Intra-Abdominal Transplant Surgery Division Director Academic

Employer
Trinity Health
Location
Maywood, Illinois
Posted
Jul 10, 2020
Closes
Jul 10, 2021
Ref
2047170
Specialty
Surgery
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
OPPORTUNITY HIGHLIGHTS
Loyola Medicine and Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine have an excellent opportunity for an exceptional surgeon to direct the Division of Intra-Abdominal Transplantation located in Maywood, Illinois.

The ideal candidate should be a nationally recognized leader with an established record of academic accomplishment in clinical care, research and education. The transplant program is a multi-organ abdominal transplant program. There is a new transplant fellowship. In addition, there is planned expansion of the current faculty and an affiliated VA poised for a new kidney transplantation program. The selected candidate will be committed to the continued growth and development of the abdominal transplant program, as well as supporting expansion of the hepatobiliary program.

The Division Director provides leadership, direction and ongoing administration and management for all aspects of the Intra-Abdominal Transplantation division including clinical service, teaching and research. The candidate is responsible for recruitment and retention of high quality faculty and is a visible and accessible mentor and role model to all division faculty, as well as planning and leading initiatives to facilitate clinical quality, academic and clinical productivity and enhancement of patient satisfaction. The Division Director works closely with the department leadership to develop and implement strategic plans and hospital administration to create well-rounded and efficient clinical services.

The selected candidate must have completed an ASTS certified program or a program of equivalent certification, be Board Certified or Board Eligible by the American Board of Surgery, and be licensed to practice in the State of Illinois at the time of hire. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will be at the rank of Associate or full Professor.
This is a unique opportunity to be part of a university-based academic environment.


RECRUITMENT PACKAGE
Loyola University Medical Center offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.


ABOUT THE FACILITY
Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC) is a 61 acre medical center campus conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of the Chicago Loop. LUMC is a quaternary care facility with 547 licensed beds, a Level I Trauma Center, nationally recognized Burn Center, renowned Transplant Center and a special 20-bed unit for patients undergoing stem cell transplant. The center provides top hospital care in all medical specialties, including orthopedics, nephrology, cardiology, cancer, ophthalmology and surgery.

LUMC's Stroke Center has been honored by the American Stroke Association for its expert collaboration of professionals from emergency medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, rehabilitative services, social work, nutrition, pharmacy and other specialties.

The medical center was again designated a Level III Perinatal Center by the Illinois Department of Public Health, a designation recognizing centers that have demonstrated the highest level of expertise in caring for women with high-risk pregnancies, their unborn babies and critically ill newborns.

LUMC has a close partnership with Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Most faculty members have joint appointments at Hines and Loyola students and resident physicians rotate through Hines as part of their training. Researchers from Loyola and Hines collaborate closely on many federally funded studies Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine (LUCSSOM) is committed to scholarship and the education of medical professionals and biomedical scientists. The school, including its faculty, trainees, and staff are called to go beyond facts, experimentation, and treatment of disease to prepare people to lead extraordinary lives and treat the human spirit in an environment that encourages innovation, embraces diversity, respects life, and values human dignity.

LUCSSOM believes that thoughtful scholarly excellence, service, stewardship, and continuing reflection advance our ability to contribute high-impact research and provide the highest-quality education.

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a private, Catholic-Jesuit healthcare provider based in the western suburbs of Chicago. With 800 licensed beds and over $1B in revenues, LUHS is a nationally recognized academic medical center with a rich tradition of going beyond the illness to treat the whole person. LUHS believes that its Catholic heritage and Jesuit traditions of excellence, leadership, inclusiveness, respect and concern for others, and desire to help those who are less privileged in life advances the healing mission in the communities it serves. LUHS also believes that thoughtful stewardship; learning and constant reflection on experience improves all it does as it strives to provide the highest quality healthcare.

LUHS includes a core academic hospital (Loyola University Medical Center) located on its main campus in Maywood, a community hospital (Gottlieb Memorial Hospital) located three miles from the main campus in Melrose Park, and an extensive network of more than 28 specialty and primary care centers in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUHS is home to approximately 7,000 staff members, 650 full-time faculty members, and 600 residents and fellows. LUHS is a member of Trinity Health, one of the largest Catholic Health Systems in the United States.

For more information on Loyola University Health System, please visit https://www.loyolamedicine.org.


COMMUNITY DESCRIPTION
Chicago, Illinois is the third most populous city in the United States, after New York City and Los Angeles with 2.7 million residents. Chicago’s top sights bustle with activity all year round - ice skating in Millennium Park, sightseeing through Lincoln Park Zoo, playing at Navy Pier, shopping along the Magnificent Mile. For more action, take in a professional game like the Bulls, Blackhawks and Bears or make it a fun night out at a piano bar or comedy club like The Second City.

The season is ripe for arts and culture as well. Immerse yourself in the vibrant theater scene at Steppenwolf, Goodman or Broadway in Chicago. Explore museums and galleries of every variety, like the beloved Shedd Aquarium and esteemed Art Institute of Chicago. Take in sensational performances from live music, comedy, dance and opera.

Indoors, unwind at a leisurely pace with the stellar skyline in view. Chicago’s restaurants are destinations in themselves too, lining the landscape with star chefs and racking up culinary awards on a regular basis.

The city buzzes year-round with energy both downtown and in the vibrant neighborhoods. Whether you're visiting for business or pleasure, you will find worldclass dining, shopping, entertainment, and hotels and accommodations here in the largest and most-visited city in the Midwest.
For more information on Chicago, visit www.choosechicago.com/


ABOUT TRINITY HEALTH
Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. We serve people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with more than 90 hospitals and 120 continuing care facilities – including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities and programs that provide nearly two million visits annually. Trinity Health employs more than 131,000 colleagues, including 5,300 employed physicians.

If you are interested in this opportunity and would like to submit your CV, please email backkg@trinity-health.org or call Trinity Health Physician Recruitment at (734) 343-2300.

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