Temple University, Office of Physician & Faculty Recruitment

Obesity Medicine Physician - Nonsurgical- Comprehensive Medical Weight Loss Program

Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
Posted Date 5 months ago(10/7/2022 9:48 AM)
Specialty Area

Summary of Position

Temple Health is seeking a full-time Medical Bariatrician to provide medical management to patients in our growing Comprehensive Medical Weight Loss Program.


Temple offers a comprehensive approach to weight management, inclusive of surgical and non-surgical options. In this role, you will work within a multidisciplinary team composed of bariatric surgeons, registered dieticians, psychologists, nurses and medical assistants, and coordinators. Our goal is to provide patients with a highly individualized weight management plan. We believe in the importance of setting realistic expectations and achievable goals with patients. We promote the incorporation of lifestyle management - consisting of healthy dietary practices, exercise and movement, stress management, adequate sleep, pharmacology and bariatric surgery, when appropriate. Our program is dedicated to serving patients engaged in medical weight loss as well as both pre- and post-operative surgical patients.


Additional information about the bariatric program can be found here: Temple Bariatric Surgery Program

Primary Responsibilities include:
• Seeing new consultations for medical weight loss patients.
• Obtaining a weight history and integrating past medical history, surgical history, family history, social history, medications, and other relevant information.
• Managing overweight and obesity for a population with complex medical and psychosocial conditions/needs, within a multi-disciplinary team, utilizing surgical and non-surgical weight management modalities - including lifestyle medicine, pharmacology, and bariatric surgery.
• Assisting in the ongoing management of patients who have undergone or who are planning to undergo bariatric surgery, as well as patients who are pursuing non-surgical weight management.
• Participating, as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, in quality improvement projects as required by the ongoing Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) accreditation process.
• Participating in team and care planning meetings, and collaborating with the care team to bring innovative and creative ideas to enrich program growth.


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 – the position offers a uniquely supportive practice environment strengthened by Temple’s mission-driven culture to provide and promote world class equitable patient care, research, and medical education. The program also provides mentorship opportunities for new faculty. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Candidate Qualifications
• M.D., D.O. or foreign equivalent
• Successful completion of residency in Internal or Family Medicine from an ACGME accredited program prior to start date
• Board certification in primary board
• Board certification or eligibility in Obesity Medicine (ABOM)
• Ability to obtain an unrestricted medical license from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to employment


Procedure for Candidacy

In 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 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. 


For confidential inquires and or questions about the opportunity please contact Jessica N. Vega, Senior Physician/Faculty Recruiter, jessica.vega@tuhs.temple.edu


Temple Health refers to the health, education and research activities carried out by the affiliates of Temple Health and by the Katz School of Medicine. Temple University Health System (TUHS) is a $2.5 billion academic health system dedicated to providing access to quality patient care and supporting excellence in medical education and research. TUHS is a progressive and innovative organization. Within the past year, it has earned national and regional accolades for excellence in healthcare. Among these recognitions are the Philadelphia “Employer of Choice” (the only healthcare provider named), Forbes “Best in State”, Healthcare Equality Index Leader, Nursing Magnet, and Leapfrog “A” Safety Grade. These honors speak to the proud team culture of TUHS.


The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is dedicated to excellence in education, research, and patient care, achieved by faculty, staff, and learners who represent and serve its diverse society. With more than 13,000 alumni, LKSOM has trained a significant proportion of the physician base in the Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Delaware region. Reflecting the excellent quality of a Temple medical education, the MD graduates are highly regarded by competitive residency training programs. They have made significant career contributions to both medical practice and medical research. Many have become department chairpersons, deans, and vice presidents of major academic medical centers.


Katz School of Medicine has 27 basic science and clinical departments, comprising over 900 full-and part-time faculty, over 900 volunteer faculty, and more than 500 additional staff.


Temple Faculty Physicians is made up of more than 500 dually employed physicians who are the cornerstone of clinical care and teaching for Temple’s healthcare enterprise. These physicians practice in 20 academic departments encompassing every subspecialty in modern medicine.


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: located in the heart of a diverse urban area, the Katz School of Medicine is acutely aware of the impact of the national systemic problems related to the lack of health equity and access to affordable, culturally responsive healthcare. In response, Katz works to address issues that promote health equity through education, care delivery, workforce development, and research. LKSOM recognizes that an environment enriched with persons from varied backgrounds working to address health disparity enhances scholarly work and the development of a culturally aware and responsive healthcare workforce.

We are especially interested in qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds and under-represented groups. For more information about diversity at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, please visit the Office of Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.


COVID-19 vaccinations are required for employment at Temple University, unless granted a religious or medical exemption (see www.temple.edu/coronavirus)


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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