The Division of Pediatric Neurology at the Penn State Children’s Hospital and the Penn State University College of Medicine have initiated a national search for an innovative and highly collaborative clinician to serve as Chief of Pediatric Neurology.
The next Chief will be responsible for providing strategic direction for the growth and development of the Division, taking full advantage of the stature and resources of Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Children’s Hospital, the only children’s hospital in central Pennsylvania and the region’s only Level 1 pediatric trauma center. Reporting to the Chair, Department of Pediatrics, the new chief will inherit a predominately clinical enterprise, focused on patient care and service, and have the opportunity and challenge to build a division that meets the evolving needs for a growing integrated delivery system. This includes filling currently vacancies, exploring the addition of sub-specialty services, and potentially establishing a pediatric neurology training program.
Penn State Children’s Hospital opened a new free-standing hospital on the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center campus in February 2013 and construction is underway on a three-story expansion of the hospital, including a new neo-natal intensive care unit and integrated Labor and Delivery service. The Children’s Hospital is currently ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News and World Report in three specialties: cancer; cardiology and heart surgery and nephrology and the Children’s Hospital is a recognized leader in several disciplines, including pediatric oncology, pediatric orthopedics, pediatric cardiology, pediatric surgery, and pediatric trauma. The hospital is home more than 200 pediatric specialists and subspecialists.
Candidates should have an M.D. degree and be currently board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, with a sub-specialty certification with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Rank is at the Associate to Full Professor level and commensurate with experience and accomplishments.