Director, Interventional Pulmonary Clinical Faculty

Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois
Closing date
Aug 25, 2023

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Pulmonary Disease
Full Time
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Director, Interventional Pulmonary Clinical Faculty
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Rush University Medical Center, a nationally recognized clinical and academic institution, and the teaching hospital for Rush Medical and Nursing Colleges, located in downtown Chicago, is expanding its Interventional Pulmonary (IP) program. To support the continued growth of the IP program, the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine is seeking to hire a board-certified Pulmonary and Critical Care physician who is fellowship trained in IP to join the Division, the comprehensive RUSH Lung Center and the growing RUSH University System for Health. The qualified candidate will join the current team of 26 faculty members in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine and an extremely busy and successful Thoracic Surgery group to further enhance and grow the IP program. We are interested in recruiting a faculty member with at least 5 years of post-graduate experience to serve as the Director of the IP program. The position offers competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and an academic appointment commensurate with experience.

Teaching and supervising fellows will be an important educational activity as RUSH has an ACGME-accredited Pulm/CC fellowship with 4 fellows per year (total of 12 fellows) and a Critical Care fellowship with 2 fellows per year (total of 4 fellows).

The ideal candidate will have leadership experience and a vision to expand IP services across the entire RUSH University System for Health. The candidate will become a key leader in the Division and in the Rush Lung Center and actively participate in clinical trials and lead new studies assessing innovative and emerging technology. High profile roles in national and international societies in the field are desirable.

The new IP leader will:

  • Expand procedural volume and implement novel procedures for emphysema and asthma
  • Expand our navigational bronchoscopy techniques and implement robotic bronchoscopy in order to enhance our ability for diagnosing and treating peripheral lung cancer
  • Work closely with Division Chief and RUSH Lung Center leadership on developing a plan for expanding the RUSH Lung Center cancer screening program at all our clinical sites
  • Expanding Interventional Pulmonary programs at the main campus as well as our affiliates
  • Provide mentorship to junior faculty and fellows within the Division
  • Foster and expand research collaborations with Thoracic Surgery, Chest Radiology, and our Lung Cancer program

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 2020-2021 and 2021-2022. This places the Medical Center among the top 20 of the 3,000 hospitals evaluated. U.S. News & World Report has also recognized nine Rush programs among the nation s best. The adult pulmonology/lung surgery program was ranked #28 in the nation. 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.

Interested candidates, can apply here or please send your CV and cover letter to:

Yulia Fedetska
Recruiter, Faculty Recruitment

Rush is an equal opportunity / Affirmative Action employer

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