Chief of Neurosurgery, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center / Associate Professor or Professor Academic Clinician, Perelman School of Medicine

  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Apr 14, 2024
Full time Medicine & Dentistry

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Chief of Neurosurgery, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center / Associate Professor or Professor Academic Clinician, Perelman School of Medicine

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Open Date: Jan 10, 2024
Deadline: Jan 10, 2026 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

The Philadelphia VA Medical Center (PVAMC) and the Department of Neurosurgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seek candidates for an Associate or Full Professor position in the non-tenure clinician educator track. As Chief of Neurosurgery at PVAMC, the applicant will be expected to develop and lead a VA neurosurgery service focused on spine and functional neurosurgery with associated research programs. Candidates should have strong administrative, clinical and teaching skills, and a commitment to the broad mission of fostering outstanding clinical operations, program development, and research and educational excellence. The incumbent will lead the growing Neurosurgery Service at PVAMC, and will report directly to both the Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at PSOM and the Chief of Surgical Services at PVAMC. Expertise is required in the specific area of spine surgery and general neurosurgery. Applicants must have an M.D or M.D./Ph.D. degree. Preferred applicant must be ABNS Board eligible/certified and have completed a neurosurgery residency and spine fellowship.

Teaching responsibilities may include didactic education and supervision of neurosurgery medical students, residents, and fellows.

Clinical responsibilities may include comprehensive spine care and general neurosurgery care for the regional veteran population.

Opportunities may exist to participate in clinical research projects related to neurosurgery or neuroscience.

Applicants in mid-career with a demonstrated history of excellence in teaching and clinical service are encouraged to apply. Rank will be commensurate with experience.

We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/women/individuals with disabilities/protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

The PVAMC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Selection will be made without discrimination for any reasons such as race, color, religion, sex, national origin, politics, marital status, physical handicap, age or membership or non-membership in an employee organization.


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