Mass General Behavioral Neurology – Neuropsychiatry Fellowship Training Program



ANOUNCEMENT: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – July 2023 Position Available

Mass General Behavioral Neurology – Neuropsychiatry Fellowship Training Program

The Behavioral Neurology - Neuropsychiatry Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital is a training program established across the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology with the purpose of training the next generations of outstanding neuropsychiatrists, behavioral neurologists and clinician-neuroscientists. Core faculty include neuropsychiatrists, behavioral neurologists, dual-trained neurologists-psychiatrists, and neuropsychologists. The fellowship provides a multidisciplinary, clinical-neuroscience focused training environment with access to subspecialty clinics in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology. Fellows will spend time in our clinical services under the supervision of Mass General faculty. Rotations provide experience in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of disorders, including:

  • ·       Populations with neuropsychiatric symptoms in the context of a diverse range of pathologies including cerebrovascular, movement disorder, epilepsy, brain tumor, and autoimmune conditions
  • ·       Mild cognitive impairment and dementias including Frontotemporal Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, Lewy-Body Dementia and other neurodegenerative disorders
  • ·       Traumatic Brain Injury
  • ·       Functional Neurological Disorder
  • ·       Neurodevelopmental and geriatric neuropsychiatric disorders
  • ·       Cerebellar disorders with cognitive, affective and/or behavioral symptoms
  • ·       Circuit-based case formulation and treatment planning using brain stimulation and neuromodulation therapies

Selection Committee: Drs. Amy Newhouse (Director), Brad Dickerson (Co-Director), Alessandro Biffi, David Caplan, Joan Camprodon, Zeina Chemali, David Perez, Bruce Price.

We are seeking applications for a 2-year clinician-scientist track and also for a 1-year clinician track.

How to Apply: Email CV, personal statement and 3 letters of recommendation to

anewhouse@mgh.harvard.edu & brad.dickerson@mgh.harvard.edu. Applications are due ASAP.

*Applicants must be board eligible or certified in Neurology and/or Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology and eligible for a full medical license.

https://www.massgeneral.org/psychiatry/default                          https://www.massgeneral.org/neurology/default


                                                                                            

BRIGHAM AND WOMEN’S HOSPITAL

HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL

Fellowship in Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurology

Accreditation Status: United Council for Neurological Subspecialties (UCNS)

Training period start date: July 1, 2023

Description:

Neuropsychiatry is an exciting and rapidly growing field that promotes a nuanced understanding of brain/behavior relationships. Our fellowship program in Neuropsychiatry/Behavioral Neurology at the Center for Brain/Mind Medicine (CBMM) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) was one of the first to be accredited by UCNS and offers comprehensive training in both classical and newly developing approaches to cognitive/behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry. Fellows learn how to comprehensively evaluate and treat patients with complex neurobehavioral problems associated with a range of disorders (including neurodegenerative diseases, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, stroke, brain tumors, inflammatory and infectious diseases of central nervous system, functional neurologic disorder, neurodevelopmental disorders, traumatic brain injury, and other disorders). Fellows can also train in neuromodulation techniques and clinical trials. Research opportunities and mentorship are integrated into our training model.

 

Education is one of the core mission values of our center and our multidisciplinary faculty offers unparalleled dedication to training. Fellows are closely supervised by senior behavioral neurologists and neuropsychiatrists. They participate in clinical teaching rounds, journal club, behavioral neuroscience seminars, numerous didactic sessions, one-on-one tutorials, and laboratory meetings.

We are accepting applications for candidates who will start their training in July 2023.

Requirements: Candidates must have an MD with residency training in psychiatry or neurology. U.S. license and board eligible/board certification are required.

Application process: Please send CV, a personal statement, and three letters of reference to the director and co-director of the fellowship program: Kirk Daffner, MD (kdaffner@bwh.harvard.edu) and Gaston Baslet, MD (gbaslet@bwh.harvard.edu)

More information about our fellowship program and the CBMM at BWH can be found at:

https://www.brighamandwomens.org/neurology/cognitive-and-behavioral-neurology/behavioral-neurology-neuropsychiatry-fellowship


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Movement Disorders – Psychiatry – Clinical Faculty

Rush University Medical Center

Chicago, IL

The Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Program at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, is expanding its Behavioral and Cognitive Movement Disorders program.  We are seeking an Assistant Professor Psychiatrist to join one part-time movement disorder Psychiatrist, three Neuropsychologists and eleven full-time Movement Disorders specialists to support our mission focused on Patient Care, Research and Education. Applicants should have experience with psychiatric conditions, including depression and anxiety.  Additional expertise in neurological disease or movement disorders would be ideal. Psychiatrists participate in and contribute to weekly or monthly pre-surgical case conferences for deep brain stimulation and focused ultrasound candidates, as well as all-discipline team consultation meeting for Huntington’s disease clinic. Opportunities for involvement in clinical research and supervision of psychiatry residents are also available.

Rush University holds several Centers of Excellence designations and is the most stable program in Chicagoland. Faculty rank will be commensurate with experience. This position will be predominantly clinically focused, with opportunities for research collaboration and educational initiatives.

Qualified candidates will have an M.D. in Psychiatry, be licensed in the State of Illinois and be Board Certified or eligible in Psychiatry. Candidates must possess a strong commitment to patient care, resident education, clinical medicine and research.  Candidates should be eligible for a faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor level or higher commensurate with their experience and accomplishments in Rush Medical College.  This recruitment is part of a key strategic growth initiative at Rush University Medical Center.  The Rush Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Program sees approximately 6000 adults and children per year, with all types of movement disorders. Fellows, students, Psychiatry, and videography are integral parts of the program.


Rush University System for Health (RUSH)is an academic health system whose mission is to improve the health of the individuals and the diverse communities it serves through the integration of outstanding patient care, education, research and community partnerships. RUSH comprises Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital, as well as numerous outpatient care facilities. Rush University, with more than 2,500 students, is a health sciences university that comprises Rush Medical College, the College of Nursing, the College of Health Sciences and the Graduate College. Rush University Medical Center is an elite medical community recognized for excellence in patient care, medical discovery and clinical expertise. Our continued pursuits have earned Rush University Medical Center the distinction of being on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals Honor Roll for 2021-2022. This places the Medical Center amongst the top 20 of the 3,000 hospitals evaluated. U.S. News & World Report has also recognized nine Rush programs amongst the nation’s best, including top ten national rankings for neurology and neurosurgery and orthopedics. These accolades, along with many others that include a decade of Magnet® designation, are a reflection of the collective efforts and commitment to excellence demonstrated by our physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses and medical staff.  Rush University Medical Center has received Vizient's Quality Leadership Award, ranking first among 99 academic medical centers across the country. For the second consecutive year, all three Rush University System for Health hospitals have earned the LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader designation in the Healthcare Equality Index.

Interested candidates, please send your CV and cover letter to:

Yulia Fedetska

Recruiter, Faculty Recruitment
Faculty_Recruitment@Rush.edu


Rush is an equal opportunity / Affirmative Action employer


TEMERTY FACULTY OF MEDICINE

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

Fellowship in Brain Medicine

The application deadline for July 2024 start date is FRIDAY FEBRUARY 10, 2023

The Brain Medicine fellowship at the University of Toronto will be offered by the Temerty Faculty of Medicine for a July 2025 start date. This innovative fellowship has been designed to address an emerging need to approach the study of the brain with an interdisciplinary lens and a collaborative approach. The Brain Medicine fellowship will provide successful trainees with an integrated, cross-disciplinary perspective to approach the clinical and research questions that are related to brain diseases. Examples of conditions that lend themselves to an approach facilitated by Brain Medicine include: traumatic brain injury, neurodegenerative diseases, functional neurological disorders, developmental brain diseases (e.g., autism, attention deficit disorder), vascular brain diseases, multiple sclerosis, schizophrenia, and a variety of other neurologic and psychiatric conditions that are presenting with significant disturbances in affect, behaviour, and cognition (ABC). The University of Toronto offers the ideal environment for such training given the breadth of expertise represented across brain diseases. The successful fellows will have the opportunity to work alongside internationally renowned mentors and gain experience using cutting-edge clinical and research methods and technologies, including advanced neuroimaging, neuro-interventions, neuromodulation, genetics, fluid biomarkers, advanced clinical trials, and preclinical research. The Brain Medicine fellowship is a competency-based program that aims to provide its fellows with transdisciplinary competencies that complement their postgraduate specialty training; protected time will be provided for academic activities. Candidates must have completed a residency training program in neurology, psychiatry, neurosurgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, geriatric medicine, family medicine or other brain related specialty. There are two streams for the Brain Medicine fellowship: a clinical stream and a research stream. Please see separate application process for the research stream which is devoted to 80% research and 20% clinical focus. Clinical Stream Fellows in the clinical stream of the Brain Medicine fellowship will focus on the assessment and treatment of impaired affect, behaviour, and cognition (ABC) in complex brain disorders. They will also explore the impact of these disorders on functional abilities, quality of life, and interpersonal relationships. The fellow will gain clinical exposure to multiple complementary disciplines including geriatric medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, or psychiatry. The successful fellow will dedicate most of their time to clinical work (up to 80%) and the rest of their time to academic work (creative professional activity, education, research). Examples of competencies that the clinical Brain Medicine fellow will acquire include: • How to perform a neurocognitive/neurobehavioural assessment at an expert level as required for differential diagnosis and problem formulation; • How to conduct and interpret a complementary and comprehensive neurological and psychiatric examination at an advanced level; • How to describe the content and psychometric properties of the components of a neuropsychological assessment and integrate these data into clinical evaluations; • How to interpret and utilize neuroimaging, neurophysiological, sleep, laboratory, and neuropathology studies; • How to describe the neurobiology of specific brain disorders; • How to apply relevant treatments such as neuropharmacology, neuromodulation (e.g., rTMS, tDCS, Focused Ultrasound, Deep Brain Stimulation), and psychosocial interventions. Selection Process The Selection Panel is led by the Director of the Brain Medicine Fellowship (Dr. Sara Mitchell) and the Associate Director (Dr. Sarah Levitt) along with the brain medicine steering committee guided by the principles of excellence, equity, diversity and inclusion. Funding The successful applicants will receive a competitive remuneration package. Length of Fellowship This is a competency, rather than time-based, fellowship. Typically the duration is one year (6m2 years range). Any interested applicants should send an updated CV and a one page statement indicating their interest in Brain Medicine. Also, please supply the names and contact information for three referees. The application deadline is FEBRUARY 10, 2024. If you are interested in an earlier start date, these can be considered on a case by case basis. Please send your application to: tdra@utoronto.ca and sara.mitchell@sunnybrook.ca. After an initial review, you may be invited to a virtual interview. If you want more information please contact Dr. Sara Mitchell at: sara.mitchell@sunnybrook.ca or Dr. Sarah Levitt at: sarah.levitt@uhn.ca.

Training Programs Achieve UCNS Accreditation

 The United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) is pleased to announce the names of three newly accredited Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry fellowship training programs. Programs attaining UCNS accreditation status offer the core curriculum established by the subspecialty and meet required quality standards established by UCNS.

Accreditation is a voluntary process of evaluation and peer review based on UCNS accreditation standards. Fellows who complete a UCNS-accredited program meet the training eligibility requirements to apply for certification in the subspecialty. There are now 44 UCNS-accredited Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry training programs and 223 total UCNS-accredited training programs in the nine UCNS-recognized neurologic subspecialties. UCNS congratulates the following programs and their program directors in achieving UCNS accreditation effective December 1, 2021. 
UCNS accreditation applications are accepted from programs in the United States and Canada throughout the year with June 1, 2022, being the next deadline for applications that will be reviewed in the fall of 2022. Additional information is available at www.ucns.org/accreditation.

 

Program 

 

Program Director 

Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University 

Chuang-Kuo Wu, MD, PhD 

University of Kansas Medical Center 

Ryan Townley, MD 

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center 

Sarah Kremen, MD 

Brenda Riggott

Executive Director

United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties

Ph: (612) 928-6106 Fax: (612) 454-2750

briggott@ucns.org   www.ucns.org

UCNS – certifying physicians and accrediting fellowship programs for emerging neurologic subspecialties.



Northern Light Acadia Hospital is seeking a Geriatric Neuropsychiatrist

The geriatric neuropsychiatrist leads an interdisciplinary team responsible for providing psychiatric care to older patients at Northern Light Acadia Hospital, one of New England’s most comprehensive and technologically advanced freestanding psychiatric facilities.

The geriatric neuropsychiatrist focuses on clinical and service excellence, research, teamwork, and strategic planning for all geriatric services at NL Acadia Hospital. This individual should have solid clinical, teaching, and leadership skills. The geriatric neuropsychiatrist will report to the director of geriatric psychiatry and neuropsychiatry at NL Acadia Hospital.

Northern Light Acadia Hospital is an acute care, regional psychiatric teaching hospital in Bangor, Mainethat is the hub of a comprehensive behavioral health service line within Northern Light Health that serves communities throughout the state. We provide inpatient and outpatient behavioral health care for children, teens, and adults while specializing in the treatment of mental illness and substance use disorders. In addition, we offer innovative programming in the form of behavioral health home, integrated behavioral healthcare in primary care practices, general hospital psychiatry, and an extensive telepsychiatry network.

The Mood and Memory Clinic is a major clinical service within the hospital’s comprehensive mental health and substance use disorder outpatient treatment program. The clinic is a state-wide resource, providing interdisciplinary services on site and via telehealth, to older adults with mental health and cognitive disorders. The clinic also serves as the site for a nationally known Alzheimer’s disease clinical research program, which is the largest in the state.

For confidential consideration, please contact:

Katye Charette, CPRP - Provider Recruiter

Email: providerjobs@northernlight.org

Phone:207-973-5358


A highly regarded Neurology group in Palm Beach County, FL is looking to add a Behavioral Neurologist or a Neuropsychiatrist to our practice.  We specialize in outpatient neurology and care primarily for Medicare population. An ideal candidate will be Neurology Board Certified and will be able to practice general neurology, as well as behavioral neurology.  However, neuropsychiatry candidates are welcomed to apply. 

South Florida is a great state to live, and offers no state income tax, a moderate cost of living, new construction, beautiful beaches, "A" rated public and top notch private schools, diverse cultural resources, proximity to Miami, and some of the finest dining on the East Coast. We offer a friendly and flexible work environment, competitive reimbursement, a short track to partnership, health insurance, 401K, and CME reimbursement. We are fully dedicated to supporting our physicians and designing a practice schedule to suit your needs.

For more information please visit www.bocaneurology.com or please contact renata@bocaneurology.com   with any questions. 


CLEVELAND CLINIC

Memory Disorder/Dementia Specialist

Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

Las Vegas, Nevada

Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute seeks a clinical specialist in Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia. Qualified candidates will be BC/BE Neurologists (fellowship training in behavioral neurology preferred but not required) or Geriatric Psychiatrists with a minimum of 1 year primary focus in evaluation and management of patients with memory loss, Alzheimer’s Disease and other cognitive disorders.  This individual will join the staff of Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health has locations in Las Vegas, Nevada, Cleveland and Lakewood, Ohio and Weston, Florida. Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health provides diagnosis and long-term management of patients with cognitive disorders, and support services for those who care for them. We deliver a patient-focused, multidisciplinary approach for the diagnosis and treatment of cognitive disorders, with.  transdisciplinary collaboration. Our comprehensive research, clinical trials, and education programs are also integral to our mission.

The primary responsibilities of this position include diagnosing and treating individuals at all stages of cognitive decline; leading an interdisciplinary team; referring patients to studies within the Center; and supervising advance practice providers. The successful applicant will interact with other physicians and scientists who are providing clinical care, developing novel therapies, and performing innovative research for patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders.  The position allows for involvement in clinical trials and translational research, but research is not required.

This important position commands a competitive salary enhanced by an attractive benefits package including but not limited to:

        Excellent medical, dental, vision coverage

        Comprehensive disability and life insurance benefits

        Medical malpractice & tail coverage provided

        Generous allowances for vacation, sick time, holidays and professional meetings

        Reimbursement for society memberships and journal subscriptions

        Highly competitive retirement plans with generous employer contribution

        Faculty appointment available at the Cleveland Clinic Learner College of Medicine commensurate with experience

Interested candidates – CLICK HERE TO APPLY.

Please be sure to include your current CV and cover letter with application.

Las Vegas is known as the entertainment capital of the world and over the last couple of decades has garnered accolades for its fast-growing population, entrepreneurial atmosphere and available housing.

Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Smoke-free/ drug-free environment.


CLEVELAND CLINIC

Psychiatrist - Movement Disorders and Neurodegenerative Diseases

Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute announces a search for a BC/BE adult psychiatrist with experience in managing psychiatric complications involving patients with Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Lewy body disease and other neurodegenerative movement disorders.

This individual will join the staff of Cleveland Clinic Center for Neurological Restoration with joint appointment in the Department of Psychiatry at Cleveland Clinic’s main campus.

The position is comprised of three key components:

  1. Supporting the Movement Disorders section in providing clinical care in an outpatient setting (80%)
  2. Providing general psychiatric outpatient care within the Department of Psychiatry (20%)
  3. Research and clinical trials opportunities available and supported

The position is:

  • Mainly outpatient, working side by side with Movement Disorders neurologists
  • Initial training and observation opportunity would be allowed in the Movement Disorders section
  • Associated with a competitive salary and generous benefits package, including continuing education and travel expenses
  • Academic appointments are available through the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

Interested parties should visit this link to apply online.

Please include your current CV when applying.

Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Smoke-free/ drug-free environment.


CLEVELAND CLINIC

Psychiatrist with Epilepsy Focus

Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute seeks a board-certified psychiatrist (preferably subspecialty trained in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry) with interest in managing psychiatric co-morbidities in patients with epilepsy.

The individual would have a primary appointment in the Cleveland Clinic Shor Epilepsy Center and a joint appointment in the Department of Psychiatry’s Center for Behavioral Health.

The position is comprised of three key components:

  1. Membership on the Epilepsy Center team
  2. Outpatient-based, co-located consultative services as well as supervision of psychiatric consultation by trainees and support staff
  3. Evaluation and treatment of general psychiatry outpatients in the Center for Behavioral Health
  4. Research and clinical trials
  5. Teaching

The Cleveland Clinic Shor Epilepsy Center is among the world’s largest and most productive tertiary care centers of its kind.  In keeping with its reputation for excellence and its commitment for a comprehensive integrated approach to patients with epilepsy, the center places high value on the mental health of its patients, and promotes strong collaboration with its psychiatric consultant team member as well as the Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Psychiatry, also a leader among U.S. psychiatry training programs. 

This dynamic position commands an extremely competitive salary enhanced by an attractive benefits package including but not limited to:

  • Excellent medical, dental, vision coverage
  • Comprehensive disability and life insurance benefits
  • Medical malpractice & tail coverage provided
  • Generous time away coverage for vacation, sick time, holidays and CME  meeting time
  • Highly competitive retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Faculty appointment available at the Cleveland Clinic Learner College of Medicine commensurate with experience

Interested parties should visit this link to apply online

Please include your current CV letter of interest when applying

Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Smoke-free/ drug-free environment.


NORTH CAROLINA NEUROPSYCHIATRY


We are seeking two ambitious and intelligent psychiatrists to join our practice. We have offices in Chapel Hill, Apex, Charlotte and North Raleigh.

North Carolina Neuropsychiatry, PA, is an exceptional, independent practice with four clinics, two doctors and eight mid-level providers.   We are a referral center for neurologists, psychiatrists and psychologists, as well as primary care doctors.  What we do is a successful mix of psychiatry, neurology and neuropsychology.

Our patients tend to have brain-based disorders, especially autism and ADHD, concussion and traumatic brain injury and early dementia; we also see patients with anxiety and mood disorders, of course.  We do medico-legal evaluations as well.  We are a consultation clinic with absolute control of our patient population.  Our unique evaluation process and popularity with high-level referral agents allow us to take all third-party payers as well as Medicare and Medicaid.

We continue to publish books and articles for peer-reviewed publications.  We have developed a battery of computerized neurocognitive tests which are widely used in pharmaceutical research and which we are currently revising for new platforms.  We have plans to open new offices in North Carolina, in the mountains and at the coast.

Our new psychiatrists will have the opportunity to inherit the practice when I retire, in five years or so.

Please share this letter with your colleagues and trainees.  Interested parties should visit our website at www.ncneuropsych.com and then contact us directly: sadkins@ncneuropsych.com

C Thomas Gualtieri, MD

 



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