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Temple University School of Medicine




Larry R. Kaiser, MD, FACS

Exceptional students, clinicians and researchers. Zeal for education, research and patient care. That’s Temple University School of Medicine.


Temple’s primary mission is to educate the next generation of physicians. Our graduates secure residencies at top programs across the country, and our alumni are advancing academia, clinical practice and industry all across the globe. Temple has produced scores of leaders in medicine during its 110-year history.


Biomedical research is also central to Temple’s mission. Our world-class faculty set the pace in key areas of investigation, pushing the boundaries of science to advance patient care.


U.S. News & World Report lists Temple as one of the top medical research schools in the nation. It also ranks Temple University Hospital, our primary clinical affiliate, among the best hospitals in the greater Philadelphia area. Hundreds of Temple faculty and alumni are cited for excellence in peer-reviewed rankings year after year.


Last but not least, Temple is an organization with a social conscience. We are recognized for providing unsurpassed primary care to an underserved community. We are proud to serve as both a first-class academic medical center and as the leading safety net hospital in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


As Temple University’s chief health sciences executive, I am privileged to steward such an exceptional mission.


Larry R. Kaiser, MD, FACS
Senior Executive Vice President for Health Affairs
Dean, Temple University School of Medicine
President and Chief Executive Officer, Temple University Health System