The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, a world-class pediatric health center affiliated with the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (FSM), seeks a talented medical leader to serve as Head of the Division of Cardiology.
Founded in 1882 as Children’s Memorial, the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago moved to a stunning new facility on the downtown Chicago campus of the Feinberg School of Medicine in 2012. This 23-story, state-of-the-art hospital has been developed using leading-edge hospital design principles and has grown to become one of the nation’s leading pediatric health centers. The hospital has doubled the number of children served through inpatient and outpatient care, and has quadrupled research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Lurie Children’s is also one of a few U.S. children’s hospitals with a pediatric research center, and the hospital consistently appears on U.S. News & World Report’s list of the top children’s hospitals in the U.S.
The Division of Cardiology encompasses the sections of Electrophysiology, Noninvasive Imaging, Heart Failure & Heart Transplant, Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Fetal Cardiology, Interventional Catheterization and Cardiac Critical Care, and totals 37 attending physicians, 12 fellows and 20 Advanced Practice Nurses. The Division includes the 36-bed Regenstein Cardiac Care Unit, which is about to expand to a 44-bed unit, a dedicated Inpatient Service and an active Consult Service. Divisional research activities include the Cardiovascular Research database in collaboration with the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Medicine, the Cardiac Biorepository for Regenerative Medicine, Pediatric Neurodevelopment and Neurocognition Outcomes, Cardiovascular Genetics, and the Pediatric Heart Transplant Study. The division maintains a collaborative relationship with our Adult Cardiology colleagues at the Feinberg School of Medicine, as well as development of cardiovascular Bridge Programs focused on transitioning patients into adult cardiac care. With daily interaction with pediatric residents and a significant dedication to education, the Division has garnered the annual divisional teaching award for the 2016 Academic year. The accredited Pediatric Cardiology fellowship graduates three fellows per year, most of whom have progressed to productive academic careers.
The successful candidate must hold an MD or MD/PhD degree and must be licensed or eligible for an Illinois medical license. Board Certification in Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology is required. Rank, salary and the awarding of tenure will be commensurate with experience. With a population of nearly three million in the City and 7 million in the greater metropolitan area, Chicago is the cultural, industrial, and commercial center of the Midwest. Lurie Children’s is located in the Streeterville neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, and situated near Lake Michigan and the Magnificent Mile, one of the premier retail, cultural, and dining districts in the world. Chicago boasts a world-class arts scene, fine dining, and outstanding access to outdoor recreation. Lurie Children’s Hospital is located near the shores of Lake Michigan. The downtown Chicago campus is home to Northwestern’s School of Law, Feinberg School of Medicine, School of Continuing Studies, and the Kellogg School’s Part-Time MBA Program. To learn more about Chicago, see http://www.choosechicago.com/visitor-information-centers/.
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital has engaged Furst Group, a national executive search firm to assist with this search. Review of submitted credentials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should include a current vita and cover letter reviewing their experience, strengths, and accomplishments. Inquiries, nominations and applications should be submitted electronically to: Deanna Banks (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.