Medical Director- Temple University Stroke Center

Medical Director- Temple University Stroke Center

Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University


Philadelphia, PA

Department of Neurology
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Summary of Opportunity

The Department of Neurology at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, is seeking applicants at the /Associate or Professor level to lead Temple’s Stroke Division. The successful applicant will have completed a stroke fellowship and be BC/BE in neurology. The Stroke Medical Director, reporting to the Chair, will oversee the clinical, academic and research operations within the Temple Stroke Center.

The Temple University Stroke Center is a Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center. The Stroke Service sees 800-1000 cerebrovascular related admissions per year. The program includes 2 neurointerventional faculty, and a 20 bed Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit staffed by stroke neurologists and neurointensivists. The program participates in the “Get With The Guideline’s” Stroke Program and has consistently achieved Gold Plus and Target Stroke Honor Roll status. There is an active program of clinical trials through the Stroke Nett Network (NINDS funded), a formal stroke prevention clinic utilizing evidenced based guidelines for risk factor modification. We are actively building our Stroke Telestroke/Telemedicine network for acute stroke to neighboring community and rural hospitals.

In collaboration with the Department Chair and the organization’s leadership, the successful applicant will be responsible for quality, safety and care provided on the stroke service and actively involved in performance improvement and cost containment initiatives. The Stroke Medical Director will provide leadership for regulatory and accreditation compliance and will co-direct the Temple Stroke Committee. The Director will be responsible for overseeing the residents for acute stroke care, share in the attending teaching schedule and help develop the stroke and acute care curriculum. He/she will maintain an outpatient practice, , and conduct research in one’s area of interest. Stroke Telemedicine call has no in house obligations and will be shared with other attendings.

The Neurosciences Center at Temple University Hospital is one of the Philadelphia region's best facilities for the treatment of neurological disorders. A highly skilled and compassionate neurology and neurosurgery staff plus a state-of-the-art diagnostic center means access to advanced treatment options for patients with neurological disorders. Several of our physicians have been consistently selected by their peers as "Top Doctors," both locally and nationally. Working together, our neurologists and neurosurgeons use the latest protocols and state-of-the-art equipment, including the Leksell Gamma Knife® 4C, the Neuroblate® Laser Ablation System and the Elekta Synergy® S, to diagnose and develop individualized treatment plans for the full range of neurological problems.

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 current curriculum vita and complete contact information to the following address:

Please address all applications to: Paul M. Katz, M.D., Director, Temple Stroke Program, C/O Michael Lester, Senior Director, Physician/Faculty Recruitment & Retention, Temple University School of Medicine, 3420 N. Broad Street, MRB 101, Philadelphia, PA, 19140, Email:

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.

Contact First and Last Name:
Michael Lester