Division Director-Trauma, Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery Physician
Loyola University Medical Center - Maywood, IL

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Loyola University Health System and Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine seeks an exceptional individual to direct the Trauma, Critical and Acute Care Surgery Division. Loyola is a busy Level 1 trauma center and ACS/ABA approved Burn Center located in Maywood, on the western edge of Chicago. In FY 11, there were 670 burn admission and 957 trauma activations (229 level 1 and 728 level 2). A vibrant Acute Surgery Program is already present. There are 7 current faculty with 2 additional faculty joining this summer. The division generates ~50,000 wRVUs per year with 900 inpt OR cases and 140 outpt OR cases. There is an ICU fellowship with plans to expand to become an AAST Acute Care Surgery fellowship. The clinical and educational programs are closely aligned with the Burn Shock Trauma Research Institute (BSTI). The BSTI programs include ongoing basic, translational and clinical trial activities in wound healing, acute kidney injury, fracture healing and alcohol associated injuries. There are 2 NIH T32 training grants within the BSTI in addition to NIH and DOD etc funding totaling $6.2M (FY12).Since 2010, the Loyola Dept of Surgery has significantly expanded with recruitment of new faculty and reconstituted programs in transplant, plastics, colorectal, HPB, vascular, endocrine and trauma surgery. Loyola is ranked #14 nationally in NIH funding among depts of surgery (FY12; http://www.brimr.org/NIH_Awards/NIH_Awards.htm ).

This is an opportunity for an ambitious energetic leader to expand the clinical, educational and research programs nationally, within Loyola, and within the larger Loyola/Trinity Health Systems. Unexplored avenues also include, among others, health services research, the Hines VAH, and development of institutional critical care services.

The candidate is responsible for recruitment and retention of high quality faculty and is a visible and accessible mentor and role model to all division faculty, as well as planning and leading initiatives to facilitate clinical quality, academic and clinical productivity and enhancement of patient satisfaction. The division director works closely with the department leadership to develop and implement strategic plans and hospital administration to create well rounded and efficient clinical services.

A medical degree and board certification in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Careare required. A strong track of research accomplishment with extramural funding is preferred. This is a full-time faculty position. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will be at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.

LUHS is a member of Trinity Health, one of the largest Catholic Health Systems in the United States. LUHS includes a core academic hospital (Loyola University Hospital) located on its main campus in Maywood, a community hospital (Gottlieb Memorial Hospital) located three miles from the main campus in Melrose Park, and an extensive network of more than 28 specialty and primary care centers in the Chicago suburbs. LUHS is home to approximately 7000 staff members, 650 full-time faculty members, and 600 residents/fellows.

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