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Physician – Neurology: Cognitive/Behavioral

Job ID: R-24112 Job Type: Full time Location: Fairway, Kansas
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Physician – Neurology: Cognitive / Behavioral

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Physician – Neurology: Cognitive / Behavioral


The University of Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (KU ADRC) is seeking a full-time neurologist to join our growing team.   The successful candidate will join a fast-growing and tightly integrated ADRC team and be responsible for diagnosing and managing patients in our tertiary referral Memory Care Clinic.  Neurological subspecialty training in cognitive disorders is preferred, or the candidate must have an interest in developing expertise in the diagnosis and management of cognitive disorders. 

The KU ADRC is a National Institute of Aging (NIA) designated center, one of only 33 in the country, and a national leader in AD research, education, and care.  Our vision is to impact the lives of every patient and family dealing with Alzheimer’s in the region and across the state of Kansas.  We are a comprehensive center at the forefront of clinical trials, lifestyle intervention trials, drug and translational research, and basic science research.  Our research enables us to also provide leading edge clinical care and support for dementia caregivers. In addition, we provide a wide variety of both public education and training opportunities for the workforce of tomorrow.

The successful candidate will also have the potential to participate in and lead patient care, education, and research initiatives of the ADRC. Optional opportunities include leading industry-sponsored drug trials for Alzheimer’s disease treatments or developing investigator-initiated Alzheimer’s disease studies in collaboration with nationally prominent programs such as the Frontiers Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Diabetes Institute, and the Hoglund Brain Imaging Center. 

The KU ADRC recognizes that our Center, University, and Community are strengthened by a diverse and inclusive group of students, faculty, and staff. We are committed to welcoming diversity, to eliminating discrimination, and to creating a climate of mutual respect that values our differences and our similarities. We are invested in making employment opportunities at the KU ADRC accessible to individuals of all backgrounds and life experiences. We strongly encourage applications from applicants who will enhance us in our continuing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Some actions we take to make the KU ADRC a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace include:  

  • Supporting an employee team to advocate for justice, equity, diversity and inclusion  
  • Serving and empowering communities, with an important focus on the underserved   
  • Seeking and supporting diverse businesses with KU ADRC funds  
  • Leading conversations to remain progressive about our communities’ needs    
  • Committing to making changes to support KUMC’s goals for equity, diversity and inclusion  
  • Supporting a diverse trainee pool through recognizing individual needs  
  • For more information about our diversity, equity, and inclusion statement, follow this link.   

Job Description

  • Assess and diagnose patients in the KU Memory Care Clinic. 
  • Attend on the neurology ward, consult or stroke service. 
  • Supervise neurology residents. This will include supervision of residents in the hospital wards and in the general neurology clinic. 
  • Teach medical students on the wards and in clinic and provide occasional lectures to medical students. 
  • Opportunity to serve as the PI for industry-sponsored clinical trials in the KU Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.
  • Opportunity to develop independent research projects and publish scholarly publications from these efforts. 
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by department chair. 

Required Qualifications

  • MD or DO, Neurologist
  • Board certified/eligible in Neurology
  • Eligible for licensure in Kansas and Missouri
  • United states citizenship or permanent resident status

Preferred Qualifications

Completion of a fellowship program in geriatric or cognitive behavioral neurology

About Kansas City

  • The Kansas City metropolitan area has a bi-state population of greater than 2 million.
  • Hidden gem, winning the award of America’s 4th Most Cultured City by Travel+Leisure magazine.
  • High-quality public and private schools and universities.
  • Affordable housing, including downtown lofts, suburban neighborhoods and rural properties.
  • Robust arts scene – museums, symphony, ballet, theater and more.
  • Outdoor activities year-round with more than 600 parks and 24 public lakes.

For more information contact:

Alison Woods, Director of Physician Recruitment

We are an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, age (40 or older), disability, veteran status or genetic information.

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