Heart Failure - Medical Director and Junior Clinical Faculty
Faculty/Clinical Faculty | Medical College - Main Campus | Cardiology

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.

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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Leah  Tyrrell
Leah Tyrrell
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