Logo for University of Iowa Health Care This logo represents the University of Iowa Health Care

Neuroanesthesia Division Chief


The University of Iowa Department of Anesthesia is seeking an accomplished academic anesthesiologist to serve as chief of its Division of Neuroanesthesia.  This position is available at the rank of associate professor or professor. The neuroanesthesia division chief will have a clear vision for advancing the subspecialty, experience collaborating with neuroscientists both within and outside anesthesiology, and leadership skills in shaping the future of the division. For candidates who have interest and experience, other departmental leadership positions--including vice chair roles in faculty development, research, and education--are also a possibility.

Division Chief Role

The division chief will be responsible for actualizing our tripartite mission--clinical care, education, and research. These responsibilities include:

  • Leading neuroanesthesia clinical operations to ensure consistently high quality patient care with efficient and innovative utilization of clinical and material resources
  • Promoting effective collaborations among divisional faculty and other clinical and research neuroscientists across campus
  • Facilitating undergraduate and graduate medical education in neuroanesthesia
  • Recruiting new faculty to the division and supporting their career development
  • Developing innovative scholarship in neuroanesthesia and/or other neurosciences


  • Competitive salary and generous benefits package
  • Protected administrative time to support goal-directed personal and division-related professional development
  • Seed funding for research as well as statistical and clinical trial support
  • A Department of Anesthesia-directed Surgical and Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit
  • The Iowa Neuroscience Institute, created in 2016 with a $45 million grant from the Carver Charitable Trust. Building on the UI’s long tradition of exceptional brain research, the new institute has assembled diverse teams of clinicians and scientists to tackle some of the toughest problems in neuroscience, including auditory and visual neurosciences, epilepsy, molecular psychiatry, neurogenetics, neuroimaging, neuromodulation, and pain. 
  • The Iowa Comprehensive Stroke Center, the only one in Iowa and a Gold Plus-status center. Iowa is also one of 25 NIH-funded StrokeNet Research Centers, designed to serve as the infrastructure and pipeline for new potential treatments for patients with stroke and those at risk for stroke.
  • The Iowa Comprehensive Epilepsy Program is recognized by the NAEC as a Level 4 epilepsy center. A new state-of-the art interventional neuroradiology suite is soon to be completed.

Neurosurgical procedures include:

  • Open and image-guided craniotomies, skull base, and posterior fossa procedures (n>750/yr)
  • Cervical (n=100) and thoraco-lumbar spine (n=200) procedures
  • Brain (n=179) and spinal cord (n=107) stimulator implants
  • Endovascular therapy for acute stroke and other cerebrovascular disease (n=300)

Both domestic and international candidates are encouraged to apply.  The candidate must be ABA Board certified (or non-US Board equivalent) and eligible for medical licensure in the state of Iowa.

For more information, refer to requisition #73881 at jobs.uiowa.edu, or send a CV and letter of interest to:

Cynthia A. Wong, MD
Professor, Chair and DEO
Department of Anesthesia, University of Iowa
200 Hawkins Drive, 6618 JCP
Iowa City, IA 52242-1079
Phone: (319) 356-3868
E-mail: cynthia-wong@uiowa.edu

Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.