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Neuroradiologist Division Chief

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Open date: November 3rd, 2021

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Nov 17, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Wednesday, Nov 2, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The UC Davis School of Medicine, Department of Radiology is currently seeking qualified candidates for a Neuroradiology Division Chief in the Professor of Clinical "X" Series, Health Sciences Clinical Professor Series, or In-Residence, at Associate or Full Professor rank (commensurate with experience and credentials). Expertise in all aspects of neuroradiology is essential for this position. Appointment of this leadership position is contingent upon a successful nomination.

Criteria for the Professor of Clinical "X" Series: The incumbent will be expected to conduct substantial research; provide patient care; teach fellows, residents, and medical students; and perform public and University service. Excellent teaching is essential criteria for appointment in this series.

Criteria for the Health Sciences Clinical Professor Series: The incumbent will be expected to teach fellows, residents, and medical students; provide patient care; contribute to scholarly activities; and provide public and University service.

Criteria for the Professor of In-Residence Series: The incumbent will be expected to teach fellows, residents, and medical students; conduct research and creative work; maintain professional competence and activity and perform public and University service.

Candidate must possess an M.D. or D.O. degree. The applicant must be fellowship trained in Neuroradiology and have a documented interest in research and teaching with an excellent track record in scholarly activities. Candidates must be board-certified in diagnostic radiology, possess or be eligible for a CAQ in Neuroradiology, and be licensed or be eligible for full licensure in the State of California. Preferably, the candidate will also have experience in collaborative research and track-record of gaining extramural research funding.

Clinical responsibilities of this position include all areas of outpatient, inpatient, and consults in Neuroradiology (plain film, CT, MRI, US, fluoroscopy) and participation in interdisciplinary conferences. Assignments for all Neuroradiology services will be in rotation with other division faculty to include evenings, nights (call), and weekends.

Clinical expertise in all aspects of neuroradiology, including imaging of the brain, head and neck, spine, and pediatric neuroimaging; experience in caring for Neuroradiology patients; experience in and ability to teach and supervise medical students, residents and fellows; and have the ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment. Expertise in advanced neuroimaging techniques such as DTI, fMRI, MR spectroscopy, and perfusion imaging is required.

A qualified candidate will be nominated for the administrative role as the Division Chief of Neuroradiology. To be given consideration for this administrative role, a candidate must demonstrate experience in clinical operations and a strong interest in mentorship, research and teaching is required. The successful candidate will be a leader in the field with a reputation in academic leadership and clinical excellence. The applicant will report directly to the Chair of Radiology and will be a member of the departmental leadership team. The division chief will participate in departmental strategic planning and operations. Within the neuroradiology division, the Chief will oversee the day-to-day clinical operations of the division, mentor faculty, promote research, coordinate educational programs and work collaboratively with other faculty and division chiefs.

The candidate will be expected to provide leadership, management and motivation to the division and make decisions in an inclusive, collaborative environment. They will foster professional and academic excellence in division faculty, including actively seeking and implementing methods to improve performance and morale and providing support and guidance for academic advancement, faculty development and research endeavors. The candidate will set annual division goals to achieve and provide a strategic plan for staffing, clinical growth and achievement of academic missions: education, teaching and research. Directing specialty training programs for medical students, residents, and fellows and actively participate in educational planning and governance is expected. Additionally, they will create policies and establish clinical workflows and protocols to improve patient care and satisfaction and maintain division responsibilities and guidelines.

Completed applications will be reviewed on a regular basis, with the first review on November 17, 2021, however the position will remain open until filled through June 30, 2022. Interested candidates should confidentially forward their CV to Vanessa Leboehi, Lead Consultant with Merritt Hawkins, at to schedule an exploratory discussion of the position in more detail. Vetted candidates will be instructed to complete an application through UC Davis Recruit at, where they will upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of contributions to diversity, and the names and contact information of three to five professional references.

The Medical Center is located in Sacramento, in the heartland of California. Sacramento is a vibrant, culturally diverse and rapidly growing city, with year-round temperate weather and easy access to San Francisco, the California coast, several wine regions including Napa and Sonoma, Lake Tahoe and the Sierra mountain ranges. Sacramento is known for being America's farm to fork capital and is also home to a major league sports team – the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

MD or DO Degree
Fellowship trained in Neuroradiology
Documented interest in research and teaching with an excellent track record in scholarly activities
Board Certified in Diagnostic Radiology
CAQ in Neuroradiology - Possess or eligible for
CA Medical License - Possess or eligible for full licensure

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

To be nominated for the administrative role as Division Chief of Neuroradiology, a candidate must demonstrate experience in clinical operations and a strong interest in mentorship, research and teaching is required.

Preferred qualifications

Have experience in collaborative research and track-record of gaining extramural research funding.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
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Job location

Sacramento, CA