Stanford Medicine is currently engaged in a search for the position of Chair and Professor of the Department of Neurosurgery.
Recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions, Stanford University is located in Silicon Valley, the heart of the Bay Area bioscience community. Stanford Medicine incorporates the School of Medicine as well as two internationally renowned hospitals: Stanford Health Care, and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. They are situated on the Stanford campus, which also includes the Schools of Humanities and Sciences, Engineering, Law, Business, Earth Sciences, and Education.
Comprised of 60 neurosurgeons and research faculty, and performing over 4000 neurosurgical operations covering the full spectrum of neurological conditions every year, the Department of Neurosurgery is consistently ranked among the best centers in the nation for neurosurgery. The Department is fortunate to have excellent facilities as well as the most technologically advanced equipment in the world, allowing it to treat neurological diseases for both adult and pediatric patients. In addition, Stanford Hospital offers the only Level 1 Trauma Center between San Francisco and San Jose, and the Stroke Center was the first in the nation to be certified as a comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. These certifications recognize Stanford as having the state-of-the-art equipment, infrastructure, staffing and training required to diagnose and treat patients with the most severe and complex cases. The neurosurgery team is driving forward the most innovative technologies in neurosurgery – from cutting-edge neuroscience research and clinical trials to the widespread clinical implementation of its discoveries.
Stanford Medicine is seeking a person who combines proven leadership skills with an outstanding record of academic accomplishment, a dedication to excellence in the clinical, research, and educational missions of the department, and an understanding of the complexity of academic medicine; along with the creative vision to help shape the future of a dynamic department. The Chair reports to the Dean of Stanford Medicine and will also be expected to work collaboratively with Chairs of other departments within Stanford Medicine, as well as leaders of the interdisciplinary institutes at Stanford, and the leadership of Stanford Health Care and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. The Chair will also collaborate with the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in achieving the goals of the Department of Neurosurgery and the Stanford medical community.
Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It encourages and welcomes nominations of, and applications from, women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions and perspectives to the university’s research, teaching, and clinical missions.
More information about the department can be found at http://med.stanford.edu/neurosurgery.html. We would greatly appreciate your thoughts regarding people who would be appropriate for this position. Please send nominations (including the names and contact information) for individuals you believe should be considered to Anitra Bowers, Director of Strategic Initiatives, at email@example.com. Nominations should be submitted by 1st June 2019; applications (an electronic CV, accompanied by a 1-2 page cover letter describing key accomplishments, and a biographical sketch such as that used by the NIH) will be accepted until the position is filled, but consideration of completed application materials will begin in mid-July. All submissions will be held in strict confidence, to be shared only with the Search Committee.
Thank you in advance for assisting us with this important search.
Eila C. Skinner, MD and Joseph Woo, MD
Search Committee Co-Chairs for the Department of Neurosurgery
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About Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine consistently ranks among the top medical schools in the country. The School of Medicine improves health through leadership, diversity and collaborative discoveries and innovation in health care, education and research. While modest in size, Stanford's faculty has enormous impact. Stanford researchers have garnered a substantial portion of NIH Director’s Pioneer Awards, New Innovator Awards and Transformative Research Awards. Stanford University School of Medicine's achievements include: The highest NIH funding per researcher ratio in the country 31 members of the National Academy of Sciences 42 members of the Institute of Medicine 4 MacArthur Foundation "geniuses" 19 Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators 1 in 9 of the NIH Director's Pioneer Awards awarded to our faculty since the awards were established in 2004 17 NIH Innovator and Young Innovator Award