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Larry R. Kaiser, MD, FACSWelcome Message from the Dean

Exceptional students, clinicians and researchers – with a passion for education, research and patient care. That’s the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.

Temple’s primary mission is education; everything we do comes back to the same theme: how to provide the best education for the next generation of physicians and biomedical scientists. Our students graduate with a superb knowledge base and the skills that make them highly competitive for postgraduate positions at outstanding programs across the country. During our 115-year history we have proudly produced scores of individuals who have become leaders in clinical practice, academia and industry. 

Research remains central to our educational mission. Our faculty set the pace in key areas of investigation, pushing the boundaries of science to advance patient care.

US News & World Report lists Temple’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine among the top research schools in the nation. It also ranks our primary clinical affiliates among the best.  And hundreds of 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 medical care to an underserved community. To serve as both a first-class academic medical center and as the leading safety net provider in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is a source of pride. Ours is an exceptional mission and a privilege to steward.

Larry R. Kaiser, MD, FACS
The Lewis Katz Dean at the School of Medicine
Senior Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, Temple University
President and CEO, Temple University Health System
Professor, Thoracic Medicine and Surgery