Temple University, Office of Physician & Faculty Recruitment

Chief of Clinical Pathology and Medical Director of Clinical Laboratories

Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
Posted Date 9 months ago(4/20/2020 5:21 PM)
Specialty Area

Summary of Position

The Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University invites applicants and candidate nominations for an exciting opportunity to serve in the role of Chief of Clinical Laboratories, Temple University Hospital (TUH). We are particularly interested in dynamic individuals from diverse backgrounds and under-represented groups.


The clinical laboratories of Temple University Hospital (TUH) perform two and half million laboratory tests per year and we have ten divisions led by a MD or PhD clinical scientist with appropriate expertise, many years of clinical experience and certification.  Clinical Pathology consists of following divisions: Hematology/Special Coagulation, Clinical Chemistry, Immunogenetics/Tissue Histotyping, Molecular Diagnostics, Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Virology and Transfusion Medicine (including an active apheresis program). Laboratories are equipped with state of the art modern analyzers including next generation sequencers, MALDI-TOF, new automated chemistry line, and high throughput molecular microbiology/virology platforms to name a few. There is a strategic plan for further enhancement of Clinical Pathology operations.


The Chief will be responsible for the clinical operation and administration of all areas of Clinical Pathology with a special focus on quality management and quality control, process improvement/efficiencies and the implementation of short and long-range strategic plans.


The successful candidate will possess the required credentials for academic rank at the minimum level of Associate Professor, will have a strong background in the oversight of clinical pathology services in a large laboratory and vast experience teaching and supervising medical students, residents and fellows. Candidates with at least five years of experience in directing clinical laboratories in a large university/academic hospital are strongly preferred as are candidates with background in hematopathology or transfusion medicine.


Candidates with additional interest in publishing and/or participating in clinical or translational research are encouraged to apply. Excellent opportunities/resources exist for translational research with outstanding clinical programs at Temple.


Diversity Statement

Located in the heart of an economically distressed and diverse urban area, the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University 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, we will address issues to promote health equity through education, care delivery, workforce development, and research. We recognize 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 Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University values and embraces a diverse community reflected by individuals’ race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sex, sexual orientation, sexual identity, gender identity and expression, socioeconomic status, language, national origin, religious affiliation, spiritual practice, mental and physical ability/disability, and age. In response to the needs of our local community and patient population, we will concentrate our recruitment and retention efforts on students, residents, and faculty who identify as Black/African American, Hispanic/ Latino, and/or educationally and economically disadvantaged, while also being intentional in our efforts to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for women and LGBT students, residents, faculty, and staff.

We are committed to achieving a climate of inclusion that respects and affirms diverse backgrounds and life experiences. We recognize that excellence in all aspects of education, training, research, and care delivery can only be 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. 

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

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Interested candidates should apply online by clicking on the link above.


Application materials should include the following:  a current curriculum vita and cover letter. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


Please address your application to Yuri Persidsky, MD, PhD, Professor and Chairperson, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, C/O Julie Brissett, Assistant Director, Physician Faculty Recruitment and Retention, 3420 N. Broad Street, MRB 101, Philadelphia, PA, 19140, Email: julie.brissett@tuhs.temple.edu


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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