Temple University, Office of Physician & Faculty Recruitment

Associate Director of Transfusion Medicine

Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
Posted Date 6 months ago(1/2/2020 3:45 PM)
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Summary of Position

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine announces the search for an 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 Temple University School of Medicine, 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 300 apheresis procedures during fiscal year 2019 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, 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 2019 the Blood Bank processed over 25600 type and screens, over 24,800 cross match and over 19500 blood transfusions.

The selected candidate will be an MD/DO with active Board Certification in Clinical Pathology or Clinical and Anatomic Pathology with established credentials and an interest in teaching.  Certification in Transfusion Medicine is required.  New fellows who are eligible to sit for certification in transfusion medicine will also be considered. However, they will be expected to complete the certification within the first year of hire.  Experience in therapeutic apheresis and/or blood donor service is preferred.

Rank and compensation will be commensurate with experience.  


Interested candidates should apply online.


Should you have any questions regarding the procedure for candidacy please contact Julie Brissett, Assistant Director, Physician/Faculty Recruitment and Retention, LKSOM, Email: julie.brissett@tuhs.temple.edu Phone : 215-707-5665.


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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