Park Ridge, IL

Job Description
Director-Epilepsy & EEG Services
Advocate Aurora Health is actively recruiting a mid to senior career Epileptologist to serve as Director of our new system-wide Epilepsy program to be based out of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, IL-a desirable suburb of Chicago.

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital is a 600+ bed, Level 1 trauma center, teaching hospital and comprehensive stroke center. Our Epilepsy program will be supported by a patient base established through referrals from within our system of extensive clinics and 5 level 1 trauma centers. Our neuroscience service line, which includes a network of subspecialists managing even the most complex conditions, is also supported by a large Neuro Critical Care team and skilled Neurosurgery service line. 

Our Program Offers A Opportunity to:
  • Help build and run a new level 3 Epilepsy center with the intent to become level 4
  • Contribute leadership skills to system wide program development
  • Be actively involved in recruitment and selection of physician colleagues
  • Bring your passion and clinical skills to care for complicated patients
  • Be part of a health system nationally recognized as a leader in clinical innovation, health outcomes, consumer experience and value-based care
  • Preferably 3-5 yrs experience working in or leading an Epilepsy program with an EMU and Epilepsy surgery 
  • Experience and training in reading of continuous EEG
  • Board certification and completion of a ACGME Epilepsy Fellowship Program, 
  • (preferably a 2 year program)
  • Board certification and completion of an ACGME Neurology Residency Program
Employment Features
  • Strong clinical, operational, and administrative support
  • Collegial and collaborative partnerships 
  • Established and robust referral relationships
  • Financial stability and resources of a leading health system
  • Excellent compensation, generous benefits/CME, sign on bonus and relocation
  • Visa support for H1B candidates as cap-exempt employer
About Park Ridge, IL
Park Ridge is a picturesque suburb located 14 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, convenient to O'Hare Airport, major expressways, CTA and Metra trains allowing for an easy commute into the city while enjoying peaceful suburban living.  

Park Ridge is a prime residential community that retains its distinctive, small-town charm where “community” is a big part of this suburban town. The city’s vibrant Uptown shopping area includes the Metra station, Public Library and several parks featuring live musical concerts and special events are held in the summer. Throughout the city, quiet tree-lined streets, pleasing architecture, excellent schools, centrally located library and ample parks help make Park Ridge one of the most desirable family communities in the Chicago area.

Unique shops and a great selection of restaurants fill the Uptown area, where new buildings blend serenely with historic ones. The Uptown Park Ridge skyline is graced with cupolas, church spires and the 100-foot tower of the Art Deco Pickwick Theatre, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

In addition to the Uptown shopping area, Park Ridge offers other shopping and dining convenient to every neighborhood, including South Park, Village Green, the Dee Park area bordering Oakton Ave. and the Higgins Corridor bordering Chicago.

Park Ridge hosts a variety of businesses from privately owned to major corporations and is home to Lutheran General Hospital, a Level 1 trauma center, teaching hospital and part of Advocate Aurora Health.


About Advocate Aurora Health
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.

Working at Advocate Aurora Health
Advocate Aurora Health is committed to diversity and inclusion every single day and in everything we do. Diversity lives in the differences, great and small, that matter to us and make each of us unique – from our age and the color of our skin, to our abilities and the things we believe in. We know that empowering our differences inspires creativity that leads to innovative solutions – for our team members, consumers and communities. And because health care is built upon relationships, it’s important for the people we serve to be able to trust us to meet their unique needs.

By cultivating an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion, we create a welcoming environment where our patients can heal, our team members can thrive and our business can grow. As a team member, working in a diverse setting allows you the chance to grow in ways that will broaden your perspective to deliver the best possible patient care.