Surgeon Scientist


The Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Surgery at Rush University Medical Center is recruiting a Surgeon Scientist for an Assistant Professor or higher rank.  Qualified candidates should possess Board Certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and have a successful track record of grant funding.  The ideal candidate will possess strong academic and clinical credentials and excellent communication and facilitation skills. The selected candidate will play a key role in serving as Director of Research for the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, developing a basic and translational science laboratory, and a clinical outcomes program. This position includes a research focused appointment with protected research time and the opportunity to practice clinically at the Rush Main campus and its affiliated sites.

The Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Rush University Medical Center is rapidly expanding, and comprised of academic faculty who practice in a team-based atmosphere. The candidate will benefit from the multitude of resources available including: post-doctoral support, protected laboratory space and funding, and access to advanced practice clinical providers.

Interested candidates, please address your CV and cover letter to:

Amir H. Dorafshar, MBChB, FACS, FAAP

Professor and Division Chief, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Program Director, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

 via email to Rose Sprinkle, Manager, Faculty Recruitment at

Rose Sprinkle

Rose Sprinkle

Manager, Faculty Recruitment
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Opportunity Criteria

  • Specialty

    Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

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Rush is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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.

Rose Sprinkle

Rose Sprinkle

Manager, Faculty Recruitment

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