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Academic Epileptologist

Employer
UMass Memorial Health
Location
Worcester, Massachusetts
Salary
negotiable
Closing date
May 18, 2022

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Academic Epileptologist

UMASS Department of Neurology

Worcester, MA

UMass Memorial Health, the clinical partner of the UMass Chan Medical School, is seeking an Academic Epileptologist in a clinician or clinician-scientist track. This individual will join an active epilepsy group with inpatient and outpatient services and will work closely with experts in neurosurgical therapies for epilepsy.

Candidates must hold an M.D. or D.O. degree. Fellowship training (Epilepsy or Clinical Neurophysiology) including continuous video-EEG monitoring in inpatient settings, including ICU and Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, is required. Intracranial EEG monitoring experience is preferred.

The UMass Memorial Comprehensive Epilepsy Center is an NAEC (National Association of Epilepsy Centers) Level 4 institution offering the following treatments and services:

  • stereotactic placement of depth electrodes (stereo-EEG)
  • disconnective and resective epilepsy surgeries
  • responsive nerve stimulator (RNS) placement
  • vagal nerve stimulator placement
  • unique neuropsychiatry program
  • coming soon: deep brain stimulator (DBS) placement
  • coming soon: ketogenic diet clinic

Primary clinical responsibilities of this position include:

  • Inpatient video-EEG monitoring
  • Attending on the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit service
  • Outpatient routine and ambulatory EEG
  • Managing patients with epilepsy in the clinic (sessions are cancelled during inpatient service weeks, continuous EEG service, vacation, and academic conferences

Additional opportunities at UCMS and UMass Memorial Medical Center include:

  • Work with a multidisciplinary epilepsy team including epileptologists, advance practice practitioner, social worker, nurse navigator, functional neurosurgeons, neuropsychiatrists, clinical psychologists, and neuroradiologists
  • Participate in the education of neurology residents and medical students at a top-ranking Medical School (US News #10 Primary Care) with Neurology Residency (8 residents per year) and medical students (~150 per year)
  • Participate in a Junior Faculty Development Program for career guidance, promotion tracking, and research mentorship
  • Ability to tailor career to focus on clinical epilepsy, resident and medical student education, and/or research endeavors  

This position entails a faculty appointment at the medical school, which affords exceptional opportunities for professional development and promotion, and membership in the medical staff at the UMass Memorial Medical Center, a large, integrated health system (UMMH). UCMS and UMMH combine top-flight clinical care with world-class research. UCMS has numerous cutting-edge research programs in RNA biology, gene expression control and human gene therapy, quantitative health sciences and outcomes research, as well as a translational program supported by a Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA). The Neurology Department is committed to integrating the outstanding academic and clinical programs through multiple activities including teaching, comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services, an active neuroICU, and a large referral base throughout New England.

Centrally located Worcester is just miles from Boston, Providence, and Cape Cod with a short ride to the scenic Berkshire and Wachusett Mountains. The diverse city of Worcester has nine colleges and universities including the University of Massachusetts Medical School, that overlooks the beautiful panoramic views of Lake Quinsigamond. As the second largest city in New England, it has powered a rise of booming technology, research, manufacturing and healthcare industries. Worcester is also home to the Hanover Theatre for Performing Arts, Worcester Art Museum and the family-friendly Ecotarium.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae addressed to:
 

Brian Silver, MD

Interim Chair and Professor, Department of Neurology

UMass Chan Medical School

UMass Memorial Medical Center

c/o: Carolyn Jacobs, Physician Recruiter

 Carolyn.Jacobs@umassmemorial.org

As the leading employer in the Worcester area, we seek talent and ideas from individuals of varied backgrounds and viewpoints.

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