Pediatric Surgeon, St. Christopher's Hospital

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jan 27, 2023
Position Type

Tower Health is a regional integrated healthcare system that offers compassionate, high quality, leading edge healthcare and wellness services to communities in Berks, Chester, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties. With approximately 11,500 employees, Tower Health consists of Reading Hospital in West Reading; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown; and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, in partnership with Drexel University. Tower Health is strongly committed to academic medicine and training, including multiple residency and fellowship programs, the Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health, and the Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences in West Reading. The system also includes Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing; home healthcare provided by Tower Health at Home; TowerDirect ambulance and emergency response; Tower Health Medical Group; Tower Health Providers, our clinically integrated network; and 25 Tower Health Urgent Care facilities across our service area. For more information, visit .

Job Summary

About the opportunity:

The successful candidate is someone interested in honing their clinical skills across the broad field of Pediatric Surgery. Responsibilities will include supporting our Level One Pediatric Trauma Center, an ELSO Gold Star ECMO Program, and a busy Level 3C NICU. Candidates will have the opportunity to participate in clinical program development, research, resident and medical student education, as well as our historic ACGME accredited Fellowship in Pediatric Surgery.

The Division of Pediatric General, Thoracic and Minimally Invasive Surgery at St. Christopher's Hospital is staffed by board-certified pediatric surgeons who have extensive experience in general and pediatric surgery. Our pediatric surgeons address the surgical needs of children of all ages, from extremely premature infants to 21 years of age, with a variety of conditions including infections, injuries, tumors, endocrine disorders, chest wall abnormalities, congenital malformations, as well as some Urologic and Head and Neck conditions.

Through academic affiliations with Drexel University College of Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and other general surgery residencies in the Philadelphia area, we receive and train several rotating general surgery residents. In addition, there are numerous training programs at our institution that include medical student clerkships and electives, a well-respected General Pediatrics residency training program, and numerous sub-specialty fellowship training programs.

The selected individual will be proposed for an academic appointment at Drexel University College of Medicine at a rank commensurate with experience and qualifications.

In joining St. Christopher's you'll enjoy:
  • Work/life balance and flexibility
  • Teaching, quality improvement and strategic development opportunities
  • The latest in diagnostics, treatments, and innovations
  • EMR System: EPIC
  • Team-based care with dedicated support staff

Benefits & Perks:
  • Competitive Compensation Plan with Comprehensive Benefits
  • Generous earned time-off
  • CME time and money
  • 403(b) (matched) and 457(b) Retirement Plans
  • Faculty rank through Drexel University College of Medicine, commensurate with experience
  • Educational Loan Assistance
  • Malpractice Insurance with Tail Coverage
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Spousal/Domestic Partner Job Search Support
  • Currently we support J1 visa waivers
  • H1B visas and green card sponsorship

Philadelphia, located between New York and Washington D.C, is considered to be the birthplace of the United States. The Constitution was debated here in Philadelphia in what is now Independence Hall. The nearby Liberty Bell Center is home to the famous two-thousand-pound bell which became a symbol of freedom. The National Constitution Center also tells the story of 1920s prohibition. Learn more about Al Capone and other famous former inmates at the Eastern State Penitentiary. The Philadelphia Museum of Art, one of the country's largest museums, is not to be missed. At Fairmount Park, discover outdoor art on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, as well as the Smith Memorial Arch dedicated to Civil War heroes. Attractions for kids include Philadelphia Zoo, the oldest zoo in America. Meet more animals at the Academy of Natural Sciences or enjoy fun and educational interactive displays at the Please Touch Museum.

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Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health

Contact: Beth A. Calabria | | 484.628.6714

Contact Name: Beth Calabria
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Contact Phone: 484-628-6714


  • Completion of an accredited two-year fellowship in Pediatric Surgery
  • Board Eligible or Board Certified in Pediatric Surgery.
  • Hold or be eligible for an unrestricted and unchallenged license to practice medicine in the state of Pennsylvania
  • Valid DEA Licensure