Chief, Section of Neuromuscular Diseases


The Department of Neurological Sciences at Rush University Medical Center in downtown Chicago is seeking a full-time academic Neurologist with specialty training in neuromuscular disorders to fill the position of Chief of the Section of Neuromuscular Diseases.

The Rush Neuromuscular Disease Clinic offers state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment of patients with disorders of nerve, muscle, and the neuromuscular junction in a modern clinical facility with excellent support services. Available resources include fully developed multidisciplinary clinics for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and muscular dystrophy, with top notch ancillary providers and rehabilitation programs. Our expert team individualizes treatment plans, giving patients access to the latest therapies, including innovative medicines and clinical studies.

Qualified candidates will be Board Certified in Neurology with academic qualifications appropriate for appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor level. ABPN certification in neuromuscular disease with strong clinical skills, and an established record of academic accomplishment are required.  Teaching clinical neurophysiology fellows, neurology residents and medical students and participating in house staff education is also an expectation. Interest in clinical, translational or basic science research and a successful track record of grant funding is a plus.

Leah Tyrrell

Leah Tyrrell

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More about Rush University Medical Center:

Rush University Medical Center is an academic medical center that encompasses a 669-bed hospital serving adults and children. In January 2012, Rush opened a new 376-bed hospital building, known as the Tower, which is part of the Medical Center’s major renovation of its campus.

Rush University is home to one of the first medical colleges in the Midwest and one of the nation’s top-ranked nursing colleges, as well as graduate programs in allied health, health systems management and biomedical research. The Medical Center also offers more than 70 highly selective residency and fellowship programs in medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties.

Rush is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Rush is ranked in 7 of 16 categories in U.S. News & World Report's 2018–2019 “America's Best Hospitals” issue, and is one of the two top-ranked hospitals in Illinois overall.

Rush was one of four hospitals in the country that the American Hospital Association honored for equity of care in June of 2018.

Rush was the first hospital in Illinois serving adults and children to receive Magnet status—the highest honor in nursing—and the first in Illinois to earn a fourth four-year designation.

Rush has been ranked among the country's top 100 hospitals—and 15 major teaching hospitals—four times by Truven Health Analytics, a leading provider of health care data and analytics.

The Human Rights Campaign, a civil rights organization that advocates for equality for people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and/or queer/questioning named Rush University Medical Center a leader in LGBT Health Equality for the tenth consecutive year.

Leah Tyrrell

Leah Tyrrell

Director, Faculty Recruitment

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