Chair, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Type: Full Time
Required Education: MD/DO
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Chair, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Wexner Medical Center seeks an exceptional academic physician with proven leadership skills to serve as the next Chair for the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R).
The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) has been a leading center for more than 50 years. This year, U.S. News & World Report ranked our department #1 in Columbus and #31 in the nation for delivering exceptional patient care. Newsweek ranked Ohio State Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital as #1 in Ohio. We are one of only five centers in the nation chosen to participate in the NeuroRecovery Network, which uses activity-based therapies for spinal cord injury rehabilitation. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s rehabilitation program was the 1st in Ohio, 2nd in the nation, 3rd in the world, to be awarded CARF accreditation for our inpatient cancer rehabilitation program. The PM&R Department is part of Ohio State’s multidisciplinary Neurological Institute, a network of specialists collaborating in clinical care, research, education and training.
The Department’s faculty includes 27 board-certified PM&R physicians, 12 psychologists (8 with board certification in Rehabilitation Psychology and/or Clinical Neuropsychology), 2 advanced practice providers and 26 support staff. Our physicians have subspecialty board certification in Brain Injury Medicine, Spinal Cord Injury, Pain Medicine, Pediatrics, Sports Medicine, Palliative Care, Addiction Medicine, and Electrodiagnostics. We are a leader in clinical applications of rehabilitative care for diverse neurological and musculoskeletal conditions, including stroke, acquired brain injury, spinal cord injury, cancer, chronic pain, sports medicine, orthobiologics, amputee care, and assistive technology.
Ohio State PM&R is internationally recognized for advanced clinical and basic science research in brain and spinal cord injury, bone health, neurophysiology, and orthobiologics. Our researchers have developed life-changing technologies such as Neurobridge — a brain implant that restored hand movement in a man with quadriplegia. Since 1997, we have been funded by the National Institute of Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation as a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Model Systems site. In October 2021, three of our researchers were awarded a multi-site, multi-PI NIH grant totaling $16M that is expected to span the next seven years and substantially expand the capacity to use the EMR to conduct comparative effectiveness studies on rehabilitation interventions. The Department currently employs nine research staff. Community engagement is also critical to fulfilling the department mission. The Department’s Ohio Valley Center for Brain Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation engages the TBI community in the conduct of research, provides education and develops programs to improve the quality of life of persons who experience TBI. The center serves individuals, families and professionals throughout North America, both as a TBI Model System and as the designated lead agency for the Ohio Brain Injury Program and the Star Behavioral Health Providers Program. The PM&R faculty have also been leaders in supporting community adaptive sports activities for children and adults with disabilities. The PM&R Sports Medicine faculty are involved in local athletic teams at the high school and collegiate level.
Qualified candidates must possess an MD, DO or MD/PhD (or equivalent), board certification in PM&R, and be licensed or eligible for licensure to practice medicine in the state of Ohio. Proven and substantive leadership experience in an academic medical center is required, as is the ability to be a collaborative thought-leader in a large, matrixed, multi-faceted medical center.
For consideration, please send CV along with a cover letter to: Trevor Bethel, CPRP | Manager, Physician and Faculty Recruitment | Trevor.Bethel@osumc.edu
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.
About The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Practice where the ambition is to drive breakthrough healthcare solutions that improve people’s lives
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center will challenge you, reward you and give you the chance to make an impact through high-quality, safe, efficient, patient-centered care. As the only academic health center in central Ohio, we can offer you the personal growth opportunities and diverse patient cases that can fuel a career from day one to retirement.
As a valued member of a multidisciplinary team, you’ll have access to the resources, research and support you need to excel. The Ohio State University, one of the largest universities in the nation, furthers our dynamic environment and strengthens clinical practices with education and research possibilities as broad as your imagination. You can choose the track of practice that best suits your interests: clinical, clinical-research or research. There’s room for everyone at Ohio State, regardless of your specialty or background-not used: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center was just listed among the top five companies in the country on Forbes’ Best Employers for Diversity list.
And for the 28th consecutive ye...ar, we’ve been ranked on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals list. Because of our size, our patient population presents cases from simple to complex, with a range of unique co-morbidities. If you’re interested in challenging and expanding your medical expertise, come to Ohio State.
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Wexner Medical Center stats
•Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute
•Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
•Brain and Spine Hospital
•Ohio State Harding Hospital
•Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital
More than 100 central Ohio facilities, including:
•Jameson Crane Sports Medicine Institute
•Talbot Addiction Medicine
•Ohio State Eye and Ear Institute
•Ohio State Integrative Medicine
•Walk-in Care Clinics
•After Hours Care
•Nine multispecialty community locations
Ohio State is improving and expanding
Ohio State is committed to creating the model academic health center of the future. As part of this goal, we’ve dedicated $3 billion to creating new, state-of-the-art facilities for research, education and patient care.
These facilities include:
• A new, 840-bed inpatient hospital that improves multidisciplinary collaboration among specialties, including with The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
•Three large suburban outpatient care facilities that offer care from routine to specialty—even vision and dental care
•A new outpatient care center on our West Campus that features central Ohio’s first proton therapy treatment facility
•A 270-square-foot biomedical research facility with tremendous opportunities for collaboration and experimental research with its core lab space, wet labs and 15,000-square-foot vivarium
•An Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Center that will serve as the new home to Ohio State’s College of Medicine as well as the centerpiece of our health sciences program
Life in Columbus
We understand that relocating your life is a big deal, and you’re interested in what life will look like beyond the hospital walls. You’re in luck: It’s likely that Columbus has more than you expected. Of course, we love our city—it’s a great place to start out, to stay, to raise a family, to explore—but we’re admittedly partial.
From historic communities and suburban living to college crowds and nightlife, Columbus is a friendly Midwestern town with metropolitan style. The city is renowned for its leading technological companies, vast academic resources, thriving industry and eclectic mix of entertainment, dining and shopping.
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