The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria (UICOMP) and OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois (CHOI) are seeking a Fellowship-trained Pediatric Epileptologist to join the Division of Pediatric Neurology. This new faculty member will work with the pediatric neurology division members as well as the three full-time and one-part time dedicated adult Epileptologists who work in the established OSF Healthcare Illinois Neurological Institute Level 4 Epilepsy Center. This provider will also work closely with the Fellowship-trained Epilepsy Surgeon as part of the epilepsy team to identify and treat surgical candidates.
The need for an additional faculty member in the Division of Pediatric Neurology is driven by their strong regional presence, an increase in the number of pediatric neurology and pediatric epilepsy referrals and subsequent increase in both inpatient and outpatient clinical volumes. Each month, the Division of Pediatric Neurology receives approximately 200 patient referrals. Of those patient referrals, 70% - 80% are for epilepsy patients.
The Epilepsy Center recently acquired state-of-the-art technology to provide epilepsy patients with the most current non-invasive and invasive diagnostic and therapeutic modalities. This includes robotic assisted (ROSA) SEEG (stereoelectroencephalography), classic adult and pediatric resective surgery, as well as responsive neurostimulation (RNS) and deep brain stimulation (DBS). Non-invasive diagnostic modalities include 3 Tesla MRI, PET, SPECT and VEEG. Our surgical center has capability for intraoperative MRI and laser ablation in the near future. OSF Healthcare’s Illinois Neurological Institute (INI) collaborative efforts in combination with surgical experience and current technology at OSF, provides the most advanced platform for epilepsy surgery.
Resources are also available for participation in clinical trials. Research in both clinical and basic science is highly encouraged if you are interested. The Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center (JUMP), a partnership of OSF HealthCare and the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria, provides unique opportunities for simulation training and learning and research. This state-of the-art facility fosters collaboration and innovation in order to improve the safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of care for community members across the region.
Incoming candidates will receive an academic appointment at University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria (UICOMP) and their academic rank will be commensurate with experience.
OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital ofIllinois serves as the major pediatric teaching affiliate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria (UICOMP). The incoming candidate will have opportunity to mentor both medical students and residents. UICOMP’s educational programs include 244 medical students and 300 residents/fellows in 21 different post graduate programs. UICOMP is the educational sponsor of 11 ACGME-accredited residency programs (including Adult Neurology) and 6 ACGME-accredited fellowships in Peoria. The Department of Pediatrics at OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois is in the process of developing a pediatric neurology residency/fellowship with an expected start date in 2021.
OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois is a 136 bed, full-service children’s hospital, with more than 145 pediatric sub-specialists practicing 40+ subspecialties. Recognized as a regional leader, OSF Children’s Hospital is the first state-designated Pediatric Critical Care Center; the only level IV neonatal intensive care center outside of Chicago; the Regional Perinatal Care Center for Central Illinois and home to the first state designated Level I Pediatric Trauma Center in downstate Illinois. The Children’s Hospital also houses the Jim and Trudy Maloof St. Jude Affiliate, a program providing care for children with oncological and hematological disorders with state-of-the-art oncology protocols from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Children’s Oncology Group.
For more details on this opportunity, please contact Jennifer Schaulin.
All initial conversations will be held in the strictest of confidence for the protection of each candidate and their current endeavors.
Internal Number: M00108/25675
About The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria (UICOMP) and OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospita
Located in Peoria, IL, UICOMP is one of four regional campuses that make up one of the nation’s largest public medical schools, and is part of a 900 bed hospital district containing two hospital systems as well as a medical school.