Chief of Gastroenterology, Southern Illinois University (SIU), Springfield, Illinois Filled!


Chief, Division of Gastroenterology
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine 
Springfield, Illinois

The Department of Internal Medicine at Southern Illinois University SOM (SIU SOM) seeks a Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology to direct and expand the Division’s clinical, research, and teaching programs. Institutional commitment to academic gastroenterology exists. There is also the intent to develop a state-of-the-art regional GI diagnostic and treatment center with affiliated hospital. There is ample opportunity to grow the Division in the direction of the new division chief’s vision and plan.

Founded in 1970, SIU SOM has received national and international recognition for innovation in medical education and offers a welcoming environment for dedicated clinicians who love to teach. Memorial Medical Center, a 450-bed community hospital is teaching site for SIU SOM. In May 2015, Memorial Medical Center opened the new Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation, expanding SIU’s vision to be a national leader for excellence in healthcare learning and innovation through skills training and simulation labs.

Springfield, IL is a charming Midwest community conveniently located in Central Illinois just 200 miles south of Chicago and approximately 90 miles north of St. Louis. The population of Springfield proper is 120,000 inhabitants, with an additional 125,000 in the surrounding communities.  The city offers an excellent public school system as well as Lincoln Land Community College, the University of Illinois at Springfield and several technical and business schools.  Recreation is abundant, with hiking, horseback riding and biking just minutes away.  Boating, swimming and water skiing is seasonally available at beautiful lake Springfield, located on the southern outskirts of the city (15 min. from the medical center). There is a rich artistic community, as well as, several large theater groups. The Sangamon auditorium offers regularly scheduled operas, plays and symphonies.  Transportation to and from Springfield could not be better. The city is conveniently located off I-55 which connects Springfield to both St. Louis and Chicago. The city operated airport services major carriers such as United Express and ATA. Additionally, the Amtrak station is located in the heart of the city, approximately 5 minutes from the medical center.  Don’t let Chicago’s harsh winters alarm you, Springfield is not affected by the great lake effect, hence our local weather conditions are surprisingly pleasant!

Qualifications:  Must be board certified in Gastroenterology and board certified in Internal Medicine strongly preferred. Licensed or eligible for licensure to practice medicine in the state of Illinois. Demonstrated administrative and leadership skills and a record of academic, scholarly accomplishment or administrative accomplishments in one or more areas including extramural grant funded research (clinical, translational or basic), high level scholarship, exemplary teaching prowess/curriculum development, and/or healthcare policy.   Established credentials in research are necessary for appointment at the full professor level.

For full consideration: A letter of interest and curriculum vitae should be directed to the executive search firm:

Jordan Search Consultants c/o Adam Rockey by email, [email protected]; by phone, 636.203.8422; or by mail to Jordan Search Consultants, 113 Church Street, O’Fallon, MO 63366.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.


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