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Associate Professor or Professor of Neurology (Division Chief of Child Neurology)

Columbia University Medical Center, Department of Neurology
New York City, New York
Associate Professor $250,000 - $350,000; Professor $300,000 - $400,000
Closing date
Feb 7, 2024

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The Department of Neurology at Columbia University, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and the New York Presbyterian Hospital is actively recruiting a Division Chief for Child Neurology.  The qualified Division Chief will hold the Sidney Carter Chair in Neurology and Pediatrics. 


There are several active clinical programs:  The inpatient-neurohospitalist service, The epilepsy monitoring unit, outpatient clinical services at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, ColumbiaDoctors in Tarrytown and the upper west side of Manhattan. We also have an active epilepsy surgery program, neuromuscular disorders, neurofibromatosis and neuro-oncology.


The Child Neurology Division is comprised of 18 faculty.  The clinical activity within the division consists of a pediatric epilepsy service and pediatric neurology consult service at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York and a satellite pediatric epilepsy monitoring unit at NYP Westchester.  The outpatient practices have approximately 20,000 visits annually and is spread across four outpatient locations in Manhattan and Westchester. 


The department has four major affiliated research centers: The Coleen Giblin Laboratory focuses on Glut1 deficiency and mitochondrial disorders, The Center for Translational Research in Neurodevelopmental Disease focuses on model systems to investigate genetic disorders of infancy and childhood, The Weinberg Center for Cerebral Palsy and Related Disorders, The Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center focuses on neurological epidemiology from birth to old age, and The Motor Neuron Center focuses on spinal muscular atrophy, amyothrophic lateral sclerosis and related disorders.


The Division Chief will be responsible for providing administrative leadership within the Division that supports the co-equal missions at an academic medical center of patient care, education, and research.   The new Division Chief will be expected to develop a mission and vision statement and to set goals for each mission annually that are synergistic with the Department's goals. 


Additional responsibilities of the Division Chief include but are not limited to:


Clinical Care

  • Develop plan for new and existing outpatients to be seen rapidly.
  • Maintain a diverse, equitable approach to patient care consistent with the current program developed by the department of neurology
  • Develop or delegate scheduling of inpatient responsibility assignments for Division.
  • Ensure that patient encounters are documented and that charges for services are submitted in a timely fashion.

Education and Faculty Development

  • Ensure training programs are conducted in a manner that is compliant with accrediting body guidelines.
  • Meet with faculty individually at least once per year to review academic performance, clinical productivity and milestones for career development and promotion.


  • Develop and promote a program to facilitate basic, clinical and translational research in child neurology.
  • Develop a research strategy for the Division in collaboration with the affiliated research centers described above.
  • Work with the Vice Chair for Research of the Department to create a program to develop and support early stage investigators.

Leadership and fiscal responsibility

  • Maintain responsibility for financial performance of division in accordance with departmental expectations.
  • Maintain at least monthly division meetings with faculty to review and discuss divisional priorities.


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