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Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology and Pediatrics-CHLA

Keck School of Medicine Faculty Los Angeles, California

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

The Division of Neurology and the Department of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the Department of Neurology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) are actively seeking a neurologist with training in neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs) as a full-time faculty member for the position of Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology and Pediatrics to join its current team of 20 faculty members. For the NDD faculty position, someone who has completed an NDD fellowship is preferred.

Division of Neurology:

The Division of Neurology is part of the Neurosciences Service Line (the Neurological Institute) which has been highlighted as a key service line by the hospital. The Division of Neurology is currently undergoing rapid expansion with the development of comprehensive clinical general and sub-specialty child neurology programs as well as enhancement of its research portfolio. A brand-new integrated clinic space for the Divisions of Neurology and Neurosurgery opened in the Spring of 2021. The goal of the Neurologic Institute is to offer comprehensive and integrated neurologic services in a patient-centered environment.

There is a very active outpatient neurology clinic with subspecialty programs in neuromuscular disorders (MDA), epilepsy (including epilepsy surgery, VNS and  ketogenic diet), movement disorders (including deep brain stimulation and baclofen pump), neuro-intensive care, pediatric stroke, neurocutaneous disorders and demyelinating disorders. Our faculty currently provide outpatient clinical services to CHLA and five satellite clinic locations within the greater Los Angeles area. The division has an ACGME-approved child neurology residency program which operates in collaboration with the KSOM LAC + USC/University Hospital. Our division accepts three child neurology residents per year who divide their time between the two sites.  Furthermore, there is ongoing clinical research within our general child neurology and subspecialty programs. 

Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program:

CHLA has a long history of clinical programs for children with NDD’s, housed mostly in behavioral health and developmental pediatrics, providing both assessment and treatment options. These clinics are unique in the LA area in that they assess and care for children regardless of insurance status. With the recent addition of Dr. Shafali Jeste as division chief, the neurology division plans to establish a multidisciplinary program in NDD’s that will integrate with and complement these clinics in behavioral health and developmental pediatrics. We will focus on patients with comorbid neurological conditions, genetic syndromes, and more severe intellectual and developmental disabilities. This NDD program also will serve as a platform for clinical trials, registries, and research studies focused on understanding cause, early prediction, trajectory, and outcomes in NDDs.  The CHLA Center for Personalized Medicine has a strong relationship with our neurology division, and all genetic testing for NDDs can be performed in-house with support from affiliated genetic counselors.

CHLA serves as the principal pediatric referral resource for children and adolescents in the Southwestern United States, and is recognized for its advances in pediatric care, teaching, and research.  In the last year, Children’s Hospital had been ranked #5 on the US News World Report Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll with 10 nationally ranked pediatric specialties.  You will have the unique opportunity to work side by side with top professionals in the field.

Academic appointment through the Keck School of Medicine of USC is available at a level appropriate to training and experience. CHLA and USC strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.  Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Apply here and upload CV, 3 references and a letter of interest.

For further inquiry please contact: Diana Babayan, Division Administrator of Neurology at

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. CHLA and USC greatly values diversity and is committed to building a vibrant and culturally diverse community of faculty that best reflects the patients and families that we serve. Individuals from underrepresented groups in medicine are especially encouraged to apply.

REQ20108178 Posted Date: 10/12/2021

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