Sports Medicine – Leadership

Park Ridge, IL

Job Description
Lead one of the oldest and most respected Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowships in the country. The Sports Medicine Fellowship Program at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital is seeking a DO or MD fellowship-trained sports medicine physician as Program Director.

Job details
Your leadership will create an environment of academic rigor and professional growth, where fellows can thrive and develop into exceptional sports medicine physicians. Collaborating closely with our esteemed faculty, you'll provide comprehensive care to athletes of all levels, ranging from weekend warriors to elite competitors.
The Program Director of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship will work to accomplish the following objectives:
  • Direct the curriculum for the fellowship program, including musculoskeletal ultrasound and cardiopulmonary exercise testing
  • Serve as a role model for clinical excellence and professionalism in sports and exercise medicine
  • Serve as a primary mentor for sports medicine fellows to support their professional growth and career development
  • Support fellow involvement in sports coverage
  • Provide coverage (including nights, weekends, and holidays) for sporting events
  • Identify and implement opportunities for growth of the fellowship program
  • Serve as an ad hoc mentor for residents and medical students interested in sports medicine
  • Facilitate the education of medical students and residents interested in sports medicine, including collaboration with other residency and fellowship programs both within and outside Advocate Health
  • Promote and facilitate scholarly activity generated from the fellowship including original and collaborative research, publications, poster presentations, and lectures
  • Direct the recruitment of incoming fellows, including outreach to fellow candidates, reviewing candidate applications, organizing candidate interviews, developing the candidate rank list, and facilitating the fellows’ transition to the fellowship program
  • Remain up to date with ACGME guidelines and regulations
  • Represent the program in sports medicine meetings and conferences
Training and/or experience required 
  • Subspecialty certification / CAQ in sports medicine
  • Primary board certification in either Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Experience with physician training programs in sports medicine
  • Passion for medical education, mentorship, and professional development
  • Strong communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with a diverse team of administrators and medical professionals
  • Passion for exercise medicine 
  • Significant experience in VO2max / cardiopulmonary exercise testing and exercise-induced asthma testing
  • Significant experience in musculoskeletal ultrasound, including ultrasound-guided procedures
  • Experience in biomechanics analysis using Vicon Motion Capture or similar systems
  • Passion for research and scholarly activity
  • Strong commitment to health equity and working with disadvantaged/marginalized populations 
  • Growth mindset with ability and interest in expanding or developing new educational initiatives
What Advocate Health offers
  • Integrated nationally recognized organization with physician-led medical group 
  • 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 Park Ridge, Illinois
Park Ridge is a picturesque suburb located 14 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, convenient to O'Hare Airport, major expressways, CTA and Metra trains allowing for an easy commute into the city while enjoying peaceful suburban living.  
Park Ridge is a prime residential community that retains its distinctive, small-town charm where “community” is a big part of this suburban town. The city’s vibrant Uptown shopping area includes the Metra station, Public Library and several parks featuring live musical concerts and special events are held in the summer. Throughout the city, quiet tree-lined streets, pleasing architecture, excellent schools, centrally located library and ample parks help make Park Ridge one of the most desirable family communities in the Chicago area.
Unique shops and a great selection of restaurants fill the Uptown area, where new buildings blend serenely with historic ones. The Uptown Park Ridge skyline is graced with cupolas, church spires and the 100-foot tower of the Art Deco Pickwick Theatre, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.
In addition to the Uptown shopping area, Park Ridge offers other shopping and dining convenient to every neighborhood, including South Park, Village Green, the Dee Park area bordering Oakton Ave. and the Higgins Corridor bordering Chicago.
Park Ridge hosts a variety of businesses from privately owned to major corporations and is home to Lutheran General Hospital, a Level 1 trauma center, teaching hospital and part of Advocate Aurora Health. 
About Advocate Health
Advocate Health is the third largest nonprofit health care system in the United States. We are a national leader in clinical innovation, health outcomes, consumer experience and value-based care. Advocate Health has a combined footprint across six states – Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Wisconsin. In Illinois and Wisconsin, we serve nearly 3 million patients annually across more than 500 sites of care in 27 hospitals. 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 clinician-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.