Seeking Pediatric Epileptologist for Icahn School of Medicine and Mount Sinai Health System

Job Description

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is recruiting for a full-time pediatric epileptologist to join a multi-disciplinary program in neurology, pediatrics, and neurosurgery.

Applicants are sought at the Associate Professor or Professor rank, with an academic appointment at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai that is commensurate with experience and resume. The selected candidate must have excellent clinical skills and an interest in outpatient and inpatient pediatric epilepsy care, as well as a track record of clinical research, with an anticipated distribution of about equal effort in clinical care and clinical research; leadership opportunities are also anticipated.

He or she will work with an outstanding team of pediatric neurologists with specialized interests in epilepsy, movement disorders, stroke, headache, neurobehavioral disorders, multiple sclerosis and autoimmune encephalitis, as well as general pediatric neurology, throughout the Mount Sinai Health System in Manhattan. Faculty teach adult neurology residents, pediatric residents, and medical students at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai during those trainees’ clinical rotations in pediatric neurology. In addition, the candidate would engage in advancing an active pediatric epilepsy surgical program, effectively partnering with adult epileptologists, pediatricians, and neurosurgeons in our large health system.  

Position Qualifications:
ABPN certification in Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
Subspecialty fellowship training and certification in epilepsy or clinical neurophysiology (EEG track)
Outstanding communication, bedside manner, and professionalism;  excellent organizational skills
A strong work ethic and capability for effective collaboration in the multi-disciplinary care of infants, children, and adolescents with seizure disorders, including evaluation and advanced surgical and medical management approaches for refractory epilepsy
A track record of clinical research and a vision for establishing a program of clinical research in pediatric epilepsy at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Leadership skills and experience, or a desire to develop these, as leadership opportunities are available with this recruitment

The Nash Family Department of Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai received the most biomedical research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) of any medical school neuroscience department in the nation in 2018, according to data compiled and released by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research (BRIMR). The Neuroscience Department’s No. 1 ranking reflects $31.2 million in awards received during the NIH’s 2018 fiscal year and includes 41 awards for which department faculty members are Principal Investigators. Additionally, the Department of Neurology ranks No. 10.

About the Mount Sinai Health System:
The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City's largest integrated delivery system, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai's vision is to produce the safest care, the highest quality, the highest satisfaction, the best access and the best value of any health system in the nation. The Health System includes approximately 7,480 primary and specialty care physicians; 11 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 410 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. The Icahn School of Medicine is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Medical Schools", aligned with a U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" Hospital, No. 12 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding, and among the top 10 most innovative research institutions as ranked by the journal Nature in its Nature Innovation Index. This reflects a special level of excellence in education, clinical practice, and research. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 14 on U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of top U.S. hospitals; it is one of the nation's top 20 hospitals in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology/Neurosurgery, and Orthopedics in the 2019-2020 "Best Hospitals" issue. 

Mount Sinai's Kravis Children's Hospital also is ranked nationally in five out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report. The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked 12th nationally for Ophthalmology and the South Nassau Communities Hospital is ranked 35th nationally for Urology. Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, Mount Sinai West, and Mount Sinai South Nassau are ranked regionally.

The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

Please specify Job Title of interest and send CV with Cover Letter to:
Alex Cano
Executive Director Physician Recruitment
Mount Sinai Health System
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