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Transplant Surgery - Physician

Company: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

Are you a skilled, mission-driven leader in lung transplantation who strongly desires to align with a nationally recognized and thriving program? - Look no further than Temple Health's prominent lung transplant program!

Temple Health seeks qualified applicants and candidate nominations for the Surgical Director of Lung Transplantation role within Temple's Department of Surgery. The Surgical Director coordinates and directs the lung transplant surgical services for Temple University Hospital (TUH). This includes maintaining UNOS and CMS certification for both transplant programs and, in collaboration with the Section Chief, developing strategies to increase the volume of procedures performed while focusing on improving early and long-term outcomes and increasing lung transplant volume. - The ideal candidate will immediately contribute to clinical care, education, and research. Candidates will be committed to teaching in a center committed to excellence and safety and an interest or track record in clinical or basic research. The new faculty member benefits from the collaboration and mentorship of the program's experienced and accomplished faculty. -

The Surgical Director will provide in-patient and out-patient pre-transplant evaluation, expertise in multi-disciplinary lung transplant selection committees, donor screening and selection, procurement surgery, recipient surgery, and preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative management of lung transplantation. Additional clinical responsibilities include surgery for lung failure, including Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), tracheostomy, bronchoscopy, and cardiac and/or thoracic surgical procedures, depending on the candidate's expertise. The successful candidate will work in a uniquely supportive practice environment emphasizing quality patient care, research, education, mentorship, individual career development, and collegiality among faculty members. - -

Candidates must possess an M.D. or D.O. with Board Certification/Eligibility by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery or foreign equivalent; eligibility for unrestricted medical licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is required. Preference will be given to candidates trained in an ACGME-accredited Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship program. The appointment will be commensurate with experience, training, and teaching activities. Lastly, applicants will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills, and a solid commitment to diversity and inclusivity.

*In addition to a competitive salary and comprehensive suite of benefits* - including a generous 403b retirement match, health, dental, vision, life, malpractice, tuition remission, CME, and more!

Temple Health is a progressive and innovative organization that consistently receives national and regional accolades for excellence in healthcare. - Over the last decade, Temple's prestigious lung transplant program has grown steadily and rapidly. Temple's Lung Transplant Program has been the largest in the US since 2016 (1010 lung transplants were performed for 8 years from 2016 to 2023). Our mission is to continue to provide excellent care to as many patients as possible while focusing on excellent outcomes and leading the field of lung transplantation clinically and academically. -

Temple Health refers to the health, education, and research activities conducted by Temple Health affiliates and the Katz School of Medicine. - Temple Health is one of Philadelphia's leading academic medical centers, with 20 clinical departments, 8 basic Science Departments, 13 research centers (all engaged in patient care education and research), and more than 1,000 physicians and scientists sharing the mission of bringing innovative treatments to patients. -

Procedure for Candidacy
To be considered for this position, please complete the online application.

You must submit application materials that should include a curriculum vita, a personal statement stating your qualifications, ABTS certification or proof of eligibility or equivalent, three professional references, names/contact information, and a statement describing participation in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions is strongly encouraged. -

Please address your application to Yoshiya Toyoda, MD, PhD, William Maul Measey Professor of Surgery, Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery., C/O Michael Lester, Assistant Dean, Physician Faculty Recruitment and Retention.

For confidential inquiries and/or questions about the position, please get in touch with Michael Lester.

We are especially interested in qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds and under-represented groups. For more information about our commitment to diversity at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, please visit OHEDI. -

The University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

Keywords: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia , Transplant Surgery - Physician, Healthcare , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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