neurology practices, academic institutions, neurosurgeons, neurologists, residents, fellows, neurology and neurosurgery department directors.

October 21, 2015

Vascular Neurologist Hired at Orange Park Medical Center in Florida

Islam Tafish, a vascular neurologist, has been hired at by the Orange Park Medical Center and First Coast Neurology with offices in Orange Park and Fleming Island. Mr Tafish completed his neurology residency at Oklahoma University Health Science Center. He completed his vascular neurology fellowship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey and he completed his neuroendovascular fellowship at the Oklahoma University Health Science Center.

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June 30, 2015: View the RosmanSearch, Inc. Profile on the Healthecareers Network (HeCN) Website

This site is a great resource for healthcare professionals or job seekers that want to advance their healthcare careers. Employers and recruiters such as RosmanSearch, Inc. use the site as a resource for recruiting healthcare jobseekers by posting available jobs and positions. RosmanSearch, Inc. provides targeted neurosurgical recruitment services. We specialize in neurosurgery and neurology permanent placement. Our expertise and methodology is unique in our industry. Click here to view available neurology positions and jobs on the HEALTHeCAREERS Network. Click here to view available neurosurgery positions and neurosurgeon jobs on the HEALTHeCAREERS Network.

June 2015: View the RosmanSearch Company Profile on is an employment-related search engine for job listings. Millions of jobs are posted on from company web sites, job boards and newspapers. It is considered to be one of the world's top job sites. The site has over 180 million unique visitors every month from over 50 different countries. Click here to view neurologist jobs on Indeed. Click here to view open neurology positions and neurology jobs on the RosmanSearch website. Click here to view neurosurgeon jobs and neurosurgery jobs on Indeed. Click here to view neurosurgery jobs on the RosmanSearch website.

June 2015: View the RosmanSearch, Inc. Corporate Contributor Profile on the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (ASPR) Website
The ASPR is a not-for profit professional consortium of physician recruitment professionals. This professional organization exclusively for in-house physician recruitment professionals. They are one of the leading authorities on physician recruitment and retention. The 2016 ASPR Conference will be held from May 14-18, 2016 in New Orleans. RosmanSearch, Inc. is a targeted physician recruitment firm that serves the needs of the neurosurgical and neurological communities.

June 17, 2015: Nevada Neurosciences Institute at Sunrise Hospital is Recruiting Neurologist Specialized in MS Care
In an article titled "Las Vegas MS event to feature actress Madeleine Stowe, whose dad had the disorder", Dr. Gabriela Gregory, a Sunrise neurologist, said the hospital is recruiting a neurologist with the goal of hiring someone specialized in MS care.

June 9, 2015: The Children's Mercy Hospital Recruiting Neurologists and Neurosurgeons
In an article titled "Children's Mercy makes U.S. News rankings for 10 specialties", David Westbrook, the hospital's senior vice president of strategy and innovation said that with a new neurology chief, the Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri is recruiting more neurologists and neurosurgeons.

June 3, 2015: Canyon Vista Medical Center Recruiting Physicians Specializing in Neurology
In an article titled "Hospital continues aggressive hiring effort", Regional Care Physician Recruiter Brooke Safley said that the Canyon Vista Medical Center, located in Sierra Vista, Arizona is currrently looking to fill neurology positions. Safley said it’s become increasingly difficult to find local qualified hirees and that neurology positions are among the most difficult to fill.

June 23, 2014: Watertown, New York Community Hospital Recruiting Neurosurgeon

Samaritan Medical Center, through their affiliation with Neurosurgery of SUNY Upstate Medical University, an academic medical center in New York, is trying to find a physican specializing in neurosurgery. Samaritan Medical Center recently invested about $1 million in neurosurgical equipment for its facility. The hospital offers inpatient and outpatient healthcare services. The Director of Physician Recruitment at Samaritan Medical Center, Anne Marie Walldroff, was quoted in an article published by the Watertown Dialy News, “One of the big successes of last year was bringing back neurosurgery,” she said. “Now our challenge in 2014 is to find that second neurosurgeon. That’s one of the high-priority objectives for 2014.” This neurosurgery job is a good opportunity for a physician who specializes in surgeries related to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders which affect any portion of the nervous system, which include the spinal cord, the brain, spinal cord, extra-cranial cerebrovascular system and peripheral nerves. The Central New York area needs another neurosurgeon to serve patients from Jefferson County, Lewis County, and St. Lawrence County. According to the Samaritan Medical Center web site, the neurosurgery position is a partnership track offering professional support with a well-established nine physician practice. In 2013, Samaritan Health, through it's affiliation with Upstate Medical University and Neurosurgical Associates of Central New York, appointed Farook J. Kidwai, MD to their staff. He is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery. In 2014, Samaritan Medical Center is attempting to recruit a neurosurgeon to expand their local neurosurgery practice.

Click here to read the February 23, 2014 article written by the Watertown Dialy News staff writer, Rebecca Madden titled "Samaritan Medical Center announces 2014 physician recruitment needs"

Click here to learn more about the neurosurgery position on the Samaritan Medical Center web site


Attend Neuroscience 2014 - Presented by the Society for Neuroscience (SFN)
June 17th, 2014

The 44th annual meeting sponsored by the U.S. based Society for Neuroscience will take place in Washington DC November 15th through November 19th, 2014. The event is located at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place, NW, Washington, DC 20001.

Researchers, scientists, physicians, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and undergraduates will learn about the new tools of their trade and exciting new ways to study molecular, computational, stuctural, developmental and medical aspects of the human nervous system. Nonmembers who attend Neuroscience 2014 will enjoy meeting SFN members from neuroscience academic and educational organizations, neuroscience funding groups, neuroscience research publishers and many companies that supply products and services to the neuroscience marketplace.

The event is a great opportunity to meet neuroscientists, undergraduates, students, research associates, neurobiologists, graduates, postdoctoral fellows, neuroscience directors and other neuroscience professionals who cure nervous system diseases and develop and improve remedies. The registration opening date for SFN members is July 16th, and July 22nd, 2014 for nonmembers. Attendence is expected to top 30,000 and over 80 countries should be represented at Neuroscience 2014. Attendies will be able to browse past 600 exhibitions at the 2.3 million-square-foot convention center in our nations capital. The exhibitors will be displaying all kinds of new neuroscience tools and technologies.

Neuroscience specialists who are interested in learning about new career and networking options in the field of neuroscience are invited to contact RosmanSearch at 216-287-2302 to discuss exciting new professional development opportunities.

Whiting named chair of neurosurgery at Allegheny Health Network

Published by the Pittsburgh Business Times on June 4th, 2014
Dr. Donald Whiting was named network chair, department of neurosurgery at Highmark’s Allegheny Health Network. He received his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and was inducted into the school’s Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society in 2014. He completed a surgical internship at Geisinger Medical Center followed by a neurosurgery residency at Cleveland Clinic and fellowship training in neurotrauma at AGH.

Click here to read "Whiting named chair of neurosurgery at Allegheny Health Network"

Inability to Recruit Neurologists at VA Healthcare System Causes Care Delays

A recent story written by Dan Crowley titled "VA officials explain local care delays", published by the Daily Hampshire Gazette online on Thursday, June 12, 2014 pointed out that neurology recruiting problems were on of the reasons why the VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System scored poorly in a federal audit of patients appointment wait times. A VA spokeswoman, noted that the recruitment for speciality positions such as neurology is a struggle. Mike Walsh, quality manager for the local VA system, stated “It’s not like we have a plethora of neurologists out there, let alone to recruit one.”

Click here to read "VA officials explain local care delays"

Arkansas Neurologist, Stacy A. Rudnicki, M.D., Named 2013 Physician of the Year
Published by PRWEB on June 03, 2014
A Little Rock, Arkansas neurologist, Stacy A. Rudnicki, M.D. was named the 2013 Physician of the Year by the physician recruitment firm Jackson & Coker. Dr. Rudnicki works as a professor of neurology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock, Arkansas. The neurologist attended medical school at the Hershey Medical School of Pennsylvania State University. Her residency was completed at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and her EMG and Neuromuscular Disease Fellowship was completed at the University of Maryland Hospital.

Click here to read the press release titled "Arkansas Neurologist, Stacy A. Rudnicki, M.D., Named 2013 Physician of the Year."

Board Certified Neurologist, Saud Khan, MD, Joins Mount Pleasant, Texas Hospital
April, 2014
Dr. Khan, is a 1996 graduate of Dow Medical College, located in Karachi, Pakistan. He is Board Certified in Neurology and Vascular Neurology. He is now working at the Titus Regional Medical Center, a general medical and surgical hospital, in Mount Pleasant, Texas. Dr. Khan was awarded the designation of "2013 Physician of the Year" at the John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas where he worked as a stroke director and neurologist. For more information, read the April 7th, 2014 post titled "Neurologist joins Titus Regional Medical Group" from The Daily Tribune News, located in Mount Pleasant, Texas.

Top-Ranked Hospitals for Neurology and Neurosurgery from U.S. News Includes Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore, Maryland), Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minnesota) and
Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, Massachusetts)

Conference Listed Below Has Concluded
Attend the 21st Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting (CNS 2014)
Location: Marriott Copley Place Hotel in Boston, Massachussets
Dates: April 5-8, 2014
Highlights: Learn from top researchers from around the world who will share the latest studies in cognitive neuroscience. 

Life and Death at his Fingertips: Watching a Brain Surgeon at Work

Written by by Erica Wagner and Published by the New Statesman on March 20th, 2014
Learn about Henry Marsh, a top neurosurgeon and read about the film titled "The English Surgeon", showcasing Henry Marsh's work. The film is a 2007 documentary from Geoffrey Smith.

List of Questions Neurologists Should Ask Their Recruiters
RosmanSearch, Neurology Recruiter Shelly Sheldon, of the recruiting firm RosmanSearch, compiled a list of questions for neurologists to ask their recruiters in order to ensure an effective and successful relationship for both parties. A recent article published in Neurology Today provides some good advice to neurologist looking for new employment opportunities.

Click here to read the list of questions compiled by RosmanSearch's Neurology Recruiter, Shelly Sheldon in the article titled "CAREER TRACKS: How to Work with Physician Recruiters — And Get the Best Response to Your Job Search", written by Olga Rukovets and published by Neurology Today on February 21st, 2013.

Neurosurgeon Shortage Study Validates Recruiting & Hiring Trends
PEPPER PIKE, Ohio, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach

A press release titled "Neurosurgeon Shortage Study Validates Recruiting & Hiring Trends" was distributed by RosmanSearch, Inc. on September 18th, 2013. It references other insightful information and articles that focus on factors influencing the recruiting and hiring of neurosurgeons along with neurosurgery hiring and recruiting trends. References in the press release include the following.

"Is There a Shortage of Neurosurgeons in the United States?"
(Rosman, Judy JD; Slane, Steve PhD; Dery, Beth MBA; Vogelbaum, Michael A. MD, PhD; Cohen-Gadol, Aaron A. MD, MSc; Couldwell, William T. MD), published in the August 2013 issue of Neurosurgery, the Official Journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (Volume 73 - Issue 2 - p 354-366).

"Neurosurgeons Testify Before Institute of Medicine Committee on Physician Shortages"
December 20, 20121
American Association of Neurological Surgeons 

"Too Many? Too Few"
Winter, 2012
By William T. Couldwell, MD, Oren N. Gottfried, MD, Martin H. Wiess, MD and A. John Popp, MD
American Association of Neurological Surgeons

More Neuroscience, Neurosurgery and Neurology Recruiting, Hiring and Industry News

Tomorrow’s Healthcare Challenges: Will the Neurosurgical Workforce Measure up?
March 28, 2013
Neurosurgery Blog
Post From Ann R. Stroink, MD, FAANS, Central Illinois Neuro Health Sciences, Bloomington, Illinois

Association of Staff Physician Recruiters Publishes Tips for Neurology Recruiters in Journal of ASPR - Summer 2013

Medscape Neurologist Compensation Report: 2012 Results
Medscape's exclusive 2012 Physician Compensation Report reveals how much neurologists are earning, how hard they work, and what they really think about the impending impact of healthcare reform.
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Wellons named chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery | VUMC Reporter
The Department of Neurological Surgery has recruited John “Jay” Wellons III, M.D., MSPH, to serve as chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery.
September 20, 2012
Published by VUMC Reporter for Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Rosman Search Webinar
Academic Neurosurgery Recruitment
Challenges and Solutions
Presented by Judy Rosman, President of RosmanSearch, Inc.
Published on YouTube on December 18, 2012

Is there a shortage of neurosurgeons in the United States?

National Center for Biotechnology Information
U.S. National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health
2013 Aug;73(2):354-66. doi: 10.1227/01.neu.0000430762.08458.49
Rosman J, Slane S, Dery B, Vogelbaum MA, Cohen-Gadol AA, Couldwell WT.
Source: *RosmanSearch, Inc, Cleveland, Ohio; Psychology Department, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio; Department of Neurological Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio; Department of Neurosurgery, Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine & Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana; Department of Neurosurgery, Clinical Neurosciences Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.

The Future of Neurology
May 28, 2010
Published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine
The future job outlook for neurologists in the United States, based on recent survey and trends, suggests an increased demand because of the prevalence of neurologic diseases within the aging population, particularly in underserved urban and rural areas.

Neurosurgical Workforce: Survey Shows the State of Neurosurgery in Texas

Written By David F. Jimenez, MD, 2008
American Association of Neurological Surgeons

The Doctor Won't See You Now? Study: US Facing a Neurologist Shortage
April 17, 2013
ScienceDaily, LLC

Interview with a Neurosurgeon
Job Shadow

Neurosurgery is a specialty that involves the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and their supporting and surrounding structures.  Neurosurgeon salary can be anywhere from $400,000 to over a million.  How much money do you make as a neurosurgeon? About $600,000. Read More >>>

Pa. Neurosurgery and Neurology Institute joins PinnacleHealth

Central Penn Business Journal
Written By Jim T. Ryan
September 17, 2013

PinnacleHealth System announced that it has added the Pennsylvania Neurosurgery and Neurology Institute, or PNNI, to its medical group. According to Wikipedia, PinnacleHealth System is a community-based, physician-led health care system serving the greater Harrisburg, Pennsylvania metropolitan area. PinnacleHealth operates five primary care facilities as well as a network of family practice and urgent care centers, managed care entities, home health-care, hospice, and an array of other healthcare services.

PinnacleHealth Welcomes Neurosurgery and Neurosciences Institute
September 17, 2013

Neurosurgeon Stephen Powers, MD; neurologists Nagbhushar Rao, MD and Mamta Verma, MD and neurosurgery assistant, Vince Bottaro, PA-C provide individual-based, comprehensive medical and surgical care by experienced specialists to patients with neurological disorders.

Now named the PinnacleHealth Neurosurgery and Neurosciences Institute, the practice remains on the PinnacleHealth Community Campus at the Bloom Outpatient Center, 4310 Londonderry Road, Suite 202 in Harrisburg.

Providence Opens $22M Medical Building, Includes Neurosurgery Services
Written by  Anuja Vaidya, Becker's Orthopedic & Spine
September 16, 2013

Renton, Wash.-based Providence Health & Services in will open the $22 million Providence Medical Building Monroe (Wash.) Oct. 7, according to a report by The Monroe Monitor. The 43,000-square-foot building can house more than 30 medical providers in a wide array of specialties including neurosurgery and cardiology.

According to Wikipedia, Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic health care ministry operating multiple hospitals across 5 states. The health system includes 27 hospitals, more than 35 non-acute facilities and numerous other health, supportive housing and educational services in the states of Alaska, Washington, Montana, Oregon and California. Providence Health & Services was started by the Sisters of Providence (Montreal, Quebec) more than 155 years ago.

2013 CPT Coding Update for Neurosurgery
Webinar Sponsored by KarenZupko & Associates, Inc. of Chicago, Illinois

Kim Pollock and Teri Romano discuss 2013 CPT Coding Update for Neurosurgery in this webinar. These two veteran speakers teach courses for the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and bring years of experience navigating the complex topic of neurosurgery and neuroendovascular coding.
The 60-minute, comprehensive webinar covers:

  • Overall Changes to Nomenclature
  • Modifier Changes
  • Evaluation and Management
  • Instrumentation and Bone Graft
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Arthrodesis/Fusion
  • Bone Marrow Aspirate
  • eripheral Nerve Neurostimulator
  • Destruction by Neurolytic Agent Injection Intraoperative Monitoring
  • Intraoperative Neurophysiology
  • Neuroendovascular Procedures
  • AND an interactive question and answer period

Top-Ranked Hospitals for Neurology & Neurosurgery
US News hospital ratings in neurology & neurosurgery
Neurology & Neurosurgery is made up of 1,370 hospitals. All are experienced in treating difficult cases — a hospital is listed only if at least 322 inpatients in need of a high level of expertise in this specialty were treated there in 2009, 2010 and 2011. The top 50 hospitals are ranked, based on score. The rest are listed alphabetically.

What Is the Annual Salary of a Neurosurgeon?
By Jacqueline Chinappi, eHow Contributor

The average annual salaries of neurosurgeons are often based on the setting in which they work which include private offices ($210,000 to $461,172), general hospitals ($194,547 to $456,807), ambulatory care or surgery center ($174,154 to $442,373) and schools ($88,437 to $356,078).
NEUROSURGIC is a professional networking site for neurosurgeons of all levels, neurosurgical trainees, and medical students interested in neurosurgery. Members of other medical professions - such as neurologists, neuroradiologists, neurointerventionists, neuroanesthesiologists, neurophysiologists and others with an interest in neurosurgery, are also invited to join NEUROSURGIC.


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