Temple University, Office of Physician & Faculty Recruitment

  • Associate Cardiothoracic Surgeon

    Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/3/2020 3:31 PM)
    Specialty Area
  • Summary of Position

    The Department of Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine seeks a board eligible/board certified cardiothoracic surgeon to join its thriving academic practice. Our practice is one of the busiest centers in the US in thoracic transplants, mechanical circulatory support and pulmonary thromboendarterectomy surgery. In addition, we perform high quality surgery in off pump and on pump coronary artery bypass, valve repair and replacement including Ross procedure, aortic surgery and transcatheter valve repair/replacement. 


    Clinical responsibilities include, but are not limited to inpatient and outpatient care in cardiac surgery service, rounding in the ICU and other inpatient units, thoracic organ procurement, assistance with thoracic transplants and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), left ventricular assist device (LVAD) and a wide variety of cardiothoracic and vascular surgical procedures. You will participate in the management of patients in cardiovascular surgery service and thoracic transplant service in the ICU, other inpatient units and clinic. You are expected to be able to perform opening and closing the chest, institution of cardiopulmonary bypass, internal mammary artery harvest, pericardial window, and tracheostomy. As you gain experience with us, you are expected to perform thoracic organ procurement, thoracic organ transplant, ECMO and LVAD according to Surgical Directors’ discretion. Performs other duties as assigned.


    Required Education & Experience:

    Applicants must possess an M.D. or D.O or foreign equivalent. Surgical residency and additional fellowship training in cardiovascular surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, or comparable training. Possession or eligibility for medical licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and BE/BC by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery or foreign equivalent (board) also required. Candidates must upload a current CV and cover letter to be considered. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. 


    Required Skills & Abilities:

    *Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
    *Ability to work in a fast-paced and patient-centric environment.


    *This position requires a background check


    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.


    Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.


    Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.


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