The Department of Pediatrics at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is seeking a dynamic physician with a proven commitment and passion for academic medicine to join the Division of Child Neurology and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. This is an exciting opportunity for a physician dedicated to a career in academic medicine, with the potential for either clinical or lab bench research. Leadership opportunities in headache medicine and in research are open. The position is offered at open academic rank, commensurate with prior experience and achievement.
The successful candidate will join 5 faculty members and will provide both inpatient and outpatient care. S/he is responsible for fulfilling the Division’s mission by caring for both inpatient and outpatient children with neurological diseases, including those with complex medical issues. The Division currently supports an active Level 4 epilepsy program, concussion program, pediatric neuro-oncology program, neurofibromatosis program, and a pediatric multiple sclerosis program. Numerous opportunities are available for engagement in bench and clinical research in the Division or in collaboration with faculty in other Divisions and Departments.
Faculty members also participate in a rich gamut of teaching for medical students, pediatric residents, neurology residents, child psychiatry fellows, and developmental fellows, employing both clinical and didactic teaching methods. Our educational mission is focused on the development of the next generation of multi-talented physicians who will become leaders in patient care, education, and research. RWJMS enrolls 175 medical students each year, and oversees outstanding ACGME-accredited training programs, including a pediatric residency with 33 residents and subspecialty fellowship training programs.
The inpatient clinical services are provided at the Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital of the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ, a five-time Magnet recipient that is recognized as “One of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” by U.S. News and World Report. BMSCH is a 105-bed acute care hospital located on the only pediatric academic health campus in New Jersey. The outpatient services are located in the Rutgers Child Health Institute of NJ, a state of the art facility that includes a Pediatric CRC, Pediatric subspecialty offices, and a modern research facility. Our New Brunswick–based clinical programs have achieved Accredited Status for Ambulatory Health Care by the Joint Commission, one of only a small number of academic ambulatory practices with this status. Adjacent to the RWJ Barnabas Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s hospital is the PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital, which is one of the country’s largest inpatient acute rehabilitation facilities for children. Across the street is the Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ – the only NCI designated center in the state of New Jersey.
The Department of Pediatrics is composed of 133 full-time and more than 240 volunteer faculty members, organized into 18 divisions including all of the pediatric subspecialties and four key surgical services. Our centers of excellence include The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, Child Health Sciences, and the Institute for the Study of Child Development. The Department is undergoing a renaissance following the recent integration of the medical school with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and the merger of two major health systems to form RWJ Barnabas. The Department has recently expanded by more than 40 new faculty members and plans to recruit additional faculty, to expand our research, education, and clinical programs and provide improved care to our patients.
As the State’s premier academic institution, there are many opportunities to collaborate across campuses with all the health professional schools and biomedical science school. The Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences’ strategic plan includes neuroscience as a signature program with the establishment of the Brain Health Institute.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age, or any other category covered by law in its admission, programs, activities, or employment matters. Qualified candidates must be board certified/board eligible in Neurology with special qualifications in Child Neurology. RWJMS provides a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.
This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic academic career oriented physician.
Interested candidates should email a cover letter and CV to:
Vikram Bhise, MD
Professor and Division Chief, Department of Pediatrics
Child Neurology and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
89 French Street, CHI-2216
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
bhisevi @ rwjms.rutgers.edu