Chief of Neurosciences - Physician
Req #: 43555
UMA Provider
Shift: Days
United Health Services Medical Group
Binghamton, NY
Weekly hours: 40

Position Description

UHS is seeking an experienced, board-certified Neurosurgeon to lead its Department of Neurosciences and provide leadership to our Neuroscience Service Line. This newly established position will be empowered to build a Neurosurgical department that provides comprehensive, high-quality neurosurgical services within UHS and the community it serves.

The Neurosurgery practice is a high functioning department performing 1,500+ cases/year with excellent hospital & administrative support and a wide primary and specialty care referral network spanning a 60 mile radius. The practice has 2 Neurosurgeons and is supported by three (3) Physician Assistants and two (2) Nurse Practitioners. This department provides comprehensive neurosurgery, including adult complex spine and cranial neurosurgery and is supported by neuro-endovascular, pain management/non-operative spine, general neurology, neuro critical care, and neuro-radiology services.

Clinical highlights are a main campus, that is an ACS-verified Level II trauma center with 450 beds. It includes a mature, dedicated Neuro OR team (24/7) with block time 5 days/week, Medtronic Stealth Navigation for cranial & spine surgery, Medtronic O-Arm, in-house Intraoperative Neuro Monitoring team, 1.5T and 3T MRIs with in-house Neuro Radiology, fellowship trained Neuro Critical Care service, and bi-plane angiography lab.

There are opportunities for clinical faculty appointment and for teaching residents and medical students from Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, as well as the ability to participate in clinical research. UHS also offers an Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology Fellowship Program.

UHS is the largest healthcare system and leading private employer in the Greater Binghamton region. As a locally owned, not-for-profit, 916-bed system, it serves more than 300,000 residents in the Southern Tier of New York and portions of Northeast Pennsylvania. The members of the UHS system are UHS Hospitals, UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital, UHS Delaware Valley Hospital, UHS Senior Living at Ideal and UHS Home Care. Affiliates of the system are the UHS Medical Group and the UHS Foundation.

The UHS Medical Group is a multi-specialty group medical practice consisting of over 450 practitioners. The group is affiliated with UHS, the community’s regional leader in healthcare. The physicians and advanced practice providers encompass a number of medical and surgical specialties at locations throughout Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Tioga, Chemung, and Otsego Counties.


· This position will report to the President/CEO of the UHS Healthcare System

· Provides leadership in planning, execution, and delivery of Neuroscience care delivery

· Direct and oversee all clinical, operational, and financial management in the Department

· Lead recruitment and hiring of additional Neurosurgeons and advanced practice providers to provide comprehensive Neurosurgical services to the UHS System and Southern Tier of NY

· Develop and implement quality assurance & performance improvement plans

· Identification of technology that enhances quality and provides new services


· Doctorate degree in Medicine, residency trained in Neurosurgery required; fellowship training preferred

· ABNS Board Certified

· Licensed or qualified for licensure to practice medicine in New York

· Strong clinical and leadership skills

· Demonstrated previous leadership experience preferred

Competitive compensation package will be offered based on training and experience.

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Jennifer Feddersen
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