Functional Neurosurgeon (Assistant/Associate/Professor) - Neurosurgery, McGovern Medical School

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Functional Neurosurgeon (Assistant/Associate/Professor) - Neurosurgery, McGovern Medical School

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Faculty

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 240000E5

The Department of NeurosurgeryofMcGovern Medical SchoolatUT Health Houstonis seeking applications for a fellowship-trained stereota c ti c and Fun c tional Neurosurgeon to join a large and vibrant department at all ranks – Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Our multidisciplinary department is comprised of over 45 clinical faculty and 20 research faculty. This is a full-time, tenure-track position and will be based atMemorial Hermann Hospital-Texas Medical Center, one of the largest and busiest conglomerations of healthcare facilities in the world.

The successful candidate will be expected to chiefly focus on the surgical treatment of movement disorders, a role in which they will (be-remove) collaborate with five movement disorder-certified neurologists with established practices in Parkinson’s Disease, Dystonias, Essential tremor, spasticity, and Huntington’s disease and expertise in patient selection, MER, and programming of all available devices. Additional expertise in the neuromodulation of pain and/or psychiatric illness will be viewed very positively and will be expected to collaborate with our psychiatrists interested in clinical trials for depression, OCD, and other mental illnesses. The candidate will be expected to be closely engaged in resident and fellow instruction both in the operating room as well as at the bedside and to have a strong emphasis on teaching, research, and academic excellence. Proven track records in obtaining extramural funding, innovation, and high-impact publications will enhancecandidacy for this position. He/she will also join the faculty atThe Texas Institute for Restorative Neurotechnologies (TIRN)a multidisciplinary institute that harnesses advancements and developments in neuroscience, neuro-technology, and neuro-informatics to transform the understanding and treatment of brain disorders. The appointee will receive a research support package based on seniority and prior accomplishments. They may also be considered as a candidate for a McNair Scholarship at UT Health as appropriate given prior accomplishments.


Board-certified neurosurgeon, fellowship-training in stereotactic neurosurgery and proven track record of clinical and research excellence.

Please send your CV with a statement outlining clinical and research interests to the contacts below:

Patricia Birkmeyer

Director of Management Operations IV

6431 Fannin Street, MSB 4.020

Houston, TX 77030

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