Associate / Full Professor - Surgeon-in-Chief, Hospital for Sick Children

Mar 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Requisition Title: Associate / Full Professor - Surgeon-in-Chief, Hospital for Sick Children - 1400614

The Department of Surgery, at the Hospital for Sick Children is inviting applications for the position of Surgeon-In-Chief. The effective date of this appointment is January 1, 2015.

The Surgeon-in-Chief is responsible to the President for the academic, clinical, research and administrative activities of surgical services in support of the mission and strategic directions of SickKids. The Surgeon-in-Chief is a key member of the President's senior management team, ensuring the successful integration of surgical services into the Hospital's overall business plan. This includes contributing to the development and implementation of the Hospital's strategic plan, ensuring all policies, programs and initiatives are consistent and supportive of the Hospital's mission, vision and values. The Surgeon-in-Chief is expected to contribute to quality of care improvements, operational efficiencies, and the optimization of human, financial, and infrastructural resources. The Surgeon-in-Chief supports the ongoing design and implementation of leading edge programs, processes, and technologies ensuring continuous improvement and is expected to strengthen the integration of care, education, research, and to promote the successes, needs and opportunities of the Department of Surgery to ensure visibility for fundraising. The Surgeon-in-Chief is a role model through strong relationships and visibility, and through effective internal and external communications. An active surgical practice with an international reputation for excellence in patient care is required. Evidence of excellence in teaching and research is required.

The successful candidate should ideally possess an ability to collaborate with a range of stakeholders, well-honed negotiation and influencing skills, strong planning and organizational skills, strong conceptual thinking skills, and consistently demonstrate behaviours supporting values of innovation, integrity, collaboration, and excellence. The candidate should be eligible for appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor at the University of Toronto and be eligible for certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

Dedicated exclusively to children and their families, The Hospital for Sick Children is a world-renowned, state-of-the-art paediatric health care facility affiliated with the University of Toronto , dedicated to the care of children. The hospital is committed to ongoing learning and development, and features a caring and supportive work environment.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, minimum $500,000.

Please submit applications and curriculum vitae by May 31, 2014 to:

Dr. Michael Apkon, President & CEO, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 1X8.


This position will remain open until filled.

For more information about the Faculty of Medicine/Department of Surgery, please visit our home page at

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority

Job Field: Clinical
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Medicine
Department: Surgery
Hospital Affiliation: Hospital for Sick Children
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Apr 2, 2014
Job Closing: May 31, 2014 Open Until Filled.