Division Chief, Colorectal Surgery at Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jul 13, 2021
Position Type

The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) and Temple University Health System invite applications and candidate nominations for the roles of Division Chief, Colorectal Surgery at Temple University Hospital, and System Chief, Colorectal Surgery at Temple University Health System. This is an exciting opportunity to join one of Philadelphia’s leading academic medical centers, which is home to more than 1,000 physicians and scientists who share the mission of bringing innovative treatments to patients.

Reporting to the Chair and Chief of Surgery of LKSOM and TUHS, the Chief will be responsible for providing strategic direction and effective leadership to the Division while creating an environment that enhances excellence in clinical service, education, and academic development; driving the integration of Division services across the health system; pursuing opportunities for practice growth through enhancement of existing programs and development of new services; monitoring and consistently working to improve clinical quality; developing productive key hospital and strategic relationships to identify business development opportunities and facilitating effective market strategies; overseeing all Division activities, including recruitment, mentoring, and evaluation; and supporting and promulgating teamwork and diversity among faculty, staff, students, and patients.

The incoming Chief will join a large, academic practice in the Department of Surgery at Temple University Hospital (TUH) and our NCI designated comprehensive cancer center at Fox Chase Cancer Center (FCCC). The ideal candidate will promote the department’s culture of collegiality and teamwork while leading, managing, and developing the division to ensure it achieves the highest possible standards of excellence in all its activities across the system. Candidates must have a documented record of academic accomplishments, strong interest in clinical research and medical education, and be knowledgeable on external trends and opportunities. Clinical responsibilities will be shared between TUH and FCCC as Temple Health continues to integrate its cancer program across the health system. Successful candidates should have clinical expertise in anorectal, laparoscopic, open surgery, robotic surgery, and be an experienced colonoscopist. It is strongly preferred that the new chief will have proven leadership in areas contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as a commitment to advancing these principles within the division and the school.

Candidates must possess an MD with active board certification both in Colon and Rectal Surgery and General Surgery. Credentials that qualify for a faculty appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor level is preferred. Candidates should also be active participants in national organizations and committees and be eligible for medical licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. All candidates must have the ability to lead and work cooperatively within a diverse environment.

Procedure for Candidacy

To be considered, please complete the online application at: https://bit.ly/3h7UHxE. Application materials should include the following: a cover letter stating your area of expertise and qualifications, synopsis of accomplishments and professional goals, research/teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information. A statement describing participation in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions is strongly encouraged. 

Please address your application to:

Thomas Santora, MD, Professor and Interim Chair Department of Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, c/o Michael R. Lester, Assistant Dean, Physician/Faculty Recruitment and Retention, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple Faculty Practice Plan.

Confidential inquiries and candidate nominations should be directed to: Michael.lester@tuhs.temple.edu

The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

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.