IU Health Physicians - Spine Neurosurgeon (Neuroscience Center)

Indianapolis, Indiana
Nov 19, 2021
Position Type
Clinical Practice
  • Academic Spine Neurosurgery position at Indiana University Health (IUH), Indiana University Health Physicians (IUHP), & Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM)
  • Provide comprehensive spinal surgery services for IUH Neurosurgery/IUH Comprehensive Spine Program
    • Perform all aspects of spinal surgery and care (including complex instrumented fusion and motion-preservation techniques); preference given to experience in minimally invasive and lateral approaches to the spine, robotic-assisted surgery, and/or adult/pediatric deformity
    • Interdisciplinary approaches to care with APPs, therapists, triage nurses, etc.
    • Multidisciplinary care with pain management specialists, physiatry, orthopaedic spine surgery
  • Practice based at Neuroscience Center/Methodist Hospital in downtown Indianapolis
    • Clinic access points utilized as needed/available in suburban IUH facilities to support the practice (within a 25-mile radius)
    • Work with IU Health system providers to coordinate spinal care for patients throughout the state and provide complex spinal surgical services for IUH
  • Participate in IUH system quality programs
  • Participate in general neurosurgery call

Academic Opportunities
  • Faculty appointment; Open rank
  • Research interests may be supported with start-up funding for appropriate candidate(s)
  • Participation in outcomes registries; opportunities and resources for outcomes research provided by the department
  • Daily teaching of residents and fellows in CAST-approved enfolded spinal fellowship, at the Neuroscience Center/Methodist Hospital and any affiliated institutions
  • IUH and IUSM are partnering to support the IU Neuroscience Institute, including Center for Spinal Disorders; ample opportunities for clinical care delivery innovation, education, and research (particularly outcomes research for spinal care)
  • Leadership opportunities within the department for qualified/interested individuals for various roles in education and quality, and in NSI Center development
  • Medical editing, medical illustration, communications support, directed mentoring offered by the department
  • High collaboration amongst departments/area institutions

  • Exceptional surgical skills, patient care, communication abilities
  • Strong commitment to surgical training
  • Completion of neurosurgery residency in an ACGME-accredited residency program
  • Completion of enfolded or post-graduate spinal surgery fellowship desirable but not required depending upon experience/qualifications; accredited fellowships preferable
  • BE/BC by the American Board of Neurological Surgery
  • Licensed or eligible for medical licensure in Indiana
  • Visa sponsorship available; H-1B

Community Description

Indianapolis, Indiana, the 17th largest U.S. city, is a sophisticated city blending charm and culture with a wonderful balance of business and leisure. Residents of this dynamic city enjoy:
  • Leading educational system and top-ranked universities paired with a diverse population
  • Vibrant downtown offering arts, theaters, world-class museums, zoo, aquarium, concerts and memorials
  • Named to U.S. News & World Report's 2021-2022 list of the best places to live in the United States
  • Top ranked international airport: "Best Airport in North America" nine consecutive years
  • Lively nightlife, local wineries, retail, and cuisine with local flavors
  • Historic neighborhoods with surrounding cultural districts and low cost of living
  • Eagle Creek and the suburbs of Westfield and Fishers have been named to Money Magazine's list of the Best Places to Live in America
  • Collegiate and professional sports, golfing, boating and unique parks
  • Home of the Colts (NFL), Fever (WNBA), Pacers (NBA), Indians (MiLB), Indianapolis 500 (IndyCar), Indy Eleven (NASL), NCAA and USTA Midwest
  • Nation's largest half marathon (OneAmerica Mini-Marathon) and national biking awards
  • Close proximity to Chicago, St. Louis, Louisville, and Cincinnati

Client Description

Rewarding Physician and Advanced Provider employment opportunities await with Indiana University Health Physicians.

IU Health Physicians group, which employs over 2,200 physicians and advanced providers at more than 175 locations across the state (including 16 hospitals), is one of the fastest-growing, comprehensive, multi-specialty practice groups in Indiana. IUHP also serves as the faculty practice plan of the IUSM and brings together IUSM faculty physicians, IU Health affiliated physicians and private practice physicians to give highly skilled doctors access to innovative treatments using the latest research and technology.

A unique partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine provides patients with the most innovative treatments and latest technologies offering more treatment options than anywhere in the state. IU School of Medicine also creates unique research and teaching opportunities vital to medical advancement.

With a continued commitment and a bold approach to diversity and inclusion, we are the place where many voices and perspectives come together to improve the health of our communities today and in the future.

About IU Health Physicians:
  • Comprehensive primary and specialty physician network, which provides access to extensive clinical expertise
  • Physician-led and physician-managed practice group which is dedicated to high-quality, patient-focused care comprised of more than 25 physician practice groups
  • Over 2,200 board certified and board-eligible physicians, over 650 advanced providers at more than 175 locations across the state
  • National leader in quality, through maintaining the highest clinical standards and commitment to rigorous quality initiatives

Indiana University Health National Recognition
  • Indiana's only healthcare system to be nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report 24 years in a row, with two specialties ranked in the top 50 (geriatrics and ear, nose and throat)
  • Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health is ranked among the top children's hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, and is the only nationally ranked children's hospital in Indiana
  • With more than 200 physician researchers leading the way to new treatments, IU Health Simon Cancer Center is Indiana's only National Cancer Institute-designated patient care center
  • Preferred by consumers and referring physicians as the best health system overall in Indiana
  • One of the largest employers in Indiana with over 38,000 team members, and named one of the Best Employers by State by Forbes in 2021

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at IU Health. IU Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Indiana University Health, Indiana University Health Physicians and Indiana University School of Medicine are EOE/AA Employers, M/F/D.

Healthcare System/Hospital Description

The IU Health Neuroscience Center is a partnership between Indiana University Health and the Indiana University School of Medicine to bring the best in neurological care to patients. The IU Health Neuroscience Center combines the best doctors, most advanced treatments and latest research breakthroughs into one convenient facility located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis.

At the IU Health Neuroscience Center, patients see specialists and receive diagnostic imaging in a single visit. The center is also home to an innovative research facility led by the IU School of Medicine, which enables patients to have easier, faster access to clinical trials and breakthrough treatments. With neuroscience deemed as a top priority of IU School of Medicine research, the reserach facility received $84.2 million in National Institute of Health grant funding in 2019.

The IU Health Neuroscience Center, combined with the nationally ranked expertise and a recent expansion of the neurosurgical suites at IU Health Methodist Hospital, enables IU Health physicians to continue providing superior neurological care and treatment to Indiana residents.