Neurosurgery – Spine

Milwaukee, WI

Job Description
We are recruiting a Chief of Spine Neurosurgery as well as two additional staff spine neurosurgeons to join our team Aurora Neurosciences Innovation Institute.
These surgical positions are located at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but could have ambulatory opportunity in surrounding communities. Patient base is established through referrals from within the system, but program also has increasing success at affecting the competitor footprint as well. Our program is fully integrated with the orthopedic spine program, which maximizes resource allocation, consolidates call coverage, and improves post-surgical care for patients. In addition, we have established a collaborative Back and Spine Program that works closely with Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physicians for non-operative spine as well as access and triage into the system.
Program Highlights:
  • Tissue-preserving and robotic-assisted approaches to spine surgery
  • BCBS Blue Distinction Center
  • Aurora Back and Spine program doubled its patient base in its second year – has now expanded to 3 locations with a 4th added next year
  • 1,800 spine surgeries done in 2015 at quaternary center (6,300 around entire system)
  • Risk-adjusted quality performance superseding target in all categories for 6 quarters
  • Performed more robotic spine surgery in 2015 than anywhere else in the world
  • Advocate Aurora Health saw almost 14,000 emergency/urgent care visits related to neck/back pain last year alone
About Milwaukee, Wisconsin
With a county-wide population of nearly a million, Milwaukee offers the best of everything you’d expect to find in a major city while retaining a hometown feel in its many and diverse neighborhoods. Culturally, Milwaukee has many options, ranging from performing arts centers, theaters and museums -- including an internationally designed lakefront art museum -- to one of the nation’s top 10 zoos. Sophisticated, scenic, affordable and event-filled, Milwaukee has an impressive array of public and private schools, including UW-Milwaukee and Marquette University, award-winning restaurants, world-class shopping, and one of the most convenient and “user-friendly” international airports in the world.
About Advocate Aurora Health
Together, we make healthy happen.
Now, as the 10th largest not-for-profit, integrated health system in the nation, Advocate Aurora Health’s combined strength and stability drives us forward. Our integrated delivery model allows our clinicians to offer state-of-the-art, top tier quality care throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern and central Illinois.
Our supportive staff and leadership are committed to an autonomous practice environment and continuously strive to be on the forefront of managing the changing healthcare landscape, advances in technology and innovative approaches to providing impeccable outcomes for our patients.
Whether you’re looking to practice in the heart of a dynamic city such as Chicago or Milwaukee, a multi-specialty clinic in the suburbs, or a charming small town, Advocate Aurora Health has an opportunity for you.