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Section Chief of Epilepsy

WMC Health
Valhalla, New York (US)
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Nov 6, 2021

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The Department of Neurology at New York Medical College and Westchester Medical Center seeks candidates for Section Chief of Epilepsy to lead our growing Epilepsy Center.  We have a growing pediatric and adult epilepsy program. Our multidisciplinary team includes two epilepsy neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, neuropsychologists, and EEG technologists with a full complement of diagnostic and therapeutic tools and technologies including PET, advanced MRI, stereotactic laser ablation, responsive neurostimulation, deep brain stimulation, vagal nerve stimulation, robotic depth electrode placement, and an active intracranial monitoring program. Our Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory (EEG) provides a full array of services including routine, ambulatory and long-term adults, children, and neonatal video-EEGs. We provide continuous EEG monitoring services to the neuro, medical, trauma and pediatric ICUs.

The Section Chief of Epilepsy will be charged with working collaboratively with leadership to continue to grow our rapidly expanding clinical epilepsy network at Westchester Medical Center and our affiliated regional hospitals and outpatient facilities serving the Hudson Valley region. Clinical duties will include growing our EEG and epilepsy services in the Westchester Medical Health Network, attending in our new state-of-the-art Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, EEG laboratory, and epilepsy outpatient clinics.  Applicants with interests in surgical epilepsy, continuous EEG monitoring, student and resident education are of particular interest. The Epilepsy Section Chief will have prior leadership experience and be an accomplished administrator, clinician, and teacher. The position could also include developing and leading an Epilepsy Fellowship program. Applicants with interest and experience in research are encouraged to apply.

This position is ideally suited for an enthusiastic, team-oriented individual interested in leading the growth of an epilepsy program that offers an excellent mix of both medical and surgical epilepsy cases. Expertise is required in the specific area of acute, chronic and tertiary care of epilepsy patients, EEG interpretation, intracranial electroencephalography, ICU monitoring and evaluation of patients for epilepsy surgery, including stereo EEG, Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy, intra and extra-operative functional brain mapping and neurostimulation, both in implantable devices and in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit. The successful applicant will have an established reputation as an EEG and epilepsy expert.

All are welcome

Westchester Medical Center and New York Medical College value a diverse and culturally competent workforce.  We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status.   Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Vice Chancellor of Diversity and Inclusion at

Westchester Medical Center is the premier provider of advanced medical care in New York's Hudson Valley. The flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, this 895-bed academic hospital in Valhalla, NY, provides local residents with acute-care services — Level I trauma and burn care, organ transplants and advanced neurovascular procedures and more — found nowhere else in the region. Westchester Medical Center is the primary referral facility for other Hudson Valley hospitals and serves as a lifeline for more than 3 million. To learn more, visit

New York Medical College is located on a 565-acre suburban campus shared with Westchester Medical Center, 15 miles outside of the New York City limits. NYMC is distinguished by its inclusive and humanistic approach to education. Serving a large and highly diverse geographic area and population, NYMC maintains close ties with local communities and maintains valuable affiliations with several outstanding hospitals and other health care facilities in the area. Having local physicians and health commissioners among our faculty is one example of how NYMC and the region enjoy a symbiotic relationship - each serves and supports the other, and our students and the surrounding communities are the chief beneficiaries.

How to Apply:

For more information about this opportunity, contact Pasang Lama, Manager Advanced Clinical Recruitment by email at 


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