The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation Medicine at the SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking academic physiatrists for inpatient and outpatient positions. Applicants must be board eligible/board certified. Inpatient candidates should have previous experience working on an inpatient rehabilitation unit with knowledge of CMS rules and regulations. Outpatient candidates should be interested in sports & work-related injuries, non-interventional spine care, EMG/NCV’s, non-opioid pain management and musculoskeletal medicine.
The candidate must be interested in scholarly endeavors and the promotion of research activities. A strong commitment to patient care as well as the teaching of residents, medical students, nurses and other healthcare providers is required. Strong clinical, administrative and interpersonal skills are necessary. The successful candidate is expected to assume administrative responsibilities, mentor residents, develop a referral program and conduct research.
The SUNY Downstate Medical Center is the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, a borough of 2.7 million people and the largest medical school in New York state. The Division of Rehabilitation Medicine has a large residency program and a large outpatient service including sports medicine and pain management. The University Hospital of Brooklyn is a tertiary referral center with an 18 bed Rehabilitation Unit.
Competitive academic salary includes an excellent benefits package and the potential for significant income through the practice plan. Salary and level of appointment will be commensurate with the qualifications of the applicant.
The SUNY Downstate Medical University is the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, a borough of 2.7 million people, and the largest medical school in the state. Older than the Brooklyn Bridge we trace our roots back to 1860, when a school of medicine was founded at the Long Island College Hospital. The new college’s faculty revolutionized medical education in this country by bringing the teaching of medicine to the hospital bedside, thus rejecting the idea that physicians should be trained exclusively in university lecture halls. Today, SUNY Downstate is one of the nation's leading urban medical centers. SUNY Downstate comprises a College of Medicine, College of Health Related Professions, College of Nursing, School of Graduate Studies, School of Public Health, and University Hospital of Brooklyn. Our population is among the most diverse in the world. We are also an engine of opportunity for students interested in pursuing careers in health care. Many of our students are the first in their families to attend college. More physicians who practice medicine in New York City received their training at our College of Medicine than any other medical center in the country. National...ly, our medical school ranks seventh in the number of graduates who are now engaged in academic medicine. Here in Brooklyn, our impact is even greater. We have trained nearly half of all doctors practicing in a number of specialty areas.