Child Neurology Division Chief

Rochester, NY


Faculty job description:

The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), School of Medicine and Dentistry Department of Neurology is seeking a Division Chief of Child Neurology to oversee the continued growth of the division’s established programs and the expansion and management of the Child Neurology Division at URMC and all affiliated sites. The Division Chief will also hold the Frederick A. Horner M.D. Distinguished Professor in Pediatric Neurology.

The incoming leader will participate in direct patient care and will play a key role in the advancement of clinical, research and education missions of the University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Neurology and the continued evolution of its Strategic Plan . The incoming Chief will also work closely with the leadership of the various neurology research centers to foster clinical and translational research.

The Chief must be committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion through the recruitment, education, and mentorship of faculty, staff, residents and fellows. The Chief must be an effective mentor and sponsor for the next generation of Academic Child Neurologists.

Department of Neurology - Division of Child Neurology

The Department of Neurology is proud to be one of the most prominent academic and clinical department at the University of Rochester Medical Center. The Department includes 11 divisions committed to compassionate clinical care, educational excellence, and innovative research. The team comprises nearly 125 faculty members, over 25 advanced practice providers, 60 residents and fellows, and 280 staff.

The Division of Child Neurology provides leading-edge neurological care, combining the most advanced subspecialty expertise with cutting-edge treatments with an emphasis on access, quality, and equity. The Division of Child Neurology offers state-of-the-art services by nationally known physicians with the highest levels of training and the most regional experience. The division currently has 22 faculty physicians, 1 neuropsychologist, 1 genetic counselor, 7 advanced practice providers, 3 nurses, and a social worker who provide multidisciplinary care at the Golisano Children’s Hospital from a catchment area that extends beyond the Pennsylvania state line to the South, into Vermont to the East and beyond Buffalo to the West. They provide services to approximately 10,000 outpatient visits annually.

The Division of Child Neurology works closely with both the Departments of Neurology and Pediatrics and includes subspecialty programs in movement disorders, neuromuscular disease, demyelinating diseases, epilepsy, leukodystrophies, neurogenetics, neurodevelopmental disabilities, neurocritical care, neuro-infectious disease, functional neurological disorders, headache/pain, and neuropalliative care. The Division is the largest Child Neurology program in NY State and provides national and international care for patients with neurological diseases, including rare diseases, who travel to Rochester to access expert care.

The Division and its URMC Neuroscience investigators are leaders in experimental therapeutics, and are uniquely positioned to enhance rare disease research, gene therapy clinical trials, and to train early stage investigators to be leaders in the field. Supporting academic programs with worldwide reach include: Tourette syndrome, Batten’s disease, spinal muscular atrophy, Duchene muscular dystrophy, facioscapulohumeral dystrophy, myotonic dystrophy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, KCNT1 epilepsy, Pompe’s disease, Krabbe Disease, Rett syndrome, and TANGO2 disease. Extensive collaborations with the Del Monte Neuroscience Institute , the University of Rochester Intellectual Developmental Disease Research Center , the Center for Health and Technology , and the Center for Translational Neuromedicine support clinical trial readiness activities to be at the cutting edge of therapeutic development, including first-in-disease trials.

Education remains the heart and soul of the Department and Division. The Child Neurology Residency program recently increased to three residents per year and is one of the top ranked training programs in the country. Graduating medical students enter the field of child neurology at a rate higher than most any other medical school in the country. The Division supports a growing number of subspecialty fellowships to reflect the need for sub-specialization including fellowships in epilepsy, neurophysiology, neuromuscular disease, movement disorders, demyelinating disease, neurocritical care, headache, and palliative care. These fellowships are often combined with research career development training, including support from a NINDS-funded T32 training program in experimental therapeutics.

University of Rochester Medical Center

The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) is one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers. It forms the centerpiece of the University of Rochester’s health research, teaching and patient care missions. With more than 26,000 employees, URMC is the largest component of the University of Rochester , the largest private sector employer based in Upstate New York and the sixth-largest employer in the state.

URMC includes Strong Memorial Hospital, Golisano Children's Hospital, the Wilmot Cancer Institute, the Eastman Institute for Oral Health, the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, with its faculty practice (University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group), the University of Rochester School of Nursing, and more. The University of Rochester’s clinical enterprise, UR Medicine, consists of six hospitals located throughout the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier regions – Strong Memorial, Highland, F.F. Thompson, Noyes Memorial, Jones Memorial, and St. James hospitals – as well as Golisano Children’s Hospital, James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, UR Medicine Home Care, the Highlands at Pittsford and Highlands at Brighton, nine urgent care centers, and an extensive primary care network.

The 148-bed Golisano Children’s Hospital is the area’s only children’s hospital, and serves as a referral center for all seriously ill children from the 17-county Finger Lakes region. It is a tertiary/quaternary care center with neonatal and pediatric intensive care units, a Level one Trauma Center, and a full complement of primary care and subspecialty services. There are over 32,000 emergency room visits, 21,000 pediatric surgeries and procedures, and 1000 pediatric ICU visits annually. Golisano Children’s Hospital is a member of Children’s Hospital Association and the Children's Miracle Network with extensive multidisciplinary programs and community connections in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. In addition to its IDDRC designation, the University is also a member of the University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (UCEDD) and the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program. These designations place the Medical Center among a small group of institutions recognized for their leadership in IDD research, training, care, and community partnership.

Living in Rochester

If you’re looking for a great place to live, learn, work and play, take a look at Rochester . Rochester metro is the third largest in New York State. Rochester is big enough to offer an array of cultural, recreational and leisure activities , and small enough to live affordably and navigate easily. Its people and places live up to their top rankings for friendliness, family fun and memorable getaways.

Rochester is a mid-size city that maintains a small-town feeling, and it's easy to get around by car. (Note: all city buses have bike racks). The Rochester International Airport provides direct flights (1-2 hours) to several other metropolitan areas such as New York City, Washington, D.C., and Chicago. With a cost of living significantly below the national average and proximity to the state’s beautiful Finger Lakes region, many who come here decide to stay.


  • Must possess an MD degree or equivalent

  • Must obtain NYS Medical licensure before starting

  • Eligible for a Faculty Appointment at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry at the level of Associate professor or above.

  • Board Certified in Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology

  • Post offer Drug Screen and Health Assessment required

  • Criminal background check required

  • Compliance with University and New York State health requirements

Academic rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Interested individuals should apply on-line to Job posting #247200 at

Please submit complete curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement

Please direct any questions regarding this position to:

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

The University of Rochester is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Pay Range

Pay Range: $273,572 - $394,256 Annually

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum annual salary for this faculty position. Individual salaries will be determined within the job’s salary range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations. Incentive-based compensation may also be applicable and will be discussed during the hiring process.

Location: School of Medicine & Dentistry
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 000 Neurology M&D Pediatrics