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Practice Thoracic Surgery with Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL

Outstanding Thoracic Surgery Position with Opportunity for Academic Appointment

Carle Health Urbana, IL 61801
  • Accepts J1 Visas: No
  • Accepts H1B Visas: No
  • Loan Assistance:Not Specified
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  • Academic Opportunity:Yes
  • Telemedicine Opportunity:No
  • 02/24/2021
  • 671976

Carle Foundation Hospital is excited to add a Thoracic Surgeon to Carle Heart and Vascular Institute and Carle Cancer Institute in Urbana, Illinois.

The thoracic surgeon would focus on oncological surgical management of patients with lung and esophagus cancers, thymus tumors, general thoracic surgery, navigational and interventional bronchoscopy (bronchial stent), with some benign foregut surgery cases. Training and interest in Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery are preferred.

Thoracic surgeon would enjoy a very generous compensation package in a stable, vertically integrated Carle Health System, while practicing in a multi-disciplinary setting with weekly Lung Cancer Tumor Board, weekly Upper GI Tumor Board, outpatient clinic at Carle Heart and Vascular Institute and Carle Cancer Institute, and a strong support from Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology and Pulmonary Medicine Services. Carle Cancer Institute has a strong clinical cancer research with a National Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) Grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and currently > 100 open clinical trials for cancer patients in East Central Illinois.

Thoracic surgeon would be able to work with Cardiothoracic Surgeons and a Surgical Oncologist and would enjoy a great support for call coverage from Cardiothoracic Surgeons at Carle Heart and Vascular Institute (HVI). Both the Cancer Institute and HVI are on the same campus in Urbana, Illinois. Carle Cancer Institute has two campuses – Urbana and Normal. The Normal campus is 55 miles west of Urbana and this site may include a weekly thoracic surgery clinic. Carle currently has two (2) Da Vinci Robots and wants to stay at the forefront of technological advances in medicine.


The ideal candidate would have some post-training experience, be board certified/board eligible in Thoracic Surgery and have excellent interpersonal skills for program building. Carle Health system is one of the very few health systems in the nation to offer its own health insurance product – Health Alliance Medical Plans (HAMP). In 2018, Carle and the Univ. of Illinois opened their doors to first medical student class at the new Carle Illinois College of Medicine. Academic appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The position can include a dedicated time for teaching General Surgery Residents at Carle’s General Surgery Residency Program. For candidates with a strong academic background, a research component will be considered. Carle Cancer Institute is a home of Stephens Family Clinical Research Institute with an existing opportunity to support investigator-initiated studies. In addition, Carle Cancer Institute has a close collaboration with the Univ. of Illinois Basic Science Cancer Center in Urbana, Illinois.

Champaign-Urbana is a home of the Univ. of Illinois with more than 40,000 students. This is a very cosmopolitan place with a variety of restaurants offering international cuisine and a proximity of two large metropolitan areas, Chicago and Indianapolis (only 2-hour drive).

Carle Foundation Hospital is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive excellence through diversity.