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Full Time Epilepsy Job Pittsburgh, PA



Posted by: UPMC

Employer: UPMC Physician Recruitment

Job Description

The Department of Neurology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC is seeking an exceptional Division Chief for Epilepsy to join and help lead our world class health system.  Must have an MD or equivalent, board certified in Neurology with the ability to obtain an unrestricted PA license, and proven administrative capabilities in leading a department, division, or clinical group.

Opportunity Details

  • Become part of our 80 clinical faculty with expertise in all clinical specialties.
  • Will oversee the epilepsy department with 11 physicians and 3 APPs and 4 fellows each year.
  • Dedicated clinical/administrative support
  • Excellent work/life balance
  • No weekend or night calls  
  • Supported by physician extenders
  • Collegial environment

What we Offer

  • Sign-on bonus
  • Relocation up to $10K
  • Four weeks of vacation with pay per year
  • Two-four additional weeks with pay for CME activities per year
  • Competitive rank and base salary commensurate with experience and an outstanding benefit package
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine faculty appointment commensurate with experience

About the Leadership Position

  • This position would be under the general direction of the Department Chair and Vice Chair of Clinical Operations to lead all divisional clinical operations, scheduling, divisional QA activities, participating in departmental and Medical Staff committees, working with technical managers to resolve issues, and recruitment of faculty.
  • You would participate in the divisional and department (both professional and technical) budgetary planning, assist in the preparation of reports, maintain informative, up to date web site information for the division, and active participation in the annual performance evaluation process.
  • Lead or foster research from the General Comprehensive Neurology division.

About The Department of Neurology at the University of Pittsburgh & UPMC

  • Key areas of excellence in the Department of Neurology include the UPMC Stroke Institute; the UPMC Headache Center; the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC); the Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (PIND); the American Parkinson Disease Association Advanced Center for Parkinson’s Research; the Pittsburgh Institute for Multiple Sclerosis Care and Research; and the UPMC Comprehensive Epilepsy Center of Excellence.
  • The Department of Neurology provides unparalleled educational experiences for medical students and residents, and has clinical fellowships in Epilepsy, Headache, Neuro-Oncology, Neuro-Critical Care, Women’s Neurology, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, Neuro-endovascular, Clinical Neurophysiology, and Movement Disorders.
  • Research funding for clinical, basic, data science, and translational studies in the department has increased steadily and in FY22 the department received over $13 million of total NIH grant support.
  • The department of Neurology was awarded the NINDS UE5 to support research training of residents and fellows, “Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Neuropathology Pittsburgh Research Education Plan (N3-PREP)” and is also part of the NINDS Network for Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials (NeuroNEXT).
  • The Division of Epilepsy within the Department of Neurology encompasses all services for adults with epilepsy. Together with Pediatric Epilepsy, the University of Pittsburgh Comprehensive Epilepsy Center (UPCEC) is accredited by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) as a level 4 epilepsy center. The UPCEC provides state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services to adults and children with seizures. The center is a joint program combining the resources of the University of Pittsburgh, UPMC, and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (CHP). Established in 1986, it provides regional referral and consultative services to Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and beyond. The staff specializes in the evaluation and treatment of patients with forms of seizure disorders that are difficult to diagnose or manage. Clinical services span outpatient clinics, EEG and continuous video-EEG monitoring across the UPMC network, and subspecialty clinics in functional seizures, RNS, women’s epilepsy, and multi-disciplinary clinic with neurosurgery for epilepsy surgery candidates. A new 10-bed, self-contained adult EMU is slated to open next year. Patients are also evaluated in the UPMC MEG Center, and with PET and ictal SPECT. In addition, research conducted at the Epilepsy Center has contributed to the introduction of multiple new antiepileptic drugs over the past decades, innovative approaches to presurgical evaluations and improving surgical outcomes for patients with drug-resistant epilepsy, signal processing of intracranial EEG activity, and advancing the treatment of women with epilepsy during reproductive years.
  • UPMC is a $23 billion world-renowned health care provider and insurer
  • 92,000 employees, including 4,900 physicians
  • Over 40 academic, community and specialty hospitals
  • Over 800 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites
  • UPMC is inventing new models of accountable, cost-effective, patient-centered care
  • The University of Pittsburgh was ranked number 3 in medical research funding in 2022 and earned

About the Community

  • Pittsburgh is a is a vibrant, mid-sized city with the feel of a small town. Located in the southwest corner of Pennsylvania, it offers the best of everything — an urban melting pot, historical landmarks, ethnic neighborhoods, a vibrant nightlife, picturesque countryside, and the famous three rivers.
  • The city is renowned for its cultural institutions, including the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, the National Aviary, and a diverse cultural district.
  • The city's major league professional sports teams include the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Pittsburgh Pirates.
  • Pittsburgh has a reputation as an advancing leader in medicine, education, health care, robotics, software engineering, and high-tech industries.
  • The city is consistently ranked as one of the top places for families in the U.S. and one of the most affordable, livable, and safest U.S. cities.

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