Faculty Neurologist

April 18, 2018



 April 2018



The Department of Neurology of Wake Forest Baptist Health is seeking an exceptional BC/BE Adult or Pediatric Neurologist to join the institution supported and fast growing headache section.  This is an opportunity to be a part of a comprehensive, academic headache program focusing on clinical, research, education and community outreach.





  • Headache Expertise
    • UCNS-certified Headache providers (523 in US)
    • Fellows of American Headache Society
    • Supported Headache trained Nurse Practitioner with American Headache Foundation certificate
  • Adult AND Pediatric Academic Headache Program
    • Growing multi-disciplinary program with committed intuitional support
    • Expertise in Integrative medicine with close affiliation with Wake Forest Center for Integrative Medicine
    • Provide top-notch care to headache patients with focus on overall health & well-being
    • Clinic-based infusions and procedures
    • Cutting edge and NIH Funded research
  • Engagement with a multitude of different providers from other specialties to help care for patients
  • Monthly headache case conference attended by providers from multiple different specialties to discuss complicated patients



  • MD/DO
  • BC/BE Adult or Pediatric Neurology
  • UCNS Headache Board Certification or eligible
  • Successful record of clinical excellence, research experience, leadership, a strong interest in graduate medical education
  • North Carolina licensure or eligible


The successful applicant will be appointed to the faculty of Wake Forest University School of Medicine at a level commensurate with experience and academic achievement. An attractive salary, benefits, relocation allowance, and non-clinical time for academic development are offered.  Board certification and eligibility for NC licensure is required.



Wake Forest Baptist Health Neurology is a multispecialty, well-established and highly regarded practice and academic department with a diverse team of 54 faculty members in the following areas:

Headache Neuro-Critical Care
Alzheimer’s Disease Neuromuscular Disease
General Neurology Pediatric Neurology
Multiple Sclerosis Vascular Neurology



  • US News & World Report ranks Wake Forest Baptist #1 in NC and #37 in the nation for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Join Commission designated Comprehensive Stroke Center– one of just 33 centers in the United States designated to-date as comprehensive
  • Movement Disorders Center– one of the oldest and most highly regarded programs in the country
  • Comprehensive Epilepsy Center– ranked among the top epilepsy programs in the U.S.; one of the few Epilepsy Centers in the Southeast to have met the Level IV guidelines of the National Association of Epilepsy Centers
  • ALS Center– one of only 34 in the U.S.-provides exceptional care for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and engages in cutting-edge research and translational science


Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (WakeHealth.edu) is a nationally recognized academic medical center in Winston-Salem, N.C., with an integrated enterprise including educational and research facilities, hospitals, clinics, diagnostic centers, and other primary and specialty care facilities serving 24 counties in northwest North Carolina and southwest Virginia.

Wake Forest Baptist is comprised of: Wake Forest Baptist Health, a regional clinical system with close to 175 locations, 1,100 physicians and 1,060 acute care beds; Wake Forest School of Medicine, an established leader in medical education and research; and Wake Forest Innovations, which promotes the commercialization of research discoveries and operates Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, an urban research and business park specializing in biotechnology, materials science and information technology. Wake Forest Baptist clinical, research and educational programs are annually ranked among the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

The Medical Center is the region’s only Level l trauma center, renowned for handling the region’s most complex medical cases. With clinical expertise in more than 100 specialties including cancer, cardiology, geriatrics, nephrology, neurosciences, orthopaedics, pediatrics and urology, patients from across the country rely on the Medical Center for quality health care and compassionate service. Brenner Children’s Hospital, which is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report in Orthopedics, is located on the main campus and offers a full range of specialized pediatric services. It was the first Level l pediatric trauma center in North Carolina.

Wake Forest School of Medicine is recognized as one of America’s best graduate schools for its innovative, experiential learning curriculum, primary care training and research programs. The School of Medicine directs the education of nearly 2,500 students, residents and fellows including physicians, basic scientists and allied clinical professionals.

The graduate school offers MD, PhD and MS degrees, as well as five joint-degree programs. The school’s faculty focuses on pioneering breakthroughs in advanced medicine, basic science and leading-edge health care technologies. With $172.1 million in research funding in the 2015 fiscal year, the school is a leader in driving discoveries, with current research priorities in: Aging/cognition, Diabetes/obesity/metabolism and associated cardiovascular disorders, Cancer and Regenerative medicine.

Wake Forest Baptist continues to be a major research and innovation center, making important contributions to biomedical and health science research nationally and internationally. The institution had $160.7 million in licensing income from 2011– 2015. Wake Forest Innovations commercializes technology, products and services arising from the discoveries and scientific assets of the Medical Center and Wake Forest University. Wake Forest Innovations also develops the Innovation Quarter in downtown Winston-Salem as a locale for businesses and academic endeavors.



Winston-Salem is the fifth largest city in North Carolina. A city of 230,000 people located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, Winston-Salem enjoys a moderate climate and all four seasons. The nation’s much loved Blue Ridge Parkway is a 1-2 hour drive to the north and west and North Carolina’s beaches are close enough to enjoy during long weekends. It is home to six colleges and universities including Salem College, the longest, continuously running women’s college in the U.S., as well as the prestigious Wake Forest University and Winston-Salem State University.

Over the years, Winston-Salem has remained true to its independent roots. Nicknamed the City of Arts and Innovation, Winston-Salem is synonymous with a zeal for exploration, innovation, and an entrepreneurial spirit, both in business and in culture. In fact, our ability to strike the balance between commerce and the arts is what makes us so attractive to businesses and cultural icons alike.

Our strong connection to creativity in all its forms bears fruit in our history of artistic “firsts.” As home to the first Arts Council in the United States, Winston-Salem paved the way for public-private support of the Arts, and created the model for Arts Councils nationwide. Before that, the city of Salem was the first city in the United States where classical music was composed. Winston-Salem is also the site of the first state-supported arts conservatory in the country, the internationally regarded University of North Carolina School of the Arts. And our numerous galleries, performing arts groups, theaters, collectives and collections continue to attract and appeal to arts lovers worldwide.

Winston-Salem continues to build a diverse business base, including leading in nanotechnology research, finance, and manufacturing, again reaffirming its time-honored tradition of forging boldly ahead. So regardless of where your historical search of Winston-Salem’s roots begins – past, present or what lies ahead – you’ll soon discover that a central theme that embraces and even rewards an explorer and entrepreneurial spirit. It started at our very roots and remains ever true to our core today. Winston-Salem, the city of arts and innovation.


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Allison Lyerly

Talent Acquisition Manager

Wake Forest Baptist Health

Direct: 336-716-8647

Cell: 336-618-6277