Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurology

Minneapolis, MN

Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurology – University of Minnesota Medical School

The University of Minnesota Medical School invites applications and nominations for an experienced Child Neurology leader to serve as the next Chief of the Pediatric Neurology Division within the UMN Department of Neurology.
University of Minnesota - Executive SEarch - Chief of Pediatric Neurology

The Department of Neurology at the University of Minnesota Medical School is conducting a national search for the next Chief of the Division of Pediatric Neurology. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic and experienced academic leader who will oversee the strategic expansion of the division during an exciting time of growth. The Division is currently comprised of 5 child neurologists, 1 NP/PA, 2 Nurse Care Coordinators, and a full complement of administrative and support team.


  • Medical Degree (MD or DO) from an ACGME accredited medical college or equivalent medical degree with specialty training in pediatric neurology.
  • Must have or be eligible for Unrestricted State of Minnesota Physician/Surgeon License or eligible to obtain upon offer.
  • Board certification in Pediatric Neurology required.
  • Education and experience appropriate for appointment in the College of Medicine at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor in either tenure or non-tenure track position.
  • Prior experience in an administrative position preferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills necessary to complement and expand a basic science and/or clinical translational research program.
  • Excellent clinical skills for inpatient and outpatient care
  • Demonstrated excellence in scholarship, education, clinical practice, and leadership skills.

Position Specifics

University of Minnesota - Executive Search - Chief of Pediatric Neurology

Division of Pediatric Neurology

The U of M’s Division of Pediatric Neurology is a rapidly growing program within the Department of Neurology. Our team approach to pediatric neurology ensures that each child receives the best available neurological care. University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital is the only children’s hospital in Minnesota that has an active partnership with the University of Minnesota Medical Center. This partnership provides ready access to expert providers and to cutting-edge technologies and experimental treatments. The best minds in pediatric neurology and child development bring these benefits to our pediatric patients and to their parents.

Our multidisciplinary approach includes in-depth clinical trials and timely conferences that connect researchers, providers, parents and healthcare leaders. We offer the full range of therapies for children with neurologic disorders including EEG, neuroimaging, and diagnostic evaluation using biochemical and genetic testing. It’s all part of our team approach at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital.

University of Minnesota Medical School

Department of Neurology

The Department has a long and storied tradition of committed leadership: starting from the direction of internationally-renowned A.B Baker, MD, PhD – who was instrumental in founding the American Academy of Neurology and served as its first president in 1948 – through the current Chair, Jerrold Vitek, MD, PhD. There has been a strong commitment to providing outstanding patient care, engaging in novel and impactful scientific investigations, fulfilling the academic mission of recruiting the best, brightest and most motivated applicants and supporting their transition to independent careers as neurologists and neuroscientists. The Department of Neurology is comprised of more than 45 physician and physician scientist faculty members that provide patient care at four public teaching hospitals throughout the Twin Cities. Across the public teaching hospitals, the Department cares for more than 3,000 inpatient evaluations and 10,000 outpatient visits each year.

Since its inception in 1946, the Department has been dedicated to high quality clinical care and internationally recognized research oriented accomplishments, obtained in large measure due to the effective embracement of interdisciplinary/interdepartmental collaboration. Today, interdisciplinary collaboration crosses all major disciplines including Neurosurgery, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Psychology, Pharmacy, Radiology/Neuroradiology, ENT, Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience. The Department also collaborates with colleagues in the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR), the Institute of Human Genetics, the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health (School of Public Health), and the Brain Sciences Center and Geriatric Research and Education Clinical Center (GRECC) at the Minneapolis VA Medical Centers. Additionally, a new program in vestibular and balance disorders is being developed and will be interdisciplinary oriented.

Masonic Children's Hospital

Masonic Children’s Hospital

Our strength stems from the relationship with the children’s hospital and the department’s pediatric research experts who continually develop new therapies, sharing their best available treatments with patients.

The University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital is a leader in pediatric specialty care, offering a broad range of primary and specialty care services for children and teens.

For more than a century, thousands of children and parents from throughout the Upper Midwest, the nation and the world have experienced how we provide comprehensive, world-class care to each patient, every day.

Parents and children trust us to provide any level of care that they need. We have many achievements to our credit. We were the children’s hospital to accomplish the first successful pediatric blood and marrow transplant, the first infant heart transplant in Minnesota, and the first pediatric cochlear ear implant surgery.

Our goal is to continue offering more to children and families, providing the highest quality treatments to improve their lives and to make more treatment options available to our patients. How can we do this? Our relationship with the University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota research experts who continually develop new therapies, sharing their best available treatments with our patients.

Ranked the Best Children’s Hospital in the Minneapolis / St. Paul metro by U.S. News & World Report, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital is conveniently located right off Highway 94 on the west bank of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis—just 10 minutes from St. Paul. Collaboratively designed with children and their families, Masonic Children’s Hospital provides an innovative space for the entire family. Easy underground parking and valet service are also available. Through teamwork and collaboration, our team respectfully addresses the physical, emotional, cultural and spiritual needs of pediatric patients and their families.

Department of Pediatrics – 100+ years

For the last century, the exploration of pioneering ideas at the University of Minnesota’s Department of Pediatrics has launched medical firsts that have made a lasting difference for children in Minnesota and around the world.

The University created the Department of Pediatrics in 1915, when the specialty outgrew its status as a division in the Department of Internal Medicine. Julius P. Sedgwick, MD, was tapped to lead the new department, which at the time was made up of two other professors and a half-dozen instructors and assistants.

Today the University’s Department of Pediatrics is acclaimed for its work in such areas as childhood cancer, stem cell therapies, global health, transplantation, type 1 diabetes, newborn care, and childhood health conditions that lead to chronic diseases in adults.

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Medical School has a proud tradition of meeting the health care needs of children in the state and the nation since its inception in 1915. Numerous national pediatric leaders completed either their residency and/or fellowship in the Department, while almost two-thirds of the pediatricians practicing in Minnesota were trained in the residency program. Our residency provides the platform to obtain the skills to excel at each of the modern roles of the pediatrician including clinician, educator, consultant, family advocate, and investigator of new knowledge.

M Health Clinics

M Health/Fairview Partnership

A new partnership in 2019 between the University of Minnesota and Fairview Health Services has created an expansive academic health system with growth opportunities for clinical, education and research across this joint clinical enterprise. UMMC, a quaternary care referral center for the region, is one of 12 hospitals within MHealth-Fairview providing care across much of Minnesota and into Wisconsin. This network provides care across the continuum including long-term care facilities and over 60 primary care clinics.


Location – Twin Cities

The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul have consistently been ranked among the best cities in the United States. The Twin Cities offer a progressive, rapidly growing metropolitan area of almost 3 million with varied cultural experiences and superb recreational activities. The warmth and friendliness of Minnesotans, in addition to world-class music, theater, art professional sports, dozens of lakes and a myriad of other opportunities, makes the Twin Cities a wonderful place to live and work.

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