Chief, Alzheimer’s Disease, Related Dementia and Cognitive Neurology

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Position: Division Chief of Alzheimer’s Disease, Related Dementia and Cognitive Neurology
Location: Worcester, MA (idyllic New England)
Status: Full-time, Employed, Salaried Position
Company/Institution: UMass Chan Medical School/UMass Memorial Medical Center 
Specialty: Neurology; Alzheimer’s Disease
Salary + Benefits:
 Competitive Pay; Comprehensive Benefits Package & Retirement Options; Relocation Assistance

Division Chief of Alzheimer’s Disease, Related Dementia and Cognitive Neurology Opportunity Description

UMass Memorial Health — the clinical partner of the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School and the largest health care system in central Massachusetts — is actively seeking an innovative physician-scientist leader specialized in dementia and cognitive neuroscience to head the Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia and Cognitive Neurology program for the Department of Neurology in Worcester, MA. The ideal candidate for this leadership role should be a neurologist/scientist with proven program-building expertise and current R01 funding or has the demonstrated proficiency to obtain NIH funding.

The incoming Division Chief, Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia and Cognitive Neurology will lead and collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of board-certified educators, scientists, and clinicians from Neurology, Neuroscience, and Psychiatry to provide groundbreaking prevention strategies, as well as comprehensive care and support for patients with progressive neurodegenerative dementias and cognitive disorders. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual passionate in advancing and contributing to the continuous developments in neurological diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease.

UMass Chan Neurology Program Highlights:
  • Protected time for research, as well as tenure and non-tenure track faculty appointments, available based on candidate’s interests and qualifications.
  • Access to clinical trials and research studies for Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias at the UMass Right Brain Research Laboratory in Worcester.
  • Neurology Research Areas include cognitive neuroscience and dementia, epilepsy, neurocritical care, stroke, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, brain development, gene therapy in neurological disorders, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders, shared decision making and neuro-prognostication, and traumatic brain injury.
  • Neurology Training programs develop the next generation of neurologists as expert clinicians, inquisitive neuroscientists, and dedicated educators. Subspecialty fellowship programs also provided by the department.
  • A new biomedical research and education facility will support more than 70 principal investigators studying dementia and neurodegenerative diseases, with particular expertise in genetic, microglial, microbiome, and neuroinflammatory contributors to these disorders. 
  • UMass Chan recognized as Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work and named to Forbes’ list of Best Employers in Massachusetts.
The Position:

The Chief, Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia and Cognitive Neurology will report to the Chair of Neurology, Dr. A.M. Barrett, and will be responsible for overseeing the administrative, clinical, and educational activities of the department, and will be responsible for teaching, supervising, and mentoring UMass medical students, physician assistants, residents, fellows, and junior faculty.

The successful candidate should be an expert in clinical management of general neurology with a regional, national, or international reputation and a record of clinical and administrative leadership in the academic medical care setting. Candidates from backgrounds historically underrepresented in medicine are highly encouraged to apply.

Professional Qualifications:
  • Terminal Degree Required: MD, DO, MD/PhD degree, or equivalent medical degree.
  • Current Board Certification or Eligibility in Neurology.
  • Unrestricted Massachusetts Medical License (current or eligible).
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ clinical, research experience in a Neurology and Neurological disorders.
  • Preferred candidates will have previous leadership experience.
  • A Deep Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.
  • Strong commitment to collaboration, courage, quality, and lifelong learning is essential.
Quality of Life in New England – Community Highlights:

Centrally located, Worcester is just miles from Boston, Providence, and Cape Cod with a short ride to the scenic Berkshire Mountains. The diverse city of Worcester has (9) colleges and universities including UMass Medical School that overlooks the beautiful panoramic views of Lake Quinsigamond. As the second-largest city in New England, it has powered a rise of booming technology, research, manufacturing, and healthcare industries. Although housing costs in and around Worcester are much more affordable compared to the immediate metro-Boston areas, the drive from Worcester to downtown Boston is less than 45 minutes on nights and weekends. Alternatively, many faculty live halfway between Boston and Worcester and benefit from a “traffic free” reverse commute.

Also, as a resident, you will enjoy many recreational activities including hiking, biking, skiing, and snowboarding or take an easy day trip to the mountains and pristine lakes of Maine, New Hampshire, or Vermont. The city has an outstanding arts & culture scene, and an exciting food district.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should apply directly online via the career website:  All expressions of interest (including a CV and a letter of interest) should be emailed to Julie Miller: and/or 

Contact Information:
Julie Miller
Managing Partner
Kaye/Bassman International Corp.
Phone: (972) 265-5236 – Direct

UMass Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:

UMass Memorial Health is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. As the leading employer in central Massachusetts, we look to draw talent and ideas from individuals of different backgrounds and viewpoints. UMass Memorial Health has a tenured relationship with Kaye/Bassman and has retained the search firm, once again, to support UMass’s efforts to attract and hire talented physician leaders to join the faculty across the health system.