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Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and Loyola University Health System - Chair, Department of Surgery

Maywood, IL

Job Description

Maywood, IL - Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine (SSOM) and Loyola University Health System (LUHS) seek an outstanding academic surgical leader to serve as Chair, Department of Surgery. This is a unique opportunity for a new Chair to collaboratively build a nationally recognized department of surgery through integrated clinical program delivery and advanced surgical services across a rapidly growing System; while further enhancing the research reputation and capabilities of a top tier department of surgery.

The Department of Surgery is a multi-specialty surgical service; comprised of 58 faculty across ten unique divisions. The department has developed active research programs through collaborations with the Burn Shock Trauma Institute and the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center. Research funding is derived from a variety of sources; the Department bears the distinction as one of the few surgery departments in the country with two NIH - training grants, and hosts three residency and three fellowship programs.

LUHS is a quaternary care health system anchored by the 547-licensed-bed Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC) with a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, a Children's Hospital, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, the Loyola Ambulatory Surgery Center and the Loyola Outpatient Center.  The system also includes Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, MacNeal Hospital and a vast ambulatory network complemented by affiliate partnerships across the region. In addition, LUHS has a strong relationship with Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, located adjacent to LUMC’s campus with a number of faculty providing clinical care and medical education.

LUHS is a member of Trinity Health (TH), one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. TH serves communities in 22 states, with 90 hospitals and 120 continuing care locations; performs nearly 2.5 million visits per year and has annual operating revenues of $17.6 billion. LUHS is one of the largest Regional Health Ministries within TH.

The successful candidate will have in-depth knowledge and ability to effectively lead physicians, researchers, and educators while embracing the importance of quality and financial sustainability. In addition, the Chair will also possess personal values consistent with the mission/vision/values of Loyola University Chicago and LUHS; to care for patients beyond their illness.   

Qualified candidates must hold an MD or equivalent medical degree; board certification in a surgical specialty and eligible for medical licensure in Illinois; and meet Loyola University criteria for appointment to a tenured senior level faculty position. Proven and substantial leadership experience is required.

Confidential inquiries, nominations, expressions of interest and candidate materials (including a letter of interest and CV) should be submitted via email to the Loyola’s search consultants. Please contact Linda Komnick, Dr. Chris Colenda, and Jeff Schroetlin through the office of Vinny Gossain at

Loyola University and Loyola University Health System are affirmative action/equal opportunity employers. They undertake affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for underrepresented minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.
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