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Chief - Division of Dementia and Cognitive Disorders - Physician - Department of Neurology, Sidney K

Jefferson Health
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Posted Date
Apr 20, 2024

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The Chief for the division of dementia and cognitive disorders is responsible for all aspects of the division including clinical care, administration, research and education in the Department of Neurology at Thomas Jefferson University. As the division is less than 5 years old, we are in a growth phase with the long-term goals of being recognized as the regional leader for the diagnosis and management of individuals with cognitive impairment.

The clinical cognitive disorders program is comprehensive and uses state of the art diagnostics. Personnel include needs assessment and a clinical care personnel. The division has several part time neurologists, two neuropsychologists and a number of relationships with other departments. The division chief oversees division personnel as needed for clinical growth.

Our research program has a tissue banking program which aims to provide blood and CSF to intramural and extramural basic science research programs. We are also a research center of excellence (RCOE) for the LBDA. We also welcome clinical research projects that include trainees. The division chief participates in soliciting and maintaining projects, and in mentoring trainees in research aspects of cognition.

The education program includes a monthly neurocognitive conference which is attended by residents, medical students and faculty from the division. Additionally, trainees rotate through the outpatient clinics. We desire to add a cognitive fellowship in the future.

The administrative role is to make sure that all aspects of the program grow towards our goals of: 1) being recognized as a regional resource for cognitively impaired patients, and 2) becoming a nationally recognized as center of excellence for cognitive disorders. We have been able to secure a multi-million dollar gift to support the development of the cognitive disorders center. The new division director will be expected to continue to work with the Office of Institutional Advancement to help secure additional philanthropic support as the program grows.

Covid Vaccination is a requirement for employment at Jefferson for employees working at Jefferson's clinical entities or at the University. If you are not currently vaccinated you will be required to receive the vaccination prior to hire date if you are offered employment, unless you request and receive an approved medical or religious exemption from Jefferson.

Jefferson includes Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, a dynamic university and health system with broad reach across the Delaware Valley. Jefferson is the second largest employer in Philadelphia and the largest health system in Philadelphia based on total licensed beds.

Through the merger of Thomas Jefferson University and Philadelphia University in 2017, our University includes ten colleges and four schools. We are an NCAA Division II university and an R2 national doctoral university offering undergraduate and graduate-level programs that provide students with a forward-thinking education in architecture, business, design, engineering, fashion and textiles, health, medicine and social science.

Jefferson Health, the clinical arm of Thomas Jefferson University, has grown from a three-hospital academic health center in 2015, to an 18-hospital health system through mergers and combinations that include hospitals at Abington Health, Aria Health, Kennedy Health, Magee Rehabilitation and Einstein Healthcare Network. We have over 50 outpatient and urgent care centers; ten Magnet®-designated hospitals (recognized by the ANCC for nursing excellence); the NCI-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (one of only 70 in the country and one of only two in the region); and one of the largest faculty-based telehealth networks in the country. In 2021, Jefferson Health became the sole owner of HealthPartners Plan, a not-for-profit health maintenance organization in Southeastern Pennsylvania. We are the first health system regionally to create an aligned payer-provider partnership.

Jefferson's mission, vision and values create an organization that attracts the best and the brightest students, faculty, staff, and healthcare professionals, as well as the most visionary leaders to drive exceptional results.
  • OUR MISSION: We improve lives.
  • OUR VISION: Reimagining health, education and discovery to create unparalleled value
  • OUR VALUES: Put People First, Be Bold & Think Differently and Do the Right Thing

As an employer, Jefferson maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.


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