Transplant Surgery - Scientist - Academic Opportunity
The Loyola University Medical Center Department of Surgery and the Division of Intra-Abdominal Transplantation have an excellent Transplant Surgeon Scientist opportunity located in Maywood, Illinois.
The department has an active research division. This position has protected time for the performance of research as well as a competitive start up package. Preference will be given to someone with an existing track record of research funding.
The transplant program has had annual growth for the past three years and performs liver, kidney, live donor kidney and pancreas transplantation. The program is also incorporating more hepatobiliary surgery into their practice. An ASTS Transplant Surgery Fellowship has been established and will welcome its first fellow in 2020. The selected transplant surgeon will be an active member of the team and contribute to education, outstanding outcomes in clinical care, and supporting the academic mission.
Applicants can be from the Assistant, Associate, or Professor level. They 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. The ability to independently perform procurement is required. Proficiency in either liver or kidney transplants is required. Hepatobiliary training, laparoscopic or robotic skills to perform live donor nephrectomy is preferred.
This is a unique opportunity to be part of a university-based academic environment.
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.
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