Academic Pediatric Neurosurgery Opportunity in the South!

An academic medical center is seeking a pediatric-trained neurosurgeon to build an elite pediatric neurosurgical program at their free-standing pediatric hospital. The program is happy to consider new graduates or experienced neurosurgeons. They are especially excited to welcome a pediatric neurosurgeon with epilepsy interests, but encourage those with other interests to apply as well.

This pediatric neurosurgery position offers candidates many opportunities both clinically and academically. The current surgeon is not wedded to any particular specialty in pediatrics, so there is an open runway to sub-subspecialize alongside a highly competent partner in the state’s only academic medical center.

Teaching is a central component of the position as the new neurosurgeon will teach the PGY4 neurosurgery residents. There is academic support available for clinical, basic, and translational research and the President of university places a heavy emphasis on research.

The new neurosurgeon will share in the general call schedule which is 1:7 and includes pediatric neurosurgery call. Call is not burdensome and residents handle minor calls at night. There are 2 mid-level providers during the day.
This academic center is tasked as the state’s destination pediatric hospital, and there is a tremendous capacity for growth in this regard. There are 400 pediatric neurosurgery cases performed at the hospital and the anticipated case load for the first year is a conservative estimate of 100 cases, with over 200 cases after 2 years. There is a lot of opportunity for epilepsy cases.

• More than 300 beds at the pediatric hospital
• Equipment at the pediatric hospital includes: MRI, CT, Stealth Navigation, C-Arm
• Equipment at their adult hospital (on the same campus) includes: MRI, CT, Image guided navigation equipment, Gamma knife, LINAC, Proton, O-Arm, C-Arm
• Call is shared with adult neurosurgery and is 1:7
• No significant competition for pediatric neurosurgery in city. The closest pediatric neurosurgeon is 1.5 hours away.
• Supportive leadership.

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Excellent schools nearbyExcellent schools nearby
Leadership role availableLeadership role available
Research support availableResearch support available
Teaching encouragedTeaching encouraged

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Position #2862-1
Specialty: Neurosurgery
Subspecialty: Pediatric Neurosurgery
Region: South Region

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