Feb 09, 2021

Temple University LKSOM Chairperson, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

  • Temple University-TFP
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
Orthopaedic CHAIR

Job Description

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Temple Health - Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Position Summary

The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM), a nationally renowned, top-tier medical institution is seeking a forward thinking, open minded individual for the role of Chairperson, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine.

The incoming Chair will be a change agent and have a clear vision to build on the department’s solid foundation with particular emphasis on expanding the clinical footprint of the department.  They will be expected to optimize the provision of exceptional clinical care to all patients in the region with a targeted focus on customer service, quality of care, clinical and translational research, and undergraduate and graduate medical education.

The ideal candidate is a leader in the field of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a person of high character and credibility.  The new Chairperson must have an exceptional work ethic, be resilient, and possess the enthusiasm to lead a growing department in one of the nation’s largest, and most complex and competitive healthcare markets in the country.  The incumbent must also have the skills to build on the department’s existing strengths and leverage them to grow in new and existing markets.  The Chairperson will be a skillful communicator, relationship builder.  They will be action oriented with effective facilitation skills.  The new Chairperson will strive to promote a culture of excellence in all aspects of Temple’s tri-partite mission. 

Candidates must possess an M.D. or M.D. /Ph.D. with active board certification in Orthopaedic Surgery;  credentials that will support a faculty appointment at the rank of Professor is preferred.  Candidates must also be active participants in national organizations and committees such as those of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Temple Faculty Physicians (TFP) and the Lewis Katz School of Medicine’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine includes a group of core physicians in Philadelphia, PA committed to the mission of providing the highest level of orthopaedic care to all patients regardless of situation while striving for research and academic excellence and advancement.  Temple Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine physicians are board certified/board eligible in orthopaedic surgery or sports medicine.  There are currently seventeen (17) full and part-time faculty members with sub-specializations in Sports Medicine, Hand Surgery, Joint Replacement/Adult Reconstruction, Orthopedic Trauma, Spine, Orthopaedic Oncology, Foot & Ankle, General Orthopedics and non-operative sports medicine.  The department’s surgeons are consistently included among regional and national "Best Doctors" listings. 


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


Procedure for Candidacy

To be considered, please complete the online application click HERE  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:

Michael Weaver, MD, Search Committee Chairperson, Professor and Chairperson Department of Neurosurgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, C/O Michael R. Lester, Senior Director, Physician/Faculty Recruitment and Retention, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple Faculty Practice Plan.

Confidential inquiries, candidate nominations and requests for the professional specifications should be directed to [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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