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.