Chair and Surgeon-in-Chief

Chair and Surgeon-in-Chief

The Department of Surgery at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is seeking a Department Chair and Surgeon-in-Chief to lead academic, clinical, research, advocacy and administrative activities for the Department. The candidate selected for this position will be expected to oversee and lead transformational change by working collaboratively with hospital and medical leadership to plan, implement, evaluate and improve programs across the Department; oversee quality improvement and related initiatives to ensure regulatory compliance; and maintain productive relationships with our academic affiliate at the Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.   

Qualified candidates will have experience in leadership roles and hold the academic rank of Associate or Full Professor. The candidate must have their MD degree and be board certified in her/his subspecialty. Completion of a pediatric fellowship in the candidate’s subspecialty is preferred. In addition to clinical experience and a commitment to teaching, the successful candidate will have demonstrated scholarly activity in an area of clinical or basic science research. The successful candidate will meet these qualifications and be able to demonstrate a strong leadership style that includes excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and management skills. 

The Surgeon-in-Chief reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer and serves as a key member of the senior leadership team. In addition, this individual will serve as the Division Chief of Pediatric Surgery, reporting through the Chair of the Department of Surgery at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine.  The Surgeon-in-Chief supports the design and implementation of leading-edge programs and processes that support our organizational mission, as well as the success of the Department. Lurie Children’s values and celebrates the diverse identities that build and enrich our hospital and Chicago community. We seek faculty and staff who share a variety of perspectives and life experiences because diverse identities and perspectives strengthen the fabric of our medical center. Lurie Children’s cultivates an open, affirming and inclusive work environment for all faculty and staff.

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is ranked as one of the nation’s top children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. It is the pediatric training center for Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Last year, the hospital served more than 220,000 children from 48 states and 49 countries. Research at Lurie Children’s is conducted through the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute. The Manne Research Institute is focused on improving child health, transforming pediatric medicine and ensuring healthier futures through the relentless pursuit of knowledge.


The start date is negotiable, and the position will remain open until filled.

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Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.