Professional Specifications Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgeon

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Professional Specifications

Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgeon

Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Summary of Opportunity

The Department of Surgery at Lewis Katz School of Medicine (LKSOM) is seeking a fellowship trained Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgeon to join its growing Division of General and Minimally Invasive Surgery.  Successful candidates will have an interest in MIS/Robotic Bariatric Surgery, possess clinical expertise in open and laparoscopic/robotic primary and revisional bariatric operations, and have a strong belief in the multidisciplinary approach to weight loss.  He or she will also possess clinical expertise in general advanced minimally invasive and endoscopic surgery.  Applicants must possess an M.D. or M.D. /Ph.D. with active board certification in general surgery, in possession of or eligible for medical licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and credentials that will qualify for a faculty appointment at the level of Assistant Professor. Applicants should also have a strong interest and success in and commitment to surgical education, research scholarly activity and should be active participants in national organizations and committees such as those of the ACS, ASMBS and SAGES. 

The Department of Surgery at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University has approximately 30 full-time clinical faculty members in eight Divisions: Abdominal Organ Transplantation, Cardiothoracic Surgery (Aortic, Cardiac and Lung Transplantation), Colorectal Surgery, General and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma/Surgical Critical Care and Vascular Surgery.  The Department provides the highest quality, most compassionate care to its patients, utilizing state-of-the-art and minimally invasive technologies and techniques to achieve successful surgical outcomes.

Temple University Hospital and Jeanes Hospital are designated as a Comprehensive MBS-AQIP Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence® by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. This designation recognizes programs with a demonstrated track record of success and excellence in clinical outcomes. Temple received five stars in HealthGrades' 2010/2011 Hospital Quality Ratings for Bariatric Surgery. We have also been awarded the Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery® by Independence Blue Cross, the Institute of Quality for Bariatric Surgery by Aetna, and a Center of Excellence by Philadelphia magazine. These awards recognize the high-quality care and excellent results achieved at the Temple Bariatric Program in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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. Temple Health refers to the health, education and research activities carried out by the affiliates of Temple University Health System and by the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM).

Temple University Health System (TUHS) is a $1.8 billion academic health system dedicated to providing access to quality patient care and supporting excellence in medical education and research.  

Additional information about the bariatric program can be found on this website Temple Bariatric Surgery Program and additional information about the Lewis Katz School of Medicine can be found at LKSOM

Procedure for Candidacy

To be considered, please complete an online application: Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgeon

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.  A statement describing participation in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions are encouraged.

Please address your application to: Amy J. Goldberg, MD Professor and Chairperson, Department of Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM), C/O Michael R. Lester, Senior Director Physician/Faculty Recruitment and Retention, LKSOM, [email protected]

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

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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Posted: 3/27/2019
Application Due: 5/26/2019
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