Chair, Department of Neurology - Medical College of Georgia

Chair, Department of Neurology
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Augusta, GA

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Position Specifics
The Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair, Department of Neurology. The successful applicant must qualify for a faculty appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, have an outstanding record of academic accomplishments, and demonstrate excellence in patient care, education, and research.
The search committee will evaluate evidence of the ability to lead, mentor, and manage an academic unit in a university-based setting. The Chair plays a pivotal role in building and supervising clinical programs that are part of the Augusta University enterprise.

The Chair reports to the Dean and will serve as the department’s academic and administrative leader, providing direction in research; educational programs; faculty recruitment, retention and development; budget management and oversight; and strategic planning.

The successful candidate must articulate a vision that enhances the excellence of the department, fosters interdisciplinary collaboration across the University, and undertakes new initiatives that maintain and expand the existing departmental, clinical, research, and teaching missions.

Minimum Qualifications
Qualifications for the position include MD, DO, MD/PhD or DO/PhD degrees, current board certification in neurology, and academic accomplishments that merit tenured appointment at the rank of associate or full professor. The candidate must have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or a commitment to do so as a faculty member at Augusta University.

Position Specifics

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About the Department of Neurology
As our Department aims for the highest quality of clinical care, the best training experience for our medical students, residents, and Fellows, and cutting-edge research, with 26 faculty, 18 residents, and 34 fellows, we have a strong foundation in general neurology and neurological subspecialties including: stroke/telestroke, general/headache, movement disorders, neurocognitive disorders, epilepsy, neuromuscular disorders, multiple sclerosis, clinical neurophysiology, neuropsychology, neuro-critical care, interventional neurology, and pediatric neurology. We are the hub for a pioneering 29 spoke telestroke network and the Joint Commission certified Comprehensive Stroke Center (first in Georgia), a Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence, a NAEC Level 4 Epilepsy Center, and the only ALS Association Certified Center in Georgia.

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The Department’s teaching mission includes medical students, residents, and fellows undergoing advanced training. Research activities in the Department include both basic science and clinical research. Additionally, our medical school has the resources in place to ensure that our residents have enriched comprehensive residency training, while working closely with subspecialists from other sections including general neurosurgery, neuroradiology, neuro-otology, neuro-ophthalmology, functional neurosurgery (deep brain stimulation and epilepsy surgery), and neuro-gastroenterology. Our facility houses a wide variety of other specialties including a Level I trauma center, and seven ICUs (neurology, shock trauma, surgery, pediatric, neonatal, cardiology, and medical), which affords our residents the opportunity to see a comprehensive variety of conditions and also to consult with a wide variety of in-house specialists.

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About the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
The Medical College of Georgia (MCG) is the flagship medical school of the University System of Georgia, the state’s only public medical school, and one of the top 5 largest medical schools in the United States. Founded nearly 200 years ago in 1828 as the nation’s fifth public medical school, the third medical school in the Southeast and the thirteenth in the nation, MCG has risen to its current role optimizing health care in Georgia and beyond through education, discovery, and service. The Medical College of Georgia educational experience is anchored by the main campus in Augusta, as well as three regional clinical campuses for third-and fourth-year students and a second four-year campus in Athens, Georgia in partnership with the University of Georgia. The state’s medical school also offers clinical training in more than 200 sites across the state providing students experience in the full spectrum of medicine, from tertiary/quaternary care hospitals to small-town solo practices. MCG and its teaching hospitals provide postgraduate education to nearly 500 residents in 44 different programs. More than 51 percent of MCG graduates remain in Georgia to practice, well above the average retention rate of 39 percent. In 2016 MCG graduated more than twice the number of physicians going into primary care and core specialties – like family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, emergency medicine, and general surgery – than any other medical school in the state of Georgia.

Our researchers and clinicians focus on illnesses that affect most of Georgia and America’s children and adults, including cardiovascular biology and disease, cancer, neurosciences and behavioral sciences, public and preventive health, regenerative and reparative medicine, personalized medicine, and genomics. They also share their expertise with physicians and patients at about 80 clinics and hospitals statewide.

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Augusta University Neuroscience Center of Excellence
As a regional referral center for the southeastern US, the Augusta University Neuroscience Center of Excellence includes the area’s largest, most diverse experts in adult and pediatric neurology and neurosurgery, including renowned experts in Parkinson’s disease, stroke, ALS, MS, functional and cerebrovascular neurosurgery, and complex spine surgery.

The center offers a full range of leading-edge diagnostic tests and treatments including a state-of-the-art angiography imaging technology to identify and treat problems with the blood vessels in the brain. In addition, our comprehensive stroke program is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and offers the only interventional stroke care in the area. Other specialty services include:

  • The Augusta University Gamma Knife Center for nonsurgical treatment of brain tumors and other disorders
  • REACH Call, a ground-breaking telemedicine program that lets neurologists at The Medical Center at Augusta University provide rural physicians with stroke consultations 24/7
  • A Neurocritical Care Unit supervised by neurologists
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Our advanced program offers all the resources of one of Georgia’s largest academic medical centers with ongoing research in both neurology and neurosurgery and access to clinical trials. In addition, our specialists provide the evaluation and care for chronic nerve conditions such as neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome and other neurological disorders. Other areas of specialized care includes:

  • Neuropsychological evaluations
  • Diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors in adults and children
  • Spine care and surgery, including highly complex surgeries
  • The latest neurovascular and endovascular treatments for cerebral disorders
  • Adult and pediatric epilepsy programs
  • An ALS Clinic certified by the ALS Association
  • A Memory Disorders Clinic focusing on Alzheimer’s Disease
  • The area’s only Multiple Sclerosis Center
  • The area’s only Movement Disorders/Parkinson’s Center of Excellence
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Augusta University Research Institute
Clinical and translational research programs at Augusta University focus on three key areas that disproportionately affect the health of Georgians: cancer, cardiometabolic disease, and neurological disease including stroke. We are also developing three emerging areas of research strength: regenerative & reparative medicine, personalized medicine & genomics, and public and preventive health.
Regenerative and reparative medicine will expand studies of diseases or injuries that impact muscles and skeleton, central nervous system, orofacial, orthopedics, and stroke & neurotrauma. Our cardiovascular, obesity, and diabetes research fights the greatest threats to the western Word. Cancer and genomic medicine research are reducing the burden of cancer through superior clinic care, discovery innovation, translational research, and education. Neurological research is unlocking the mysteries of schizophrenia, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis. Personalized medicine is being developed to customize treatments for individual patients, which public and preventive health measures are working to prevent diseases. The Dental College is improving the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of disease of the orofacial complex, while the Vision Center is engaging in high impact research and discovery related to visual function and disease, the outcome of which is expected to have far-reaching clinical applications for patients suffering from blindness and visual disorders. The multidisciplinary field of Women’s Health is on the cutting edge of research related to the care of women. Our newest area of research will be thorough the very exciting start-up of the Cyber Institute at Augusta University.
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Brain & Behavior Discovery Institute
In a bold effort to link basic science breakthroughs in the laboratory to clinical benefits at the bedside, Augusta University launched the Brain and Behavior Discovery Institute (BBDI) on July 1, 2008. The Brain and Behavior Discovery Institute concept is ideally aligned with the national mandate for greater translation of basic research from the lab bench to the patient's bedside.

With strong support from Augusta University and the University System of Georgia, the BBDI brings together nationally recognized scientists and clinicians who unlock the mysteries of major illnesses, such as schizophrenia, stroke, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis. BBDI assembles faculty from basic and clinical departments - as well as several centers and institutes within Augusta University - and serves as a natural platform for collaborations with other leading neuroscience institutions across the country. Current research projects of the group include:

  • Brain Decoding Project
  • Cognition & Memory
  • Stroke & Neurovascular
  • Psychosis
  • Regenerative Neuroscience
  • Neuroscience of Hearing
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Augusta University Health System
Augusta University Health is a world-class health care network, offering the most comprehensive primary, specialty and subspecialty care in the region. Augusta University Health provides skilled, compassionate care to its patients, conducts leading-edge clinical research and fosters the medical education and training of tomorrow’s health care practitioners. Augusta University Health is a not-for-profit corporation that manages the clinical operations associated with Augusta University. The health system in numbers:
  • 478-bed Augusta University Medical Center at Augusta University
  • 154-bed Children's Hospital of Georgia including the region's only Level IV NICU
  • More than 80 outpatient practice sites in one convenient setting (Medical Office Building)
  • Critical Care Center, housing a 13-county regional Level I trauma center
In addition to providing care in the Augusta area, Augusta University Health physicians travel to satellite practice sites throughout Georgia illustrating our commitment to care for people across the state and region. Augusta University Health is a thriving academic health center that also is affiliated with the following entities:
Augusta University – Augusta University's Health Sciences Campus is composed of the:
  • Colleges of Allied Health
  • College of Dental Medicine
  • Graduate Studies
  • Nursing
  • Medical College of Georgia
Faculty group practice plans, including the:
  • AU Medical Associates
  • AU Dental Associates
  • Allied Health Practice Group
  • School of Nursing Faculty Practice Group
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Location – Augusta, GA
Georgia’s second-oldest and second-largest city, Augusta, is situated on the southern banks of the storied Savannah River. Serving as a halfway point between the Appalachian Mountains to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the south, Augusta is a thriving community built on a solid foundation of local pride and artistic eccentricity.
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A timeless locale, a visit to Augusta is a life-altering lesson in Southern hospitality. While other places have undergone cultural revolutions, Augusta underwent a cultural evolution instead, trading big city lights and loud, busy streets for cold sweet tea and a shore-side view of the Savannah River. Downtown, locally owned shops and restaurants mingle in the shade of memorable hangouts, and state-of-the-art galleries beckon artists, lovers, thinkers and dreamers alike to the South's "Garden City."

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Augusta is so much more than just a cozy place to live. Spearheaded by the next generation of musicians, foodies, artists and go-getters, the old city comes to life at night, offering live music, theater shows and a wealth of hole-in-the-wall eateries built to please. In addition to serving as a haven of technology and the arts, Augusta is also home to some of the nation's most beautiful lakes and trails, offering year-round outdoor adventures.

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Sporting life is synonymous with the Augusta name, and the city proper is home to a number of professional baseball, roller derby and rugby teams. Several annual sporting events take place in and around Augusta, including the Ironman 70.3 Augusta triathlon, the Augusta Futurity and the always exciting Augusta Southern Nationals, dubbed by those in the know as the "World's Richest Drag Boat Race."

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On top of world-class entertainment and outdoor sporting, Augusta is also world-renowned as the home of The Masters—an annual golf tournament sometimes dubbed the “Super Bowl” of golf. Every year during the first full week in April, Augusta becomes the golf capitol of the world, welcoming local legends and long-time favorites back to the prettiest course on Earth.

How to apply

The Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University has retained the services of Academic Med to lead this strategically important executive search effort. Academic Med is a retained executive search firm that specializes in the recruitment of physicians, scientists, and leaders for academic medical schools & health systems throughout the United States. This search is being led by Gentry Zacheis, Managing Principal of Academic Med. Mr. Zacheis and his team will be working closely with the Search Committee & Committee Chair, W. Vaughn McCall, MD.

Please submit applications, nominations, and/or confidential inquiries to: Applications should include a Curriculum Vitae and a Letter of Interest. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Augusta University is an AA/EEO/Equal Access/ADA Employer.