Academically Oriented Rheumatologist,

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jan 07, 2021
Position Type

The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM), Section of Rheumatology announces the search for an academically oriented rheumatologist to join the team within the Department of Medicine. The faculty physician is expected to: care for Rheumatology patients; take part in ongoing clinical research projects; and teach Rheumatology to fellows, residents, and medical students by taking part in various educational activities.

In addition to a competitive salary, and comprehensive suite of benefits – including health, dental, vision, life, malpractice, paid vacation, CME, and disability at group rates, and more, – the position offers a uniquely supportive practice environment with an emphasis on quality patient care, research, teaching; individual career development; and collegiality among faculty members and hospital leadership. 

About Temple’s Rheumatology Section

  • The Rheumatology Clinic cares for a diverse patient population with a wide range of rheumatic diseases, including large numbers of patients with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • It provides specialized care in the form of: weekly dedicated Lupus Clinic; a biweekly CTD-associated Interstitial Lung Disease clinic; and monthly Lupus Nephritis Clinic, in collaboration with the Temple Lung Center and the Section of Nephrology respectively
  • Patients are seen in three different locations: Temple University Hospital, Fort Washington, and Center City Philadelphia, with an expansion to Jeanes Hospital/FCCC in the Fall of 2020. 
  • Several ongoing lupus basic, translational, and clinical research projects are underway including clinical trials with the availability of a Clinical Coordinator.
  • A centralized on-site Infusion Center facilitates administration of biological and other intravenous therapy and also benefits clinical research.
  • The section is also responsible for inpatient consultations in Rheumatology at Temple University Hospital.
  • Laboratory effort is focused on systemic autoimmunity, with state-of-the-art laboratories located in Kresge Hall.
  • Section scientists work side by side with scientists from related disciplines in the Temple Lupus Program, a collaborative group of translational researchers sharing an interest in autoimmunity.

Job Qualifications

  • MD, DO, or foreign equivalent; completion of an ACGME accredited residency in Internal Medicine, and ACGME fellowship training in Rheumatology required.
  • Eligibility for medical licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • Candidates currently completing their last year of Rheumatology fellowship will also be considered and are welcome to apply.
  • Must demonstrate sensitivity to the culture, needs, and aspirations of the diverse community we serve.
  • Rank and compensation commensurate with experience.

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.

Interested candidates should submit a current curriculum vita by clicking on the following link:  

Please address all applications to: Roberto Caricchio, MD, Section Chief, Rheumatology Professor, Medicine, c/o Jessica Vega, Senior Physician / Faculty Recruiter, Department of Physician / Faculty Recruitment. E-mail:

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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