Academic Neuroradiologist sought to join a growing pediatric-focused practice

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital is seeking a fourth neuroradiologist to join a growing academic practice of 20 radiologists. The new position is related to growth in volume and recent opening of a new outpatient imaging center. Applicants should be BE/BC in diagnostic radiology, and have completed (or currently completing) an accredited neuroradiology fellowship with eligibility for ABR neuroradiology subspecialization. A background/interest in pediatric neuroradiology as well as advanced imaging techniques is helpful, however for the appropriate candidate dedicated pediatric neuroradiology training is not required.

The position is entirely cross-sectional neuroradiology (CT and MRI). No plain films.
No non-neuroradiology studies.
Occasional fluoroscopic guided lumbar punctures.

Neuroscience Institute:
The Le Bonheur neuroscience institute is a multidisciplinary collaboration among pediatric specialized neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, neuro-psychologists, neuro- ophthalmologists, and neuro-critical care physicians. We also work closely with pediatric otolaryngologists and neuro-otologists, pediatric trauma surgeons, orthopaedic spine specialists, neonatologists, geneticists, endocrinologists, and other related specialties. We have a large epilepsy program, a busy tuberous sclerosis clinic, and are one of the largest pediatric brain tumor surgical centers in the world (190 pediatric brain tumor resections in 2015). The hospital is a pediatric Level 1 trauma center serving parts of three states. We perform over 100 intraoperative-MRI studies and approximately 100 fMRI studies annually. We actively use advanced imaging techniques, in particular for brain tumor and epilepsy workups. Neuroradiologists actively participate in approximately ten multidisciplinary conferences (e.g. tumor board, epilepsy conference, vascular anomalies

conference, genetics, endocrinology, etc.). Due to expertise in advanced imaging for tumors, vascular anomalies, and skull base lesions, approximately 10-20% of volume is complex adult neuroradiology cases (however no degenerative spine).

Equipment:
We currently have four MRI scanners, two of which are 3.0-Tesla scanners including an intraoperative MRI. We have a 1.5T MRI scanner and a “640-detector” CT scanner at a dedicated pediatric outpatient imaging center. We have three hospital-based CT scanners, including a 320-detector scanner, as well as a portable CT scanner used in the neuro- intensive care unit and for children on ECMO.

Academic focus:
Academic appointment will be with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. We perform research and publish regularly, working in a multidisciplinary manner with healthy relationships to the above-mentioned subspecialty collaborators. We actively participate in related medical societies, including ASNR, ASPNR, ACR, and RSNA. Candidates will have appropriate clinical and academic mentoring to become effective consultants to subspecialty colleagues. Focused development in areas of sub-interest (e.g. head & neck, spine, fMRI) is encouraged and supported.

General:
The city is affordable especially with regard to housing, and is a very drivable city. Its entertainment, museums, zoo and restaurants have great reputations. There is no state income tax. Salary and benefits are excellent.

Interested candidates should contact:
Asim F. Choudhri, MD (achoudhri@uthsc.edu)
Associate Chair, Research Affairs, Department of Radiology Associate Professor of Radiology, Neurosurgery, and Ophthalmology University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Director of Neuroradiology, Le Bonheur Neuroscience Institute