About Patient Care
Faculty members at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) are well known as gifted teachers and innovative researchers, but it is their clinical expertise that draws patients from throughout the Philadelphia region and beyond. Widely respected for their knowledge and skill, Temple physicians treat hundreds of thousands of patients each year in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings throughout the Temple University Health System.
Temple has invested heavily in new clinical programs, technology and facilities in recent years. The School of Medicine has also recruited renowned physicians from around the country who have enhanced Temple’s capacity to expand its clinical mission well beyond its traditional boundaries. This growth and dynamism is transforming Temple from a leading Philadelphia academic medical center into a nationally renowned, top-tier medical institution.
Each year, dozens of Temple physicians are named “Top Doctors” by national and regional publications. In addition, Temple physicians are also involved in numerous clinical trials that are testing the latest therapies. This means Temple patients often have access to advanced treatment options not found at most hospitals.
Accessing Temple care is easier than ever thanks to a geographic expansion that has brought Temple physicians and staff into Temple-affiliated hospitals, Center City Philadelphia and the suburbs of Oaks and Fort Washington. While this expansion is significant, it has not lessened Temple’s commitment to its economically challenged North Philadelphia community. Here, Temple serves as a safety-net hospital and the largest provider of healthcare for individuals who have little or no ability to pay for the services they need.
Whether a patient needs a routine appointment with a primary care physician or a complex, life-saving surgical procedure, Temple care is there.