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Colon and Rectal Surgeon – Loyola University Medical Center

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine Department of Surgery is seeking a Colon and Rectal Surgeon to join its team with a dual appointment at Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC) and the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. The clinical program at Loyola is comprehensive and includes treatment of benign and malignant colorectal disease, inflammatory bowel diseases, anorectal conditions, and functional disorders. Collaboration with oncologists, urogynecologists, gynecologic oncologists, and gastroenterologists is robust. Competence with laparoscopy and robotic surgery is expected. The candidate should have an interest in endoscopy as well. The clinical program includes participation in multidisciplinary programs with the pelvic floor disorder and GI oncology teams. Candidates should be board certified/eligible in Colon and Rectal Surgery and General Surgery and demonstrate a dedication to clinical excellence, teaching, scholarly activity and institutional service. Teaching and mentoring of general surgery residents is essential. Clinical research is strongly encouraged. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and at the assistant or associate professor levels. Potential opportunities for leadership positions within the Division exist for suitable candidates.

Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC) is a 547-licensed-bed quaternary hospital in Maywood, Illinois that includes the William G. & Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois’s largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its academic affiliation with Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Loyola has 7,221 employees including 859 physicians, 491 residents and 108 fellows. Loyola is consistently ranked among the top hospitals in Illinois, and is currently ranked No. 5 in the state by both U.S. News & World Report and Newsweek. LUMC is part of Loyola Medicine, a three-hospital system that includes LUMC, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital and MacNeal Hospital, as well as convenient locations offering primary care, specialty care and immediate care services from more than 1,800 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. Loyola Medicine is part of Trinity Health, one of the largest Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation with 92 hospitals in 22 states.

The Hines VA Hospital 483 bed Veteran’s Affairs Hospital that sits on 170 acres adjacent to the Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois. This facility, faculty, and staff are dedicated to the high-quality comprehensive care of our nation’s veterans. This position also belongs to a team of general surgeons that care for veterans collaboratively.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and CV to Dr. Vivian Gahtan, Chair Department of Surgery, c/o Saja Ihmoud, Physician Recruitment Office, at and apply online at

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion (except where religion is a bona fide occupational qualification for the job), national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


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