Temple University, Office of Physician & Faculty Recruitment

Chief of Clinical Pathology & Medical Director of Clinical Laboratories

Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
Posted Date 10 months ago(2/3/2022 4:42 PM)
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Summary of Position

To support its growing clinical service, The Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at Temple University Health System in Philadelphia is seeking a full-time Chief of Clinical Pathology/Medical Director of Clinical Laboratories.

Why join the Temple family:


Temple University Hospital (TUH) Clinical Laboratories perform 2.5 million laboratory tests per year. It is closely aligned with testing performed at clinical laboratories of other hospitals of Temple University Health System (Jeanes Hospital, Episcopal Hospital, Fox Chase Cancer Center). TUH’s clinical laboratories encompass 10 divisions, led by industry leading MD or PhD clinical scientist who bring a depth of clinical experience, industry/academic certifications and unique expertise who rival many larger organizations. TUH’s clinical pathology divisions include Hematology/Special Coagulation, Clinical Chemistry, Immunogenetics/Tissue Histotyping, Molecular Diagnostics, Medical Microbiology, Immunology & Virology, and Transfusion Medicine (including an active apheresis program). Laboratories are equipped with state-of-the art modern analyzers including next generation sequencers, MALDI-TOF, automated chemistry line, and high throughput molecular microbiology/virology platforms to name a few.


Temple University Hospital is a nationally respected tertiary care academic medical center located in northern Philadelphia and located next door to Temple University School of Medicine and the main hospital in the Temple University Health System. Temple University Hospital is a safety-net hospital to the city of Philadelphia.


Academic appointments with Temple University School of Medicine will be commensurate with experience and academic record.


How you will play a part to transform patient care:

  • Provide oversight of operational and implementation expertise across all areas of clinical pathology (including the areas of clinical chemistry, hematology, microbiology/virology/immunology, molecular pathology, tissue typing, point of care and transfusion medicine).
  • Ensure that appropriate test methodologies are utilized and that all necessary remedial actions are taken and documented whenever significant deviations from the laboratory established performance specifications are identified.
  • Provide clinical oversight and accountability to ensure compliance with all accrediting and regulatory standards including but not limited to JCAHO, CAP, FDA, CMS and OSHA.
  • Be the champion of integration and harmonization efforts across clinical laboratories at all Temple University Health System campuses.
  • Work with the Chair of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine to develop strategic goals, priorities and capital needs to foster the growth across the clinical laboratories.


Who you are:

  • MD, DO, MD/PhD or foreign equivalent
  • Board Certified in Clinical Pathology
  • Academic credentials for faculty appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor
  • 5 years of experience providing direction, oversight and development of clinical laboratories within a large university/academic hospital.Background in Hematopathology or Molecular Pathology is preferred.
  • Ability to orchestrate change in a multilevel academic/medical setting using team building, alliances, data and ability to influence.
  • Excellent communication skills: verbal, written and presentation
  • Unrestricted medical license in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to employment.


Work, Live & Grow at Temple University: Faculty of Temple University School of Medicine receive:

  • Guaranteed Base Salary commensurate with academic rank and experience
  • Outstanding Health Benefits – Independent Blue Cross, and more
  • Generous 403B retirement plan
  • CME Funds and Time Off
  • Outstanding Vacation and Holiday time
  • Academic Appointment through Temple University School of Medicine


Procedure for Candidacy


To be considered, please complete the online application. Application materials must include a curriculum vitae; a personal statement summarizing your experience, qualifications, and career goals; and three professional references, including names 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: Yuri Persidsky, MD, PhD, Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Professor, Pathologist in Chief of Temple University Health System, C/O Michael Lester, Assistant Dean, Physician/Faculty Recruitment & Retention, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Email: michael.lester@tuhs.temple.edu



Confidential inquiries and candidate nominations should be directed to 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.


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.




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