Director, Division of Neurocritical Care

Hackensack, New Jersey
Oct 09, 2020
Dec 08, 2020
Full Time

Hackensack University Medical Center: Nationally Recognized in Neurosciences Physician Opportunities

Director, Division of Neurocritical Care

The Department of Neurology, led by Florian Thomas, MD, PhD, at Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC), a major academic medical center within the Hackensack Meridian Health Network (HMH), seeks a full time Director of the Division of Neurocritical Care to enhance its neurocritical care services commensurate with a major expansion of its surgical & critical care infrastructure. The successful candidate will have completed a residency in Neurology and a UCNS accredited fellowship in Neurocritical Care.




The candidate will lead a Neurocritical Care Program that is undergoing a major expansion in depth & breadth & bed capacity. (S)he is expected to work creatively and collaboratively to guide this effort to new heights of excellence and grow the program. HUMC is the largest of 3 major teaching hospitals for the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine & the HMH network. In 2022, HUMC will add 75 ICU beds to its current 775 beds, as well as 24 new ORs. HUMC has over 2,000 neuroscience admissions a year, among these over 900 for stroke (many transferred from affiliated Primary Stroke Centers), and over 1,800 neurosurgical procedures incl. complex spine, epilepsy, neuro-oncology, neurotrauma, functional, neurovascular and pediatric neurosurgery. The Departments of Neurosurgery and Neurology feature 60+ sub-specialized providers. The Comprehensive Stroke Center, Level 4 Epilepsy Center, Level 2 Trauma Center, and Joint Commission certified programs in movement disorders, spine surgery and brain tumor feed the busy neurocritical care service which is to move to a closed unit with the addition of this position. We have teaching responsibilities for medical students, internal medicine, neurology, neurosurgery & nurse practitioner residents.




HMH is the largest, most comprehensive and integrated network in New Jersey with more than 500 patient care and physician practice locations throughout the state. It comprises 17 hospitals from Bergen to Ocean counties, includes 3 academic medical centers (all featuring Comprehensive Stroke Centers), has over 35,000 team members and over 7,000 physicians. HUMC is one of only 5 academic medical centers in the nation to receive Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospital’s Award for 5 consecutive years. Four HMH hospitals are among the top 10 in New Jersey by U.S. News & World Report and HUMC consistently achieves Magnet recognition for nursing excellence. HUMC is located 8 m west of Northern Manhattan.




The successful candidate will possess following qualifications:


  • Excellent clinical skills
  • Fellowship trained in Neurocritical Care
  • Board Certified in Neurology;  Board Certified in Neurocritical Care
  • Ability to obtain professional licensure, DEA and CDS licenses in New Jersey
  • Track record of leadership in Neurocritical Care in a major medical center
  • Track record of teaching medical students and residents
  • Track record of scholarship
  • Eligibility for a faculty appointment at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine; faculty rank commensurate with experience & publication record





Neurosciences at HUMC:


  • Has been recognized among the Top 50 Adult Neurology & Neurosurgery programs in U.S. News & World Report for six of the past seven years
  • Has 60+ Team Members – Prominent programs include Headache, ALS, Movement Disorders, Epilepsy, Hereditary Neuropathy, Neurosurgery, Memory Disorders, Neuro-Oncology, Neuro-Ophthalmology, MS, Concussion, Stroke & Health Psychology
  • Active Clinical Research Unit led by physician-director with 2 coordinators & multiple ongoing sponsored & investigator-initiated research projects in MS, Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury, Hereditary Neuropathy, Memory Disorder & Movement Disorders



HMH offers competitive compensation and a robust benefits package

Submit your CV for immediate consideration to

Carol A. Petite, B.S., M.T., AASPR

Corporate Physician Recruiter

T: 732.751.3569 | F: 732.361.9122 | C: 732.673.5000


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