Benioff Childrens Hospital Oakland Division, Department of Neurology

University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, California
Jun 21, 2021
Jul 21, 2021
Job Function
Faculty Member
Position Type
Full Time

Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Division, Department of Neurology
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

The Department of Neurology at UCSF is seeking board eligible/board certified Child Neurologists to join our Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (BCHO) Division. The selected candidates will be appointed at the Instructor, Assistant, Associate, and full Professor ranks of the Health Sciences (HS) Clinical faculty series.

Formerly Children’s Hospital Oakland, BCHO has delivered exceptional medical care to children from all regions of California for over 100 years. More than 2,600 staff and 550 physicians at BCHO care for more than 10,000 inpatients and 250,000 outpatients each year. Our trauma center is an ACS verified Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center (one of only five in California) and is dedicated exclusively to caring for children, with over 400 air transports and 48,000 emergency room visits per year. The Benioff Children’s Hospitals have over 30 pediatric sub-specialties and are ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the nation’s "Best Hospitals".

Child Neurology is an integral part of the UCSF Pediatric Brain Center, and is a destination program bringing together physicians from all disciplines related to nervous system health in children. The San Francisco and Oakland Child Neurology and Pediatric Neurosurgery programs are integrating into one marquee service line spanning both campuses. Neurology faculty actively participate in the teaching of residents and medical students. Physicians may be involved in clinical research, clinical trials, as well as basic research and translational research.

Qualified candidates must possess a medical degree from an accredited medical school, medical license in the State of California, accredited residency training in Child Neurology, and Board eligibility or Certification in Neurology with Special Certification in Child Neurology at the time of appointment. Clinical interest and experience in treating epilepsy is also required due to the high volume of epilepsy patients in our practice. Candidate’s CV and/or cover letter must state qualifications (or if pending) upon submission.

Specific Responsibilities:
• Participation in shared 1 in 6 call coverage with the other members of the Oakland campus division
• Participation in training/supervision and clinical mentoring of residents and medical students
• Provision of patient care in the ambulatory and inpatient settings
• Provision of EEG interpretation

General Responsibilities:
• Participates as requested in quality improvement, utilization management, and other institutional initiatives
• Provides and/or serves as a resource for patient/family and staff education
• Provides accurate, complete and timely documentation of clinical services rendered using the Epic electronic health record
• Ensures communication with other specialists and primary care providers to facilitate patient care
• Participates in meetings/activities as required to support operations of the clinical area
• Participates in continuing medical education and other activities to maintain and enhance professional development
• Participation in scholarly and University service activities

Applicants must apply online at, with a cover letter, CV, a statement of contributions to diversity, and the names, titles, and e-mail addresses of three peer references who we may contact directly. Applications received outside the online process will not be considered, but informal inquiries can be directed to Dr. Daniel Birnbaum, Chief of the BCHO Division, at

UCSF seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.