Headache Medicine Neurologist

October 10, 2019

Headache Medicine Neurologist

The Division of Neurology at Children’s Mercy Kansas City is seeking a neurologist to work in our multidisciplinary Headache Section. We are looking for a candidate who wants to spend time with patients, communicates well and embraces patient and family centered care philosophy. Strong preference is given to applicants who have completed a Headache Medicine Fellowship or have UCNS certification in Headache Medicine

Our headache program consists of 2 UCNS board-certified headache medicine neurologists, two headache specialist pediatricians, two pain psychologists, a clinical social worker and 5 APRN’s. We also have an accredited Headache Medicine Fellowship Program. Together we see over 8,000 kids a year in a timely manner with comprehensive services. Our innovative headache program has been featured by the national hospital strategy company, Sg2, as model for delivering high quality care to a large volume of pediatric headache patients.

Our treatment plans are tailored to fit the various needs of our patients and includes a one-of-a-kind urgent care specifically for headaches, a multi-disciplinary outpatient day program with infusions, medication management, procedural interventions, biofeedback, massage therapy, neurostimulation devices, psychology support, and hypnosis. Also, three of our physicians are additionally board-certified in medical acupuncture which is in high demand amongst our patients and offers novel research opportunities. Our Headache Section research program is overseen by Mark Connelly, PhD with a dedicated headache research assistant. Our investigator initiated research projects frequently result in external funding, national presentations and publications. We are also involved in several clinical trials for pediatric migraine. In addition all our headache patients are entered into migraine research database which increases future opportunities for research.

The duties of this position are primarily clinical however this can be discussed in more detail based on applicant’s history and future career interests.

For more information contact:
Jennifer Bickel, MD, FAAN FAHS
Headache Section, Chief
Center of Professional Well-being, Medical Director
Professor of Pediatrics

Please send cover letter and CV to phsycianjobs@cmh.edu