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Neurologist – Movement Disorder Specialist

The University of Kansas Health System
Kansas City, Kansas
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May 14, 2024

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Neurologist – Movement Disorder Specialist

The University of Kansas Health System, Department of Neurology, is seeking a full-time Movement Disorder Specialist to join its dynamic team and support the departmental mission of delivering the highest quality of care, as well as satisfying teaching, research, and academic responsibilities.  We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, as well as relocation assistance.

The Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Program at KUMC is internationally recognized and is a Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence. It is also one of the largest clinical trial programs for movement disorders in the country. The faculty will join a team of movement disorder neurologists, neurosurgeons, clinical psychologists, pharmacists, and other allied healthcare professionals with special training in movement disorders. We also have one of the largest deep brain stimulation and focused ultrasound programs in the country.

Candidates must have an interest and expertise in the management of a wide variety of movement disorders, a commitment to teaching students, residents and fellows, and an interest in research. Candidates must also have excellent communication skills and an ability to work collaboratively with other departments and disciplines. For qualified candidates, opportunities are available to participate in research, quality improvement programs and the development of innovative care programs.


About the Position: 

  • Attend on the general neurology consult service.
  • Supervise neurology residents, both in the hospital, and in the neurology clinic.
  • Provide care to patients in the outpatient neurology clinic.
  • Teach medical students in clinic and on the inpatient consult service and provide occasional lectures to medical students.
  • Pursue scholarly activity in the areas of Movement Disorder.
  • Be part of the Movement Disorder program at the medical school.
  • Develop independent research projects and publish scholarly publications from these efforts.

Required Qualifications: 

  • MD/DO
  • Board certified/eligible in Neurology
  • Completion of a one (1) year fellowship in Movement Disorders
  • Eligible for licensure in Kansas and Missouri

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in Parkinson and Alzheimer disease research  

Benefits and Compensation: 

  • Generous retirement contribution
  • Relocation assistance
  • Health, dental, vision
  • CME allowance
  • LTD/STD and life insurance
  • Professional liability coverage  


About The University of Kansas Hospital: 

Recognized as one of the top hospitals in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, The University of Kansas Hospital is a 1045-bed academic medical center and Level 1 trauma center, with a mission to lead in the discovery of new knowledge, deliver outstanding patient care in this region and beyond, and educate the healthcare professionals of tomorrow. The health system, consistently earning national recognition for outstanding quality and safety in several medical specialties, is known for its Center for Advanced Heart Care, Center for Transplantation, Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center, and NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. Magnet designation is proof of our hard-earned commitment to nursing excellence. 


About Kansas City:

A metropolitan area of 2.3 million people, Kansas City offers the diversity and excitement of a large city with the charm and convenience of Midwest living. Walkable, tree-lined neighborhoods surround the campus, which is within close proximity to the city's top destinations, including the Kauffman Center of Performing Arts, Union Station & Science City, National WWI Museum, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, as well as the Country Club Plaza, a shopping district celebrated for its architectural design. 

Overall, the Kansas City metropolitan area is a diverse and dynamic region with a rich cultural heritage, a strong economy, a vibrant downtown area, and a wide range of recreational and educational opportunities. It offers a high quality of life for its residents and attracts visitors from around the region and beyond. Residents enjoy safe, suburban neighborhoods, great restaurants and shopping, miles of bike paths, parks and lakes, excellent schools (public, private, and universities for higher education). 

The University of Kansas Health System is the official healthcare provider for the Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals, KC Current and T-Mobile Center. Kansas City is also home to Sporting KC, Kansas City Mavericks, and we will be hosting the World Cup! Visit for more information about Kansas City. 

Interested applicants send CV to Darci Deskin at or call 913.951.7748. 


Company Overview

The University of Kansas Health System in Kansas City is a world-class academic medical center and destination for complex care and diagnosis. We offer more options for patients with serious conditions because of our expertise and leadership in medical research and education. Our physicians are researchers and educators expanding the boundaries of medical knowledge. Their major breakthroughs lead to the life-changing treatments and technologies of the future.

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