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 Infectious Diseases (ID).
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.
Operating within the Department of Pediatrics, the Division of Infectious Diseases is one of the top training programs in the country. Lurie Children's Division of Infectious Diseases offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for children with a wide variety of infectious diseases, including many that are rarely seen in the United States. Established in 1987, the Pediatric & Adolescent HIV/AIDS Program cares for more children and adolescents than any other pediatric HIV service provider in the region. The Center for Kawasaki Disease has one of the largest and most active Kawasaki disease clinical and research programs in the U.S., having cared for more than 1,600 children.
The Head of Infectious Diseases will be joining a thriving institution at a remarkable time. The overarching opportunity is to continue the trajectory of growth and to elevate the quality of teaching, research, service, and clinical care in an already outstanding division. The Head should foster stronger connections across the Department of Pediatrics and beyond, extending the reach of clinical and research collaborations with other divisions, especially in areas of opportunity such as Adult Infectious Diseases and Microbiology among others. The Head should develop a vision to grow the research program; recruit, retain and develop an increasingly distinguished faculty; and support and foster excellence in patient care. Securing a major training grant for the Division and continuing the legacy of outstanding education will be crucial components of the Head’s success.
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 Isaacson, Miller, 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 John Muckle and Jamie Sands via http://www.imsearch.com/5620.
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.