The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center is seeking a fellowship trained sports medicine physiatrist to function as the associate program director for our fellowship program.
The SUNY Downstate Medical Center is the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, a borough of 2.7 million people and the largest medical school in the state. There is a large existing patient population in place that will allow the candidate to quickly establish a large clinical practice. The Division is staffed with orthopaedic surgeons, primary care attendings, orthopaedic residents, rehabilitation residents, physical therapists and athletic trainers. Aside from our four affiliate hospitals, the Division of Sports Medicine has a large outreach program. University Sports Medicine is the main provider of sports medicine care in the borough. We cover the majority of high schools and colleges, from Division 1 to Division 3, as well as myriad club teams. Downstate is a Certified Impact Center and our outreach program includes sports optimization and ACL prevention services. Our sports medicine fellowship is accredited for two positions.
Competitive academic salary includes an excellent benefits package and the potential for significant income through the practice plan. Salary and level of appointment will be commensurate with the qualifications of the applicant. If interested in this position, please forward your name and curriculum vitae to: William P. Urban, M.D. Associate Professor & Chairman Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Chief, Division of Sports Medicine SUNY Downstate Medical Center 450 Clarkson Avenue • Box 30• Brooklyn, New York 11203 (718) 270–2179 • email@example.com
The applicant must be board eligible/certified in PM&R and Sports Medicine. Fellowship training or equivalent clinical experience is required. Applicant must have experience treating athletes. Additional expertise in ultrasound, EMG and pain management is ideal. The candidate must be interested in scholarly endeavors and the promotion of research activities. A strong commitment to the patient care as well as the teaching of residents, medical students, nurses and other healthcare providers is required. Strong clinical, administrative and interpersonal skills are required. The successful candidate is expected to assume administrative responsibilities, mentor residents, develop a referral program and conduct research.
About SUNY Downstate Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation Medicine
The SUNY Downstate Medical Center is the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, a borough of 2.7 million people, and the largest medical school in the state. Older than the Brooklyn Bridge we trace our roots back to 1860, when a school of medicine was founded at the Long Island College Hospital. The new college’s faculty revolutionized medical education in this country by bringing the teaching ...of medicine to the hospital bedside, thus rejecting the idea that physicians should be trained exclusively in university lecture halls.
Today, SUNY Downstate is one of the nation's leading urban medical centers. SUNY Downstate comprises a College of Medicine, College of Health Related Professions, College of Nursing, School of Graduate Studies, School of Public Health, and University Hospital of Brooklyn. Our population is among the most diverse in the world. We are also an engine of opportunity for students interested in pursuing careers in health care. Many of our students are the first in their families to attend college.
More physicians who practice medicine in New York City received their training at our College of Medicine than any other medical center in the country. Nationally, our medical school ranks seventh in the number of graduates who are now engaged in academic medicine. Here in Brooklyn, our impact is even greater. We have trained nearly half of all doctors practicing in a number of specialty areas.