Summary of Position:
Cardiothoracic Surgery Lung Transplant Faculty. Assistant/Associate Professor of SurgeryThe Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is seeking a thoracic or cardiothoracic surgeon whose clinical expertise includes the full spectrum of thoracic or cardiothoracic surgery, and is genuinely interested in lung transplantation with passion. Over the last several years, Temple's prestigious lung transplant program has grown steadily and rapidly, and Temple Lung Transplant Program has been the largest in the US since 2016 (652 lung transplants were performed for 5 years from 2016 to 2020). Our mission is to continue to provide our excellent care to as many patients as possible while focusing on excellent outcomes, and to lead the field of lung transplantation clinically and academically.Clinical responsibilities include in-patient and out-patient pre-transplant evaluation, providing expertise in multi-disciplinary lung transplant selection committee, donor screening and selection, procurement surgery, recipient surgery, preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative management of lung transplantation. Additional clinical responsibilities include surgery for lung failure including Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), tracheostomy, and bronchoscopy, and cardiac and/or thoracic surgical procedures depending on the candidates expertise. The successful candidate will be expected to closely work with and assist the surgical director of lung transplantation and have the ability to collaborate and work in a team environment in maintaining or improving good early and long-term outcomes, and maintaining or increasing lung transplant volume. You are also expected to make clinical, academic and research contributions to the Department. The Division has experienced significant clinical growth in Lung Transplantation over the past several years, and continues to expand its services regionally, nationally and internationally. We expect you to become a leader in the field of lung transplantation.The new faculty member will also have exposure to the Divisions busy cardiovascular surgery service and will benefit from the mentorship of the experienced and accomplished faculty. You are expected to participate in cardiovascular surgical activities. The Department of Surgery offers potential candidates a uniquely supportive practice environment with an emphasis on quality patient care, research, teaching, 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, credentials that will support a faculty appointment at the minimum level of Assistant Professor and eligibility for unrestricted medical licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Lastly, applicants will have excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong interpersonal, organizational and problem-solving skills and strong commitment to diversity and inclusivity.Credentials should include board certification in thoracic surgery by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery or foreign equivalent, and be eligible for a Pennsylvania Medical License.Appointment as Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Surgery at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University will be commensurate with experience, training and teaching activities.Temple Health, one of Philadelphia's leading academic medical centers, is home to more than 1,000 physicians and scientists who share the mission of bringing innovative treatments to patients. Giving our patients access to some of the world's most advanced therapies and helping them achieve outcomes once thought impossible is the driving force for all our clinical care, research, and medical education.Procedure for CandidacyIn order to be considered for this position, you must complete an online application. Your application will not be considered complete and until you have submitted all of the required documents and information. All documents must be in PDF format.Application materials should include the following: a letter of interest stating your area of expertise and qualifications, synopsis of accomplishments and professional goals, research/teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information. 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, Email: email@example.com.For confidential inquires and or questions about the position please contact Michael Lester.The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.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.COVID-19 vaccinations are required for employment at Temple University, unless granted a religious or medical exemption (see www.temple.edu/coronavirus).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.