Summary of Opportunity 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 Section Chief, Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.
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.
The Section Chief of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging will oversee and guide a growing nuclear medicine/molecular imaging clinical footprint that includes the Temple University Hospital, Jeanes Hospital, Episcopal Hospital and Northeastern medical campus. Faculty members in the Section of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging perform a wide range of clinical services which include PET-CT, SPECT-CT, breast gamma imaging and Nuclear Cardiology and a broad range of radioisotope therapies. The Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Section at Temple has a long history of academic strength, and has active collaborations with cardiology, oncology, gastroenterology and thoracic medicine.
The Department of Radiology offers potential candidates a uniquely supportive practice environment with an emphasis on quality patient care, research, teaching, individual career development, and collegiality among faculty members. There are approximately 40 FT clinical faculty within Temple University Health System who specialize in the following areas: abdominal imaging, mammography, neuroradiology, interventional radiology, interventional neuroradiology, nuclear medicine, musculoskeletal radiology, general radiology, chest and cardiac imaging. The Department has vibrant clinical and educational programs. The ACGME accredited Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program has been in continuous existence since 1932 and has trained more than 350 radiologists.
Successful candidates should possess an M.D., D.O. or foreign equivalent with special competency certificate in Nuclear Medicine by the American Board of Radiology or active board certification in Nuclear Medicine by the American Board of Nuclear Medicine, ABR certification preferred. It is required that candidates possess credentials for a faculty appointment on the clinician educator track or Clinical Scholar Track, at the minimum rank of Assistant Professor. Demonstrated history of training, expertise, leadership with experience in all aspects of clinical Nuclear medicine and Molecular imaging including imaging and therapy is mandatory. 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.
Reports to: Gary Cohen, MD, FSIR Professor, Radiology Chair, Radiology System Chief Vascular/ Interventional Radiology Professor, Radiology Radiologist-in-Chief, Temple Health
Essential Duties and Responsibilities The Chief of Nuclear Medicine will have responsibility for the following:
Develop the expected vibrant new PET/CT program.
Participate in multidisciplinary tumor boards.
Insure active participation with enterprise wide tumor boards and grow relationships with referring clinicians.
Revamp the nuclear medicine curricula for residents and medical students and establish active educational programs to raise overall ACGME survey satisfaction.
Supervision of Radiology Residents and Cardiology Fellows who rotate through the Department in addition to the revision and implementation of a robust Nuclear Medicine teaching curriculum for 27 radiology residents.
Increase Radiotherapies and radioisotope imaging techniques to encourage new market growth: Xofigo, Alzheimers, etc.
Continue to partner with the Division of Cardiology to further strengthen and foster our nuclear cardiology program.
Coordinate scheduling and coverages of Nuclear Medicine for Temple, Jeanes and Northeastern/Episcopal.
Facilitate scholarly activity within the Nuclear Medicine Division for faculty and residents.
Work with the Chair to establish goals and priorities for the Nuclear Medicine Division.
Insure that quality and safety measures meet or exceed necessary regulatory standards
Work with Chair to make recommendation for annual Capital needs.
Lead through example and establish protocols and parameters to create uniform standards and expectations for nuclear medicine faculty functioning.
Establish and or update procedural policies for nuclear medicine imaging and therapies.
Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging General clinical nuclear medicine procedures: utilizing conventional, single photon radioisotopes our physicians provide state of the art imaging including SPECT-CT hybrid fusion imaging for a wide range of clinical needs including: brain (neuroreceptor (I-123 dopamine and Tc-99m blood flow), thyroid, parathyroid, lung, cardiac, renal, adrenal, bone, infection (labeled WBC), tumor, and gastrointestinal motility (gastric emptying, small bowel, and colon transit) studies.
Nuclear Cardiology: in a joint program with Cardiology the section provides both SPECT myocardial perfusion stress testing and ventricular function (Muga) studies.
Targeted radionuclide therapies: our physicians have broad experience in providing radionuclide therapy including I-131 for hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer , lymphoma(Y-90) and therapies for targeting bone metastases with various agents (Sr-89, Sm-152) including latest Ra-223 for prostate cancer are all available. Working in conjunction with Interventional Radiology Y-90 target therapy for liver tumors is also available.
PET/CT Imaging: our physicians provide full coverage of oncologic studies including diagnosis, staging and assessing response to therapy. Cardiac PET/CT (viability and sarcoidosis) and neurologic (Alzheimer's, Amyloid, Seizure Disorder) studies are also potential development areas.
Radiology Residency Programs The residency in Diagnostic Radiology is a four-year program and provides all requirements for certification by the American Board of Radiology. The program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. There are a total of 24 residency positions, six per year. Prior to matriculation, each resident must have completed a minimum of one year of clinical graduate medical training.
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University also offers a five-year Integrated Interventional Radiology residency program beginning at the PGY-2 level and culminating in board eligibility in Interventional Radiology and Diagnostic Radiology.
Application materials which should include the following: a current curriculum vita and cover letter. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Please address your application to Gary Cohen, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Radiology, Radiologist –in-Chief, Temple University Health System, C/O Michael R. Lester, Sr. Director, Physician/Faculty Recruitment & Retention, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.
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.