The Ohio State University College of Medicine’s Department of Neurology is seeking an exceptional academic physician-scholar with proven leadership skills to lead the Division of Movement Disorders, an academic unit within The Department of Neurology. This is a full-time position, with rank and salary commensurate with education and experience. The successful candidate will have access to substantive resources to build a research program in Parkinson’s disease and related diseases. She or he should be a nationally/internationally respected physician-investigator who has made a substantial impact on the field of Movement Disorders. Demonstrated experience as a clinician and mentor is required.
The responsibilities of this committed leader include:
Oversight and development of the administrative, clinical, and research operations of the Division of Movement Disorders;
Stewardship of research, clinical, education, and development funds that are allocated to the Division of Movement Disorders;
Establishment, in consultation with faculty members within the Division of Movement Disorders, of divisional priorities, standards, and practices;
Implementation of policies and initiatives to enhance patient care and financially responsible interventions;
Expansion of the Movement Disorders clinical operation by enhancing patient volumes, safety, and quality care;
Expansion of the deep brain stimulation program;
Introduction and development of novel multidisciplinary and customized clinics in Movement Disorders;
Augmentation of clinical trial and translational research activities, with an emphasis on novel disease modifying therapies, and investigator initiated studies;
Application for grant funding to federal and non-profit organizations, and supervision of research, within the area of Parkinson’s Disease and other Movement Disorders;
Recruitment of outstanding Movement Disorders clinicians and researchers to OSU;
Mentorship of faculty throughout the division;
Advancement of opportunities for faculty development;
Promotion of the diverse gender, ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic faculty environment that exists within the division;
Instruction of medical students, residents, and fellows about the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of movement disorders;
Participation in national research activities to promote the visibility and reputation of the Division of Movement Disorders, Department of Neuology, and the OSU School of Medicine;
Working closely with institutional development to foster the philanthropic endeavors of the Department of Neurology, and the Division of Movement Disorders.
Ohio State University College of Medicine’s Division of Movement Disorders:
The Division of Movement Disorders is an integral part of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Neurological Institute. Through collaboration with other major departments within the institute – Psychiatry, Neurosurgery, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Neuroscience – patients receive innovative treatment while researchers contribute to our understanding of the pathogenesis of Movement Disorders and are developing novel disease modifying and symptomatic treatments.
Our health professionals belong to the Parkinson Study Group and the Huntington Study Group, and national consortiums of academic centers that develop and carry out clinical trials examining new therapies for movement disorders. The medical center is the only central Ohio site that offers DaT scans to aid in diagnosing Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor. In close collaboration with colleagues in neurosurgery, more individuals have had DBS treatment and follow up here than at any other center in central Ohio. OSU is the only site in the Midwest that offers HiFu treatment options for those with Essential tremor. For 15 consecutive years, our Huntington’s disease program has received Center of Excellence status from the Huntington’s Disease Society of America.
The division comprises the Madden Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders, where patients benefit from high-quality treatment for Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia, Huntington’s disease and other movement disorders. Interdisciplinary approaches with coordinated teams of highly specialized professionals are the hallmark of patient care. Treatment strategies include pharmaceutical management, deep brain stimulation for patients with Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and dystonia, as well as individualized physical therapy and rehabilitation services for mobility issues, and neuropsychiatric care for the cognitive and behavioral complications of movement disorders.
The Ohio State University Department of Neurology:
The Ohio State Department of Neurology, under the new leadership of Benjamin Segal, MD, is composed of seven divisions. We are one of only six medical centers in the nation participating in all three NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke’s (NINDS) initiatives, the Network for Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials (NeuroNEXT), the Neurological Emergencies Treatment Trials Network (NeuroNETT), and NIH StrokeNet (Legacy Center). We led the country in recruitment into NeuroNEXT studies and Ohio State led and successfully completed the very first study to be run using the network infrastructure. We offer fellowship training in multiple subspecialties: Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry, Clinical Neurophysiology (three tracks), Geriatric Neurology, Headache, Neuromuscular Medicine, Neuro-Oncology, Neurocritical Care and Vascular Neurology.
The Ohio State University Neurological Institute:
The Neurological Institute combines multidisciplinary activities of five neuroscience-related specialties into a single, integrated program. With five hospitals, 10 ambulatory care centers and a neurological research institute, Ohio State is designed to rapidly unlock the mysteries of the brain and to pioneer therapies and technology on every neurological front. Click here to experience some amazing stories from our remarkable patients, researchers and clinicians.
Qualifications for Director, Division of Movement Disorders:
Nationally or internationally renowned neurologist with a minimum of ten years of strong faculty academic experience and a track record of extramural funding and mentorship leading to trainees obtaining extramural funding as well.
Completion of a fellowship training in movement disorders.
Board Certified in neurology.
Strong track record of clinical operations leadership.
Demonstrated leadership skills in building innovative programs as well as recruiting and retaining faculty.
Prior demonstrated commitment to the recruitment, development, and retention of women, underserved minorities, and those with disability status.
Eligibility for Ohio medical licensure required.
Respected experience in research, clinical practice, and education.
Qualify for academic appointment at the associate professor or full professor rank; and,
An active research program is desired but not required in basic, translational, clinical or health services research.
For consideration, please send CV along with a cover letter to
Trevor Bethel, FASPR | Manager, Physician and Faculty Recruitment The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Trevor.Bethel@osumc.edu
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.
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About The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center consists of The Ohio State University Health System (OSUHS), the College of Medicine, the Health Sciences Library and the Faculty Group Practice. It is one of the largest and most diverse academic medical centers in the country and the only academic medical center in central Ohio. As the Midwest’s highest-ranked hospital for safety and patient care according to University HealthSystem Consortium, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is committed to continuously setting the standard for world- class care.
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is earning international distinction in several programs, including cancer, critical care, heart, imaging, neurosciences, and transplantation. These programs, and key research programs of behavioral health, biomedical informatics, and human genetics, are important to providing science-based and individually tailored patient care. In addition, we offer clinical care in virtually every medical specialty and subspecialty through a unified physician practice, representing more than 1,500 pre-eminent physicians. Seven hospitals and a network of community-based offices and care c...enters manage more than 1.7 million patient visits each year.
The medical center has more than 20 research centers and institutes, along with 25 core research laboratories that promote collaboration among experts from virtually all departments, divisions and brand campuses of The Ohio State University. As part of the medical school campus, multiple core facilities exist to facilitate high impact basic, translational, and clinical research. These include: Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Drug Development Institute, Center for Neuromodulation, Wright Center of Innovation in Biomedical Imaging, Center for Microbial Interface Biology, and Center for Clinical and Translational Science.
These different centers provide integrated research that brings forth a collaborative environment of investigators from multiple fields. Separate from these centers, A Center for Genomic Medicine is present at NCH.
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? $3B investment in our new strategic plan, which provides infrastructure for exponential growth over
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- An 880-bed inpatient hospital tower
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- A contemporary College of Medicine designed to foster interprofessional learning
• A major expansion of the faculty with a goal to hire more than 500 new physicians and researchers
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