Director of Peripheral Neuropathy Center, Houston Methodist

Houston, TX

Director of Peripheral Neuropathy Center

Position Overview

The Houston Methodist Neurology Department is seeking an accomplished Physician Scientist with expertise in peripheral nerve research for the role of Director of Peripheral Neuropathy Center. As a beacon of healthcare excellence, we strive for pioneering advancements and unparalleled patient care. The ideal candidate will have the vision and expertise to drive our peripheral neuropathy research and treatment to new horizons.

The esteemed position of Director of Peripheral Neuropathy at the Houston Methodist Medical Center offers a distinct opportunity to be at the forefront of neurological advancements. The selected candidate will be pivotal in propelling our center to the zenith of research and treatment in the realm of peripheral neuropathy.

Position Duties & Responsibilities

  • Leadership & Collaboration: Guide and steer a multidisciplinary team toward innovative peripheral nerve disease treatment and research. Work in tandem with departments across the Houston Methodist network to ensure top-tier patient care.
  • Research: Champion groundbreaking research initiatives in areas like Charcot-Marie-Tooth and Related Neuropathies, Inflammatory Neuropathy, Diabetes Neuropathy, Neuropathic Pain, Toxic Neuropathy, and Basic Neuroscience of Peripheral Nerve System.
  • Funding & Grants: Harness an established prowess in extramural research funding to procure essential resources, ensuring our center remains at the vanguard of scientific pursuit.
    Mentorship: Cultivate the growth and development of budding researchers and clinicians, ensuring our dedication to excellence thrives for generations.
    Strategic Planning: Collaborate closely with Dr. Jun Li, Chair of Neurology, in sculpting the strategic trajectory for the Peripheral Neuropathy Center.

Required Qualifications

  • An MD, MD/PhD degree with a focus in Neuromuscular Diseases, Peripheral Nerve Diseases or related fields.
  • Eligibility for Academic Appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Full Professor
  • Comprehensive experience and accomplishments in peripheral neuropathy and its associated specialties.

Houston Methodist Neuroscience Institute

Houston Methodist Hospital is ranked Best in Texas and No. 11 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for Neurology & Neurosurgery. U.S. News & World Report has also named Houston Methodist Hospital one of the nation’s best as a nationally ranked Honor Roll hospital.

Neuroscience Institute: A cornerstone for holistic care of neurological disorders, the Houston Methodist Neuroscience Institute showcases a commitment to diverse neurological conditions. From migraines to Parkinson’s, the institute’s integrated team of specialists ensures world-class patient care and research.

Houston Methodist Research Institute (HMRI)

HMRI stands as Houston Methodist’s beacon of innovation, pioneering advances in laboratory, clinical, and translational research. With a global network of collaborators and state-of-the-art facilities, HMRI fast-tracks scientific discoveries into patient-centric solutions.

Houston Methodist Medical Center

The Houston Methodist Medical Center, prominently situated in the Texas Medical Center — the largest medical center in the world — is a beacon of healthcare excellence and medical research. Deep-rooted dedication to pioneering patient care, this esteemed institution has consistently set benchmarks in both clinical and research arenas. The hospital’s affiliations with elite academic entities, including Weill Cornell Medical College, further its mission to provide world-class medical education. Consistently garnering accolades across numerous specialties, Houston Methodist stands as a global leader in the healthcare domain. Beyond its exceptional patient care, its commitment to groundbreaking research and innovation has positioned it at the forefront of medical advancements, making it a pillar of hope, healing, and discovery in the global medical community.

Life in Houston, Texas

The city of Houston, the nation’s fourth-largest city, welcomes you. The most diverse city in America has a lot to offer, including professional sports teams, theater, museum districts, hundreds of restaurants, and live music venues. With its gigantic Galleria and more, Houston is a shopper’s paradise. Houston’s sunny climate makes it easy to enjoy outdoor recreation with its municipal and state parks, jogging paths, golf, hiking, biking, and camping. Piney woods, area lakes, Galveston Bay, and sunny Gulf Coast beaches are less than an hour away. Families will appreciate the excellence of the area’s public and private schools and the availability of institutions of higher learning. Texas is a tort-reform state with no state income tax, making it an exceptional place to live and work.


Houston Methodist champions diversity and is an ardent equal opportunity employer. All aspirants receive impartial consideration, devoid of biases like race, gender, or age.

How to Apply

Houston Methodist has retained the services of Academic Med to assist with this strategically important search for a distinguished candidate to serve as the Director of Peripheral Neuropathy. This search is led by Gentry Zacheis, President of Academic Med, and Jim Hagood, Managing Director & Co-Founder of Academic Med. Please direct your applications, inquiries, or nominations to Jim Hagood at

About Academic Med

Academic Med is a retained executive search firm that specializes in recruiting physicians, scientists, and leaders for academic medical schools & health systems throughout the United States. Based in Dallas, Texas, Academic Med partners with the top medical schools and health systems to recruit world-class talent. Learn more by visiting Academic Med.

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