||Rush University Medical Center, a nationally recognized clinical and academic institution, invites applications for the John W. Curtin, MD, Chair of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Surgery. The Department has a long tradition of excellence and expertise in many clinical domains. With one of the busiest programs in the Midwest, surgeons at Rush University Medical Center offer a full range of surgical care with expertise in the latest minimally invasive techniques. The Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has a strong reputation in craniofacial surgery, breast reconstruction, maxillofacial surgery, pediatric plastic surgery, hand surgery and cosmetic surgery.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to clinical service, teaching and mentoring surgical trainees and medical students, research achievement and is a creative leader with a strong record of collaborative leadership and commitment to academic excellence and community engagement. The successful candidate will have an established reputation in plastic and reconstructive surgery and demonstrated experience in leading implementation of a vision through innovation and accountability. In addition, they will have credentials that merit appointment as Professor or senior level Associate Professor, have an MD or equivalent degree, American Board certification in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery, possess a demonstrated commitment to innovation, and have the leadership skills necessary for guiding faculty development and advancement across research, clinical and academic missions. As a division leader, the Chief will provide an energetic and inventive vision for growing clinical volume and improving clinical productivity. The Chief will also work to facilitate collaborative work between a multidisciplinary group of physicians to grow and improve existing spheres of clinical care and develop new ones.
Rush Medical College was established in 1837 and is one of the oldest medical colleges in the United States. Rush University Medical Center is one of the largest private academic medical centers in Illinois, with completion of the most comprehensive construction and facilities renovation program in its history. The “Rush Transformation” process has invested in new technology and facilities, culminating in a new Tower hospital that opened in January 2012, uniquely designed to deliver patient care safely and efficiently. Rush University has over 2,000 students and offers more than 30 degree or certificate options throughout its four colleges. Rush is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Rush is ranked in 9 of 16 categories in U.S. News & World Report's 2015-2016 "America's Best Hospital's" issue, and is one of the two top-ranked hospitals in Illinois overall
We encourage women and minorities to apply. Letters of interest that include a curriculum vitae should be addressed to Alfonso Torquati MD, MSCI, Chairperson, Department of Surgery and sent via email to Rose Sprinkle, Manager Faculty Recruitment, Rose_Sprinkle@rush.edu