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Department Chair of Neurology Columbus, OH

The Ohio State University (OSU) is launching a national search for a new Chair of Neurology. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, part of one of the most comprehensive health sciences campuses in the country and the only academic medical center in Central Ohio, is at the forefront of medicine, where discovery and innovation in research laboratories make unique, effective therapies available to patients months, even years, before other hospitals. These initiatives are taking place within OSU’s College of Medicine, more than a dozen affiliated research centers, and seven hospitals, in which more than 61,000 inpatients receive medical care annually. In addition, there’s a substantial, unified physician practice, representing more than 700 preeminent physicians, and a network of community-based primary and subspecialty care facilities that manage more than a million patient visits each year. In 2017, U.S. News & World Report named the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center to its list of “Best Hospitals,” based on quality, outcomes, and reputation, for the 25th consecutive year.

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center recently launched a bold new strategic plan with the mission of improving healthcare in Ohio and across the world through innovation in research, education, and patient care. This is an exciting time for the organization as it is poised for exponential growth, including a $3 billion investment of resources, and hiring more than 350 clinical faculty and 150 researchers over the next five years. New facilities to support the tripartite mission, including a new 900-bed faculty tower, medical school, research facility, and several large ambulatory sites, are currently underway – all of this with the goal of becoming a top 20 academic medical center. The organization’s core values are inclusiveness, determination, empathy, sincerity, ownership, and innovation.

The Department of Neurology’s dedicated team of clinical and academic neurologists is comprised of 54 faculty and 95 staff including residents and fellows. The new chair of Neurology will be an innovative leader and accomplished administrator who is able to leverage the department’s strengths and elevate it to its next level of growth and development. S/he will be expected to identify innovative approaches to grow research funding, expand clinical programs, and strengthen the departmental infrastructure. The chair reports to the dean. Direct reports include the division directors, vice chairs, and the department administrator. S/he will oversee and implement a Neurology departmental budget of approximately $40 million.

This is an exciting time for the new chair to join a forward-thinking organization. Recently ranked #22 in U.S. News & World Report for Neurology and Neurosurgery, the department seeks a visionary and driven leader to lead and expand the excellence of its research, education, and clinical programs. In addition to serving as chair, this individual will also co-lead the Neurological Institute. The successful candidate must have an MD or MD/PhD and be licensed or eligible for licensure to practice medicine in the state of Ohio. Candidates will be selected from a diverse pool and will be evaluated according to the desired criteria and competencies.

Stephanie Fidel is leading this search with Joseph Keller.

To build a diverse workforce, The Ohio State University encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. The University is an EEO/AA employer.

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