Academic Spine Interventionalist for UPMC / University of Pittsburgh
Assistant/Associate/Professor, NT (full-time)
Fellowship-trained neuroradiologist or musculoskeletal radiologist with interest in spine interventions needed to join state-of-the-art subspecialized academic practice to replace retiring physician. The Interventional Spine Service at UPMC provides a comprehensive scope of spine procedures, both diagnostic and therapeutic, for both inpatient and outpatients. The service has an established referral base and sees about 2000 patient visits per year. Services provided include nerve root blocks, epidural steroid injections,, medial branch blocks, trigger point injections, SI joint injections, sympathetic blocks, discography, spine biopsy, vertebral body augmentation, sacroplasty, blood patches, spine/skin markings, and radiofrequency ablation for both chronic pain (including hip/knee) and neoplastic disease. Radiologists are supported by two full time nurses, who are responsible for day to day operations of the service and provide clinical assistance with patient assessments and procedures.
Applicants should have a focused interest in spine imaging and intervention, clinical and research. An interest in expansion of service line with new procedures is strongly encouraged.
Applicants will spend approximately 50% of clinical time on the Interventional Spine Service, and the other 50% on a fully subspecialized musculoskeletal or neuroradiology team with associated teaching responsibilities. Research opportunities and support are abundant.
The hospital system has been repeatedly named to the US News and World Report's Honor Roll, and is a leading center for sports medicine, spine surgery, and trauma care. UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, where the Advanced Spine Service is centered, is a Level I Trauma Center. The Hillman Cancer Institute provides nationally-recognized multidisciplinary oncology care.
UPMC is a $19 billion global health enterprise with 87,000 employees headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, including 4,900 physicians, more than 40 academic, community, and specialty hospitals, more than 700 doctors' offices and outpatient sites, a health insurance services division, and international and commercial services. The Department of Radiology at UPMC is one of the largest academic radiology programs in the country. The practice is supported by fully-staffed clinical offices, reading room support personnel, residents, and fellows.
MD degree, or equivalent
Completion of an ACGME accredited diagnostic radiology residency
Completion of a neuroradiology or musculoskeletal imaging fellowship
ABR certified or eligible
Eligible for licensure in Pennsylvania
Send CV and letter of interest to: Vikas Agarwal, MD, Director of the Interventional Spine Service (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please refer to job description. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Required Attachments: Curriculum Vitae
Optional Attachments: Other (see posting for additional details)
Internal Number: 20001685
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.