Plastic Surgery- Reconstruction Faculty- Temple Health- Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Commensurate with experience
Sep 04, 2020
Oct 04, 2020
Full Time
Position Type
Academic/Teaching, Permanent

Department of Surgery

Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Summary of Opportunity

The Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery and Reconstruction at Lewis Katz School of Medicine is seeking qualified applicants and candidate nominations for an academic Plastic Surgery-Reconstruction faculty opportunity.

The Division is positioned for growth and seeks a dynamic individual to join this collegial group. The mission of the Division continues to focus on excellence in patient care, medical education, while allowing for personal and professional growth. The successful candidate will be academically oriented and have a strong interest in clinical research, medical education and growing a strong clinical plastic surgery practice.

Training in an ACGME accredited plastic surgery residency program, active board certification in general and plastic surgery and academic credentials that will support a faculty appointment at a minimum level of Assistant Professor is required. Candidates must also be in possession of or eligible to receive an unrestricted Pennsylvania State Medical License. The candidate will be board eligible or board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. The ideal candidate should be proficient in microsurgical techniques and have an interest in continuing to build upon the existing gender affirmation surgery program at Temple University Hospital by offering the entire spectrum of surgical options to its patient population.

Additionally, the candidate should be proficient in the surgical management of facial trauma, hand trauma, and burns. There is opportunity for growth into other health systems in the area. The Division also supports two independent plastic surgery residents per year as part of its three-year independent training program, and the candidate should have an active interest in resident teaching and education. In addition, scholarly activity in the form of peer reviewed publications, presentations at regional and national meetings, involvement with local and national societies, and other scholarly activity is encouraged. The candidate will be supported and have mentorship available within a strong Department of Surgery.

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. Interested candidates should submit a current curriculum vita and complete contact information by clicking on the following link:

Personal statements summarizing teaching experience, clinical and research interests, and contributions to diversity are encouraged.

Please address all applications to: Sameer A. Patel, MD, Associate Professor Surgery, Division Chief, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, LKSOM, C/O Michael R. Lester, Senior Director, Physician Faculty Recruitment and Retention, 3420 N. Broad Street, MRB 101, Philadelphia, PA, 19140, Email:, Phone: 215-707- 5666.

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.