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Congenital Cardiac Surgery Faculty Position-Pediatric Heart Institute-Advocate Children's Hospital

Advocate Health
Oak Lawn, Illinois
Closing date
Apr 12, 2024

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Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology

We are seeking a full-time Congenital Cardiac Surgeon to participate in all activities of a well-established, comprehensive cardiac surgical service.   

The Chicagoland Children’s Health Alliance (CCHA) Heart Program is among the Nation’s top congenital heart disease programs and has been providing comprehensive care for patients with congenital heart disease for over three decades.

Our heart program currently includes two pediatric cardio-thoracic surgeons, 30 attending cardiologists, 10 categorical and advanced cardiology fellows, and dedicated cardiac anesthesia and perfusion services. Our cardiac surgeons perform over 400 cardiac operations per year and achieve outcomes that rank among the best in the nation (STS-CHS-Database). In particular, the congenital cardiac surgical service has a long-standing history of expertise and success in treating neonates and small infants with complex congenital heart disease.

The surgical practice draws from one the highest ambulatory clinic volumes regionally and nationally, with clinic sites throughout Chicago, the Chicago suburbs, Northern Illinois, and Northern Indiana, also covering a large portion of all births in the Chicago area.  Our cardiac program provides expertise in echocardiography, advanced cardiac imaging, electrophysiology, interventional cardiac catheterization, fetal cardiology, adult congenital heart disease, aortopathy, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, cardiac critical care, preventive cardiology, cardio-oncology, pulmonary hypertension, and advanced therapies for heart failure. 

Position Requirements

  • M.D. or D.O. degree
  • Eligible for an unrestricted Illinois Medical License
  • Board certification by the ABTS in Thoracic Surgery, as well as certification or eligibility for Congenital Cardiac Surgery sub-specialty certification
  • It is preferable that applicants have had at least 5 years of clinical practice following Fellowship completion, demonstrating particular interest and a consolidated track record in neonatal cardiac surgery and cardiac transplantation / ventricular assistance
  • Although UNOS certification as transplant surgeon is desirable, it is not an absolute requirement for the position. 

About Chicagoland Children’s Health Alliance
The Alliance, a partnership between Advocate Children’s Hospital Heart Institute, NorthShore University Health System, and University of Chicago Medicine Comer’s Children’s Hospital supports patients’ and families’ needs for the highest level of care with easier access to our network of pediatric and adult congenital cardiologists throughout Chicago and the surrounding Chicagoland area. The partnership with the University of Chicago brings into the alliance an internationally renown research enterprise, facilitating the academic development of faculty hired through the Advocate Medical Group.

What Advocate Health offers

  • Integrated nationally recognized organization with physician-led medical group and embedded pediatric service line
  • A diverse and inclusive environment ensuring safe and equitable care for all patients
  • A competitive compensation model that is sustainable, equitable, transparent, compliant, and rewarding
  • Health, dental, vision, life and paid medical liability insurance
  • 401(k) plan with up to 3% employer match, in addition to a 3% company contribution for a total employer contribution of up to 6%
  • Parental leave, adoption assistance and surrogacy assistance 
  • CME allowance
  • Relocation assistance up to $12,000

About Oak Lawn, Illinois
Oak Lawn, an attractive Village of nearly 56,000 residents and over 1,800 diverse businesses, has distinguished itself among Chicago’s leading southwest suburbs. Nestled in the center of Cook County, a distinctive “home town” essence flows through Oak Lawn; an unmatched quality evidenced through the community’s affable neighborhoods, dynamic business districts, well- maintained recreational areas and cultural vivacity.
The resources accessed within Oak Lawn are truly second-to-none. Exceptional educational opportunities are profound, as residents have a choice among a number of public and private school options and several higher education and continuing education institutions. Compassionate and quality healthcare is readily available through various established practices, along with the presence of Advocate Christ Medical Center and Advocate Children’s Hospital. 

About Advocate Health
Advocate Health is the third-largest nonprofit integrated health system in the United States. Advocate Health has a combined footprint across six states – Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina and Wisconsin. We are a national leader in clinical innovation, health outcomes, consumer experience and value-based care, with Wake Forest University School of Medicine serving as the academic core of the enterprise. In Illinois and Wisconsin, we serve nearly 3 million patients annually across 27 hospitals and more than 500 sites of care. We are a leading employer in the Midwest with a diverse team of over 77,000, including 3,700+ employed physicians and more than 2,000 Advanced Practice Clinicians in our physician-led medical group. 

We are committed to diversity and inclusion every single day and in everything we do. By cultivating an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion, we create a welcoming environment where our patients can heal, our teammates can thrive, and our business can grow. As a teammate, working in a diverse setting allows you the chance to grow in ways that will broaden your perspective to deliver the best possible patient care.

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