Child Neurologist - Movement Disorders Opportunity

  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Cook Children's Phys in CCPN
  • Child Neurology 2
  • Full-Time - Days
  • Physician
  • Specialty Clinic
  • Req #: 52593
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Cook Children's Medical Center and Health Care System, located in Ft. Worth, TX, has initiated a national search for a board certified/board eligible child neurologist with demonstrated special interests in pediatric movement disorders to join an internationally recognized program encompassing expertise in dystonia, cerebral palsy, ataxia, and other complex movement disorders. 

Cook Children’s Medical Center is a not-for-profit, free standing, 443-bed quaternary care pediatric hospital that is consistently ranked by US News and World Report.  Although our primary focus is family-centered clinical care, research is an important program component supported by a multi-million dollar Neuroscience Research Endowment providing robust infrastructure for protocol development, data acquisition, analysis, and dissemination.  Opportunities for teaching and faculty affiliation with the University of North Texas Health Science Center and Texas Christian University Medical Schools are also possible.

            Cook Children’s is committed to securing an individual whose professional, social, and economic interests would lend themselves to a long-term, cultural fit within the institution, the medical staff, and the community. The candidate will join a multi-disciplinary team dedicated to improving the care of children in our region through cutting edge therapies, investigational studies, and comprehensive care.

Other Programmatic Highlights:

  • Joining a comprehensive, multidisciplinary neuroscience group that includes:
    • 18 Pediatric Neurologists including 3 movement specialists   
    • 8 Dedicated Advanced Practice Providers
    • 4 Pediatric Neurosurgeons
    • 3 Neuropsychologists
    • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • First hospital in the country to establish dedicated Pediatric DBS program and to have Clearpoint Intraoperative iMRI system
    • More than 150 children have benefited from DBS in our program
    • Founding members of the PEDiDBS registry with significant involvement in multi-center research collaborations
  • We offer a full spectrum of advanced therapeutic options for treating cerebral palsy and other complex movement disorders including chemodenervation, intrathecal therapies, rhizotomy and deep brain stimulation.
  • Multi-disciplinary clinics devoted to the care of children with complex movement disorders including cerebral palsy and dystonia
    • Consultative collaboration within Tourette syndrome program
    • Strong multidisciplinary relationships including orthopedic surgery, physical medicine, pain management, and palliative care.
    • Clinics incorporate rehabilitation therapists, social workers, nutritionists and child life specialists
  • Fully integrated 3D motion analysis laboratory
  • Collaboration with our translational neuroscience research program
  • Direct access to a 26-bed state-of-the-art Neuro-Rehabilitation unit located next to the Neurosciences offices
  • Shared call requiring on average 4 call weekend per year and 2-3 weekday calls per month
  • Earning potential above the 90th percentile of MGMA
  • A busy program that sees more than 33,000 patient encounters annually
  • Established programs of excellence in epilepsy, movement disorders, headache, stroke, neuromuscular disorders, and a newly established mitochondrial clinic 

Minimum qualifications:
Candidate must have completed an accredited pediatric specialty training program and be board certified/board eligible in child neurology with demonstrated interests in pediatric movement disorders. All members of the department practice some general neurology in addition to their chosen subspecialty.   
Must be qualified to obtain an unrestricted Texas Medical License before commencing employment.

Cook Children's is an EOE/AA, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

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