Division Head, Pediatric Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine
Location: Evanston, Illinois
Internal Number: 48123
The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, a world-class, research intensive, pediatric health center affiliated with the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, seeks a talented physician leader to serve as Head of the Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine. This position will be on the non-tenure eligible track at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor rank, the candidate should be MD or MD/PhD, board-certification and fellowship training in Pediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine.
The Division Head is responsible for leading all clinical care, research endeavors, educational efforts, advocacy and administrative aspects of the Division’s work. As the leader of the division, the Division will apply a strong and proven commitment to excellence in delivery of care, research, education, and advocacy. The Division Head will have the opportunity to lead and have impact in the following ways:
Develop a strategic vision and lead the Division
Support and foster excellence in patient care
Recruit, retain, and develop distinguished faculty
Further strengthen the culture of academic and research excellence
Cultivate educational opportunities
Collaborate with aligned program areas.
The successful candidate will be a strategic, thoughtful leader with robust experience in an academic medical center setting. Candidates should have an interest in faculty and fellow mentorship, as it is a key responsibility in supporting division members’ career growth and development. This individual will act as the representative in interactions with Department leadership, hospital administration, external groups and philanthropic donors. The individual in this role is responsible for oversight of divisional operational, philanthropic and grant funding in partnership with the Division Administrator.
The Division of Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine:
The Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine at Lurie Children’s is ranked among the top programs in the nation. Lurie Children’s Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine treats more children for lung and breathing-related (respiratory) diseases than any other hospital in Illinois. The Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine currently has 12 full time faculty members (9 pediatric pulmonologists and 3 sleep physicians) and 7 Advanced Practice Providers. The Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine has an accredited Cystic Fibrosis Center in addition to a newly accredited Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Center of Excellence. The Division has comprehensive, multidisciplinary programs in all aspects of pediatric pulmonary medicine including High-Risk Asthma, Aerodigestive, Neuromuscular, Pulmonary Hypertension and Pulmonary Habilitation. The Division actively leads and participates in a myriad of NIH funded investigator-initiated clinical and basic science research efforts in addition to industry sponsored clinical research activities performed through the Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutic Development Network. The Division has an active ACGME-accredited pediatric pulmonology fellowship training program and an active flexible bronchoscopy program. The Sleep Medicine Center at Lurie Children’s is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). Staff members have unique expertise in treating healthy and medically complex children from birth through 18 years of age, including children with craniofacial abnormalities and genetic syndromes. We are specialized in our ability to evaluate newborns, including infants born prematurely. We support the management of sleep disordered breathing in children with complex medical conditions such as neuromuscular disease, craniofacial syndrome, chronic lung diseases and respiratory control disorders.
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (Lurie Children's) is a free-standing children’s hospital located just off the Magnificent Mile and Lake Michigan, and adjacent to the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine campus. It has more than 1,100 pediatric specialists focusing on 70 specialties in multiple locations and routinely provides care to more young people than any other Chicago-area hospital or medical center. The patient population represents a broad spectrum of socioeconomic status, racial/ethnic backgrounds, and geographic distribution that ranges from the immediate Chicago area to a referral population throughout Illinois and over 40 states. The Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute serves as the home of all research-related activities at Lurie Children’s, with over $75 million in extramural funding. The Patrick M. Magoon Institute for Healthy Communities serves as the hub for all community-engaged programs and advocacy, including initiatives that involve trainees.
Our primary affiliation with and proximity to Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine provides rich opportunities for collaboration across its many centers and institutes, including the Institute for Public Health and Medicine, the Institute for Innovations in Developmental Sciences and the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. Chicago is a world-class city, home to some of the most diverse and culturally rich neighborhoods in America. We have world-championship sports teams, renowned architecture, award-winning theater, numerous parks and beaches, over 7,000 restaurants, and much more.
Compensation and Location
Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. With a population of nearly 3 million in the city and 7 million in the greater metropolitan area, Chicago is the cultural, industrial, and commercial center of the Midwest. Lurie Children’s is located in the Streeterville neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois and situated near Lake Michigan and the Magnificent Mile, one of the premier shopping, cultural, and dining districts in the world. Chicago boasts a world-class arts scene, fine dining, and outstanding access to outdoor recreation. The downtown Chicago campus is home to Northwestern’s School of Law, Feinberg School of Medicine, School of Continuing Studies, and the Kellogg School’s Part-Time MBA Program.
Our Commitment to Diversity Equity and Inclusion
The Department of Pediatrics is strongly committed to diversity, and equity is critical to the mission of advancing excellence in academic programs, world-class research, and health programs. As our healthcare and academic institutions serve increasingly diverse constituencies, it is vital to understand the ways in which differences in gender, class, race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, and other identities can both divide us and offer us better ways of thinking and working. Applications are encouraged from diverse applicants, including individuals who are a part of the BIPOC community, transgender and non-binary people, sexual minorities, people with disabilities, and women, as these varying perspectives are valuable and contribute to success in the role. The Department is committed to supporting faculty to work in an increasingly diverse society by promoting equity and justice for all individuals, actively working to eliminate barriers and obstacles created by institutional discrimination. Engagement in discrimination or harassment against any person because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, military service, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression will not be tolerated.
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