Division Chief - Nephrology

Chicago, Illinois
Nov 23, 2020
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Division Chief - Nephrology

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 for Nephrology. 

The successful candidate will provide strategic, innovative, and operational leadership, and will have responsibility and accountability for the clinical and academic performance for the Division within the Department of Internal Medicine. A strong record of collaborative leadership and commitment to excellence in clinical, research, and academic service is essential. 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 M.; M.D/PhD. 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.

The Division Chief will be a strong leader who will work closely with the Department of Internal Medicine Chairperson, Dr. Jochen Reiser 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.

The Nephrology Research program at Rush is very active with a large NIH portfolio covering many areas of translational Nephrology. The Nephrology Division collaborates closely with other Rush specialists to treat kidney conditions as well as health issues related to kidney disease. Rush has a busy and highly regarded kidney transplant program with 100% one-year survival since 2006. In 2020, the Division is ranked number 1 in Illinois and number 11 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

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