Physician Worcester, Massachusetts


Position at UMass Memorial Medical Group Physicians

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Academic Epileptologist, UMASS Department of Neurology

Worcester, MA


The Department of Neurology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) is seeking an Academic Epileptologist in a clinician or clinician-scientist track. This individual will have the unique opportunity to assume a leadership position in innovative clinical care and research in epilepsy and related disorders. This individual will join an active epilepsy group with inpatient and outpatient services and will work closely with experts in neurosurgical therapies for epilepsy.


Candidates must hold an M.D. or D.O. degree. Fellowship training (Epilepsy or Clinical Neurophysiology) including continuous video-EEG monitoring in inpatient settings, including ICU and Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, is required. Intracranial EEG monitoring experience is preferred.


The UMassMemorial Comprehensive Epilepsy Center is an NAEC (National Association of Epilepsy Centers) Level 4 institution offering the following treatments and services:

  • stereotactic placement of depth electrodes (stereo-EEG)
  • disconnective and resective epilepsy surgeries
  • responsive nerve stimulator (RNS) placement
  • vagal nerve stimulator placement
  • unique neuropsychiatry program
  • coming soon: deep brain stimulator (DBS) placement
  • coming soon: ketogenic diet clinic


Primary clinical responsibilities of this position include:

  • Inpatient video-EEG monitoring
  • Attending on the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit service
  • Outpatient routine and ambulatory EEG
  • Managing patients with epilepsy in the clinic (sessions are cancelled during inpatient service weeks, continuous EEG service, vacation, and academic conferences)


Additional opportunities at UMMS and UMassMemorial Medical Center include:

  • Work with a multidisciplinary epilepsy team including epileptologists, advance practice provider, social worker, nurse navigator, functional neurosurgeons, neuropsychiatrists, clinical psychologists, and neuroradiologists
  • Participate in the education of neurology residents and medical students at a top-ranking Medical School (US News #10 Primary Care) with Neurology Residency (8 residents per year) and medical students (~150 per year)
  • Participate in a Junior Faculty Development Program for career guidance, promotion tracking, and research mentorship
  • Ability to tailor career to focus on clinical epilepsy, resident and medical student education, global health initiatives and/or research endeavors  


This position entails a faculty appointment at the medical school (UMMS), which affords exceptional opportunities for professional development and promotion, and membership in the medical staff at the UMass Memorial Medical Center, a large, integrated health system (UMMHC). UMMS and UMMHC combine top-flight clinical care with world-class research. UMMS has numerous cutting-edge research programs in RNA biology, gene expression control and human gene therapy, quantitative health sciences and outcomes research, as well as a translational program supported by a Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA). The Neurology Department is committed to integrating the outstanding academic and clinical programs through multiple activities including teaching, comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services, an active neuroICU, and a large referral base throughout New England.


Centrally located Worcester is just miles from Boston, Providence, and Cape Cod with a short ride to the scenic Berkshire and Wachusett Mountains. The diverse city of Worcester has nine colleges and universities including the University of Massachusetts Medical School, that overlooks the beautiful panoramic views of Lake Quinsigamond. As the second largest city in New England, it has powered a rise of booming technology, research, manufacturing and healthcare industries. Worcester is also home to the Hanover Theatre for Performing Arts, Worcester Art Museum and the family-friendly Ecotarium.



Applicants should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae addressed to:

Brian Silver, MD

Interim Chair and Professor, Department of Neurology

University of Massachusetts Medical School UMass Memorial Medical Center c/o: Adriana Dietlin, Physician Recruiter [email protected]


As the leading employer in the Worcester area, we seek talent and ideas from individuals of varied backgrounds and viewpoints.






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