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Division Chief – General Internal Medicine

Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois
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Dec 26, 2022

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Division Chief – General Internal Medicine

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, invites applications for the position of Division Chief of General Internal Medicine.


The Division Chief of General Internal Medicine (GIM) will be responsible for providing strategic, innovative, and operational leadership, and will be accountable for the clinical and academic performance of the largest division within the Department of Internal Medicine. The successful candidate will have the credentials to merit a faculty appointment of Associate Professor or Professor and will possess a demonstrated experience in innovation and value-based care. In addition, (s)he will also be committed to mentoring faculty, trainees, and medical students. Preferred candidates will have a strong record of collaborative leadership and commitment to excellence in clinical, research, and academic services. Candidates with ongoing research achievements and community engagements are highly desirable.


As a leader within the Department of Internal Medicine, the Division Chief of General Internal Medicine will work closely with the Department Chairperson and leadership to provide an energetic and inventive vision for maintaining and growing clinical and academic programs developing strategic interdisciplinary teams for furthering research, and continuing faculty development. The minimum requirements for the preferred candidates include:


  • Minimum of 7 years of experience as a physician leader at a large medical center (academic medical centers are preferred, but not required) Experience building and managing a large practice Experience in leading programmatic development National reputation Experience with obtaining and managing research grants (NIH, industry, or philanthropic) Experience working with value-based care plans MD, MD-PhD or DO degree Active board certification in General Internal Medicine Fellowship trained Licensed or able to obtain a medical license in the State of Illinois without restriction

The Division of General Internal Medicine at Rush is committed to providing exceptional patient-centered care, training and developing clinicians, and conduct research.  With over 50 full-time faculty members, it is the largest division in the Department of Internal Medicine.  The division is academically engaged and growing.  In the U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Graduate Schools rankings, Rush Medical College was listed as one of the best in the nation with programs in Research and Primary Care placing 64th and 69th respectively in the rankings.  The division actively participates in multiple clinical trials, as well as educational and clinical operational research.  The division currently serves the Chicagoland and its western suburbs across 9 clinical sites, with 2 new clinical sites scheduled to open in Fall 2022. 


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 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, including top 10 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.

Interested candidates, please send your CV and cover letter to:




Alyssa Taylor

Recruiter, Faculty Recruitment

Rush is an equal opportunity / Affirmative Action employer




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