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Summary of Opportunity

The Department of Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) is seeking qualified candidates and candidate nominations for the role of Director, Interventional Cardiology LKSOM, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Cardiovascular Intervention .

The Director will oversee the clinical operations in all areas of Interventional Cardiology, LKSOM and Temple University Hospital (TUH). The Director will also have the overall responsibility of providing strategic direction and effective leadership while creating an environment that enhances clinical growth and academic development. Successful candidates will have clinical expertise in all areas of Interventional Cardiology, specifically percutaneous valve interventions, mechanical ventricular support and high risk coronary therapies. The new Director will possess a proven record of collaborative interaction in a heart team model with cardiac and vascular surgeons and excellence in clinical care, education, research and administration.

Successful candidates will possess an M.D. MD/PhD with active board certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine/Cardiovascular Disease and credentials that will support a faculty appointment at the rank of Associate Professor/Professor are preferred. Candidates with additional pertinent degrees (Ph.D., M.B.A., and M.P.H.) are encouraged to apply. Candidates will have excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong interpersonal, organizational and problem-solving skills and strong commitment to diversity and inclusivity.

Temples Heart & Vascular Institute (THVI) https://heart.templehealth.org/ is a physician led, patient focused institute built upon Temple Healths excellent long-term reputation for heart and vascular clinical care, research and education. At the core of THVI is an integrated approach that encourages collaboration between care providers in order to improve patient experience, outcomes, and value across the spectrum of prevention, diagnosis, intervention, and rehabilitation of cardiovascular disease. THVI continues to build upon the strengths inherent in an institute model while maintaining the advantages conferred as an academic and research healthcare entity.

LKSOM, established in 1901, is one of the nations leading medical schools. Each year, the School educates approximately 840 medical students and 140 graduate students. Based on its level of funding from the National Institutes of Health, LKSOM is the second-highest ranked medical school in Philadelphia and the third-highest in Pennsylvania. According to U.S. News & World Report, LKSOM is among the top 10 most-applied-to medical schools in the nation. It is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. It employs 550 full-time and 50 part-time faculty members, in addition to more than 1,000 employees. Each year it admits 210 medical students and approximately 24 graduate students.

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 Temples 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.

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 strongly preferred. 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.
Daniel Edmundowicz, Professor and Chief, Section of Cardiology, C/O Michael R. Lester, Senior Director, Physician/Faculty Recruitment and Retention, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, 3420 N. Broad Street, MRB 101, Philadelphia, PA, 19140, Email: michael.lester@tuhs.temple.edu 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. 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.
Diversity Statement:
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.