Candidate must be comfortable in all aspects of neurosurgery with an emphasis on spinal neurosurgery. Significant infrastructure has been built and will continue to be built by WVU anticipating future needs and steering those needs on par with the mission of WVU Medicine: to provide easy access to the highest quality healthcare. Over 180 new physicians have been added to the medical staff at Berkeley Medical Center in the last few years.
- Very competitive salary, sign on bonus, 1:3 call
- Excellent benefits with commitment to continued education
- Full clinical appointment with teaching and research options available
- New Inpatient neurosurgical ORs
- Outpatient surgical capability with further growth planned
- Neurosurgery-led initiative with goal of clinical integrative networking
Successful candidates must have an MD, MD/PhD or DO degree (the employer accepts foreign educational equivalent) and be eligible to obtain an unrestricted West Virginia medical license. Candidates must have completed an accredited neurosurgery residency program at the time of appointment. Faculty rank and salary will be commensurate with credentials.
The West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, led by Dr. Ali Rezai, is expanding to include the clinical, research, and academic missions of Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry, among others. The Institute will spearhead efforts to develop innovative solutions for West Virginians and those across the world with neurological and psychiatric conditions ranging from Alzheimer’s to Parkinson’s; autism to stroke; and paralysis to chronic pain, addictions, and traumatic brain injury.
WVU Medicine is West Virginia University’s affiliated health system, West Virginia’s largest private employer, and a national leader in patient safety and quality. WVU Medicine includes the physicians, specialists, and sub-specialists of the West Virginia University School of Medicine; four community hospitals; three critical access hospitals; and a children’s hospital, all anchored by a 645-bed academic medical center that offers tertiary and quaternary care. WVU is a Vizient award winner in 2016, for demonstration of superior performance in a Quality and Accountability study.
West Virginia has some of the most beautiful landscapes on the east coast, with scenic mountains, dense wilderness areas, and fast running rivers that make the state a year-round playground for the outdoor enthusiast. The eastern panhandle is located in the scenic Shenandoah Valley and has a relaxing atmosphere, full of history, with the charm of a small community. Only 1 hour drive to Baltimore and D.C, Martinsburg is ideally located, with all the amenities of a large city, but in an affordable location.
The eastern panhandle continues to post the largest population growth rate in the state, over 56% in the last 20 years with its population younger and more educated than the state average. There is record economic growth in the region and 40% of residents hold jobs in neighboring northern VA, suburban MD, and downtown DC. The panhandle has the lowest unemployment rate in the state, and with the expanding high income population, continued commercial and industrial development is projected to continue along the I-81 corridor.