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Chair of Department of Neurosurgery at New York Medical College and Director of Neurosurgery at Westchester Medical Center Health Network in Valhalla, NY

School, College or Department: Department of Neurosurgery
Date Posted: Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:31:00 EST
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Location: Valhalla, NY

New York Medical College (NYMC) and Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) invite applications and nominations for the dual role of Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery and Director of Neurosurgery.

Providing leadership to nearly a dozen full time faculty and several adjunct faculty in the Department of Neurosurgery at NYMC, the Chair also oversees the clinical Department of Neurosurgery at Westchester Medical Center, WMCHealth. The department’s fully accredited residency program trains seven (7) residents each year, has achieved ongoing full accreditation and recent approval by the Neurosurgical RRC/ACGME for staged expansion to fourteen (14) trainees. In addition, the program has received multiple academic awards including the prestigious Van Wagenen Fellowship and the Competitive Young Investigator Award. All specialty faculty are board-certified and fellowship-trained.

The new Chair will provide outstanding leadership as Director of the clinical division overseeing subspecialty programs in Neuro-oncology, Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery, Spine and Peripheral Nerve, Skull Base Surgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Comprehensive Neurotraumatology, Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery, Epilepsy Services, Radiosurgery, and Chronic Pain procedures. Westchester Medical Center, a Level I trauma center sees more than 1,500 trauma admissions annually within a catchment serving 3.5 million people. Facilities include a fully equipped neuroscience clinical unit with a ten-bed neuro-intensive care unit, and a four-bed stroke unit. Sophisticated intracranial monitoring techniques, including the insertion of Lycox catheters, are routinely performed; and patient management is discussed at regular trauma conferences. A trauma data base for outcome analysis is maintained. The Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a nationally renowned pediatric facility with separate emergency department, intensive care units, and the full complement of pediatric subspecialties, make the Pediatric Neurosurgery service a regional leader and resource.

The new Chair will provide outstanding leadership to the clinical, teaching, and research programs within the Department of Neurosurgery, support and grow scientific and clinical programs, and foster collaborative research partnerships across departments, the health network, medical college, and external commercial and nonprofit organizations. The Chair will recruit top faculty to enhance departmental leadership structures; develop and enhance educational programs for medical and graduate students, residents and fellows; expand research programs and resources; and pursue innovation and excellence toward the core missions of the clinical enterprise and the medical college.

Please visit the Department of Neurosurgery at: https://www.nymc.edu/departments/academic-departments/school-of-medicine/neurosurgery/  

Please direct applications or nominations of qualified candidates for transmission to the search committee at hrrecruiter@nymc.edu .

In keeping with the traditions and policies of NYMC, applicant diversity reflecting all self-identified gender, racial, social and economic groups is strongly encouraged. NYMC is committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds. NYMC is an equal opportunity employer.

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