Lung Transplant Surgeon- Temple Health- Philadelphia, PA

Job description

The Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine is currently seeking a dedicated, hard-working lung transplant surgeon who is capable of assessing donor offers and recipient-donor matching, performing recipient surgery as a primary surgeon, and taking excellent care of patients preoperatively and postoperatively. Additional clinical responsibilities include surgery for lung failure including Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), and cardiac and/or thoracic surgical procedures depending on the candidates’ expertise. The successful candidate will be expected to closely work with and assist the surgical director of lung transplantation and have the ability to collaborate and work in a team environment and be expected to make clinical, academic and research contributions to the Department. The new faculty will be part of a uniquely supportive practice environment with an emphasis on quality and teamwork.  Leadership opportunities are available for qualified candidates, e.g. associate surgical director of lung transplantation. Proven academic productivity is a plus.

Over the last several years, Temple's prestigious lung transplant program has grown steadily and rapidly, and in the past few years, has grown into one of the nation’s best and busiest program.  The program is the largest in the US for the second year in a row finishing 2018 with 144 transplants. The goal is to continue to provide our excellent care to as many patients as possible while focusing on excellent outcomes, and to lead the field of lung transplantation academically.

Established in 1994, the Lung Transplant Program at Temple is one of the oldest and most experienced centers in the region. The Temple team has performed over 850 lung or heart/lung procedures and is certified by UNOS (United Network for Organ Sharing) for lung and heart/lung transplantation. Over the past two decades, the Lung Center has expanded to meet the growing regional need for transplantation options for patients with COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, or other severe lung ailments. Today, the program consists of a dedicated team of surgeons, pulmonologists, clinicians, immunologists, psychologists, nurse specialists, technicians, counselors, nutritionists, and financial coordinators. It is led by the internationally renowned cardiac surgeon Yoshiya Toyoda, MD, PhD, Division Chief, Cardiovascular Surgery, and Norihisa Shigemura, MD, PhD, Surgical Director, Lung Transplantation.

Candidates must possess an M.D. or D.O with Board Certification/Eligibility by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery or foreign equivalent, credentials that will support a faculty appointment at the minimum level of Assistant Professor and eligibility for unrestricted medical licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Lastly, applicants will have excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong interpersonal, organizational and problem-solving skills and strong commitment to diversity and inclusivity.

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.

Giving our patients access to some of the world's most advanced therapies — and helping them achieve outcomes once thought impossible — is the driving force for all our clinical care, research, and medical education. 

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To be considered, please complete an online application:

Application materials should include the following:  a cover letter stating area of expertise and qualifications, synopsis of accomplishments and professional goals, research/teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information including e-mail addresses for three references. 

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, 3420 N. Broad Street, MRB 101, Philadelphia, PA, 19140, Email: [email protected]  

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.


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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Posted: 1/11/2019
Application Due: 3/12/2019
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