Division Chief of Neurosurgery - Phoenix Children's

Phoenix, Arizona
Competitive compensation
May 19, 2023
Jun 19, 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Phoenix Children’s is seeking a full-time Division Chief to lead the Division of Neurosurgery within Barrow Neurological Institute, one of six Centers of Excellence, at Phoenix Children’s. Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s comprises five divisions that integrate and coordinate care for children with neurological and behavioral disorders that strive to improve the healthcare and quality of life for children and adolescents with complex emotional, behavioral, and medical needs. This appointment will include academic affiliation at Mayo Clinic Arizona, University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, and Creighton Medical School.

Phoenix Children’s is Arizona’s only children’s hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals, including garnering all 10 shields in 2021 and achieving a top 20 ranking by USNWR for our neurology and neurosurgical programs in 2022-2023. Phoenix Children's provides world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families in Arizona and throughout the Southwest. As one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country, Phoenix Children’s provides care across more than 75 pediatric specialties. Phoenix Children’s is poised for continued growth in quality patient care, research, and medical education. In 2019, Phoenix Children’s was recognized by Becker’s Healthcare as one of the Top 150 Places to Work in Healthcare for the fifth consecutive year.

This is a unique role for a gifted clinical and academic pediatric neurosurgeon who has a solid vision for teaching, clinical and research program development and who appreciates the significance of collegial decision-making in an interdisciplinary structure. This position represents a distinctive role for a forward-focused leader who will provide strategic direction and administrative leadership in a Division focused on improving neurocognitive, social, and economic outcomes for our pediatric patients while effectively collaborating with partners in behavioral medicine services and divisions within Barrow at Phoenix Children’s. 

In addition to the characteristics noted above, applicants must have an MD or MD/PhD degree and be board-certified in neurosurgery and pediatric neurosurgery. They must provide documentation of achieved accomplishments, and demonstrated proof of mentorship, leadership, and scholarship in neurosurgery. The successful candidate must possess effective interpersonal, collaborative and communication skills. It is expected that the candidate will be eligible for academic appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor level of our affiliated medical schools. 

This position offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits, including employer retirement contribution, generous vacation/meeting time, CME funds, health and dental benefits, disability, and life insurance.

We respectfully request your assistance in communicating this leadership opportunity to your colleagues in pediatric neurosurgery and by your nomination of highly qualified individuals. Thank you in advance for taking the time to consider your accomplished, qualified colleagues and for forwarding your nominations to the contacts below.

Daniel J. Ostlie, MD                                                    
Surgeon-in-Chief and Chair of Surgery Phoenix Children’s                                                       

(602) 933-7003                                                         



David Blaha

Physician Talent Acquisition Partner Phoenix Children’s 

(440) 223-5256 


Phoenix Children’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer.