The Department of Neurology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking a mid-level/senior BC/BE neurologist with expertise in neuromuscular disorders, particularly myasthenia gravis, to join our growing Neuromuscular Section. Rank is dependent on qualifications and experience. The applicant is expected to participate in providing outstanding clinical services; contribute to clinical, translational and/or basic research programs; and expand the current Myasthenia Gravis program and assume the large number of ongoing clinical trials program in this disease. A large patient referral network, the UNC Neuroscience Center, UNC Gene Therapy Center, availability of 3T imaging and fMRI, a supportive clinical trials milieu and a close integration with one of the top schools of public health are among the assets available to support strong research programs. The Chapel Hill/Research Triangle Region is widely regarded as an affordable, leading academic/biotech region with an exceptionally high quality of life.
The mission of the Neuromuscular Disorders Division of the Department of Neurology is to provide high quality, comprehensive neuromuscular care to our patients; to provide top-tier educational programs for physicians in training; and to build research programs dedicated to the prevention and treatment of neuromuscular disorders. The Division includes several sub-specialty clinics, the electromyography section of the clinical neurophysiology laboratory, and the neuromuscular consultation service. UNC is designated as a Center of Excellence by several organizations including the GBS/CIDP Foundation, the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association, and the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation. We are also designated as a Muscular Dystrophy Association Care Center. Our active UNCALS Clinic, soon to be designated a center of excellence offers a multidisciplinary team that includes PT, OT, RT, SLP, a nutritionist, and a social worker. UNC is currently conducting 3 ALS trials, 10 neuropathy trials, 15 MG trials, and 2 myopathy trials. The UNC Peripheral Neuropathy Clinic participates in the UNC interdisciplinary amyloidosis program, collaborating with specialists in oncology, cardiology, and nephrology to treat patients with inherited and acquired amyloidosis.
The UNC Myasthenia Gravis Center founded by Dr. James Howard, who is also the recipient of the 2021 Medical Professional of the Year Award by the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation, is dedicated to bringing novel therapeutic drugs to the bedside for patients. The UNC Myopathy Clinic provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluation, consultation, treatment, and management of patients with inherited and acquired muscle disorders. The Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic meets several times weekly and provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluation, consultation, treatment and management to adults and children with a variety of neuromuscular diseases.
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