Lung Oncology - Senior Clinical Faculty - Chicago, IL

Rush University Medical Center
Facility: Rush University Medical Center 
Address: 1653 W. Congress Parkway 
Chicago, IL 60612 
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Specialty: Oncology 
Candidate Type: MD, DO 
Visas Accepted: No J1 or H1
Loan Repayment: Not Specified
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The Division of Hematology, Oncology and Cell Therapy in the Department of Medicine at Rush University Medical Center is recruiting a Senior Medical Oncologist with interest in lung oncology at the associate or professor level.  The successful candidate will be board certified in medical oncology and have demonstrated leadership in the field of Thoracic Oncology on a national level.  The successful candidate will have a Co-Directorship in a well-developed multidisciplinary program that includes at least 3 full-time dedicated thoracic oncologists, 5 full-time thoracic surgeons and a full-time radiation oncologist all dedicated to lung cancer and other chest malignancies. The predominant criteria include: a major commitment to research and scholarly activity that advances the field of medicine, teaching, excellence in clinical care, and institutional service appropriate to the programmatic need the individual is expected to fulfill. 

The thoracic oncology program at Rush currently provides care for the largest number of lung cancer patients in the Chicagoland area.  The program boasts a clinical database and tumor/serum bank of over 4,000 patients with NIH funded translational research. Medical oncologists at Rush continue to participate year after year in multicenter trials of several immunotherapies for advanced and early-stage lung cancers. Rush researchers have been involved in early studies that lead to the approval of erlotinib, and continue to offer clinical trials testing the latest targeted therapies in solid tumors. Rush is one of only six medical centers in the country to partner with Tempus, a Chicago-based technology company using genomic mapping that will enable clinicians around the world to customize more effective treatments. The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) chose Rush's lung cancer care team as one of only five worldwide recipients — one of two in North America — of the foundation's inaugural Cancer Care Team Award in 2017. Acknowledging cancer care teams across the globe who go above and beyond to provide the highest-quality patient care, the award is unique in that the recipients were nominated by patients. 

Our new, state-of-the-art Cancer Center facility in Chicago will serve as a hub for services throughout our health system. Our core programs are supported by multi-disciplinary teams from medical oncology, surgical oncology, radiation oncology, pathology, radiology, research and bioinformatics, clinical operations, and dedicated clinical and support staff, including patient navigators. This structure allows specialists to more easily consult and see patients based on tumor type or molecular and genomic signatures, combining our outstanding multidisciplinary approach with a data infrastructure that supports this patient-centered care. This integration enables us to make a greater commitment to research, dramatically scaling the effectiveness of clinical trials, and enabling translational research that moves bench to bedside, and bedside to bench. 

Interested candidates, please address your CV and cover letter to:

Timothy M. Kuzel, MD, FACP
Chief, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Cell Therapy and
Professor of Medicine
Rush University Medical Center

Via email to: Rose Sprinkle, Manager, Faculty Recruitment at:

About Us

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 comprises 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. Numerous national organizations have recognized Rush for the quality of care we provide, including U.S. News & World Report, which ranked Rush University Medical Center among the top 50 hospitals in five specialties in its 2019-2020 Best Hospitals issue. Rush University Medical Center has received Vizient's Quality Leadership Award, ranking second among 99 academic medical centers across the country. In 2019, Rush was designated a leader in LGBTQ health care equality by the Human Rights Campaign for the 10th consecutive year, and was one of only five hospitals from across the nation to be recognized by the American Hospital Association as an honoree for its annual Equity of Care Award.

Rush is an equal opportunity / Affirmative Action employer

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Contact: Rose Sprinkle 
Phone: 312-563-1580
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