Medical Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Program
Department of Neurology - Dell Medical School - The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, Texas
Open: Jan 24, 2018
The Departments of Neurology and Pediatrics of the Dell Medical School (DMS) at The University of Texas at Austin, along with Dell Children's Medical Group (DCMG), and in conjunction with Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas (DCMCCT), are seeking a full-time BE/BC academic pediatric epileptologist to serve as Medical Director of the Pediatric Epilepsy Program.
The Pediatric Epilepsy Program is designed to serve the growing inpatient and outpatient needs of the pediatric population of central Texas, and the Medical Director will provide medical direction for the program as well as direction for the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) to promote quality and appropriateness of care at DCMCCT. The position entails a faculty appointment at DMS on the clinician-educator or physician-scientist tracks, with opportunities for teaching and supervision of medical students and residents in adult and child neurology and for establishing a basic, applied, translational, or clinical research program. Research laboratory space is available if needed next to the DCMCCT at the Dell Pediatric Research Institute or at DMS.
DMS, the first new medical school to be built at a tier one research university in nearly 50 years, welcomed its inaugural class in 2016. The school is committed to redesigning academic medicine and revolutionizing how people get and stay healthy, by educating leaders, developing new models of care, and advancing innovation from health products to health care delivery. It is now home to the Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences, established by a $50 million gift from the Mulva Family Foundation, and part of a collaborative scientific community of departments, centers, and institutes on the adjacent University of Texas campus.
DCMCCT, a member of the Seton Healthcare Family, is a 248-bed children's hospital serving 46 counties. It is the only free-standing pediatric facility in the region with a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center, Level 4 Epilepsy Center, and Level 4 Neonatal ICU. The epilepsy program has experienced exponential growth over the last several years and provides all aspects of medical, surgical, and dietary care, incorporating VEEG/EMU, SPECT, PET, fMRI, MEG, and TMS.
Austin, the capital of Texas and 11th most populous city in the United States, is universally recognized as a vibrant, entrepreneurial, and socially conscious city. Its live music scene, international festivals such as South by Southwest (SXSW), and outdoor amenities have made it among the fastest growing large cities in the nation. In 2017, Austin was ranked the #1 best place to live in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
Candidates must hold an MD or DO degree and be board certified or eligible through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology, with additional Special Qualification in Epilepsy. They should possess clinical expertise in the management of acute and chronic disorders due to epilepsy and must be adept at working with interdisciplinary treatment teams, including neurosurgeons, psychologists, radiologists, nurses, physiatrists, and social workers. Candidates should also possess the ability to be an outstanding clinical and academic leader with demonstrated abilities to set a vision, effectively inspire, manage, and mentor.
Applicants should send curriculum vitae and a statement of professional interests to:
William J. Schwartz, M.D.
Professor of Neurology and Chair, Recruitment Committee
Attention: Karen Rasc\u00f3n
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