UPMC - Academic Spine Interventionalist

Academic Spine Interventionalist for UPMC / University of Pittsburgh
Assistant/Associate/Professor, NT (full-time)

 

Fellowship-trained neuroradiologist or musculoskeletal radiologist with interest in spine interventions needed to join state-of-the-art subspecialized academic practice to replace retiring physician. The Interventional Spine Service at UPMC provides a comprehensive scope of spine procedures, both diagnostic and therapeutic, for both inpatient and outpatients. The service has an established referral base and sees about 2000 patient visits per year. Services provided include nerve root blocks, epidural steroid injections,, medial branch blocks, trigger point injections, SI joint injections, sympathetic blocks, discography, spine biopsy, vertebral body augmentation, sacroplasty, blood patches, spine/skin markings, and radiofrequency ablation for both chronic pain (including hip/knee) and neoplastic disease. Radiologists are supported by two full time nurses, who are responsible for day to day operations of the service and provide clinical assistance with patient assessments and procedures.

Applicants should have a focused interest in spine imaging and intervention, clinical and research. An interest in expansion of service line with new procedures is strongly encouraged. 

Applicants will spend approximately 50% of clinical time on the Interventional Spine Service, and the other 50% on a fully subspecialized musculoskeletal or neuroradiology team with associated teaching responsibilities. Research opportunities and support are abundant.

The hospital system has been repeatedly named to the US News and World Report’s Honor Roll, and is a leading center for sports medicine, spine surgery, and trauma care. UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, where the Advanced Spine Service is centered, is a Level I Trauma Center.  The Hillman Cancer Institute provides nationally-recognized multidisciplinary oncology care.

UPMC is a $21 billion global health enterprise with 87,000 employees headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, including 4,900 physicians, more than 40 academic, community, and specialty hospitals, more than 700 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, a health insurance services division, and international and commercial services. The Department of Radiology at UPMC is one of the largest academic radiology programs in the country. The practice is supported by fully-staffed clinical offices, reading room support personnel, residents, and fellows.

Minimum requirements:

  • MD degree, or equivalent
  • Completion of an ACGME accredited diagnostic radiology residency
  • Completion of a neuroradiology or musculoskeletal imaging fellowship
  • ABR certified or eligible
  • Eligible for licensure in Pennsylvania

Send CV and letter of interest to: Vikas Agarwal, MD, Director of the Interventional Spine Service (agarwalv@upmc.edu). 

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity, EOE, including disability/vets.