Department of Dermatology Chairperson
Leadership | Rush University Medical Center – Chicago | Dermatology

Rush University Medical Center, a nationally recognized clinical and academic institution and the teaching hospital for Rush Medical and Nursing Colleges, located in downtown Chicago, invites nominations and applications for the position of Chairperson of the Department of Dermatology.  


The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to a clinical and academic service that includes teaching and mentoring trainees as well as medical students. Research achievement and a strong record of collaborative leadership, commitment to academic excellence and community engagement are also desirable. The successful candidate will have an established national/international reputation and demonstrated experience in leading implementation of a vision through innovation and accountability. In addition, they will have credentials that merit appointment as Associate Professor or Professor, have an MD or equivalent degree, board certification in Dermatology, possess a demonstrated commitment to innovation, and have the leadership skills necessary for guiding faculty development and advancement across research, clinical and academic missions. As a department leader, the Chairperson will provide an energetic and inventive vision for growing clinical volume, improving clinical productivity and further defining clinical expertise with the academic model of sub-specialization. The Chairperson also will work to facilitate collaborative work between departments to grow and improve existing spheres of clinical care and develop clinical-oriented research. 


The Department has a long tradition of excellence and expertise in many clinical domains. Our physicians use the most advanced technologies and approaches, including Mohs surgery. The Dermatology Residency program is a fully accredited three-year training program dedicated to teaching competence in the diagnosis, pathogenesis, treatment and prevention of skin diseases. With nine full-time and 18 part-time volunteer faculty members, our staff-to-trainee ratio offers residents a highly personalized training experience.  


Rush University Medical Center is an academic medical center that encompasses a 669-bed hospital serving adults and children, including the 2012 opening of a Chicago architectural landmark, the 376-bed hospital building, known as the Tower. Rush University is home to the oldest medical college in Chicago; one of the first medical colleges in the Midwest and one of the nation’s top-ranked nursing colleges. The Department supports graduate programs in allied health, health systems management and biomedical research. We’re proud to have received Vizient's Quality Leadership Award, ranking second among 99 academic medical centers across the country. Rush has been ranked among the country’s top 100 hospitals – and 15 major teaching hospitals – three times by Truven Health Analytics, a leading provider of health care data and analytics. The Human Rights Campaign, a civil rights group that advocates for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality, has named Rush a Leader in LGBT Health Equality for eight consecutive years.

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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Why Rush?

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.


Rush is united by diversity, inclusion and a commitment to health equity. Rush is also a perennial “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality.”

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Research at Rush

Rush is currently involved in more than 1,600 research studies, many NIH-funded. Rush’s long tradition of discovery dates back to determining the causes of scarlet fever, heart attacks and sickle cell anemia. Today we’re also leaders in neurosciences, cancer, immunology, infection, regenerative medicine and more. Join us in spearheading life-changing research at the national level.

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