The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Temple Health is seeking a dynamic individual for the role of Associate Director of Blood Bank/Transfusion Medicine.
As an integral part of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, the Transfusion Medicine section oversees a sophisticated and active Transfusion and Therapeutic Apheresis Services. Temple University Hospital is a 746-bed teaching hospital located on Temple University's Health Sciences Center Campus at Broad and Ontario Streets in Philadelphia. The hospital provides patients with ready access to an exceptional group of physicians in every specialty and primary care field. These doctors include the nationally recognized faculty of the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University,, who are supported by the advanced resources of its major teaching hospital.
The hospital has a typical patient unit consisting of 34 beds, 22 operating rooms, and 4 Cardiac Catheterization labs. There is an Active Therapeutic Aphaeresis Service that conducted more than 350 apheresis procedures during fiscal year 2022 due to the increased volumes of transplantation services. The Active Transplant Programs consist of: Heart Transplant, Lung Transplant, Heart & Lung Transplant, Liver Transplant, Renal Transplant, and Bone Marrow Transplant.
The responsibility of Transfusion Services extends to affiliated hospitals: Episcopal Campus of TUH (a 118 bed facility located within a short distance from TUH), Jeanes Campus, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Shriner's Hospital and Northeastern Ambulatory Care Center. The responsibilities include teaching of medical students, residents and fellows from many disciplines as well as the PGY I through PGY IV pathology residents.
In fiscal year 2022 the Blood Bank processed almost 60,000 tests , and over 21,000 blood transfusions at the main campus blood bank.
The selected candidate will be an MD/DO or foreign equivalent with active Board Certification in Clinical Pathology or Clinical and Anatomic Pathology. Certification in Transfusion Medicine is required however, newly graduated fellows who are eligible to sit for certification in transfusion medicine will also be considered. Board Certification would be expected within the first year of hire.
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.
Temple Health is one of Philadelphia's leading academic medical centers, with 20 clinical departments; 8 Basic Science Departments; 13 Research Center (all of which are 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 applicants must complete the online application.
Application materials should include a current curriculum vita (CV) and contact information for three professional references. Personal statements summarizing teaching experience, clinical and research interests, and contributions to diversity are strongly encouraged.
Please address your application to: Yuri Persidsky, MD, PhD, Professor & Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, C/O Michael Lester, Assistant Dean, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, 3420 N. Broad Street, MRB 101, Philadelphia, PA, 19140, Email: Michael.Lester@tuhs.temple.edu
For confidential inquires and or questions about the opportunity 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 diversity at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, please visit the Office of Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
COVID-19 vaccinations are required for students, faculty and staff working in healthcare settings 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.