Chief of Neurosurgery
University of Pennsylvania Perelman
United States


The Philadelphia VA Medical Center (PVAMC) and the Department of Neurosurgery at the Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM) at the University of Pennsylvania seek candidates for an Associate or Full Professor position in the non-tenure clinician educator track. As Chief of Neurosurgery at PVAMC, the applicant will be expected to develop and lead a VA neurosurgery service focused clinically on spine and functional neurosurgery and with associated laboratory research programs. Candidates should have strong administrative, clinical and teaching skills, and a commitment to the broad mission of fostering outstanding clinical operations, program development, and research and educational excellence. The incumbent will lead the growing Neurosurgery Service at PVAMC, and will report directly to both the Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at PSOM and the Chief of Surgical Services at PVAMC. Expertise is required in the specific area of spine surgery and general neurosurgery. Applicants must have an M.D or M.D./Ph.D. degree. Preferred applicant must be ABNS Board eligible/certified and have completed a neurosurgery residency and spine fellowship.

Teaching responsibilities may include didactic education and supervision of neurosurgery medical students, residents, and fellows.

Clinical responsibilities may include comprehensive spine care and general neurosurgery care for the regional veteran population.

Research or scholarship responsibilities may include laboratory or clinical research in neurosurgery or neuroscience..

Applicants in mid-career are encouraged to apply.  Rank will be commensurate with experience.

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.

The PVAMC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Selection will be made without discrimination for any reasons such as race, color, religion, sex, national origin, politics, marital status, physical handicap, age or membership or non-membership in an employee organization.

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