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Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine - 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 the 254-bed Gottlieb Memorial Hospital and a vast ambulatory network across the region - clinically integrated and synchronized on one electronic health record.  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.

SSOM is committed to integrating education, research and service in the development of future physicians and researchers. The School has been in the vanguard of institutions that have created new, active learning curricula to help medical students meet the challenges of 21st century healthcare.  With its commitment to growing interdisciplinary translational research, LUHS recently completed the 259,000 sq. ft. Center for Translational Research and Education.

Loyola seeks an accomplished leader and outstanding clinician with a strong academic foundation to guide and build a collaborative Surgery Department for the future. 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 solid 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, and phone 630-575-6957.

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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