Temple University, Office of Physician & Faculty Recruitment

Section Chief, Ambulatory Pediatrics

Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
Posted Date 3 months ago(2/28/2024 9:02 AM)
Specialty Area

Summary of Position

The Department of Pediatrics at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) seeks a dedicated and mission-driven leader to be the Section Chief of Ambulatory Pediatrics.


The ideal candidate will have a deep commitment to patient care, a passion for teaching, academic experience, and evidence of scholarly activity, including quality improvementFurthermore, the Chief will be keenly interested in serving an urban, underserved patient population. The successful candidate will promote a strong culture of respect, institutional stewardship, and community engagementThis role entails the day-to-day management of the academic primary care practice, including ten providers across two sites (Temple Pediatric Care; TPC) and the Well Baby Nursery at Temple University Hospital (TUH).  


The Chief is also tasked with driving quality and educational objectives, actively participating in faculty development, and meeting departmental budgetary goals. This position is integral to our educational mission with the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, our collaborative efforts with population health, and our primary care service line, emphasizing the importance of quality in patient care.  


Temple Health is one of Philadelphia's leading academic medical centers, with 20 clinical departments, 8 Basic Science Departments, 13 Research Centers (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.  Temple Health is a progressive and innovative organization. Within the past year, it has earned national and regional accolades for excellence in healthcare. 


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Specific Responsibilities 

  • Develop and oversee work schedules for faculty and advanced practitioners in primary care sites and well-baby nursery. 
  • Facilitate a quality educational experience for all undergraduate and graduate trainees. 
  • Partner with nursing leadership and the practice manager to ensure smooth running of day-to-day activities in TPC 
  • Work with the department chair and administrator on strategic and budgetary plans for the section. 
  • Collaborate with the Vice Chair for Research to promote scholarship in the department. 
  • Partner with the department chair and Senior Associate Dean, Office of Faculty Affairs on faculty development. 
  • In conjunction with the chair, departmental quality champion, and the Center for Population Health, developing and achieving quality metrics. 
  • Encourage and support diversity among the Section's constituents, creating an environment of professionalism, respect, tolerance, and acceptance.  


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities  

  • Ability to understand and uphold the highest ethical standards and maintain the organization's integrity. 
  • Display a style that fosters and supports change and innovation, with an ability to delegate yet maintain overall control and high standards 
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to the community's culture, needs, and aspirations 
  • Support and promulgate diversity among faculty, staff, students, and patients.  


Educational Requirements and Minimum Qualifications  

  • An MD, DO, or foreign equivalent with maintenance of board certification from the American Board of Pediatrics in general pediatrics.   
  • Rank commensurate with experience.  
  • In possession of/eligible for an unrestricted medical license in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 


Faculty Appointment, Benefits/Compensation  

The annual compensation shall be determined based on the experience and qualifications of the individual selected for the position. In addition to a competitive salary, there is a comprehensive suite of benefits – including a generous 403b retirement match, health, dental, vision, life, malpractice, tuition remission, and CME, among others.   


Lewis Katz School of Medicine (LKSOM), Department of Pediatrics 

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The Organization 

Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University, and Temple Health 

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. 


In 2015, the Temple University School of Medicine was renamed the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in honor of Temple alumnus, former trustee, and philanthropist Lewis Katz. The school enjoys a national reputation for training humanistic clinicians and biomedical scientists- a school that values technical excellence and cultural competence through diversity, equity, and inclusion. LKSOM enrolls 220 medical students, 22 graduate students in the biomedical sciences, 35 physician assistant students, and 40 post-baccalaureate students per year. 

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


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. 


At Katz, students learn the true art and science of “doctoring.” The school’s world-class faculty sets the pace in key areas of investigation, pushing the boundaries of science to advance patient care. 


The Katz School of Medicine home base is a modern, 11-story medical education and research building with state-of-the-art facilities and technologies. The building opened in 2009 and boasts open-air research labs, smart classrooms, and a state-of-the-art anatomy lab. More than half of the space in the building is dedicated to research. With specialized research centers and strengths focused on population health, neuroscience, cancer, metabolic disease, lung disease, and inflammation, infectious diseases including HIV, cardiovascular disease, substance addiction, and translational science, Katz conducts investigations to break new ground and trains future generations of researchers to follow suit. 

Katz confers the following degrees: MD; PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) and MS (Master of Science) in Biomedical Sciences; Physician Assistant MMS (Master of Medical Science); MA (Master of Arts) in Urban Bioethics, the only program in the country; and the dual degrees MD/PhD, MD/MPH, MD/MA in Urban Bioethics and MD/MBA. 


In addition to its Philadelphia campus, Katz has a four-year regional campus in Bethlehem, PA. The St. Luke’s University Health Network-Bethlehem Campus currently provides medical education for 40 medical students each year. 


The Katz School of Medicine also provides opportunities for international students through educational affiliation agreements with universities worldwide. Visiting medical students may take up to two rotations within the program and they must be full-time students in their final year of medical school. 


Katz has numerous research centers: 

  • Aging and Cardiovascular Disease Center 
  • Alzheimer Center at Temple 
  • Center for Asian Health 
  • Center for Biostatistics and Epidemiology 
  • Center for Inflammation and Lung Research 
  • Center for Metabolic Disease Research 
  • Center for Microbiology and Immunology 
  • Center for Neurovirology and Gene Editing 
  • Center for Substance Abuse Research 
  • Center for Urban Bioethics 
  • Fels Cancer Institute for Personalized Medicine 
  • The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice 
  • Lemole Center for Integrated Lymphatics Research 
  • Shriners Hospitals Pediatric Research Center 
  • Sol Sherry Thrombosis Research Center 


With its affiliates, Katz has been awarded over $100 million in research grants over the last year, including more than $59 million in NIH funding for LKSOM. Philanthropic support of scholarships - a top priority, along with support for education, patient care, research, and service to the community - averages more than $25 million annually, typically representing a quarter of Temple University’s overall philanthropic revenue. 


Temple University 

Founded by Russell H. Conwell in 1884, Temple’s official motto - Perseverantia Vincit, or Perseverance Conquers - reflects its students’ drive to succeed and ability to turn opportunities into accomplishments. Conwell’s purpose was “to give education to those who were unable to get it through the usual channels.” In Temple’s earliest incarnation, working-class citizens were taught late in the evening and referred to as “night owls,” giving rise to the school’s mascot and team name. 


In 1965, the University became a member of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education, one of three state-related, comprehensive research universities in Pennsylvania. In addition to its Main Campus in North Philadelphia, Temple has three additional locations in Philadelphia: Temple University Center City, the Health Sciences Center, also in North Philadelphia, and the School of Podiatric Medicine near Philadelphia’s historic district. Regional campuses are located in Ambler and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, with international campuses in Japan and Rome. 


Temple’s influence extends around the globe, with longstanding campuses in Tokyo and Rome; programs in London, Beijing, and other locations; nearly 190 institutional collaborations in 43 countries; and more than 350,000 alumni worldwide. High graduation rates, accomplished graduate degree programs, new living and learning facilities and groundbreaking work in science education and research fuel Temple’s momentum. In the latest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, Temple is in the “highest research activity” category, or R1, placing it among the top four percent of all four-year institutions in the nation. 


Temple had a budget of $3.7 billion in FY2022, including $2.5 billion for the Temple University Health System and $1.2 billion for the University. Approximately 73 percent of the University’s operating budget is derived from tuition and fees, and 13 percent from the Commonwealth appropriation. The remaining budget comes from indirect cost recovery, gifts, auxiliary enterprises, and other sources. 


Temple offers 630 academic degree and certificate programs, including 2 associate degree programs, 176 bachelor’s programs, 182 master’s programs, 54 doctoral programs, and 13 professional practice degree programs. Temple is also among the nation’s largest providers of professional education, with approximately 3,800 students enrolled in the schools of dentistry, law, medicine, pharmacy, and podiatric medicine. 


Temple University Health System (Temple Health) is a $2.5 billion academic health system dedicated to providing access to quality patient care and supporting excellence in medical education and research. Temple Health includes Temple University Hospital (TUH)-Main Campus; TUH-Episcopal Campus; TUH-Jeanes Campus; TUH-Northeastern Campus; Temple University Hospital – Fox Chase Cancer Center Outpatient Department; TUH-Northeastern Endoscopy Center; The Hospital of Fox Chase Cancer Center, together with The Institute for Cancer Research, an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center; Fox Chase Cancer Center Medical Group, Inc., The Hospital of Fox Chase Cancer Center’s physician practice plan; Temple Health – Chestnut Hill Hospital; Temple Transport Team, a ground and air-ambulance company; Temple Physicians, Inc., a network of community-based specialty and primary-care physician practices; and Temple Faculty Practice Plan, Inc., Temple Health’s academic physician practice plan. Temple Health is affiliated with the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. 


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 Health neither provides nor controls the provision of health care. All health care is provided by its member organizations or independent health care providers affiliated with Temple Health member organizations. Each Temple Health member organization is owned and operated pursuant to its governing documents. 


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.  


Notable statistics about Temple Health include: 

  • 979 licensed beds 
  • 34,283 admissions 
  • 1.5 million patient visits 
  • 180,000 emergency room and urgent care visits 
  • 22,000 inpatient and outpatient surgeries 
  • 300 organ transplants 
  • 2,200 births 
  • 1,557 physicians 
  • 980 residents, fellows, and grad students 
  • 41 accredited residency training programs 
  • 10,000+ faculty members and employees 


Temple Faculty Physicians (TFP) 

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. 


While remaining committed to serving patients in the North Philadelphia community, Temple Faculty Physicians has expanded its geographic reach beyond Temple University Hospital’s Health Sciences campus in recent years. Today, Temple physicians care for patients in several Temple-affiliated hospitals, in satellite offices in Center City Philadelphia, Fort Washington, PA, Oaks, PA and various other outpatient settings. This expanded reach has brought Temple medical care closer to home for many patients. 


A Board of Directors comprised of key physician and executive leaders of the Temple University Health System and the Lewis Katz School of Medicine governs Temple Faculty Physicians.  


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. 


The Katz School of Medicine is committed to achieving a climate of inclusion that respects and affirms diverse backgrounds and life experiences. Katz recognizes that excellence in education, training, research, and care delivery is achieved when all students, faculty, staff, community members, and patients experience authentic connection and engagement, feel supported, and are encouraged to participate and contribute to creating health equity. 


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.   


Application materials should include a curriculum vitae, a personal statement stating your qualifications and professional goals, 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 Stephen Aronoff, MD, MBA, Waldo E. Nelson Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, C/O Michael R. Lester, Assistant Dean, Physician/Faculty Recruitment & Retention, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Email: michael.lester@tuhs.temple.edu  


Confidential inquiries and candidate nominations should be directed to Michael.lester@tuhs.temple.edu 


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 


Temple 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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