Professional Specifications
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery
Faculty Opportunity-Open Rank


Summary of Opportunity

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA is currently seeking qualified applicants who are fellowship-trained in orthopaedic trauma surgery and have an interest in aligning with a nationally recognized and growing Department. This particular position is based primarily out of Temple University Hospital (TUH), a 746-bed tertiary facility Level I trauma center located adjacent to the Medical School on the Health Science Campus. The orthopaedic trauma team consists of one additional full-time orthopaedic trauma surgeon, residents including a PGY-5, PGY-2, and PGY-1, and physician extenders to assist with outpatient care.  On-call coverage is shared with the other operative surgeons in the department.

The ideal candidate is BE/BC in Orthopaedic Surgery, trained in an ACGME accredited residency and fellowship program and possesses the credentials for a faculty appointment at a minimum level of Assistant Professor. The new faculty member will be expected to make clinical, academic and research contributions to the department.  

The department currently consists of (19) full and part time faculty members all of whom have specific subspecialty interests, and an ACGME training program consisting of (20) residents. Clinical/basic science research and the teaching of medical & podiatry students are active endeavors in our department.  We have (4) offices located throughout the Philadelphia area.  Our main offices are based at the Temple University Hospital campus in North Philadelphia with other free-standing satellites throughout Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs.  Each of our locations are staffed by a team of board-certified orthopaedic surgeons and physicians, licensed physical therapists and certified athletic trainers. Radiology services are available at all our locations.  The department’s current make up consists of an appropriate mix of senior, mid-level and well trained junior faculty.  The collegiality and working environment are ideal.

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. 

Procedure for Candidacy 

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vita and complete contact information to the address below. Letters of interest should summarize teaching experience, clinical and research interests, leadership experience and contributions to diversity.

Eric J. Kropf, MD, Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, C/O Michael R. Lester, Senior 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.




Posted: 03/15/2019