Headache Neurologist, University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Headache Neurologist
Neurology - General, Neurology - Headache
Lexington, Kentucky

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine (UK HealthCare) is seeking a board certified/eligible neurologist with additional expertise in headache medicine to join the highly-regarded Department of Neurology. Qualified candidates will have advanced training and expertise in headache neurology, in addition to being able to care for the broad spectrum of neurological disorders. Leadership opportunities exist for well-qualified candidates. Candidates with interest in resident and fellow education are encouraged to apply. The incoming neurologist will be based at in the UK Department of Neurology, a principal component of the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute, with inpatient facilities in the flagship UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital, a state-of-the-art facility in which UK HealthCare recently invested $532 million for a 1.2 million sq. ft. addition which effectively doubled hospital bed count.

Chair, Department of Neurology


Dr. Larry B. Goldstein is the Ruth L. Works Professor, the Chairman of the Department of Neurology and Co-Director of the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute. He received his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his neurology residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a research fellowship in cerebrovascular disease at Duke University. An internationally known expert, Goldstein focuses on stroke-related clinical care, research and education. He has received numerous teaching and other professional awards and served in leadership positions in regional and national organizations focused on neurology, stroke and related disorders.


Headache Program

The UK Headache Center is the only comprehensive headache program in the state that has been accredited by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties. It is one of only 20centers in the country that provide advanced training in headache medicine to eligible physicians. The center uses a multidisciplinary approach for the evaluation and management of difficult headaches, incorporating experts in neurology, neuro-ophthalmology, neurosurgery, orofacial pain, interventional pain management, plastic surgery, and ENT. Founded in 1989, the UK Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Treatment Clinic is the state's oldest and largest botulinum treatment clinic.


Orofacial Pain Clinic

UK’s renowned Orofacial Pain Clinic, led by Dr. Jeffrey P. Okeson, provides specialized care for patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and other causes of facial pain. Given the large overlap with oral and head pain, UK’s headache neurologists play an important role in clinical and research efforts with the Orofacial Pain Clinic.


Department Overview

UK Neurology, led by Dr. Larry Goldstein, boasts some of the leading clinical and research centers in the country for cerebrovascular disease, epilepsy, and Alzheimer’s disease, including a Joint Commission certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, Level 4 NAEC Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, and NIA-designated Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) that has become an international referral center and research powerhouse. The Department of Neurology offers ACGME-accredited adult and child neurology residency programs and three post-residency neurology fellowships. The nationally recognized UK Department of Neurology is comprised of a team of more than 30 neurologists and other providers dedicated to patient care, research, and education, and is actively expanding. The UK Department of Neurology is a principal component the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute with inpatient services provided at the UK Chandler Hospital, one of the fast growing academic medical centers in the country. Additionally, The UK Comprehensive Stroke Center and Norton Healthcare joined with area hospitals to help develop the first community-based stroke program in the region.


UK Healthcare & College of Medicine

UK Healthcare is a fully integrated health system that includes the UK Colleges of Medicine, Health Sciences, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health, allowing for ease of access and collaborations among peers – UK owns all of the hospitals within the UK HealthCare system. New COM leadership is in place with a new Dean, Robert DiPaola, MD and CMO, Phillip Chang, MD. UK COM leadership has identified the neurosciences as 1 of 4 strategic pillars of growth, which supports further expansion and growth. In 2011, UK opened a $532 million, 1.2 million sq. ft. expansion pavilion in its Albert B. Chandler Hospital, which will help to serve a 25,000 square mile area with a catchment population of 8 million people. Additional UK Healthcare System facilities:

  • Kentucky Children’s Hospital (KCH): KCH is the only facility in Central and Eastern Kentucky dedicated to the expert medical and surgical care of infants, children, and adolescents. KCH admits approximately 5,000 patients per year and houses the state’s only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma & Tertiary Referral Center and Level 4 NAEC Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. It has 66 NICU beds, currently expanding to an 80-single family bed unit, and 12 PICU beds.
  • UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital: Two patient floors with a total of 128 beds (48 intensive care and 80 acute care beds in all private rooms) were the first to open: Floor 6 for neuroscience services and Floor 7 for trauma and acute care surgery patients. The hospital also houses the state’s only adult Level 1 Trauma & Tertiary Referral Center and Level 4 NAEC Comprehensive Epilepsy Center.
  • Shriner’s Children’s Hospital: Located in Lexington, is relocating to the UK medical campus. Shriner’s Hospital will bring a wealth of Cerebral Palsy and Muscular Dystrophy patients, increasing opportunities for collaborative care, while approximately 75% of Shriner’s patient base has child neurology needs. Additionally, all of Shriner’s orthopedists will become UK faculty.
  • Good Samaritan: 302 beds, more than 600 clinical and ancillary staff, and a medical staff of more than 600 physicians, 50,000sq ft medical office space, and the 2nd-largest orthopedic and joint replacement program in KY.
  • Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital: After inpatient care, patients are referred to the Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital for neurological rehabilitation therapy as appropriate.



For fiscal year 2016, UK COM reached $129.2 million in grants and contracts, including $66 million in NIH funding. Coupled with the UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science’s recent Clinical and Translational Science Award from the NIH, UK is part of a select national biomedical research consortium and is on the way to becoming a top 20 research institution.


Lexington, Kentucky

UK is located in Lexington, KY, and with a population of about 310,000 people, it is the second-largest city in the state and 61st in the country. Based in the heart of the Kentucky bluegrass region, Lexington is home to numerous horse and stock farms that all lend to its apt “Horse Capital of the World” nickname. While horseracing is a billion-dollar industry, Lexington has also emerged as one of the leading American cities in economic growth due to a concerted effort to diversify the area's economy toward more manufacturing and high-technology ventures. More than 100 major companies have headquarters or facilities located in Lexington, including Toyota, Xerox, Lexmark International, Lockheed-Martin and IBM, all Fortune 500 companies. Lexington ranks 6th on “America’s Best Value Cities,” and 10th and 13th in education and literacy, respectively.

How to apply

In an effort to identify the most qualified potential candidates, UK HealthCare has retained the services of Academic Med Physician Recruiters. For further information about this opportunity or to submit your CV, please contact Soto Nikolopoulos, the Sernior Executive Search Consultant overseeing the recruitment for this opportunity (Soto.Nikolopoulos@academic-med.com).