Division Chief, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Philadelphia, PA 19140

The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM), a nationally renowned, top-tier medical institution invites applications and nominations for the position of Division Chief, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Reporting to the Chair of Surgery, the Division Chief will promote a strong culture of institutional stewardship and collaboration throughout one of the region’s top academic health systems, Temple Health. It is expected that the new Chief will continue to build on the division’s strengths; positioning it for future growth through the continued development of the clinical enterprise, pursuit of new business opportunities and partnerships, heightening of scholarly activity, enhancement in medical education and mentorship/development of existing faculty. It is strongly preferred that candidates possess prior leadership and program development experience, with demonstrated fiscal and administrative responsibility. Lastly, it is expected that the successful candidate will have proven leadership in areas contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as a commitment to advancing these principles within the Department and the School.

The Department of Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University has approximately 48 full-time clinical faculty members in eight Divisions. The Department provides the highest quality, most compassionate care to its patients, utilizing state-of-the-art and minimally invasive technologies and techniques to achieve successful surgical outcomes.

Currently, the Division of Plastic and Reconstruction Surgery consists of 3 full time clinical faculty members. The Division offers a full spectrum of cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery including surgery. In addition the Division currently includes an accredited plastic surgery fellowship with six fellows.

Successful candidates will possess an M.D. with active certification by the American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is required and credentials that will support a faculty appointment at the rank of Associate Professor/Professor are strongly preferred. Candidates with additional pertinent degrees (Ph.D., M.B.A., and M.P.H.) and fellowship training 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. Lastly, candidates should be active participants in specialty organizations/committees at the regional and national levels and have the ability to obtain medical licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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.

Giving our patients access to some of the world’s most advanced therapies — and helping them achieve outcomes once thought impossible — is the driving force for all our clinical care, research, and medical education.

Key Relationships

Reports to:
Amy J. Goldberg, MD, FACS

Professor and Chairperson

Department of Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Surgeon–in-Chief, Temple University Health System

Candidate Qualifications

  • An M.D. with active board certification by the American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
  • Credentials for a faculty appointment at the level of Associate Professor/Professor are preferred.
  • Strong ability to work collaboratively with leaders of various entities in the advancement of medical education at the undergraduate medical level as well as GME and CME.
  • Personal record of distinguished scholarly, educational, research (basic and/or translational), and/or clinical accomplishments in plastic surgery or a related field.
  • Competency navigating the interaction of the educational, research and service missions of a complex academic medical center.
  • Strong personal and professional commitment to building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals with diverse backgrounds and groups representing numerous societal interests and needs.
  • Demonstrated record of program development, collaboration, community engagement, clinical care, education, and leadership.
  • Skilled at recruiting and retention, and values the role of leaders in mentoring.
  • Excellent verbal, written and group presentation skills.
  • Proven ability to develop and execute short- and long-term strategic initiatives.
  • In possession of/eligible for an unrestricted medical license in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Procedure for Candidacy

Interested candidates should apply online.

Application materials should include the following: a current curriculum vita and a comprehensive letter of interest summarizing all relevant experience, clinical, educational, and research interests. A statement describing participation in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions is strongly preferred. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Please address your application to Amy J. Goldberg, MD, FACS, Search Committee Chairperson, Professor and Chairperson, Department of Surgery Lewis Katz School of Medicine (LKSOM), C/O Michael R. Lester, Senior Director, Physician/Faculty Recruitment & Retention.

Should you have any questions regarding the procedure for candidacy please contact Michel R. Lester, Email: [email protected]

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.


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