Section Chief, Interventional Radiology Lewis Katz School of Medicine
System Chief, Interventional Radiology, Temple University Health System
Summary of Opportunity
The Department of Radiology at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) a nationally renowned, top-tier medical institution invites applications and nominations for the for the role of System Chief, Interventional Radiology, Temple University Health System (TUHS) and Section Chief, Interventional Radiology, LKSOM.
The incoming Chief will be responsible for partnering with the Chair of Radiology to promote a collegial work environment that enhances clinical growth and academic development while advancing the research activities of the section. The selected candidate will collaborate productively with key TUHS faculty and administration to ensure that the section meets the imaging and procedural needs of patients in all clinical areas across the system. The Chief will promote a strong culture of institutional stewardship and collaboration throughout one of the region’s top academic health systems, Temple Health. The new Chief will have documented achievement in the clinical, education and research spheres and proven capabilities in strategic planning and faculty development. Lastly, the new Chief will pursue innovative growth opportunities through relationship building and business opportunities.
The selected individual will lead a vibrant faculty of 7 established, academic, full time IR physicians and two full time IR physician extenders who cover three separate sites including Temple University Hospital, Fox Chase Cancer Center (FCCC) and Jeanes Hospital. FCCC is among the top NCCN designated oncologic centers in the country and provides an intimate patient care setting focused heavily on Interventional Oncology.
The IR division has extensive expertise performing more than 8000 procedures annually and the practice performs a wide range of procedures including interventional oncology, pain management, uterine artery embolization, GI/GU intervention, TIPS, venous access, peripheral vascular disease and CT/US guided biopsy, drainages and ablation treatments. The division also has an active inpatient admitting service and growing outpatient clinic and consult service. Temple University Hospital has among the top Lung Transplant programs in the country, as well as a robust liver and renal transplant program. Our interventional section provides support for all services.
The Department of Radiology boasts an outstanding residency program, consisting of 24 diagnostic radiology residents (6 per year). Additionally, there is an Integrated IR Residency Program culminating in board eligibility in both Diagnostic Radiology and Interventional Radiology. It is anticipated that the program will have three fellows in IR by the summer of 2019, in addition to the daily resident contribution.
Temple has invested heavily in new clinical programs, technology and facilities in recent years. The School of Medicine has also recruited renowned physicians from around the country who have enhanced Temple’s capacity to expand its clinical mission well beyond its traditional boundaries. This growth and dynamism is transforming Temple from a leading Philadelphia academic medical center into a nationally renowned, top-tier medical institution.
Successful candidates will possess an M.D. or M.D. /Ph.D. with active board certification in Radiology and ACGME accredited fellowship training in Interventional Radiology. Credentials that will support a faculty appointment at the rank of Associate Professor/Professor are preferred. Candidates will have excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong interpersonal, organizational and problem-solving skills and strong commitment to diversity and inclusivity. Lastly, candidates should be active participants in local, regional and national levels and have the ability to obtain medical licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Procedure for Candidacy
Interested candidates should submit a current curriculum vita and complete contact information to the address below. A comprehensive letter of interest summarizing all relevant experience, clinical, educational, research interests and statement describing participation in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions are required. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
For more information about diversity at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, please visit the Office of Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
Gary Cohen, MD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Radiology, Radiologist –in-Chief, Temple University Health System C/O Michael R. Lester, Senior Director, Physician/Faculty Recruitment & Retention, LKSOM, 3420 N. Broad Street, MRB 101, Philadelphia, PA, 19140, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 215-707-5666 Fax: 215-707-9452.
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.