Temple University, Office of Physician & Faculty Recruitment

Surgery- Cardiovascular

Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
Posted Date 4 months ago(1/23/2024 3:37 PM)
Specialty Area

Summary of Position

The Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University seeks a cardiothoracic surgeon with a particular interest in lung and heart transplantation. The successful candidate will preferably have at least five years of adult cardiothoracic surgery experience. Experience in lung and heart transplantation will be a plus.  Clinical responsibilities may include inpatient and outpatient care in cardiovascular surgery service, rounding in the ICU and other inpatient units, organ procurement, heart and lung transplants, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), left ventricular assist device (LVAD), and a wide variety of cardiothoracic and vascular surgical procedures. 


Over the past several years, the Division has experienced significant clinical and academic growth in all subspecialty areas and continues to expand its services regionally and nationally. The program performs high-quality lung and heart transplantation surgery, mechanical circulatory and respiratory support, off-pump and on-pump coronary artery bypass, valve repair, and replacement, including Ross procedure, aortic surgery, transcatheter valve, and aortic repair/replacement.  The new faculty member will benefit from the mentorship of the experienced and accomplished faculty. The Department of Surgery offers potential candidates a uniquely supportive practice environment emphasizing quality patient care, research, teaching, individual career development, and collegiality among faculty members.


Candidates must possess an M.D. or D.O. with Board Certification/Eligibility by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery or foreign equivalent; eligibility for unrestricted medical licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is required. Preference will be given to candidates trained in an ACGME-accredited Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship program. Eligibility for medical licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is required before the start date.  The appointment will be commensurate with experience, training, and teaching activities. Lastly, applicants will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills, and a strong commitment to diversity and inclusivity.


Temple Health refers to the health, education, and research activities carried out by Temple Health affiliates and by the Katz School of Medicine.  Temple Health is one of Philadelphia's leading academic medical centers, with 20 clinical departments, 8 basic Science Departments, 13 research centers (all engaged in patient care education and research), and more than 1,000 physicians and scientists sharing the mission of bringing innovative treatments to patients.


Temple Health is a progressive and innovative organization that consistently receives national and regional accolades for excellence in healthcare.


Procedure for Candidacy

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


Your application materials should include a curriculum vita, a personal statement stating your qualifications, ABTS certification or proof of eligibility or equivalent, three professional references, names/contact information, and 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 Yoshiya Toyoda, MD, Ph.D., William Maul Measey Professor of Surgery, Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery., C/O Michael Lester, Assistant Dean, Physician Faculty Recruitment and Retention, Email: michael.lester@tuhs.temple.edu.


For confidential inquiries and/or questions about the position, don't hesitate to contact Michael Lester.


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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