The Ohio State University College of Medicine’s Department of Neurology is seeking an exceptional academic physician-scholar with proven leadership skills to direct the Multiple Sclerosis Center and Clinical Neuroimmunology Program, an academic unit within The Department of Neurology. This is a full-time position, with rank and salary commensurate with education and experience. The successful candidate should be a nationally/internationally respected physician-investigator who has made a substantial impact on the field of Multiple Sclerosis. Demonstrated experience as a clinician and mentor is required.
The responsibilities of this committed leader include:
Oversight and development of the administrative, clinical, and research operations of the Multiple Sclerosis Center and Program in Clinical Neuroimmunology;
Stewardship of research, clinical, education, and development funds that are allocated to the MS Center;
Establishment, in consultation with faculty members within the MS Center, of divisional priorities, standards, and practices;
Implementation of policies and initiatives to enhance patient care and financially responsible interventions;
Expansion of the MS clinical operation by enhancing patient volumes, safety, and quality care;
Introduction and development of novel multidisciplinary and customized clinics in neuroimmunological diseases, including clinics focused on neurorheumatological disorders, neurological complications of immunotherapies, and fatigue/ sleep disorders in MS;
Augmentation of MS clinical trial and translational research activities, with an emphasis on novel disease modifying therapies and investigator initiated studies;
Application for grant funding to federal and non-profit organizations, and supervision of research in the area of MS and Clinical Neuroimmunology;
Recruitment of outstanding MS clinicians and researchers to OSU;
Mentorship of faculty throughout the division;
Advancement of opportunities for faculty development;
Promotion of the diverse gender, ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic faculty environment that exists within the division;
Instruction of medical students, residents, and fellows about the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of MS and other neuroinflammatory disorders;
Participation in national research activities to promote the visibility and reputation of the MS Center, Department of Neuology, and The Ohio State University School of Medicine;
Working closely with institutional development to foster the philanthropic endeavors of the Department of Neurology, and MS Center and Program in Neuroimmunology.
Ohio State University College of Medicine’s Multiple Sclerosis Center and Program in Neuroimmunology:
OSU’s Multiple Sclerosis Center is one of the largest in the state. In addition to providing expert diagnostic services and treatment for patients with MS and related disorders, faculty members in the the MS Center and Program in Neurology conduct cutting edge research to increase our understanding of the pathogenesis of MS, identify novel treatments and biomarkers, and develop neuroprotective and neuroregenerative therapies. Research activities cover a broad spectrum from wet bench studies in animal models of MS to investigator initiated clinical trials. Some of our resources include an in-house infusion suite for intravenous therapies, an MS Spasticity Clinic, one of the country’s few 7 Tesla MRI scanners designed for neurological clinical studies, and a biorepository of plasma, cerebrospinal fluid and peripheral blood mononuclear cells obtained from individuals with MS for translational studies.
The Ohio State University Department of Neurology:
The Ohio State Department of Neurology, under the new leadership of Benjamin Segal, MD, is composed of seven divisions. We are one of only six medical centers in the nation participating in all three NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke’s (NINDS) initiatives, the Network for Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials (NeuroNEXT), the Neurological Emergencies Treatment Trials Network (NeuroNETT), and NIH StrokeNet (Legacy Center). We led the country in recruitment into NeuroNEXT studies and Ohio State led and successfully completed the very first study to be run using the network infrastructure. We offer fellowship training in multiple subspecialties: Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry, Clinical Neurophysiology (three tracks), Geriatric Neurology, Headache, Neuromuscular Medicine, Neuro-Oncology, Neurocritical Care and Vascular Neurology.
The Ohio State University Neurological Institute:
The Neurological Institute combines multidisciplinary activities of five neuroscience-related specialties into a single, integrated program. With five hospitals, 10 ambulatory care centers and a neurological research institute, Ohio State is designed to rapidly unlock the mysteries of the brain and to pioneer therapies and technology on every neurological front. Click here to experience some amazing stories from our remarkable patients, researchers and clinicians.
Qualifications for Director, Division of Multiple Sclerosis:
Nationally or internationally renowned neurologist with substantive faculty academic experience and a track record of extramural funding and mentorship leading to trainees obtaining extramural funding as well.
Completion of fellowship training in neuroimmunology.
Board Certification in neurology.
Strong track record of clinical operations leadership.
Demonstrated leadership skills in building innovative programs as well as recruiting and retaining faculty.
Prior demonstrated commitment to the recruitment, development, and retention of women, underserved minorities, and those with disability status.
Eligibility for Ohio medical licensure required.
National/international reputation in the field of MS/Neuroimmunology.
Qualification for academic appointment at the associate professor or full professor rank; and,
An active research program is desired but not required in basic, translational, clinical or health services research.
For consideration, please send CV along with a cover letter to
Trevor Bethel, FASPR Manager, Physician and Faculty Recruitment The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Trevor.Bethel@osumc.edu
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.
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About The Ohio State University Medical Center
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center consists of The Ohio State University Health System (OSUHS), the College of Medicine, the Health Sciences Library and the Faculty Group Practice. It is one of the largest and most diverse academic medical centers in the country and the only academic medical center in central Ohio. As the Midwest’s highest-ranked hospital for safety and patient care according to University HealthSystem Consortium, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is committed to continuously setting the standard for world- class care.
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is earning international distinction in several programs, including cancer, critical care, heart, imaging, neurosciences, and transplantation. These programs, and key research programs of behavioral health, biomedical informatics, and human genetics, are important to providing science-based and individually tailored patient care. In addition, we offer clinical care in virtually every medical specialty and subspecialty through a unified physician practice, representing more than 1,500 pre-eminent physicians. Seven hospitals and a network of community-based offices and care c...enters manage more than 1.7 million patient visits each year.
The medical center has more than 20 research centers and institutes, along with 25 core research laboratories that promote collaboration among experts from virtually all departments, divisions and brand campuses of The Ohio State University. As part of the medical school campus, multiple core facilities exist to facilitate high impact basic, translational, and clinical research. These include: Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Drug Development Institute, Center for Neuromodulation, Wright Center of Innovation in Biomedical Imaging, Center for Microbial Interface Biology, and Center for Clinical and Translational Science.
These different centers provide integrated research that brings forth a collaborative environment of investigators from multiple fields. Separate from these centers, A Center for Genomic Medicine is present at NCH.
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• A major expansion of the faculty with a goal to hire more than 500 new physicians and researchers
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