Transplant Surgery Opportunity

Trinity Health
Maywood, Illinois
Closing date
May 14, 2023

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Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC) has an excellent full-time employment opportunity for a Board Certified or Board Eligible Transplant Surgery physician to join the Department of Surgery located in Maywood and Hines, Illinois.

The Department of Surgery and the Division of Intra-Abdominal Transplantation at LUMC, in conjunction with the Edward Hines Jr. VA Medical Center, is searching for an outstanding, highly motivated transplant surgeon, with a record of clinical and academic contributions to the field, to join our dynamic group of six surgeons in our expanding Transplant Program. To support the growth and fulfill the educational mission of LUMC, an ASTS Transplant Surgery Fellowship was established in 2020, and a partnership with the Division of Surgical Oncology was recently established to expand the care of patients with hepatobiliary disease.

The transplant program at LUMC has demonstrated an annual growth for the past three years, is a CMS/UNOS certified program, and is a member in good standing for liver, kidney, and pancreas transplantation. The Abdominal Transplant Program at LUMC has recently established a partnership with The Edward Hines Jr. Veterans Administration Hospital to expand the local kidney transplantation footprint. The Kidney Transplant Program at the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital is only the eighth VA Kidney Transplant Program in the country.

The transplant surgeon will be an active member of both the Hines VA Kidney Transplant Program as well as LUMC transplant programs. The candidate will be expected to support both clinical programs, as well as contribute to education, outstanding outcomes in clinical care, and supporting the academic mission. This position includes protected time for academic endeavors.

Principal duties include:

  • The successful candidate must have kidney transplant experience, encompassing both deceased donor and living donor transplants. Experience in laparoscopic donor nephrectomies is required. Robotic skills and experience with national paired kidney exchange transplants are desirable.
  • The ability to independently perform deceased donor liver transplants is required. Formal Hepatobiliary training is highly desirable.
  • Experience in multi-organ donor recovery is required.
  • A proven academic track record as a transplant surgeon in education and research is highly desirable. Educational interests primarily in medical student education, as well as general surgery resident and transplant surgery fellowship training are expected from a successful candidate and will be of important considerations in the selection process.

Requirements for this opportunity include:

  • Assistant or Associate Professor level
  • Must have completed an ASTS certified program or a program of equivalent certification
  • Board Eligible or Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery
  • Licensed to practice in the State of Illinois at the time of hire

This is an excellent opportunity for a Transplant Surgeon to join Loyola University Health System.


Loyola University Medical Center offers a highly competitive benefits package including institutional malpractice coverage and salary commensurate with experience, time and rank is available.


Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC) is a 547-licensed-bed quaternary hospital in Maywood, Illinois that includes the William G. & Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children s hospital. Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its academic affiliation with Loyola University Chicago s Stritch School of Medicine and the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Loyola has 7,221 employees including 859 physicians, 491 residents and 108 fellows.

Loyola is consistently ranked among the top hospitals in Illinois and is currently ranked No. 4 in the state by both U.S. News & World Report and Newsweek. LUMC is part of Loyola Medicine, a three-hospital system that includes LUMC, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital and MacNeal Hospital, as well as convenient locations offering primary care, specialty care and immediate care services from more than 1,800 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. Loyola Medicine is part of Trinity Health, one of the largest Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation with 92 hospitals in 22 states.

Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital (, located on a 147-acre campus 12 miles west of downtown Chicago and bordering Loyola's medical center, offers primary, extended and specialty care and serves as a tertiary care referral center for VISN 12. Specialized clinical programs include Blind Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Injury, Neurosurgery, Radiation Therapy and Cardiovascular Surgery. Hines VAH currently operates 483 beds and six community based outpatient clinics in Hoffman Estates, Kankakee, Oak Lawn, Aurora, LaSalle (Peru), and Joliet.

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.

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.

For more information on Loyola University Health System, please visit


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.

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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 100 continuing care facilities including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities and programs that provide nearly two and a half million visits annually. Trinity Health employs more than 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.

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