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Stroke Neurologist

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Closing date
Sep 20, 2024

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TITLE: Stroke Neurologist

DEPARTMENT: Department of Neurology

REPORT TO: Division Chief, Stroke & Neuro Critical Care, Department of Neurology, Rutgers RWJ Medical School; and CEO of Combined Medical Group or designee

SUMMARY: The Physician shall provide full time clinical services and serve as a stroke faculty of the Comprehensive Stroke Center.


Physician’s responsibilities shall include but not be limited to the following:

Part A: Stroke Neurologist Responsibilities:

  1. Directly reports to the director of stroke program and chief of division of stroke and neurocritical care.
  2. Serve as stroke faculty physician of the Comprehensive Stroke Center and an expert medical resource to the medical staff and other professionals, administration and staff.
  3. Serve as stroke attending of the Neuroscience Unit on Tower 7 at RWJUH.
  4. Provide stroke education and lectures to medical staff, health professionals, staff and patients.
  5. Coordinate and administer the Tissue Plasminogen Activator (TPA) treatment program and collaborate with endovascular neurosurgeons, interventional neurologists and neuroradiologists in order to bridge intravenous TPA treatment to mechanical thrombectomy and other endovascular interventions.
  6. Provide leadership and counsel regarding the medical and clinical aspects of operations, including participation in policy development, policy compliance, professional and patient education and evaluation of emerging technologies. The Director of the Acute Stroke program works closely with senior management and helps provide medical and clinical perspectives in organizational planning and oversight of related activities.
  7. Responsible for medical management of service/program; provide clinical expertise; monitor clinical indicators to determine if measurable standards are met; provide medical oversight, including development of goals, budgets, and operations.
  8. Responsible for planning and development, including emerging technologies related to programs and services and help in the procurement of state of the art equipment when needed.
  9. Attend performance improvement and steering committee meetings.
  10. Participate in the teaching mission of RWJMS to the extent determined in consultation with the Department Chair. This may include teaching and mentoring fellows in cerebrovascular disorders, teaching Neurology residents and rotating residents in the inpatient and outpatient settings and in small group seminars; teaching medical students in inpatient and outpatient setting, in small group seminars or in formal lectures in the pre-clinical setting.
  11. Participate in the community service responsibilities of the department in such areas as providing neurological care for indigent patients and teaching or advising lay community groups in the area of cerebrovascular disorders according to a schedule to be determined in consultation with the Chair and Division Chief.
  12. Participate in the administrative tasks of the Department of Neurology and RWJMS. This will include membership in standing or ad hoc departmental and institutional committees as determined in consultation with the Chair and according to RWJMS By-Laws; and attending departmental and institutional faculty meetings.
  13. Work with faculty neurointensivsits for all stroke related patient care, teaching and clinical research projects
  14. Participate in providing outpatient stroke clinic service during the weeks without any inpatient stroke service duty- the total number of clinics per month is to be determined by discussion with the stroke division chief and the need of vascular neurology outpatient access.
  15. Participate in providing telemedicine for stroke operation when telemedicine program is launched.


For consideration, please send a letter of interest and CV to:

Sharyce Toppin

Rutgers / Robert Woods Johnson Medical School

Department of Neurology

125 Paterson St.

Ste. 6200

New Brunswick, NJ 08901



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