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Medical Director, Epilepsy at CHOC Children's in Orange County, CA

Profession Specialty City State Position ID
Leadership - Physician Medical Management Orange CA 165482
Job Description

Children’s Healthcare of Orange County (CHOC) Children’s seeks a nationally recognized pediatric neurology epileptologist to serve as the Medical Director, Epilepsy for CHOC Children’s Neuroscience Institute. 

CHOC Children’s is an extensive regional pediatric healthcare network, affiliated with University of California, Irvine, and includes a state-of-the-art 334-bed main hospital facility in the City of Orange, and a hospital-within-a-hospital in Mission Viejo. CHOC Children’s leadership and steadfast commitment to defining the future of pediatric medicine has led to national recognition as one of the Best Children’s Hospitals in six categories, including neurology and neurosurgery, by US News & World Report. In addition to their multiple primary and specialty care clinics, CHOC Children’s includes four centers of excellence and a Research Institute. 

CHOC Children’s Neuroscience Institute is one of the leading pediatric programs in the nation, providing comprehensive evaluation, treatment and surgical care for infants to teens with disorders of the brain, spine, muscles and central and peripheral nervous systems. The Neuroscience Institute has six Centers of Excellence and nine Programs, each with exceptional physician leadership. CHOC Children’s was the first children’s hospital in California — and the only one in Orange County — to be named a Level 4 epilepsy center by NEAC and continues to serve as a national leader in pediatric epilepsy care. Poised for continued growth, CHOC Children’s Neuroscience Institute is committed to providing excellence in coordinated care for a seamless experience, innovative programs and specialized treatments and pediatric expertise, equipment and facilities. 

The Medical Director, Epilepsy will serve as part of a dynamic group committed to the growth, expansion, and success of CHOC Children’s as a nationally recognized premier destination for pediatric medical care, research, and medical education. The Medical Director will serve in a clinical leadership role to contribute clinically and programmatically in developing, growing and managing epilepsy services. The Medical Director will foster and mentor existing providers, attracting high performing physicians, establish high quality, evidence-based practices, and further develop referral relationships throughout the region. The Medical Director will direct the Epilepsy Fellowship Program and support the University of California, Irvine/CHOC Children’s NIH Funded Epilepsy Research Project. 

The successful candidate will be an accomplished clinician with demonstrated success in supporting clinical, research and academic activities for pediatric epilepsy. Current Board certification and the ability to obtain an unrestricted California medical license is required. 

Qualified candidates should contact and submit their CV to:

Rebecca Kapphahn
EVP, Managing Principal  
Cejka Search
rkapphahn@cejkasearch.com 
314.236.4495 Office

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