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Endovascular Neurosurgeon

UPMC Altoona

Altoona, PA
Work Type:
  • Surgery, Neurological
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About Our Health System: UPMC Altoona hospital, part of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) hospital network, is a 400-bed regional health care system providing care to residents of a six-county service area in central Pennsylvania. UPMC Altoona is a Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation accredited level 2 trauma center, regional oncology center, and a Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Center. UPMC Altoona provides comprehensive cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, behavioral health, a vascular and wound care center, and an Institute for Sleep Medicine.                                                                                                       

UPMC Altoona is currently working with UPMC to establish an interventional stroke program at UPMC Altoona. Since the development of the Primary Stroke Center at UPMC Altoona the stroke patient volume has steadily increased from 272 patients in 2006 to 1,000 patients in 2016. Currently UPMC Altoona transfers stroke patients requiring interventional procedures to UPMC hospitals in Pittsburgh.  UPMC Altoona is currently developing an interventional suite with biplane imaging, creating a neuro-intensive care unit, hiring and training specialized staff, and recruiting physicians to practice in the interventional stroke center and neuro-ICU, both of which are scheduled to open by the end of 2016.    

About the Practice: The endovascular neurosurgeon(s) will be employed by University of Pittsburgh Physicians (UPP), and live in Altoona and work at UPMC Altoona.  As with other surgical specialists who live and work in Altoona, the endovascular neurosurgeon(s) will be supported by the large UPP physician group, specifically the Department of Neurological Surgery and University of Pittsburgh Physicians.   

About the Opportunity:

  • University of Pittsburgh Physicians, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and UPMC Altoona are seeking an endovascular neurosurgeon(s) to join the newly created interventional stroke program at UPMC Altoona.
  • Very competitive salary.
  • Comprehensive benefit package.
  • Affiliation with a large, academic, physician practice.

About Our Community: The Altoona/Blair County/Central Pennsylvania region is a family-oriented community with excellent school systems, abundant cultural amenities, easy access to larger, neighboring cities, and unlimited outdoor and recreational opportunities.

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