Temple University, Office of Physician & Faculty Recruitment

Academic Pulmonary/CC Physician Opportunity

Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(9/14/2022 9:57 AM)
Specialty Area
Thoracic Medicine and Surgery

Summary of Position

The Department of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery seeks Academic Pulmonology/CC Physicians to join our team.


Unlike any other academic department in the country, the Department of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery is comprised of physicians and scientists from a variety of disciplines focused on the treatment of lung disease including pulmonary and critical care medicine, allergy, thoracic surgery, lung transplant surgery, sleep medicine, diagnostic imaging and interventional thoracic radiology, pulmonary pathology and clinical and scientific research and medical education. This unique multi-disciplinary center provides synergy for cutting edge therapies and novel basic and clinical research and educational activities that span the continuum of medical and surgical care of patients with common to rare lung disorders.


Each year, the department’s physicians treat more than 50,000 patients, of which approximately one-half are cared for on an outpatient basis. Temple’s pulmonary services extend beyond Temple University Hospital to also cover Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus and the Temple Health Oaks outpatient center. Across the health system, Temple physicians perform approximately 1,000 invasive pulmonary procedures per year. Volume continues to grow with regard to the higher-end, more specialized procedures including endobronchial ultrasound and navigational bronchoscopy. Bronchial thermoplasty has also been added to the repertoire of interventional therapeutics performed by the pulmonary procedures service. Interventional Radiology is a key partner in this component, working alongside our pulmonary interventionalists to provide consistent and simultaneous services from consultations to highly complex care.


Temple is already a leader in the United States for lung transplantation, acute and chronic care of pulmonary diseases, clinical and scientific research, and medical education. The collaborative atmosphere created by the new department bolsters Temple’s already strong pulmonary clinical trials program, including research into the causes of and therapies for COPD, emphysema, alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency, asthma, lung cancer, pulmonary hypertension, sarcoidosis, pulmonary fibrosis and sleep apnea.


The integration and alignment of clinical and basic science research efforts within the new department also advance Temple Health’s leadership in personalized medicine by creating a more comprehensive understanding of genetic and environmental causes of advanced lung disorders, facilitating discovery of novel therapies and providing individualized patient care.


This is an exciting time for Temple’s pulmonary program. We expect that we will continue to reshape the standard of care for patients with lung disease and strengthen our leadership role in the areas of research and medical education.


Qualified candidates will be a MD, DO, or foreign equivalent with board-eligible or board certified in pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine. Candidates must also possess academic credentials that will qualify for an academic appointment as an Assistant Professor and have the ability to obtain a medical license in the Commonwealth of PA prior to state date.


Procedure for Candidacy
To be considered for this position, you must complete an online application. Your application will not be considered complete until you have submitted all the required documents and information. All documents must be in PDF format.


Application materials should include a curriculum vita, personal statement stating your qualifications, professional goals and research/teaching interests and a statement describing participation in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions.

Please address all applications to: Gerard J. Criner, MD, Chairperson, Department of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery, C/O William Mawhinney, Senior Recruiter, Office of Physician/Faculty Recruitment & Retention, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, email: william.mawhinney@tuhs.temple.edu


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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