Chicago, Illinois
Sep 29, 2016
Position Type


John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital (JHSH) of Cook County is the flagship of the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS). The Level 1 Trauma Center is one of the most respected in the nation. The hospital treats over 150,000 emergency room patients annually. It is home to more than 300 attending physicians along with more than 400 medical residents and fellows.

The Attending Physician XI, Ophthalmology Vitreoretinal Specialist will provide both clinical and surgical services of the vitreous body of the eye and retina to the patients of Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) and participate in the on-call schedule as specified by the Division Chief. Supervises fellows, residents, medical students, mid-level practitioners and ancillary personnel; partakes in clinical trials; conducts research; serves on administrative committees; adheres to all federal, local and department rules and regulations.

Applicants may apply for this position online or submit a resume/CV to the following e-mail address:

The job title (ATTENDING PHYSICIAN XI - OPHTHALMOLOGY VITREORETINAL SPECIALIST) and the posting number (00119676) must be in the subject line of your e-mail. An application or resume/CV must be filed for each position which interests you.

Link to this job posting for a detailed job description and application process:

To receive Veteran Preference, appropriate discharge papers must be attached to the online application or must be included with your e-mailed resume/CV. 


  • MD or DO from an accredited institution
  • Must possess a valid Illinois medical license or obtain this license prior to the start of employment
  • Must possess a valid Illinois Controlled Substance License or obtain this license prior to the start of employment
  • Must possess a valid Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) license or have the ability to obtain this license prior to the start of this employment.
  • Board certification in the relevant specialty of Ophthalmology or must be in a pathway leading to certification within five (5) years of terminal training in accordance with the requirements of the American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Must have successfully completed a Surgical Vitreoretinal fellowship or be on the pathway to successful completion within twelve (12) months of hire
  • Experience performing vitreoretinal surgery techniques including pars plana vitrectomies, scleral buckling, pneumatic retinopexy, and office based injections as wells as laser procedures as demonstrated in corresponding case logs.


  • Provides diagnostic and treatment services to patients supporting early detection and prevention of vitreo-retinal disorders including benign and malignant disease.
  • Performs up-to-date vitreoretinal surgery including pars plana vitrectomies, scleral buckles, pneumatic retinopexy, and office based injections and lasers as needed for the patients of CCHHS.
  • Completes timely, accurate, and thorough medical record documentation as required to meet appropriate department and/or hospital guidelines.
  • Participates in the education and training of fellows, residents, and medical students rotating in the division.
  • Responds promptly to all on-call queries from fellows or residents; communicates with other Attending Physicians and Surgeons as needed.
  • Communicates promptly to the Division chairman all information necessary for the creation of assignments.
  • Assists in developing new programs and processes that enhance patient care.
  • Performs research activities; follows all ethical guidelines, as coordinated with and approved by the Division Chair and approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB).
  • Participates in ongoing clinical trials and investigations offered in the division; participates in administrative committees servicing the department and Hospitals as schedule permits.
  • Attends Division and Department meetings on regular basis and the Mortality and Morbidity conference as required.
  • Requests appropriate specialty consultations, and performs inpatient rounds and required resident teaching sessions as assigned and as clinical needs dictate.
  • Participates in the on-call rotations as specified by the Division Chairman.
  • Participates in Quality Assurance activities as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Reports to the Chair of the Division of Ophthalmology Surgery

THE COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITAL SYSTEMS DIVISION OF OPHTHALMOLOGY – a center for the specialized medical and surgical ophthalmic care

We have experts in all of the ophthalmic subspecialties, as well as some of the most advanced and emerging technology in the field. We cover a broad spectrum of common and rare eye diseases and injuries from preventive care to ongoing medical/surgical treatment to urgent and emergent problems for both adults and children.

Cataract, Corneal Disease, and Glaucoma

Our anterior segment specialists guide patients through care and treatment. Just a few examples of our services with the latest technology include:

  • Standard or femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery with intraocular lens implantation
  • Full-thickness or partial-thickness corneal transplants
  • Corneal collagen crosslinking for corneal ectasia
  • Medical, surgical, and laser treatment for any stage of glaucoma

Retina and Uveitis

Our retina specialists are well-versed in handling the medical and surgical manifestations of some of the most complex diseases that affect the retina, including:

  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Retinal detachment
  • Inflammatory disorders of the eye
  • Inherited and acquired retinal diseases such as age-related macular degeneration

Neuro-ophthalmology and Oculoplastics/Orbital Disease

Symptoms of neurologic and orbital disease affecting the eye can range from subtle visual changes to sudden vision loss. Life-threatening illness may manifest with such eye symptoms, and our physicians manage the most complicated of patients.

Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus

We provide comprehensive eye care for children of all ages, including specialists dedicated to the treatment of eye disease in premature infants as well as well-child exams. Eye muscle misalignment in children and adults can be managed medically or surgically by our skilled strabismus surgeons.  


As one of the largest public health systems in the country, the Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) cares for more than 300,000 individuals resulting in over 1 million patient visits each year. Our mission to care for all, regardless of their ability to pay, dates back to 1835. In that time, we have cared for millions of patients and trained thousands of doctors, nurses, and health professionals. We conduct important research making substantial contributions to current practices. With a patient-centric focus, we look to our teams to provide a commitment to leading edge practices and approaches, collegial relationships, and the CCHHS mission.

Both the QR code and link below will take you to the CCHHS Career Page to see current listings.