Providing oversight of the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health), the UIC Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs aligns the health-related academic and clinical enterprises under a single umbrella to better serve the state’s health care needs and to align the academic and clinical missions of the health science colleges and patient care services. The Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs reports to the UIC Chancellor and works collaboratively with the UIC Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost.

Through the integration of the university’s health care facilities and the educational, research and clinical programs of the seven health sciences colleges, the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs focuses on delivering the medical discoveries, clinical training, and personalized patient care that will improve the health of those in our communities and beyond.


The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health) provides comprehensive care, education, and research to train health care leaders and foster healthy communities in Illinois and beyond. A part of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), UI Health is a clinical enterprise that includes a 465-bed tertiary care hospital, 21 outpatient clinics, and 11 federally qualified Mile Square Health Center locations. With campuses in Chicago, Peoria, Quad Cities, Rockford, Springfield, and Urbana, the health system  includes the academic and research activities of the seven UIC health science colleges:  Applied Health Sciences, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy; the School of Public Health;  and the Jane Addams College of Social Work. UI Health is dedicated to the pursuit of health equity.

UI Health remains committed to training the health care leaders of the future, and has already been responsible for significant training of the health care professionals across the state of Illinois. Including:

  • 1 in 3 IL physicians received training at UI Health
  • 1 in 5 IL physicians received their MD degree from the College of Medicine
  • Over 1 in 3 IL pharmacists trained at the College of Pharmacy
  • Over 8,000 practicing IL nurses trained at the College of Nursing
  • More than 1 in 3 IL dentists trained at the College of Dentistry
  • Nearly 1 in 4 IL social workers trained at the Jane Adams College of Social Work


UIC is the largest and only public research university in Chicago. With over 30,000 students across 16 colleges, UIC offers a diverse, academic environment to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing our communities and the world. Most recently, UIC was recognized by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education as the 23rd best public university in the nation.

UIC is one of 131 institutions in the U.S. to receive the highest classification for research by the Carnegie Foundation. The university is one of only fourteen institutions in the country that is designated as both a Carnegie 1 Institution and a Hispanic Serving Institution. In fiscal year 2020, UIC established a new research record with sponsored research awards surpassing the $400 million mark for the first time in the university’s history.