AUPN Leadership Minute Episode 24: How Much Is a Neurologist Worth: Factoring the Downstream


Episode 24 of the AUPN Leadership Minute features Alissa Willis, MD, of University of Mississippi Medical Center; and Joseph R. Berger, MD, of the University of Pennsylvania. [WATCH TIME: 7 minutes]

WATCH TIME: 7 minutes

AUPN's Leadership Minute is a brief, highly focused summary of practical advice for Chairs, Program Directors and other leaders in academic neurology, available as both mini-podcasts and in short form videos.

The goal of this program is to provide relevant and useful information in a modicum of time, designed to fit seamlessly into our very busy schedules.

Numerous social media platforms are available to enable communication and This podcast is designed to discuss how neurologists are undervalued in academic and non-academic settings when their compensation is predicated on RVUs alone. Neurologists, particularly in certain disciplines, generate enormous economic advantages for their institutions that need to be recognized, appraised, and valued.

Academic Departments of Neurology

  • 73% of Departments of Neurology operate at or below break-even
  • 83% of departments are under moderate to severe financial pressure
  • 17% of departments are experiencing severe difficulties
  • 80% of departments are seeing increasing numbers of patients
  • 1/3 are spending more time in care and less in research and teaching
  • Only 15% generate a profit from patient care
  • 1/3 lose nearly $40/patient per visit to general neurology

Click here to access the full PowerPoint presentation for the episode.

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