Faculty Positions Available

Neurocritical Care, Neonatal Neurology, Epilepsy, Headache, and Neuro-Oncology Faculty Positions

The Department of Pediatrics is seeking six clinical faculty members in the Division of Pediatric Neurology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Candidates must have MD or DO degrees, be board-certified or board-eligible in Neurology with special qualification in Child Neurology, and hold or have the ability to obtain the appropriate medical licenses in the State of Michigan. Our preferred subpecialty applicants will be engaged in or have completed appropriate subspecialty fellowships or have had at least three years of clinical practice in these subspecialties.

The Pediatric Neurology Division at Mott Children’s Hospital provides comprehensive diagnostic services and treatment for children with neurologic disorders. The Division currently includes 25 faculty members with diverse clinical and scholarly interests. Mott Children’s Hospital has 26 PICU, 20 Cardiothoracic ICU, 59 NICU, and 128 general care beds.  We have an inpatient epilepsy monitoring service run separately from the consultation services. The Division is supported by eight nurse practitioners, three ketogenic dieticians, an epilepsy care coordinator, an epilepsy surgery coordinator, nurses, and social workers. Our research assistants support both multicenter and local clinical research studies. The University of Michigan provides outstanding environments for clinical care, for student and resident education, and for translational, health services, and basic research.

These positions are posted as Clinical Assistant Professor/Clinical Associate Professor/Clinical Professor. Rank of the selected candidate is dependent upon qualifications. Research funding will be taken into consideration while determining clinical effort.  

The University of Michigan, the Department of Pediatrics, and the Division of Pediatric Neurology are committed to having our staff and faculty represent a breadth of perspectives to better serve both our patients and the University community. Therefore, Michigan Medicine seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan and to maintain the excellence of the University. We welcome applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching, and clinical mission, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The Department of Pediatrics, like the University of Michigan as a whole, is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons and will not discriminate against any individual because of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status. The University of Michigan is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Pediatric Epilepsy Faculty Positions 

The Michigan Medicine Department of Pediatrics (University of Michigan) is seeking two board-certified/board-eligible Pediatric Epileptologists to join the Pediatric Epilepsy group in the division of Pediatric Neurology. Major clinical responsibilities will include direct patient care, as well as EEG interpretation.  

The Pediatric Epilepsy Program at Michigan Medicine is certified by the North American Epilepsy Centers as a Level IV center. The program provides cutting edge, comprehensive epilepsy care including advanced medical and dietary therapies, scalp EEG monitoring, grids and stereo-EEG, epilepsy surgery, responsive neurostimulation, deep brain stimulation, and access to clinical and bench research. 

The Pediatric EEG Laboratory opened in 2011, in conjunction with the new C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. Since then, patient volumes have increased significantly across all aspects of the Epilepsy program: continuous EEG monitoring studies have grown by 12-15% each year with current volume ~1600/year. We have a dedicated inpatient Pediatric Epilepsy inpatient service that is staffed by Pediatric Epilepsy Nurse Practitioners and the Epilepsy faculty. We have one of the largest ketogenic diet programs in the USA with dedicated support from three full-time ketogenic dietitians. Other support staff include nurses, pharmacists, social workers, and administrative staff.  

We provide continuous EEG monitoring for patients in the neonatal, pediatric, and cardiac intensive care units, in addition to consult patients on the general care pediatric services and in the pediatric emergency department. EEG monitoring can be performed in every room in the hospital. Our large EEG technical staff provides 24/7 in-house EEG technologists. 

We offer outpatient clinic and EEG services at two outreach locations in Southeast Michigan, in addition to the Mott Hospital site. The Pediatric Epilepsy program was the first of its kind to develop Telemedicine services for Pediatric Epilepsy. Telemedicine has excellent support from a dedicated Virtual Care team. 

Our comprehensive pediatric epilepsy surgery program provides state-of-the-art evaluation and treatment for children with pharmacoresistant epilepsy. We offer Phase 1 and Phase 2 surgical evaluations, intracranial EEG monitoring, focal resections, callosotomy, hemispherectomy, deep brain stimulation, and responsive neurostimulation. The number of epilepsy surgery cases has grown dramatically over the last five years. 

The Pediatric Epilepsy Program currently has 9 board-certified pediatric epileptologists. We enjoy a close, collegial relationship with the Michigan Medicine Adult Epilepsy program. We have a large Epilepsy fellowship program that is run jointly with Adult Epilepsy, and regularly recruits pediatric neurologists. Several of the faculty have robust research careers with independent NIH, PCORI, HRSA, and foundation support. We are actively involved as leaders of the Pediatric Epilepsy Research Consortium and the Pediatric Epilepsy Learning Healthcare System. Our clinical research team is supported by five full-time research coordinators.

Our program is thriving and has achieved exceptional regional and national reputations. C. S. Mott Children’s Hospital is consistently ranked as the #1 Children’s Hospital in Michigan. We are looking for other clinicians to join this exceptional team. 

Required Qualifications: 

The candidate must have an MD or DO degree, be fellowship-trained in Epilepsy or Clinical Neurophysiology, be board-certified or board eligible in Neurology, with special qualification in Child Neurology, as well as added qualifications in either Epilepsy or Clinical Neurophysiology, and will hold or have the ability to obtain the appropriate medical licenses in the State of Michigan.  For individuals with appropriate training, skills, and interest, there are opportunities to develop a clinical or basic science research program.

The ideal candidate will have excellent clinical skills in general pediatric neurology and pediatric epilepsy and will be expected to participate in all aspects of the established Pediatric Epilepsy program. This will include inpatient Epilepsy patient care and continuous EEG reading, outpatient clinic, and reading routine EEGs. The clinic will include Epilepsy clinic, staffing residents, Epilepsy fellows, and nurse practitioners. Off-site clinics will also be encouraged.  

Pediatric Headache Faculty Position

The Department of Pediatrics is seeking an experienced clinical faculty member in the Division of Pediatric Neurology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Our preferred applicants will be engaged in or have completed headache fellowships or have had at least three years of clinical practice in this subspecialty. The candidate must have an MD or DO degree, be board-certified or board eligible in Neurology with special qualification in Child Neurology, and will hold or have the ability to obtain the appropriate medical licenses in the State of Michigan. 

We have an excellent infrastructure for setting up a headache program. We have a superb pediatric pain psychologist who works closely with our headache patients, as well as excellent inpatient psychologists. Michigan Medicine has a great adult headache program as well as NeuroSport, a program dedicated to sports neurology and concussion. We work closely with Neuro-ophthalmology, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and with Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. We also run a Pediatric Headache ECHO program, a telehealth program aimed at training primary doctors to manage their own patients with headaches.

Pediatric Neurology Neuro-oncology Faculty Position

The Department of Pediatrics is seeking a clinical neuro-oncologist in the Division of Pediatric Neurology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The Division currently includes 25 faculty members with diverse clinical and scholarly interests. We work very closely with Pediatric Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplantation, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Radiation Oncology, and Pediatric Genetics. 

The Pediatric Oncology and Neuro-Oncology Program at Michigan Medicine is a tertiary referral center for the state of Michigan and nearby upper mid-western states. It is home to the state’s only Pediatric Phase-I Program, and a state of the art Pediatric Precision Oncology Program. Our Pediatric Neuro-Oncology program sees 40-50 newly diagnosed pediatric and young adult brain tumor patients annually. There is a designated neuro-oncology nurse practitioner. The Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Program also has a neurofibromatosis and tuberous sclerosis clinic. 

Our program is an active member institution of the Children’s Oncology Group Phase I consortium and the Pacific Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Consortium. We participate in many industry-sponsored clinical research trials, including those for patients with neurofibromatosis. The Pediatric Neuro-Oncology program participates in a precision oncology program (PEDS-MIONCOSEQ) in collaboration with Michigan Center for Translational Pathology (MCTP). In addition, we have several investigator-initiated early phase precision neuro-oncology trials. Our program is home to the exciting Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Initiative and the Chad Carr Pediatric Brain Tumor Center. Our strong basic research program focuses on DIPGs and other brain tumors. 

Pediatric Neurocritical Care and Neonatal Neurology Faculty Positions

The Department of Pediatrics is seeking a pediatric neurocritical care (NCC) neurologist and a Neonatal neurologist in the Division of Pediatric Neurology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. We provide a wonderful setting for faculty coming into these positions. We recently started a pediatric NCC program with two pediatric NCC physicians and we plan to hire a third, as well as a neonatal neurologist. We have approval for and are hiring two pediatric NCC nurse practitioners. Mott Children’s Hospital has 26 PICU, 20 Cardiothoracic ICU, and 59 NICU beds. A resident is assigned to NCC service. Our cardiothoracic service is very busy and attracts patients from around the country and around the world. We have joint neurocritical care and neonatal neurology conferences. We are hiring a NCC research coordinator.

Our preferred NCC and neonatal neurology applicants will be engaged in or have completed NCC or neonatal neurology fellowships or have had at least three years of clinical practice in these subspecialties.

 

Interested physicians should send their personal statement and CV to:

Steven Leber, MD, PhD
Division Director, Pediatric Neurology
12-733D Mott Children’s Hospital
Ann Arbor, MI  48109-4279
Tel:  734-936-4179
Email:  leber@med.umich.edu