Pediatric Neurology Chief - Associate/Full Professor
The Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neurology, at the UF Health College Of Medicine seeks a full-time faculty member at the tenure or non-tenure accruing level of Associate/Full Professor to serve as Division Chief. Provide inpatient services to patients admitted to the Pediatric Neurology Service and the General Attending Service on a rotational basis with other divisional faculty. Teaching of housestaff, fellows and medical students assigned to this inpatient and outpatient service. Develop a research program or work in collaboration with other researchers in an area of interest.
The University of Florida Department of Pediatrics is dedicated to improving the health of infants, children, and adolescents through world-class patient care, leading-edge research, patient advocacy and innovative medical education. The Department has demonstrated robust and continued growth over the past 10 years, with expansion of both clinical services and research infrastructure. UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital is recognized as one of the nation’s best hospitals for children, according to the 2020-21 US News & World Report rankings. As a hospital-within-a-hospital on the UF Health Shands Hospital campus, we offer care in more than 20 pediatric specialties and serve as the only quaternary-care academic pediatric center in north central Florida. For more information about the Department, please see the 2020 UF Health Pediatric Progress Report at www.UFHealth.org/peds2020report.
The Division of Pediatric Neurology currently includes 8 faculty and a residency program in child neurology with 5 residents. The Division serves a diverse spectrum of child neurology patients with a wide range of neurologic disorders from across Florida and the Southeast. The Division’s practices provide advanced care in several areas including epilepsy (NAEC Level IV), stroke, neonatal neurology (Level IV NICU), neuromuscular disease, movement disorders, neuroimmunology, spasticity/cerebral palsy, and traumatic brain injury (Level I trauma center). Faculty strive to provide a patient-centered approach, where care is focused on therapeutic options optimized for each patient. In addition to providing outstanding clinical care, the Division focuses on major research efforts that broaden the knowledge of pediatric neurological disorders and on the translation of novel research from the bench to the bedside to bring the most advanced therapies to every patient. The Division also seeks to provide outstanding educational opportunities for medical students, residents, and fellows.
The University of Florida is a particularly collaborative environment, with faculty working across divisions, departments, and colleges. The university has had a longstanding focus in neurology, neurosurgery, and neuroscience centered around the McKnight Brain Institute. Investigators within the Division of Pediatric Neurology have the opportunity to work closely with outstanding researchers within the Institute, as well as within other specialty areas in the Department of Pediatrics including Gene Therapy, Genetics and Metabolism, Neonatology, Neurosurgery, and Neuro-oncology. The location of the College of Medicine on the main university campus facilitates collaborations with colleges outside the College of Medicine.
Gainesville is a vibrant university community with diverse cultural and culinary offerings, easy access to nature, low cost of living, and no state income tax, all within 1-2 hours of renowned beaches and theme parks.
The successful applicant must have a M.D. degree or equivalent, be licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Florida, and be Board Certified/Eligible in Pediatric Neurology.