• Division Chief, Minimally Invasive / Bariatric Surgery

    Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
    Posted Date 8 months ago(3/19/2018 12:07 PM)
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  • Summary of Position


    Division Chief, Minimally Invasive / Bariatric Surgery

          Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



    The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM), a nationally renowned, top-tier medical institution invites applications and nominations for the position of Division Chief, Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery.


    The ideal candidate is a rising star/leader in in minimally invasive/bariatric surgery with documented achievement in the clinical, education and research spheres.  The incoming Chief will be responsible for developing and executing a strategy to expand the clinical, educational, and research activities of the program on two health system sites including Temple University Hospital and Jeanes Hospital.  Successful candidates will have an interest in MIS/Robotic Bariatric Surgery, possess clinical expertise in open and laparoscopic/robotic primary and revisional bariatric operations, and have a strong belief in the multidisciplinary approach to weight loss.  The new Chief will also possess clinical expertise in general advanced minimally invasive and endoscopic surgery.  It is strongly preferred that candidates possess prior leadership and program development experience with demonstrated fiscal and administrative responsibility.  Lastly, candidates will have excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong interpersonal, organizational and problem-solving skills and strong commitment to diversity and inclusivity.


    The Department of Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University has approximately 45 full-time clinical faculty members in eight Divisions: Abdominal Organ Transplantation, Cardiothoracic Surgery (Aortic, Cardiac and Lung Transplantation), Colorectal Surgery, Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma/Surgical Critical Care and Vascular Surgery. The Department provides the highest quality, most compassionate care to its patients, utilizing state-of-the-art and minimally invasive technologies and techniques to achieve successful surgical outcomes.


    Successful candidates will possess an M.D., board certification in general surgery by the ABS, advanced training/fellowship in MI/bariatric surgery and credentials that will support a faculty appointment at the rank of Associate Professor/Professor are strongly preferred. Candidates should be active participants in specialty organizations/committees at the regional and national levels and have the ability to obtain medical licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Those candidates with additional pertinent degrees (Ph.D., M.B.A., and M.P.H.) are encouraged to apply.


    Temple has invested heavily in new clinical programs, technology and facilities in recent years. The School of Medicine has also recruited renowned physicians from around the country who have enhanced Temple’s capacity to expand its clinical mission well beyond its traditional boundaries. This growth and dynamism is transforming Temple from a leading Philadelphia academic medical center into a nationally renowned, top-tier medical institution.


    Candidate Qualifications

    • An M.D. with active board certification in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery is required.
    • Fellowship training in minimally invasive/bariatric Surgery is strongly preferred.
    • Credentials for a faculty appointment at the level of Associate Professor/Professor are strongly preferred.
    • Ability to work collaboratively with leaders of various entities in the advancement of medical education at the undergraduate medical level as well as GME and CME.
    • Competency navigating the interaction of the educational, research and service missions of a complex academic medical center.
    • Strong personal and professional commitment to building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals with diverse backgrounds and groups representing numerous societal interests and needs.
    • Demonstrated record of program development, collaboration, community engagement, clinical care, education, and leadership.
    • Skilled at recruiting and retention, and values the role of leaders in mentoring.
    • Excellent verbal, written and group presentation skills.
    • Proven ability to develop and execute short- and long-term strategic initiatives.
    • Demonstrated leadership in areas contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as a commitment to advancing these principles within the Department and the School.
    • In possession of/eligible for an unrestricted medical license in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

    Procedure for Candidacy


    Interested candidates should apply online using the button above.  Application materials should include the following: a current curriculum vita and a comprehensive letter of interest summarizing all relevant experience, clinical, educational, and research interests. A statement describing participation in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions are required. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


    Please address your application to Amy J. Goldberg, MD, FACS, Search Committee Chairperson, Professor and Chairperson, Department of Surgery Lewis Katz School of Medicine (LKSOM), C/O Michael R. Lester, Senior Director, Physician/Faculty Recruitment & Retention, LKSOM, 3420 N. Broad Street, MRB 101, Philadelphia, PA, 19140.   Should you have any questions regarding the procedure for candidacy please contact Michel R. Lester, Senior Director, Physician/Faculty Recruitment and Retention, LKSOM, Email: michael.lester@tuhs.temple.edu


    For more information about diversity at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, please visit the Office of Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

    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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