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Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians Medical Director of Epilepsy Surgery in Boston, Massachusetts

Medical Director of Epilepsy Surgery at BIDMC

The Department of Neurology and Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are seeking a neurologist to serve as Medical Director of Epilepsy Surgery.

The ideal candidate for this position will be a fellowship-trained epileptologist and electroencephalographer with a demonstrated excellence in clinical epilepsy care and EEG interpretation as well as specific dedicated interest and experience in the management of patients with medically refractory epilepsy who are being considered for surgical treatment options. Preference will be given to candidates with at least two years of recent experience as an attending neurologist at a busy epilepsy surgery center.

The position of Medical Director of Epilepsy Surgery has been created upon the approval of the hospital’s neuroscience service line initiative, which has identified the expansion of the epilepsy surgery program at BIDMC as a major target of investment in the coming years. Recruitment into this position would be coordinated with the hiring of additional personnel including a dedicated epilepsy surgery nurse navigator, as well as a planned increase in equipment, surgical capabilities, community outreach, and marketing. The Medical Director of Epilepsy Surgery would be responsible for working closely with neurosurgeons, as well as with other collaborating personnel in neuroradiology, neuropsychology, psychiatry, and social work, to lead all aspects of the epilepsy surgery clinical program. Specifically, this physician would be expected to participate in identifying medically refractory epilepsy patients who are candidates for surgery, lead the weekly multidisciplinary epilepsy surgery clinical conference, directly supervise the care of patients with intracranial EEG electrodes (including stereo-EEG), ensure a culture of quality and safety within epilepsy surgery and track relevant outcomes systematically, educate colleagues and trainees about specialized aspects of epilepsy surgery, and, if desired, conduct clinically relevant research using specialized datasets that arise from an active epilepsy surgery program. Exceptional teamwork, program development, teaching and mentorship abilities are essential.

The successful candidate for this position may be considered for Harvard Medical School appointment at the rank of Instructor, Assistant Professor, or Associate Professor commensurate with experience, training, and achievement in the field. There is salary support for 20% protected time to perform the administrative aspects of this role. The physician’s clinical practice would focus on epilepsy patients and could include clinical sessions both at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and at Beth Israel Deaconess-affiliated community hospital sites in the Greater Boston region.

The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at BIDMC has been one of the preeminent clinical centers in the United States for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with seizures ever since it was established more than 40 years ago. BIDMC has been designated a Level 4 Center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers, signifying the highest level of care available in the field.

BIDMC is part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a health care system that bring together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,000 physicians and 35,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education. BIDMC is a world-class teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School located in the heart of Boston’s Longwood Medical and Academic Area.

Requirements:

  • Successful completion of an ACGME-accredited residency program in adult neurology

  • Successful completion of an ACGME-accredited fellowship program in epilepsy, clinical neurophysiology (EEG), or both

  • Preference given to candidates with at least two years of recent experience as an attending neurologist at a busy epilepsy surgery center

  • Board certified/board eligible by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

  • Eligible for a full Massachusetts medical license, federal DEA certificate, and Massachusetts Controlled Substance Certificate

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