Clinical Division Chief, Cardiology & Co-Director, Heart Service Line

Chicago, Illinois
Nov 17, 2020
Position Type

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 Clinical Division Chief of Cardiology and Co-Director of the Heart Service Line.

The successful candidate will provide strategic, innovative, and operational leadership, and will have responsibility and accountability for the clinical performance for the Division and within the Department of Internal Medicine and the Heart Service Line. A strong record of collaborative leadership and commitment to excellence in clinical, research, and academic service is essential. This position will closely collaborate on research and education efforts as they relate to the clinical enterprise with the Academic Division Chief of Cardiology. Ongoing research achievement, community engagement, and educational excellence are highly desirable. The successful candidate must also be committed to mentoring faculty, trainees, and medical students. In addition, (s)he will have credentials that merit appointment as Associate Professor or Professor, will have an MD or equivalent degree, will be board certified, will possess a demonstrated commitment to innovation, and will have the leadership skills necessary for guiding faculty development and advancement across research, clinical, and academic missions.

As a Department & Service Line leader, the Clinical Division Chief will work closely with the Cardiac Service Line Co-Director, Academic Division Chief, and Department Chairperson to provide an energetic and inventive vision for maintaining and growing clinical, educational, and research programs, developing strategic interdisciplinary teams for furthering research, and continuing faculty development.

Rush University System for Health (RUSH) 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 comprises 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. This places the Medical Center amongst the top 20 of the 3,000 hospitals evaluated. U.S. News & World Report has also recognized 11 Rush programs amongst the nation’s best, including top five national rankings for orthopedics, neurology and neurosurgery. These accolades, along with many others that include a decade of Magnet® designation, are a reflection of 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. For the second consecutive year, 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: 
Leah Popescu 

Director, Faculty Recruitment

Rush is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer