The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM), Section of Rheumatology announces the search for an academically oriented rheumatologist to join our section in the Department of Medicine. The faculty physician is expected to contribute to teaching Rheumatology to fellows, residents and Medical Students by taking part in educational activities, to take part in ongoing clinical research projects, and to care for Rheumatology patients.
Currently, the Rheumatology Section consists of nine faculty members and two Nurse Practitioners. The Rheumatology Clinic cares for a diverse patient population with a wide range of rheumatic diseases, including large numbers of patients with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. The Section of Rheumatology provides specialized care in the form of weekly dedicated Lupus and Vasculitis Clinic. The Section also provide a biweekly CTD-associated Interstitial Lung Disease clinic and monthly Lupus Nephritis Clinic, in collaboration with the Temple Lung Center and the Section of Nephrology respectively. Patients are seen in three different locations, Temple University Hospital, Fort Washington and Center City Philadelphia. Several ongoing lupus basic, translational and clinical research projects are underway including clinical trials with the availability of a Clinical Coordinator. A centralized onsite Infusion Center facilitates administration of biological and other intravenous therapy and also benefits clinical research. The Section is also responsible for inpatient consultations in Rheumatology at Temple University Hospital.
The Section’s laboratory effort is focused on systemic autoimmunity. State-of-the-art laboratories are located in the Kresge Hall. Section scientists work side by side with scientists from related disciplines in the Temple Autoimmunity Center, a collaborative group of translational researchers sharing an interest in autoimmunity.
The successful candidate will possess an MD, DO or foreign equivalent and have completed an ACGME accredited residency in internal medicine and ACGME fellowship training in Rheumatology is also required. Candidates currently completing their last year of Rheumatology fellowship will also be considered and are welcome to apply. Rank and compensation commensurate with experience.
Temple Health, one of Philadelphia's leading academic medical centers, is home to more than 1,000 physicians and scientists who share the mission of bringing innovative treatments to patients. Temple Health refers to the health, education and research activities carried out by the affiliates of Temple University Health System and by the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM). Temple University Health System (TUHS) is a $1.8+ billion academic health system dedicated to providing access to quality patient care and supporting excellence in medical education and research.
To be considered, please complete the online application. Application materials should include the following: a letter of interest summarizing teaching experience, clinical and research interests, current curriculum vita and three professional references names/contact information.
Please address all applications to: Roberto Caricchio, MD., Section Chief, Rheumatology Professor, Medicine, C/O Jessica Vega, SeniorRecruiter, Physician/Faculty Recruitment & Retention, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Email: email@example.com
**Please note that Dr. Roberto Caricchio will be attending the ACR Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA. Contact Jessica Vega to discuss the possibility of an in person meeting at the conference.**
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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.