Temple University, Office of Physician & Faculty Recruitment

Pathologist - Associate Director of Blood Bank/Transfusion Medicine

Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
Posted Date 2 months ago(12/12/2022 2:56 PM)
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Summary of Position

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.

Procedure for Candidacy

In order to be considered for this position, you must complete an online application. Your application will not be considered complete until you have submitted all of the required documents and information.


For confidential inquires and or questions about the opportunity please contact Michael Lester, Assistant Dean, Physician/Faculty Recruitment and Retention, LKSOM, Email: michael.lester@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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