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The University of Illinois at Chicago seeks a collaborative and inspirational academic physician to serve as its next Dean of the University of Illinois College of Medicine. This is an outstanding time for the arrival of a new dean, who will have the opportunity to help significantly advance the college across all its missions.

The information provided below serves as a reference for the College of Medicine Dean search and will be updated as more information becomes available throughout the search process.

It is my pleasure to announce that the search for the Dean of the University of Illinois College of Medicine is underway. The College of Medicine is among the largest medical schools in the nation. It has conferred MD degrees to 1 in 5 physicians in Illinois and has trained 1 in 3 Illinois physicians through medical school, residency and fellowship programs. The College, with regional campuses in Peoria, Rockford and Urbana, plays a critical role in the health care delivery, research and academic missions of UIC and the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health).

The Dean of the College of Medicine is a member of the leadership team of the university and reports to the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs. More information about this position is available online here.

To ensure a successful search, I am seeking your participation by nominating colleagues and encouraging excellent candidates to apply. Please submit your nomination(s) and suggestions to COMsearch@uic.edu.

Finally, I would like to thank the search committee members (listed here) and to the co-chairs, Dean Karen Colley and Dr. Terry Vanden Hoek, for their participation on this important committee. I am confident that, with your support, the committee will identify an outstanding set of finalists for consideration for the position.

Sincerely,

Robert A. Barish, MD, MBA
Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

Search Committee Co-chairs

Karen Colley, PhD
Dean of the Graduate College
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Terry L. Vanden Hoek, MD FACEP
Professor & Head, Department of Emergency Medicine
Interim Chief Medical Officer, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health)
Professor, Physiology & Biophysics
Director, Program for Emergency Cardiovascular Care
Center for Cardiovascular Research & Center for Global Health

Search Committee Members

Dr. Scott Brady Mary Jo LaDu, PhD
UIC Distinguished Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology, College of Medicine Chicago Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology, College of Medicine Chicago
James T. Bui, MD Pauline M. Maki, PhD
Associate Professor of Radiology & Medicine, College of Medicine Chicago; Chief, Division of Interventional Radiology and President, Medical Staff, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, College of Medicine Chicago
Gillian Coombs Joan Marc
Director of Faculty Affairs, College of Medicine Third-year Medical Student, College of Medicine Chicago
Pedro A. de Alarcón, MD Heather M. Prendergast MD, MS, MPH
William H. Albers Professor and Head of Pediatrics, College of Medicine Peoria Assistant Dean of Inpatient Clinical Affairs, Vice Chair of Academic Affairs, and Professor of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine Chicago
Evelyn Figueroa, MD Mark M. Rasenick, PhD
Assistant Dean of Outpatient Clinical Affairs; Program Director of the Family Medicine Residency and Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine, College of Medicine Chicago Distinguished Professor of Physiology & Biophysics and Psychiatry, College of Medicine Chicago and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center
Janet A. Jokela, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA Damiano Rondelli, MD
Acting Regional Dean and Professor of Clinical Medicine, College of Medicine Urbana Michael Reese Professor of Hematology and Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine; Assoc. Director for Global Partnerships, UIC Center for Global Health, College of Medicine Chicago Director, Blood & Marrow Transplant, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
Ramaswamy Kalyanasundaram, DVM, PhD Sara L. Rusch, MD, MACP
Head of Biomedical Sciences; Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, College of Medicine Rockford Regional Dean and Professor of Clinical Medicine, College of Medicine Peoria
Linda M Kaste, DDS, MS, PhD Alex Stagnaro-Green, MD, MHPE, MHA
Professor, UIC College of Dentistry Regional Dean and Professor of Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Medical Education, College of Medicine Rockford
George T. Kondos, MD Peggy J. Wheeler, MD
Professor and Vice Chair of Medicine, College of Medicine Chicago James M. Feld Professor of Anesthesiology, College of Medicine Chicago

Search Committee Staff

Margaret Moser
Executive Director, VCHA Administration & Operations
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

Dean
University of Illinois College of Medicine
 
The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) seeks a collaborative and inspirational academic physician to serve as its next Dean of the University of Illinois College of Medicine. The dean will have the opportunity to advance a vibrant and diverse college across all its academic, educational, scientific and clinical missions, as part of a strong, interprofessional health sciences enterprise.

The University of Illinois College of Medicine is one of the largest and most diverse in the nation with over 1,300 students across its four campuses – Chicago, Peoria, Rockford and Urbana. Its nearly 1,000 full-time faculty members, 320+ part-time faculty members, 3,000 volunteer faculty members, and 1,100 residents and fellows are committed to caring for the state’s urban and rural populations – especially those traditionally underserved. The College implemented a new curriculum for the MD program in 2017 and offers numerous opportunities for clinical training and research. Last year, the college garnered over $160 million in extramural support for the cutting-edge basic, translational, clinical and community health research of College of Medicine investigators.

Based in the heart of Chicago, one of the world’s great cities, and with regional campuses throughout Illinois, UIC is a vital part of the educational, technological and cultural fabric of the State. UIC is Chicago’s only public research university with over 30,000 students, 15 colleges, and an academic health center. The College of Medicine is an integral component of the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health), which provides comprehensive care, education, and research to train healthcare leaders and foster healthy communities in Illinois and beyond. A part of 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.

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, the dean serves as the executive dean for all four campuses of the medical school and is the administrative leader for the Chicago campus. The next dean will have an opportunity to articulate a clear vision for the college in close alignment with UIC and UI Health priorities. The new dean will also work toward further integration of medicine with the other health science colleges, while spurring interprofessional collaboration across all campuses. With stable leadership from the university, support from a thriving hospital partner, and transformational opportunities in research and education, UIC seeks a dean of medicine who will help make lasting improvements for the college and beyond for optimal population health.

The successful candidate will hold an MD, MD-PhD or international equivalent, and be nationally recognized for achievement in research, clinical and educational pursuits that would warrant appointment as a tenured, full professor. Candidates should demonstrate considerable executive leadership within an academic medical center, or similarly complex and oriented institution, usually demonstrated with having led a large department, interdisciplinary center/institute or having served at the dean or senior associate dean level. Inquiries, nominations and applications including a letter of interest and CV can be sent in confidence via email to Witt/Kieffer, the University’s executive search consultants, Karen Otto, Christopher Colenda, MD, MPH and Jeff Schroetlin, at: UICOMDean@wittkieffer.com, or by phone at 630-990-1370. Additionally, for fullest consideration, applicants must also apply online here by September 28, 2018.

For more information view the College of Medicine Dean Leadership Profile online here.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability. The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

University interviews and forum schedule will be made available later in the search process as finalists are identified to visit campus.