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 most innovative surgical therapies. The Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has a national and international reputation in craniofacial surgery, breast reconstruction, gender-affirming surgery, maxillofacial surgery, pediatric plastic 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, have an MD or equivalent degree, American Board certification in 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 University System for Health is an academic health system whose mission is to improve the health of the individuals and the diverse communities it serves through the integration of outstanding patient care, education, research and community partnerships. Rush includes Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital, as well as numerous outpatient care facilities. Rush University, with more than 2,500 students, is a health sciences university that comprises Rush Medical College, the College of Nursing, the College of Health Sciences and the Graduate College. Rush University Medical Center is an elite medical community recognized for excellence in patient care, medical discovery and clinical expertise. Our continued pursuits have earned Rush University Medical Center the distinction of being on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals Honor Roll for 2022-2023. This places the Medical Center amongst the top 20 of the more than 4,500 hospitals evaluated. U.S. News & World Report has also recognized ten Rush programs amongst the nation’s best, including top ten national rankings for neurology and neurosurgery and orthopedics. These accolades, along with many others that include a decade of Magnet® designation, reflect the collective efforts and commitment to excellence demonstrated by our physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses and medical staff. Rush University Medical Center has received Vizient's Quality Leadership Award, ranking first among 99 academic medical centers across the country. All three Rush University System for Health hospitals have earned the LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader designation in the Healthcare Equality Index.
Rush is an equal opportunity / Affirmative Action employer