University of Pennsylvania — Neurologist – Epilepsy & Traumatic Brain Injury

Neurologist – Epilepsy & Traumatic Brain Injury
Perelman School of Medicine – Neurology

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Open Date: Jul 1, 2021
Deadline: Jul 1, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

The Department of Neurology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for an Assistant Professor position in the non-tenure clinician educator track. Expertise is required in the specific areas of Clinical neurophysiology; Epilepsy; ICU EEG monitoring; and Neuroimaging analysis of MRI connectivity data. Applicants must have an M.D or M.D./Ph.D. degree. Board certified/board eligible in Neurology and Epilepsy.

Teaching responsibilities may include teaching advanced learners, primarily fellows and residents, as they rotate in the EEG lab and the EMU. He/she will also teach neurology residents in the Outpatient Epilepsy Clinic. Additionally, this individual will participate in educational functions of the Epilepsy Division, including giving didactic lectures to fellows, residents, and medical students on epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology.

Clinical responsibilities may include the division of his/her clinical efforts among the major epilepsy clinical services, including video EEG monitoring (EMU), ICU EEG (LTM) and outpatient EEG, according to his/her percent effort and that of other members of the Epilepsy Division. This will amount to to approximately 16 weeks of EMU and EEG/ LTM service, combined. Rotations on these services will be in 1-2 week blocks. The remainder of clinical effort will come from evaluating and managing patients with epilepsy in the Neurology outpatient clinic. The exact number of sessions will be 4 sessions/ week, exclusive of except for when sessions are cancelled during inpatient, EEG/ LTM attending duties and during vacation and academic conferences.

Research or scholarship responsibilities may include collaboration with Dr. Diaz-Arratia and the TBI Research group on funded studies related to ICU monitoring of acute TBI patients, as well as follow-up of TBI patients at risk for developing post-traumatic epilepsy. Additionally, this individual will collaborate with Drs. John Wolf and Victoria Johnson, from the Department of Neurosurgery, in their studies of post-traumatic epilepsy in porcine models. The specific grants that will support these efforts are listed below. He/she will also be encouraged to acquire independent funding to support a research program in clinical epilepsy and TBI.

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.

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