Dr. E. Antonio Chiocca will start on Aug. 1 as the chair of Brigham and Women’s neurosurgery department.
He’d held that position at Ohio State since 2004, a time period during which the university’s neuroscience faculty grew from two to 26, The Columbus Dispatch reported.
Ohio State will conduct a national search for Chiocca’s replacement.
Chiocca originally came to Columbus from Boston, and he told the Dispatch that Harvard University-affiliated Brigham and Women’s increased emphasis on personalized medicine and genomics helped draw him back.
Brigham and Women’s was ranked at No. 8 on U.S. News and World Report’s latest list of best hospitals, which puts it in the company of institutions like Duke University Medical Center and UCSF Medical Center.
Chiocca received a base salary of $706,769 and a bonus of $129,083 in fiscal 2012 at Ohio State.
At Brigham and Women’s, Chiocca steps in for Dr. A. John Popp, who will join Stanford University as vice chair of strategic planning and development and medical director of neurosciences.