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    Post Doctoral Research Trainee in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center.

    Neurosurgery Post Doctoral Research Trainee position available immediately to study dynamics of the brain-device interface and mri-guided delivery techniques applicable to delivering devices for electrical stimulation, gene therapy and drug delivery. Initial efforts would surround work in agrose gel model of the brain with opportunity to analyze human and non human delivery and infusion experiments.

    Qualifications: Experience and publications in mri imaging of the brain or modeling of neural activity, optogenetics and/or electrophysiological approaches in vivo or in vitro required. Applicant must have a Ph. D. or M.D.

    Salary will be commensurate with relevant experience and based on the prevailing wage for postdoctoral research trainees set by the U.S. Department of Labor. UTHSC is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Title VI/IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA Employer.

    Applicant should submit CV and names of 3 references via e-mail to Dr. Karl Sillay (ksillay@uthsc.edu).

    Surgical Director-Deep Brain Stimulation Program
    Cadence Health--Chicago Western Suburbs

    Cadence Health (Central Dupage Hospital) is seeking a Functional Neurosurgeon with expertise in Deep Brain Stimulation, responsible for the overall development and quality/performance management for these services. Candidates must be board certified in neurosurgery.

    This outstanding opportunity will be instrumental in providing leadership/strategic planning/quality improvement/education-outreach to support the DBS program.

    The Neurosciences Institute at Central Dupage Hospital (CDH) is a leader in the western suburbs of Chicago in innovative care for complex and common conditions of the brain and spinal cord. The DBS Program at CDH is one of the busiest in the state of Illinois.

    This is an outstanding opportunity to join Cadence Physician Group and CDH, premier healthcare provider in the Chicago western suburbs. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and a collegial work environment within a physician led team. Cadence Health is a locally based, locally governed health system focused on delivering excellent health care to the more than 1.1 million patients in Chicago’s western suburbs. For six of the past seven years (2006-2010, 2012), Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) has been selected by Truven Health Analytics as one of the “100 Top Hospitals in the U.S.”. CDH and Delnor maintain affiliations with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago for pediatric specialty care and Cleveland Clinic for cardiac surgery, adult medical oncology, and cardiology services. Both hospitals have achieved Magnet® recognition for excellence in nursing services from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

    For more information please contact:
    630 933 5135

    LSU Health Sciences Center Department of Neurosurgery. Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (non-tenure, clinical track)

    The Department of Neurosurgery at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, LA is seeking a BC/BE Neurosurgeon, with a primary interest in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (non-tenure, clinical track). Qualified applicants must have completed a Neurosurgical residency and have a proven track record of academic and clinical productivity as well as teaching. Responsibilities will include clinical care, supervision of residents, sharing in departmental on-call coverage responsibilities, and participating in educational programs involving medical students and residents. The selected candidate will be expected to undertake clinical or educational research. Candidates must be board certified or board eligible, and qualify for licensure in the state of Louisiana upon commencement of employment. Compensation and benefits are competitive and compensation will be negotiated based upon academic rank and experience. LSUHSC-NO is an EO/AA employer

    Qualification Requirements: BC/BE Neurosurgeon, with a primary interest in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery; Candidates must be board certified or board eligible, and qualify for licensure in the state of Louisiana upon commencement of employment.

    Applicant Instructions: Qualified applicants should submit their curriculum vitae and names and contact information of three references electronically to ctorre@lsuhsc.edu; reference 0044967002.

    Henry Ford Medical Group Functional Neurosurgeon

    Henry Ford Medical Group in southeast Michigan is seeking an ABNS eligible/certified functional neurosurgeon with expertise in all or some of the desired areas of epilepsy, movement disorders and pain to enhance its present functional program in the Department of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience Institute.

    Henry Ford Hospital has a long-established Level 4 Comprehensive Epilepsy Program with 9 epileptologists and 11 EMU bed at two hospitals and advanced technology including a ROSA robot and Visualase..

    Our Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorders program has 4 neurologist and performs surgery using microelectrode recordings in awake patients as well as using an intraoperative MRI with the Clearpoint system for patients under general anesthesia.   Both programs have active clinical trials and internationally recognized leaders. 

    Henry Ford’s Pain Program is a joint effort with a fellowship trained anesthesia pain program. Candidates should be academically driven, with national involvement or interest, with excellent interpersonal skills. Fellowship training is preferred.

    The Neurosurgery Department is academically focused with a residency training program servicing Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and the new Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital. Staff include 12 neurosurgeons, 18 other faculty members, full laboratory support and active health services research, outcomes, and clinical trials programs.

    The Neuroscience Institute is a collaborative program with 9 departments and 6 specialized multi-disciplinary centers including epilepsy and movement disorders with 280 MDs and PhDs, $185 million in research funding and 650 clinical trials over the past 16 years.

    Henry Ford Health System is a Michigan not-for-profit corporation and one of the nation’s leading comprehensive, integrated health systems. It provides health insurance and health care delivery including acute, specialty, primary and preventive care services at 5 hospitals and 29 Henry Ford medical centers. The System has over 3.2 million outpatient visits and more than 88,800 surgical procedures performed annually. The Health Alliance Plan insurance arm of the Health System covers more than 670,000 members in Michigan. Henry Ford Medical Group is one of the nation’s largest group practices with 1,200 physicians and researchers in more than 40 specialties.

    Send CV to: Dr. Mark Rosenblum, Chair, Neurosurgery, c/o akorine1@hfhs.org. AA/EEO

    Faculty Position in Neural Engineering, Duke University

    The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in the area of neural engineering.

    We are seeking candidates employing quantitative experimental and / or computational approaches to understand, control, and / or restore nervous system function at any level from cellular and molecular through systems analysis and translation.

    Successful candidates must demonstrate an ability to develop a first-rate research program, be capable of obtaining competitive external research funding, and actively participate in and be committed to outstanding teaching and mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants at all academic levels are encouraged, but strong preference will be given to candidates at the Assistant Professor level.

    Duke University is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer that is committed to increasing the cultural and intellectual diversity of its faculty.

    Applications should be submitted electronically and must include:

    a cover letter;
    a curriculum vitae;
    a statement of research describing past, present and planned future activities;
    a statement of teaching experience and philosophy; and,
    the names and contact information for at least three references.
    Applications must be received by December 15, 2013 to ensure full consideration.

    Submit application materials online to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3299

    Functional Neurosurgery Faculty, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois

    The Department of Neurosurgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago is seeking a Functional Neurosurgeon with expertise primarily in deep brain stimulation to join our distinguished Neurosurgery Program. Candidates with a strong background in research and clinical trials will be preferred. This position will also have a role in our epilepsy surgery program, radiosurgery and pain procedures.

    Candidates must be board eligible or board certified in neurosurgery. The candidate must be fellowship trained in functional neurosurgery with expertise in deep brain stimulation.

    Consistent with Rush’s mission, a premium is placed on high quality teaching by the University and Department of Neurosurgery. The Department is also committed to research as it often overlaps with teaching to provide the greatest impact for our patients, for advancing research, and for our trainees. The department infrastructure provides an environment conducive to fostering strong, lasting mentor relationships, and is fully supportive of helping faculty members accomplish their research goals.

    Rush University Medical Center is a large tertiary academic medical center located in downtown Chicago that encompasses a 664- bed hospital serving adults and children, including the Johnston R. Bowman Health Center and a new 376-bed hospital building known as the Tower. The new 14-story hospital holds 304 adult acute and critical care beds, as well as a dedicated 28 bed Neuro-ICU. There are 28 operating rooms accommodated with specialized equipment and technology including intraoperative imaging, microsurgery and robotics. In addition to the operating rooms, there are 14 interventional procedure rooms. Our Emergency Department expanded greatly and now holds 60 treatment rooms, which attributes to Rush being one of the busiest ED’s in Chicago. These improvements in our physical plant provide the Rush Department of Neurosurgery with all of the tools necessary to remain at the forefront in patient care and resident education.

    Competitive university salary and academic rank commensurate with training and experience is available. Interested candidates should send an introductory letter and curriculum vitae to:

    Richard W. Byrne, MD
    Professor and Chairman
    Department of Neurosurgery
    Rush University Medical Center
    1725 W. Harrison Street, Suite 855
    Chicago, IL 60612
    Email: richard_w_byrne@rush.edu

    Functional Neurosurgery Opportunity, Kaiser Permanente, Redwood City, CA, San Francisco Bay Area

    The Permanente Medical Group, Inc. is seeking a second full time Functional Neurosurgeon to join their renowned Neurosurgery and Neuroscience team at Kaiser Permanente in Redwood City, CA. The practice is approximately 60% advanced pain work and 40% movement disorders. Currently, 250-300 cases are performed annually with an anticipated growth of 5-10% a year. Cases include DBS for Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia and pain. There is a large spinal cord stimulator, peripheral stimulation, and intrathecal pump service and a smaller application of motor cortex stimulation. Clinical research opportunities are available. The candidate must be self-sufficient in intraoperative mapping of brain (MER-DBS) and spinal cord mapping.

    Preference will be given to fellowship trained functional Neurosurgeons with a minimum of 2 years post fellowship practice. A post-residency fellowship is a requirement if the candidate does not possess more than three years of full time functional neurosurgery practice. The candidate must be eligible and possess a California Medical License prior to starting the position. Candidates must be willing to evenly split the practice with the senior functional neurosurgeon and therefore must have competencies and extensive experience in the surgical management of pain and movement disorders. The candidate will be expected to additionally assist the neurosurgery group with the management of the general neurosurgical patient population by taking call and must also possess competency in general neurosurgical practices as well.

    Physicians who join The Permanente Medical Group, Inc. (TPMG) enjoy competitive salaries and an unparalleled benefit package, including; generous retirement plans, malpractice coverage, medical/dental insurance, vacation time, holiday pay, educational time, paid sick leave and a Home Loan Program in which, upon approval, 10% of the cost of a home is loaned with interest forgiven over ten years. Reimbursement of relocation expenses is available as well.

    The Permanente Medical Group, Inc. in Northern California is the largest medical group in the nation with over 7,000 physicians and 24,000 staff members, providing care to 3.2 million members and patients in 19 medical centers, each with a hospital and associated medical offices. Overall, TPMG, Inc. provides care to more than 40 percent of the commercially insured population in Northern California.

    Located at the heart of the San Francisco Bay Peninsula—just 25 miles south of San Francisco and only 25 miles north of San Jose—Redwood City offers convenient access to the entire Bay Area. Closer to home, you’ll discover the emerging urban entertainment center of historic downtown, where you’ll find great restaurants, live music and performances, cultural attractions and an eclectic selection of stores. Known as the intellectual center of Silicon Valley, Redwood City also plays a vibrant role in the high-tech software industry, and is the headquarters of technology powerhouse, Oracle.

    For immediate consideration please contact: Christine Stough, Physician Recruiter at TPMG, Inc., Christine.K.Stough@KP.org and direct phone line (510)625-5918 or (800)777-4912.

    Neurosurgeon - Mansfield, CT

    The Division of Neurosurgery at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine is actively seeking a qualified Neurosurgeon, at the Assistant Professor –in- Residence, to join the University’s faculty and become a member of a growing clinical practice based at John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington, Connecticut.

    The ideal candidate will have a specialty interest Functional Neurosurgery.  Currently, a majority of the procedures performed annually by the practice are spine or related cranial procedures.  We will welcome this subspecialty interests and the opportunity to continue to develop that skill set.  Candidates also should possess the leadership skills necessary to commence research activities and potentially establish a residency program in neurosurgery.  Start up funds may be available for competitive research grant funding. 

    UCONN’s neurosurgical practice is growing at a rapid rate.  A statewide referral program has contributed greatly to this growth.  The practice has relocated to larger offices on the Farmington campus and is a part of a newly expanded New England Musculoskeletal Institute at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.  UConn is a level 3 trauma center so the call is very manageable. 

    The development of a State funded Biosciences Connecticut Project and a collaborative project with Jackson Labs for Genomic Medicine will lead to the investment of about 2 billion dollars in the UConn Health Center starting in 2012. There are a range of projects planned including a new hospital, a new ambulatory patient care tower and hiring clinical, clinical translational and basic science faculty.

    The University of Connecticut pays a highly competitive salary and productivity based compensation package. A benefits package includes health and dental benefits, life and disability insurances, tax-deferred retirement compensation plans with paid vacation and opportunities for continuing medical education. Tuition waivers for dependents also are included.

    Our location in Farmington, CT offers a vibrant mix of urban and rural communities. There is affordable housing, excellent public and private schools, a low crime rate, and insignificant traffic concerns. Major colleges and prep schools are nearby. Boston and New York are within two hours driving distance. In addition, Hartford has four excellent theaters, a symphony, and world-renowned museums.

    Farmington is nestled in a valley and therefore, the four seasons are magnificent. There is a beautiful fall experience, winter skiing in Connecticut, Vermont and the Berkshires, and summer escapes to nearby shoreline beaches and lakes. Cape Cod and the islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard are a few hours drive away and the Bradley International Airport is located just a short drive away on I-91.

    UCONN is rapidly reviewing applications for this opportunity within the Department of Neurosurgery. Leading its search is Gene Corbett. Please contact him directly at 800-229-9759, by e-mail at Gene.Corbett@physicianfinders.com or by fax at 636-257-7003. Gene has spent considerable time with us and will be a great source of information for you to start learning about continuing your career with the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. The University of Connecticut Health Center is an Affirmative Action Employer.

    Functional Neurosurgeon - Hartford, CT

    The Department of Neurosurgery at Hartford Hospital is attempting to recruit a functional neurosurgeon to establish an academic functional neurosurgical practice. The neurosurgical department here at Hartford consists of a number of faculty members interested in epilepsy, tumor, skull base, vascular, and spine. We currently lack a qualified academic functional neurosurgeon.

    The appropriate candidate would be interested in working with the Department of Neurosurgery and the local movement disorder neurologist to establish a functional practice. The advantages of Hartford Hospital include a lack of local competition, financial funding to establish the program, and an immediate referral base within the city of Hartford. Ample research opportunities exist and academic work is supported and encouraged.

    Interested parties should contact the Chairman of Neurosurgery, Dr Inam Kureshi, for further details. A resume can be send to ikuresh@harthosp.org. Further information about the position can be found by contacting Dr Kureshi at (860) 729 - 9878. Please forward this message to any interested parties, including fellows and senior residents.

    Inam Kureshi, MD
    Director, Department of Neurosurgery
    Hartford Hospital

  • Brain exploration and epilepsy surgery course.

    July 14-26, 2013.
    Venice International University, San Servolo, Venice, Italy.

    Aim of the course is to teach attendees to: (1) utilize basic knowledge for imaging and electrophysiological study of candidate patients to epilepsy surgery; (2) describe nature and evolution of surgically remediable epilepsies; (3) recognize and select patients with drug-resistant epilepsy that may benefit of surgical approach; (4) plan neurophysiological, video EEG and imaging investigations and interpret their results in the clinical context; (5) run and manage a team that collaborate in a Epilepsy Surgery Unit. The course is primarily targeted at neurologists, neuropediatricians, neurophysiologists, neuroradiologists and neurosurgeons interested in the pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of pharmacoresistant epilepsies, and in research programs implementing in an epilepsy surgery unit.

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    We Move: Parkinson's Disease
    European Parkinson's Disease Association
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    American Pain Society
    Canadian Pain Society
    International Association for the Study of Pain
    American Epilepsy Society
    The National Society for Epilepsy
    Epilepsy Canada
    Epilepsy Foundation
    The Brain Tumor Society
    American Brain Tumor Association
    National Brain Tumor Foundation
    Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery
    Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
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    World Society for Stereotactic and Functions Neurosurgery (WSSFN)
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