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Division Director of Stroke and Vascular Neurology

Mount Sinai Health System
New York City, New York
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Oct 30, 2021

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Division Director of Stroke and Vascular Neurology

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is recruiting for a full-time academic stroke neurologist to serve as Division Director of Stroke and Vascular Neurology in the Department of Neurology for the Mount Sinai Health System.

Applicants are sought at the Associate Professor or Professor rank, with an academic appointment at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai that is commensurate with their experience and their resume. The selected candidate must have excellent clinical skills with an interest in outpatient and inpatient stroke care, a track record of clinical and/or translational research, as well as strong leadership skills. The selected candidate will be expected to provide equal effort in clinical care, research endeavors, and in leadership of the Division and oversight of the multiple accredited stroke centers across the Mount Sinai Health System. The candidate will lead an integrated division with a footprint across the multiple hospitals of the health system.

This leader will work with an outstanding team of vascular neurologists, physician assistants and nurse practitioners, neurocritical care specialists, and neurosurgeons throughout the Mount Sinai Health System. The selected candidate will also contribute to the education of and engage with the vascular neurology fellows, of which there are four annually across the health system. The candidate will partner with the Department of Neurosurgery’s Cerebrovascular Center to engage in advancing the clinical, research, and educational missions of the Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery with specialized interests in cerebrovascular diseases.

About the Stroke and Vascular Neurology Division of Mount Sinai Health System:

The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City's largest integrated delivery system, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York metro region. The Stroke division director will lead the stroke specific sites across the Mount Sinai Network, which treats one of the most diverse population of patients in the world.

· 1 Joint Commission Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center

· 4 Thrombectomy Capable Stroke Centers

· 1 Primary Stroke Center

· 1 affiliated city hospital Thrombectomy Capable Stroke Center staffed with neurologists in the division

· Over 2100 stroke discharges across the health system

· multiple ongoing sponsored trials in stroke and cerebrovascular disease

· Ranked 10th in the nation (Mount Sinai Hospital) for Neurology and Neurosurgery in 2021 US News and World Reports


The stroke division currently consists of 15 stroke neurologists; a vascular neurology fellowship (4 fellows per year); over 20 advanced practice providers; and 5 stroke coordinators lead by a system stroke director of quality. The stroke division partners with one of the largest and most academically productive Cerebrovascular surgery teams in the country, which consists of 10 surgeons and interventionalists integrated across the health system, with an endovascular fellowship program and thriving, system-based thrombectomy service line. The candidate will also work closely with our world class division of Neurocritical care that includes three Neurocritical care units (Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai West and Elmhurst Hospital) staffed by 8 BE/BC Neuro-intensivists and a thriving neurocritical care fellowship.

Position Qualifications:

•ABPN certification in Neurology and Vascular Neurology

•Outstanding communication, bedside manner, and professionalism; excellent organizational skills

•A strong work ethic and capability for effective collaboration in the multi-disciplinary care of patients with cerebrovascular disorders, including evaluation and enrollment in clinical trials

•A track record of clinical and/or translational research and a vision for establishing a program of clinical and/or translational research in cerebrovascular disease at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

•Leadership skills, mentorship skills and experience, evidence of a commitment to diversity, and strong interest in directing a stroke and vascular neurology program

Mount Sinai is deeply committed to fostering diversity and inclusion initiatives at both the institutional and departmental levels. The Department and School seek candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

The Environment:

The Department of Neurology ranks No. 14 among neurology departments across the country in NIH funding, which reflects more than $18.8 million in awards received during the NIH’s 2020 fiscal year; the Department of Neurology had over $40 million of expenditures from all federal and non-federal research funding sources in 2020. The Nash Family Department of Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai received the second most biomedical research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) of any medical school neuroscience department in the nation in 2020, according to data compiled and released by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research (BRIMR). The Neuroscience Department received $37.2 million in awards during the NIH’s 2020 fiscal year, which included 41 awards for which department faculty members are Principal Investigators. Additionally, the Cerebrovascular Center received over $10 million in funding for clinical trials over the last 7 years, leading 6 cerebrovascular focused trials and participating in over 45 multi-center clinical trials in that time period. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked 10th in the US in Neurology and Neurosurgery in 2021-22 by US News and World Report. The Icahn School of Medicine is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Medical Schools," aligned with a U.S. News & World Report "Honor Roll" Hospital, and No. 14 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding. Newsweek’s “The World’s Best Smart Hospitals” ranks The Mount Sinai Hospital as No. 1 in New York and in the top five globally, and Mount Sinai Morningside in the top 20 globally. For more information, visit or find Mount Sinai on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Equity Statement

The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and do not discriminate, exclude, or treat people differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

To inquire about this opportunity, please specify job title of interest and send your CV, a brief statement of interest, and the names of three referrals to:

Alex Cano

Executive Director Physician Recruitment

Mount Sinai Health System

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