Chief – Section of Cardiology #MED276

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS


Posted: 07-Dec-23

Location: Chicago, IL

Salary: Open



Internal Number: 118551

The Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago invites applications for the position of Chief, Section of Cardiology.  The appointee will be an accomplished program builder with a strong background in all aspects of cardiology, an experienced leader to support and enhance the Section's clinical, research, outreach and educational efforts, and have a national reputation in scholarship. The appointee will provide strategic, innovative, and operational leadership, and will have responsibility for the clinical and academic performance of the Section. The Chief will provide visionary leadership, support and mentoring of faculty for the growth of an outstanding clinical and scholarly Section.  Academic rank (Associate Professor or Professor), tenure, and compensation (including a generous package of fringe benefits) are dependent upon qualifications.

The Section of Cardiology has a track record of excellence in clinical care, discovery and education and continues to focus its tripartite mission of providing high-quality patient care, innovative research, and dedicated teaching. U.S. News & World Report ranked the cardiology/heart surgery program as #44 in the July 2022 Best Hospital rankings, and Newsweek/Statista ranked the Heart and Vascular Center as the 29th best in the world and the best in Illinois. The Section has 31 full-time faculty with expertise in basic, clinical and translational research, genetics of cardiovascular diseases, atherosclerosis, arrhythmias, heart failure and transplantation, developmental biology, oxygen sensing and pulmonary hypertension, and evolving programs in outcomes research and quality of care.  Faculty members in the Section are leaders in the institution, medical school and medical center and play a central role in the University of Chicago Medicine's nationally ranked Heart and Vascular Institute that provides the delivery of care to heart and vascular patients. The Section is also home to the Center for Arrhythmia Care, using image fusion and a magnetically guided EP lab to enhance the safety and efficacy of ablation of arrhythmias, such as atrial fibrillation.  

Clinical: The Section of Cardiology has programs in advanced imaging, electrophysiology, heart failure and transplantation, percutaneous valve and structural heart disease interventions, vascular medicine (including pulmonary hypertension) and cardiovascular genetics. A newly created Multimodality Imaging Center, directed by Section faculty, offers CT, MR and echocardiography and provides great opportunities for research and training. This center involves an important partnership with Radiology.  The Chief will provide oversight for all of the clinical programs to ensure the highest possible quality of care, patient safety and satisfaction while working to optimize clinical operations and efficiency.  

Research:  Provide guidance and support to expand the Section's portfolio of grants, contracts and clinical trials from bench to bedside.  The active and robust research program is represented by direct faculty awards and/or participation (via subcontracts) in many federally-funded grants, non-federally funded research, and industry-sponsored clinical trials. 

Education: The Section is home to one of the oldest NIH-funded T32 cardiovascular research training programs.  In addition, there are three ACGME accredited clinical fellowship training programs in EP, Interventional Cardiology, HF and a non-accredited program in Imaging.

Prior to the start of employment, qualified applicants must: 1) have a medical doctorate or equivalent, 2) hold or be eligible for medical licensure in the State of Illinois, and 3) be board certified or eligible in Cardiology.

To be considered, those interested must apply through The University of Chicago's Academic Recruitment job board, which uses Interfolio to accept applications: .  Applicants must upload: a CV including bibliography and cover letter. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  

For instructions on the Interfolio application process, please visit .

All University departments and institutes are charged with building a faculty from a diversity of backgrounds and with diverse viewpoints; with cultivating an inclusive community that values freedom of expression; and with welcoming and supporting all their members.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University's Statements on Diversity are at .

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination .

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-3988 or email [email protected] with their request.

Create a Job Alert for Similar Jobs
About University of Chicago (UC)
One of the world's premier academic and research institutions, the University of Chicago has driven new ways of thinking since our 1890 founding. Today, UChicago is an intellectual destination that draws inspired scholars to our Hyde Park and international campuses, keeping UChicago at the nexus of ideas that challenge and change the world.
Connections working at University of Chicago (UC)
More Jobs from This Employer
Return to Search Results

Similar Positions