Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Chief

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Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Chief

Austin, TX
Open Date:
Apr 2, 2019

The Department of Neurology at The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School (DMS) is recruiting a physician to lead the pediatric physical medicine & rehabilitation (PM&R) program in the Texas Center for Pediatric Neuroscience at Dell Children’s Medical Center. We seek an innovative clinical and academic leader who will inspire and mentor the program’s other team members.

The University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School (DMS), the first new medical school to be built at a tier one US research university in nearly 50 years, welcomed its first class in 2016. We are committed to reshaping 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. DMS is also home to the Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences, established by a $50 million gift from the Mulva Family Foundation; it is part of the collaborative scientific community of departments, centers, and institutes on the adjacent University of Texas campus.

With 248 beds, Dell Children’s Medical Center (DCMC) is the only freestanding pediatric hospital in the region. The Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation service will be a major component of the newly Texas Center for Pediatric Neuroscience at Dell Children’s Medical Center, one of the hospital’s focus areas. Research support is available via DMS, and research space is available at the University’s adjacent Pediatric Research Institute or at DMS. Residency programs in adult PM&R, adult neurology, and child neurology residency programs already exist, and funding for a pediatric PM&R fellowship is available. Funding for two additional PM&R faculty members is available, and we anticipate robust collaboration opportunities with the existing adult PM&R program.

Austin is the 11th most populous city in the US, and for the last two years it has ranked # 1 in the US News & World Report’s “Best US Places to Live” survey. Austin is a vibrant, socially conscious university city that is known for its live music scene, cultural diversity, and international festivals such as South by Southwest (SXSW). Nearby lakes and rivers as well as the adjacent beautiful Texas Hill Country, provide ample opportunities for outdoor activities.


The pediatric PM&R chief should be adept at building the interdisciplinary teams that are needed for optimal rehabilitation of children. Candidates must hold an MD or DO degree and be board certified in PM&R with appropriate training in pediatric rehabilitation. All candidates are required to be eligible for a faculty appointment at the University of Texas at Austin. Hiring is contingent upon obtaining a Texas medical license and the appropriate hospital privileges. Interested individuals should send a CV and a summary of their professional interests to: [email protected]

Application Instructions:

Interested individuals should send a CV and a summary of their professional interests to: [email protected]

If you need additional information before applying, please contact either Christopher Garrison, MD, Chief of PM&R, Seton Austin Network ([email protected]) or E. Steve Roach, MD, Chief of Pediatric Neuroscience and Associate Chair for Operations, Department of Neurology ([email protected]).




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Posted: 4/3/2019
Application Due: 6/2/2019
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