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Duke Health Department of Pediatrics seeks Chief of Neurology

Employer
Duke Health
Location
Durham, North Carolina
Posted Date
Jul 8, 2024
Reference
926520

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Specialty
Pediatrics, General
Position Type
Permanent
The Department of Pediatrics in the Duke University School of Medicine is seeking an outstanding physician at the Associate Professor or Professor level to serve as Chief for the Division of Neurology. This is a wonderful opportunity to lead a group of outstanding faculty members in their mission of delivering the highest quality care to patients and their families at Duke Childrens Neurology Department.

Proven leadership and excellence in clinical care, education, research, scholarship, and administrative experience are required.

Candidates must have a Doctorate of Medicine (or equivalent) and be board-certified in Pediatric Neurology. Candidates must also have or be eligible for a North Carolina medical license.

Priorities for the Division Chief of Neurology include developing innovative patient programs, mentoring faculty, and enhancing research and academic programs. The division currently includes eleven faculty, four nurse practitioners, three nurse clinicians, seven pediatric neurology residents, several research associates, neurophysiology fellows and clerical staff. Their academic interests comprise a full range of neurological conditions including diseases of the brain, peripheral nervous system (nerves), and muscles.

The division includes subspeciality areas including Neurodevelopment, Epileptology, Tuberous Sclerosis, Headache, Autoimmune Brain Disease, Neurodegeneration and Neuro Intensive Care. Education of learners at the resident and medical student levels is an integral and essential component of the divisions mission. All faculty excel at bedside teaching, and the division has been repeatedly honored for their teaching from the graduating pediatrics and medicine-pediatrics residents.

Faculty also work closely with members of other divisions including Adult Neurology, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Medical Genetics, Rheumatology, Hospital Medicine, Critical Care and Neurosurgery.

The Duke Department of Pediatrics has a long history of excellence in patient care, graduate, and undergraduate medical education, and clinical, laboratory and health services research.
  • Duke Childrens Hospital 2022-23 U.S. News & World Report's Best Children's Hospitals rankings:
    • One of the top 50 hospitals in the nation
    • 1 in North Carolina
    • 1 (tied) in the Southeast
    • Top 50 rankings for all its specialties
  • Duke Childrens serves a diverse population of patients as both a primary care facility and a referral center for patients from North Carolina and throughout the Southeast.
  • The Department of Pediatrics is ranked first or second nationally in the Blue Ridge NIH funding ranking for pediatric clinical science departments over the past few years.
  • Duke University and Duke University Medical Center offer extraordinary opportunities to medical students, residents, fellows, and faculty. Our top ranked School of Medicine shares a beautiful campus with nationally ranked programs in Nursing, Business, Law, Divinity, Environment, Informatics, Biomedical Engineering and many others.


Preferred candidates for Division Chief will possess the following qualities:
  • Transparent and inclusionary management style;
  • Commitment to valuing and promoting diversity, inclusion and equity;
  • Implementation of innovative patient care programs;
  • Excellent mentoring skills;
  • Commitment to academic scholarship in quality improvement, research and/or education
  • Business skills, including financial budgeting and resource management;
  • Experience with strategic program growth.

Community highlights:
  • Durham is an integral part of a growing tri-city area called the Triangle, which also includes Raleigh and Chapel Hill.
  • The area's four distinct yet mild seasons make it possible to enjoy many of these activities year-round. Durham averages 230 days of sunshine and less than seven inches of snow a year. Located in the hilly, forested Piedmont region of North Carolina, Durham is only three hours from the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky mountains to the west and clean, spacious beaches to the east.
  • Excellent public and private schools as well as local colleges and universities including the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University in Raleigh, and North Carolina Central University in Durham.
  • This mix of research, industry and teaching institutions makes for an active intellectual, cultural, and recreational life in Durham. [Learn more]
  • Ranked #3 in 2023 by U.S. News & World Report, Best Places to Live. [ Learn more ]

Duke University School of Medicine: Department of Pediatrics

Duke has a long tradition of excellence in Pediatrics, dating back to Dr. Wilburt C. Davison, the first dean of Duke University School of Medicine and the first chair of Pediatrics at Duke. To learn more, visit: https://pediatrics.duke.edu/

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Duke Department of Pediatrics is committed to achieving equity in health outcomes for all children through outstanding clinical care, advances in research, and excellence in education. We emphasize strategies and practices that promote a culture of diversity, (health) equity, and inclusion.

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment without regard to an individuals age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Visit the Duke Pediatrics Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion website to learn more EDI efforts within the Department of Pediatrics. https://pediatrics.duke.edu/equity-diversity-and-inclusion

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment without regard to an individuals age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Visit the Duke Pediatrics Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion website to learn more EDI efforts within the Department of Pediatrics. https://pediatrics.duke.edu/equity-diversity-and-inclusion

Please Note : In order to be considered for this position, you must attach your CV, select SUBMIT APPLICATION, and then complete the Duke required information on the following page.

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