Temple University, Office of Physician & Faculty Recruitment

Cardiothoracic Surgery - Advanced Fellow

Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
Posted Date 6 months ago(7/6/2020 3:09 PM)
Specialty Area

Summary of Position

The Division of Cardiovascular Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine seeks a BE/BC cardiothoracic surgeon to join its thriving academic program.  Temple Health’s transplant program 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. We are particularly interested in dynamic individuals from diverse backgrounds and under-represented groups.


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 the Division Chiefs discretion. Performs other duties as assigned.


Temple's nationally-renowned physicians now offer dozens of powerful new options for patients who, just a few years ago, were considered untreatable. Using sophisticated technologies and personalized treatments, Temple physicians are working to alter the course of serious disease. And in over a dozen research centers at Temple University School of Medicine and Fox Chase Cancer Center, our faculty are speeding the transformation of fundamental scientific discoveries into practical therapies that may one day dramatically improve human health.


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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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.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.


Procedure for Candidacy


Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vita and three professional reference names/contact information online. Personal statements summarizing teaching experience, clinical and research interests, and contributions to diversity are strongly encouraged.


Please address all applications to: Yoshiya Toyoda, MD, PhD, William Maul Measey Professor of Surgery, Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery., C/O Michael Lester, Senior Director, Physician Faculty Recruitment and Retention, , Email: michael.lester@tuhs.temple.edu.


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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