Temple University Hospital (TUH) is a member of the Temple University Health System (TUHS), which is composed of 5 hospitals. TUH is a 714-bed institution and is the primary hospital of TUHS located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is also the chief clinical training site for the Temple University School of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, as well as other healthcare professional disciplines.
TUH performed the first heart transplant in the Philadelphia region back in 1984. Currently, it is the leader in lung transplantation, with 145 lung transplant surgeries, the most in the United States in 2019. In addition, TUH has a robust abdominal organ transplant program (kidney, liver, and pancreas) and heart transplant program, with averages of 70 and 25 surgeries, respectively. TUH has established a referral basis with area hospitals to expand our transplant programs. Visit our Transplant Program for more information and history at TUH.
TUH’s first pharmacy residency program was founded in 1969, and there are currently 5 PGY1 pharmacy residents who gain clinical experience at both the TUH-Main and TUH-Jeanes campuses. The PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant pharmacy resident will have opportunities to gain clinical experience at both these campuses as well. This program will further enhance their clinical skills and knowledge through participation on the multidisciplinary transplant team. PGY2 SOT pharmacy resident involvement will range from providing clinical services in the inpatient and outpatient settings, developing protocols and policies, educating pharmacy students and residents, and performing outcomes research.
Our mission is to provide safe, comprehensive, high quality, patient specific, pharmaceutical care in an environment of professionalism, respect, and integrity.