The Department of Radiology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University Medical Center invites applications for a senior faculty position and leadership role as Division Chief of Neuroradiology.
Columbia University Medical Center is one of the premier clinical and research institutions in the country, with referrals from world-class physicians across all specialties. New York-Presbyterian Hospital has 977 inpatient beds and an additional 201 beds at the Allen Hospital site one mile north. There is a dedicated children’s hospital, The Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and the recently opened Heart Hospital. New York-Presbyterian is consistently ranked in the top 6 hospitals in the country by US News & World Report. Among many collaborations, the Radiology Department works in partnership with colleagues in the Medical Center’s many highly regarded Departments and Centers, including the renowned Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center for the investigation of diseases of the central nervous system, the Taub Institute for research on Alzheimer’s disease and the aging brain, the Department of Neurology, the Cerebrovascular Center of the Neurological Institute, the Department of Neurological Surgery, the Department of Radiation Oncology, the Department of Psychiatry, the New York State Psychiatric Institute, and the Department for Biomedical Engineering.
The nationally recognized Department of Neurological Surgery at Columbia University has the most comprehensive multi-subspecialty group in the New York metropolitan area with 15 attending neurosurgeons performing over 3,000 operations per year (including complex cerebrovascular diseases, tumors, spinal instrumentation, epilepsy surgery, and pediatric surgery for congenital tumors, correction of cranial and spinal anomalies, and hydrocephalus).
The Department of Neurology is one of leading academic departments in the United States and is internationally recognized for clinical and research excellence. The Neurological Institute has numerous faculty with joint appointments in the basic sciences as well as the Graduate Program for Neurology and Behavior.
The imaging resources include >7 MRI scanners which are being upgraded, with most being 3T, 9 CT scanners, and 27 ultrasound machines. Currently, all MRI scanners are undergoing replacement and upgrades. The Division faculty interpret yearly about 15,500 CT scans, 18,500 MRI scans, and 5,000 DR cases; and perform about 1,700 procedures. The faculty interpret functional MRI and MRI spectroscopic imaging. The neuroradiology faculty provide training for up to 6 fellows as well as residents and medical students. There are three first-year ACGME fellowship positions available each year.
Dedicated research facilities included the Columbia MRI Center with 3 state-of-the-art MRI scanners and a new Molecular Imaging Center. The new Molecular Imaging Center houses 2 cyclotrons, 4 PET/CT Cameras and a cGMP facility capable of production of radiopharmaceuticals for clinical use. Modifications to the facility to enable cGMP production of compounds suitable for MR imaging/spectroscopy are feasible. The facility has the infrastructure to permit installation of a clinical PET/MR instrument.
Responsibilities include management of the Neuroradiology service, development of a research program focusing both on clinical and basic research, participation in clinical and/or basic research, patient care, active participation and oversight of resident and fellowship education, participation in interdisciplinary conferences, and collaboration with clinical colleagues. This is a Division Chief, senior faculty position requiring participation in Departmental activities geared towards the continued improvement and development of top-quality imaging and research projects.
The position requires a fellowship-trained neuroradiologist with hands-on experience in neuroradiology and a proven track record in managing a clinical service. A track record of grant funding will strengthen the application. The candidate must be board certified in Diagnostic Radiology and must be eligible to practice medicine in the State of New York. Narcotics license is desirable. The salary and academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. We offer a competitive salary and benefits.