Pediatric Infectious Disease/Pediatric Infection Control
Faculty/Clinical Faculty | Rush University Medical Center – Chicago | Pediatrics

The Department of Pediatrics, Section of Infectious Disease at Rush University Medical Center, located in downtown Chicago, is seeking a Pediatric Infectious Diseases physician to join our full-time clinical faculty as Assistant or Associate Professor of Pediatric Infectious Disease and Medical Director of Pediatric Infection Control and Prevention.

Rush University Medical Center (RUMC) is a nationally recognized clinical and academic institution. The facility’s 57-bed Level III neonatal intensive care unit, featuring single rooms to promote privacy and safety, provides the highest level of collaborative care to its patients. The Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Rush treats children facing a wide range of infectious conditions. Rush Faculty Physicians also provide care to children with perinatal HIV exposure and perinatally-acquired HIV infection, as part of the Rush/Cook County Center for Research and Education in Infectious Diseases (CORE Center). This recruitment is part of a key strategic growth initiative within the Department of Pediatrics.

Qualified candidates must have completed an approved Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellowship program and be Board Certified/Board Eligible. Candidates will be eligible for a faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level, commensurate with their experience. Candidates should possess a strong commitment to clinical care, education, and research. The ideal candidate will be an actively involved clinical educator in the teaching program for medical students, Pediatrics, and combined Medicine-Pediatrics residents, and will provide medical leadership as Medical Director of Pediatric Infection Control and Prevention. The Medical Director will partner with the System Directors of Infection Prevention and Control on pandemic preparedness, the elimination of healthcare-associated infections, diagnostic stewardship, and enhancing prevention practices, safety, and quality throughout the system. Clinical responsibilities include inpatient and outpatient care at Rush and outpatient care at Stroger Cook County Hospital CORE Center, which is located one block away.



Rush University System for Health 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 includes 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 2021-2022. This places the Medical Center among the top 20 of the 3,000 hospitals evaluated. U.S. News & World Report has also recognized nine Rush programs among the nation’s best, including top 10 national rankings for neurology and neurosurgery and orthopedics. These accolades, along with many others that include a decade of Magnet® designation, reflect 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. All three Rush University System for Health hospitals have earned the LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader designation in the Healthcare Equality Index.


Rush University Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or Protected Veteran status.


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Best HospitalsRush 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.

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