Department of Neurology Seeking Director of the Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Center - F62690

Virginia Commonwealth University Health
Facility: Virginia Commonwealth University Health 
Address: 1250 East Marshall Street 
Richmond, VA 23298-5048 
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Specialty: Neurology : Movement Disorders 
Candidate Type: MD, DO 
Visas Accepted: No J1 or H1
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Virginia Commonwealth University is seeking a Director of the Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center

Virginia Commonwealth University Health

Department of Neurology


Virginia Commonwealth University seeks a physician leader to serve as the Director of the Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center (PMDC) and the inaugural Beemis Distinguished Chair in the Department of Neurology. This is an exciting opportunity in academic medicine, with the potential to promote the sustained success of a trans?departmental Center. This opportunity is further enhanced by the ability to develop the Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education, and Clinical Center (PADRECC) at the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Administration Hospital. The combination of the Center Directorship, Movement Disorders Chief, and affiliation with the PADRECC provides an opportunity to develop a transformational movement disorders program with national recognition. This position is supported by the Beemis endowed Distinguished Chair, reflecting the ongoing support of numerous generous and committed community members with connections to Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.  Rank is dependent upon qualifications and experience.

The Department of Neurology and SOM leadership have sought innovative approaches to position VCU as a recognized leader in the neurosciences. The new Chief and Center Director will have the opportunity to work closely with leadership to achieve this shared goal. With neuroscience research comprising one?third of VCU’s federal funding (ranking 28th in the nation for NIH neuroscience funding), the Department, and the PMDC, is a significant contributor to the health enterprise.  


  • Participation in teaching programs for medical students, neurology residents and fellows 
  • A history of scientific achievement and scholarly productivity 
  • Sustained NIH or equivalent research funding 


  • Should possess an MD/DO, completed residency training at an accredited institution
  • BC/BE in Neurology
  • Completion of a Movement disorders fellowship is required
  • Ability to work in a team environment is essential
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a VCU Faculty member


Applicants are encouraged to apply via our website,

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities & persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


About Richmond, Virginia

Richmond is centrally located along the East Coast. With easy access to Washington D.C., the Atlantic Ocean and the Blue Ridge Mountains, this River City was ranked #3 Top Destination by Frommer’s for its rich history, colonial charm, outdoor adventure, trendy restaurants, upscale shopping, and world class museums.

With the James River flowing through the heart of City, and the mild climate year round, Richmonders take full advantage of the area’s athletic events, public gardens and festivals. The area boasts a wide variety of arts, culture and entertainment as well. Among the numerous historical landmarks, you will find numerous theaters, the Richmond Ballet, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Richmond International Raceway to name a few.

Richmond is for everyone. It’s family friendly, dog friendly and there is never a shortage of things to do. Whether you want to live downtown, Church Hill, Shockoe Bottom, Forest Hills, The Fan, or the Suburbs of the West End or Chesterfield County, each Richmond neighborhood is unique making it an attractively-sized and very livable city.

About VCU Health

Virginia Commonwealth University Health is the regions only Level 1 Trauma center. As part of the VCU’s School of Medicine, physicians provide quality patient care services, teach the next generation of physicians and conduct important research. Nationally known for cutting-edge medical advancements and diagnostic insights, VCU physicians aim to be the provider of choice for quality healthcare that is patient-centered, physician-driven, accessible, efficient and evidence-based to reflect the values of an outstanding integrated academic practice.

US News and World Report ranked VCU the No. 1 hospital in Virginia and the Richmond Metropolitan area. Our Nephrology, Pulmonology, Orthopaedics and Urology programs ranked among the top 50 in the country. VCU was also ranked “high performing” in Oncology, Cardiology, Diabetes, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Neurosurgery, Rehabilitation and Otolaryngology. With more than 600 physicians in 200 specialties, VCU has the areas only NCI-designated Cancer Center - Massey Cancer Center, and a full-service children’s hospital – Children’s Hospital of Richmond.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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Contact: Anthony Coviello 
Phone: 804-628-9660
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