Academic Medicine, Children’s Hospital, Healthcare, Physician Leadership

Child Neurologist

  • The Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
  • Richmond, VA

The Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Department of Neurology is seeking a full-time Child Neurology clinical faculty member to join our expanding clinical and research enterprises. Successful candidates will have an MD or DO and will be eligible for board certification. The position is open tenure and open rank. The ideal candidate will have completed an accredited Child Neurology training program, and be board certified or board eligible in Neurology with a special qualification in Child Neurology. Academic appointment will be commensurate with experience.

Candidates with a focus on general pediatric neurology as well as those with subspeciality interests such as epilepsy, headache, movement disorders etc. are welcome to apply. This position will provide patient care, engage in medical student and neurology resident and fellow education and participate in clinical or translational research. The candidate would be joining a group with six faculty and three nurse practitioners as well as a child neurology training program.

As part of a thriving academic medical center, our faculty educate learners from multiple disciplines, including our residents in Neurology. The individual will be expected to pursue scholarly activities and research interests, as well as to contribute meaningfully to the goals of the department, the organization, the community, and the larger field of Neurology. Strong interpersonal, communication, and time management skills are essential. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to work effectively in a team environment. They will be expected to foster a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment as an engaged and valued faculty member at VCU.

About VCU and the Department of Neurology

The Department of Neurology’s vision is to provide the best patient-centered neurological care while fostering the career development, education and training of our team members. We endeavor to realize this vision by fulfilling the following three missions:

  1. Improve the lives of children and adults with neurological disorders through compassionate, high-quality medical care and patient education.
  2. Provide exceptional education to our students, residents, fellows and the wider community of medical professionals.
  3. Advance the knowledge of neurological diseases by actively developing innovative treatments through basic, translational and clinical research.

Our talented, robust team of more than 50 faculty members spanning ten divisions includes representatives from every neurology subspecialty in adult and child neurology, plus award-winning educators, clinical and translational neuroscientists and master clinicians. 

VCU Health, a 1,125-bed health system, is home to one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers — VCU Medical Center — and comprises four health sciences schools (Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy) and one college (Health Professions), Community Memorial Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, VCU Massey Cancer Center, MCV Physicians (an 830-plus-physician-faculty group practice) and Virginia Premier (a 280,000-member managed care organization). The VCU Medical Center, the flagship medical center of VCU Health, is one of the leading academic medical centers in the country and stands alone as the only academic medical center in Central Virginia. The 820-bed medical center is the site for the region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and offers state-of-the art care in more than 200 specialty areas including organ transplantation, head and spinal cord trauma, burn healing and cancer treatment.

Part of VCU Health, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (ChoR) is Central Virginia’s only comprehensive, full-service hospital dedicated to the care of children. CHoR is among the nation’s top children’s hospitals with four children’s specialties nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report. CHoR is Virginia’s only Level 1 pediatric trauma center, and offers a wide range of children’s health services, including pediatric emergency services, primary care, specialty and subspecialty care, burn, trauma, transplant and long-term care. In 2019, CHoR broke ground on a new 72 bed children’s hospital. This $400 million, 500,000 square-foot facility will complete an entire city block dedicated to the care of kids. The new “Wonder Tower” is set to open in the spring of 2023.

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