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Pediatric Epileptologist Opportunity | Medical Director & Chief of Pediatric Epilepsy Opportunity

Norton Children’s Medical Group
Louisville, Kentucky
Closing date
Aug 20, 2024

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Pediatric Epileptologist Opportunity
Medical Director & Chief of Pediatric Epilepsy Opportunity
Norton Children’s Medical Group (Louisville, KY)

To discuss this opportunity, contact Tracy Shaughnessy, senior recruiter, physicians, Norton Medical Group, at (502) 609-3672 or To learn more about all our opportunities, visit


Norton Children’s Neuroscience Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, and a part of Norton Children’s Medical Group, is seeking a full-time, board-certified or board-eligible pediatric epileptologist with an academic role at the assistant, associate or full professor level; leadership opportunities are available for experienced candidates. These are unique opportunities to join a dynamic, interdisciplinary team of professionals, including 16 child neurologists, four of whom are pediatric epileptologists, and 12 advanced practice providers, five of whom subspecialize in epilepsy.

Norton Children’s Neuroscience Institute provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to treating epilepsy and seizures. Our team uses state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and offers advanced technologies such as neuroimaging, vagus nerve stimulation, responsive neurostimulation, deep brain stimulation and surgical robotics. Norton Children’s Neuroscience Institute Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Norton Children’s Hospital is a level 4 epilepsy center, the highest rating available from the National Association of Epilepsy Centers. In addition to comprehensive diagnostics and treatment options, Norton Children’s Neuroscience Institute has several epilepsy subspecialty clinics, including new-onset seizure, refractory epilepsy, neuromodulation, ketogenic diet and tuberous sclerosis.

Norton Children’s Neuroscience Institute and the University of Louisville share a vision with Norton Children’s Medical Group to grow and further expand our practice and UofL’s child neurology division. The position offers regular opportunities to work closely with medical students, residents and fellows.

In 2023, Norton Children’s Neuroscience Institute will launch an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited pediatric epilepsy fellowship.


Medical Director & Chief of Pediatric Epilepsy Opportunity

The Chief of Epilepsy position is a senior leadership position overseeing clinical and academic oversight of the Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy program at NCNI affiliated with U of L. This includes supervision of the Epilepsy Program and Clinic Subspecialty Leaders. This position would help develop, institute, and maintain best practices within the Epilepsy Group and help foster academic pursuits for all its clinical faculty and staff. We have five pediatric epileptologists with a plan for eight.

Clinical effort will be devoted to assisting with in-patient service, fellow’s clinic, epilepsy surgery candidate screening and reducing our wait list of patients for Epilepsy. Service responsibility will include EEG, EMU and reading of studies. 

Administrative effort will be devoted to foster success with the Division of Pediatric Neurology's USNWR ranking, expansion of the Epilepsy service line, and building a strong tradition in research and scholarship. The distribution of work effort will be based upon the candidate’s preference and experience. A strong track record in clinical research and scholarship is desirable.

As a member of the National Association of Epilepsy Centers, our Level 4 program includes an 8 bed EMU as well as surgical theater, PET, SPECT, LITT, services. Our hospitals located in Louisville-KY, provide Pediatric Emergency Centers staffed by physicians who are board certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine; acute care inpatient units staffed by Pediatric Hospitalists; and intensive care units staffed by Pediatric Critical Care specialists. We also service several satellite locations in the city and within the state with general child neurology services.


About the Positions

  • Part of the growth and expansion of Norton Children’s multidisciplinary epilepsy clinics 
  • Academic position within the UofL School of Medicine Department of Neurology Division of Child Neurology, teaching residents and medical students 
  • Board certified or board eligible and fellowship trained in pediatric epilepsy required 
  • Competitive salary and academic rank commensurate with experience 

Requirements for the positions

  • Medical degree/diploma
  • Board certified/board eligible
  • Kentucky medical license or license eligible

"Our team consists of faculty from the country’s top tier programs who bring a diversity of ideas and practices with the common goal of providing excellent, compassionate and comprehensive care. We all care genuinely about each other and everyone we work with." 
Vinay Puri, M.D., Executive Director, Norton Children’s Neuroscience Institute

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

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