Medical Director and Junior Faculty


The Cardiovascular Service Line at Rush University Medical Center seeks a board-certified Medical Director and Junior Faculty to join the Advanced Heart Failure & Transplantation cardiology team. The Medical Director position should be at a faculty rank of Associate Professor or above, and the Junior Faculty member will be eligible for faculty rank at Assistant Professor or above. This is a joint partnership with Rush University Medical Center Cardiology and Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgical Associates, one of the largest advanced heart failure, VAD and transplant programs in the region in effort to enhance heart failure at Rush. Candidates must have an outstanding record of commitment to clinical service, communication skills, collaborative work style, teaching and research with fellowship training in advanced heart failure/transplant.  Employment model is flexible.

Rush has specialists devoted to diagnosing and treating virtually every type of heart problem in adults and children. Comprehensive care for treating and preventing heart disease includes: General cardiology services, Chicago’s first dedicated center for women’s heart care, early detection and screening programs,  advanced techniques in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery including Ventricular assist devices (VADs) treatment plans, a state-of-the-art cardiology program for noninvasive cardiology services, comprehensive electrophysiology, adult congenital, cardio-oncology, advanced cardiac imaging, and a robust structural heart disease program. Additionally, Rush Cardiology is home to many novel clinical trials and a comprehensive research infrastructure, in addition to several fellowship and advanced training programs.

More about Rush University Medical Center:

Rush University Medical Center is an academic medical center that encompasses a 669-bed hospital serving adults and children. In January 2012, Rush opened a new 376-bed hospital building, known as the Tower, which is part of the Medical Center’s major renovation of its campus.

Rush University is home to one of the first medical colleges in the Midwest and one of the nation’s top-ranked nursing colleges, as well as graduate programs in allied health, health systems management and biomedical research. The Medical Center also offers more than 70 highly selective residency and fellowship programs in medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties.

Rush is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Rush is ranked in 7 of 16 categories in U.S. News & World Report's 2018–2019 “America's Best Hospitals” issue, and is one of the two top-ranked hospitals in Illinois overall.

Rush was one of four hospitals in the country that the American Hospital Association honored for equity of care in June of 2018.

Rush was the first hospital in Illinois serving adults and children to receive Magnet status—the highest honor in nursing—and the first in Illinois to earn a fourth four-year designation.

Rush has been ranked among the country's top 100 hospitals—and 15 major teaching hospitals—four times by Truven Health Analytics, a leading provider of health care data and analytics.

The Human Rights Campaign, a civil rights organization that advocates for equality for people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and/or queer/questioning named Rush University Medical Center a leader in LGBT Health Equality for the tenth consecutive year.

Leah Tyrrell

Leah Tyrrell

Director, Faculty Recruitment

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