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Summary of Opportunity

The Department of Neurology at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, announces the search for an academic neurologist, fellowship trained in Movement Disorders to join its growing Neurodegenerative disease program. Applicants must have a strong interest in patient care, basic or clinical research, and the teaching of medical students and residents. Qualified applicants will possess an M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. with BE/BC in Neurology along with additional training from an ACGME accredited movement disorder fellowship program. The successful candidate will be in possession of or be eligible to obtain an unrestricted medical license from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Temple University Hospital Neurodegenerative Disease Center is developing a multidisciplinary approach with wrap around care for evaluating and treating patients with all forms of movement disorders. A highly skilled, multidisciplinary medical team of neurologists and neurosurgeons along with physical therapists, case management, clinical nurse educators, and mental health specialists will offer comprehensive diagnostic and treatment capabilities that provide patients with the most advanced treatments available today in a compassionate one stop setting. The Center not only is dedicated to excellence in diagnosis, treatment, and education, but is committed to clinical research including trials, patient registries, and tissue banking of samples. The clinical enterprise will be actively engaged with our Neuroscience Institute to promote collaborative and translational research. Candidates for this position will have an opportunity to play an integral role in the design and implementation of the Movement Disorder program at Temple Health.

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.

Procedure for Candidacy

Interested candidates should submit a current curriculum vita and complete contact information to the address below. Personal statements summarizing teaching experience, clinical and research interests, leadership experience and contributions to diversity are encouraged.

Terry Heiman-Patterson, MD, Professor of Neurology, Director of the Center for Neurodegenerative Disorders, C/O Michael Lester, Senior Director, Physician/Faculty Recruitment & Retention, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, 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.