Thoracic Surgeon - Clinical Faculty
Faculty/Clinical Faculty | Rush University Medical Center – Chicago | Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery

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 applications for the position of General Thoracic Surgeon.

The Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at RUSH, seeks a full-time General Thoracic Surgeon to join our faculty at RUSH Copley Medical Center, located in Aurora, Illinois. The ideal candidate will be ABTS-certified with a minimum of 3 years of experience in practice. Applicants must demonstrate a strong history of clinical productivity, practice growth, and proficiency in minimally-invasive approaches to both malignant and benign thoracic diseases. Exceptional inter-personal skills are required. The candidate will take an active role in program development at Rush Copley Medical Center and will hold an academic appointment within the RUSH Medical College. The applicant will have the opportunity to work with and teach RUSH medical students, general surgery residents, and cardiothoracic fellows.

The candidate will join a well-established, busy, and experienced team of 4 thoracic surgeons and 4 advanced practice providers, with an annual volume of over 1,200 cases. The on-call schedule is one in four, with no lung transplant responsibilities. The candidate will join a well-functioning multidisciplinary thoracic oncology team, including active interventional pulmonologists, gastroenterologists, and oncologists. There is an established referral network for the candidate upon starting that is continuing to expand. The successful applicant will benefit from a dynamic clinical environment and opportunities for early programmatic leadership.  

Rush University System for Health (RUSH) 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 is an elite medical community recognized yearly for excellence in patient care, medical discovery and clinical expertise. We’re proud to have received Vizient's Quality Leadership Award, ranking third among 99 academic medical centers across the country. All three RUSH hospitals have earned the LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader designation in the Healthcare Equality Index. Our physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses and staff are the heartbeat of our health system’s ongoing success. We know how important it is to recruit and retain exceptional staff and faculty to execute our mission.

Join RUSH and become part of one of the nation’s best healthcare systems. 

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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Kara Confer
Kara Confer
Director, Faculty and Provider Recruitment

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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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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