Assistant Professor - Acute Care Surgery

Jul 15, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical, Medicine
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Requisition Title: Assistant Professor - Acute Care Surgery - 1700451

The Division of General Surgery and the Critical Care Program at the University Health Network, in conjunction with the Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine and the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto, are inviting applications for an Acute Care Surgeon/Surgical Intensivist. This a full time faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2017.

The successful candidate will support the clinical programs and academic mission of University Health Network, an academic institution fully-affiliated with the University of Toronto. The University Health Network is comprised of the Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. UHN is recognized internationally for excellence in patient care, innovation, research and education.

The successful candidate must have completed a residency program in general surgery and have FRCSC qualification, as well as Royal College sub-specialty training in Critical Care Medicine or equivalent. He/She must hold, or be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Strong academic credentials are essential. He/She will hold, or plan to obtain, a graduate degree (Masters or PhD). The candidate will have demonstrated outstanding technical skills, the ability to work within a multidisciplinary team and to teach trainees at all levels. The successful candidate must also have strong interpersonal and communication skills and thrive within collaborative and interdisciplinary programs involving multiple specialties.

There are 25 faculty in the Division of General Surgery. Surgical practice at UHN is diverse and challenging. UHN is internationally recognized for surgical oncology, transplantation and minimally invasive surgery. In the Division of General Surgery, responsibilities will include general surgery call at the attending staff level, practical and didactic teaching of general surgery junior and senior residents, as well as general surgery fellows. This position entails 20 to 30 hours of didactic undergraduate medical student teaching per year, in addition to supervision of 10 to 20 on-service medical students per year. The successful candidate will lead the inter-professional critical care team during clinical weeks on call in the role of attending physician at UHN - TGH MSICU or TWH MSNICU. The Toronto Western Hospital Medical-Surgical and Neuro-Intensive Care Unit provides specialized care to patients with brain, spine, neuromuscular and neurovascular disease, and also provides care to a general population of critically ill patients. The Medical Surgical ICU at Toronto General Hospital specializes in care of critically ill transplant patients and is the regional centre for extra-corporeal life support.

In addition, he/she will develop an academic profile and body of work in the field of surgical and critical care quality improvement and patient safety. The candidate will have demonstrated a strong academic commitment. Evidence of productivity, excellence, and the potential to become an international leader is essential. Start-up research support and mentoring will be provided.

Please submit a letter of intent, CV and the name of three referees by May 30, 2017 to:

Allan Okrainec, MD, MHPE, FRCSC, FACS
Head, Division of General Surgery, UHN
Peter A. Crossgrove Chair in General Surgery
Toronto General Hospital
10 Eaton Room 220, 200 Elizabeth St.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2C4

Questions and correspondence should be directed to: Deborah Wilson;; Voice: (416) 340-3573.

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

Job Field: Clinical
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Medicine
Department: Surgery
Hospital Affiliation: University Health Network
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Mar 17, 2017
Job Closing: May 30, 2017 Open Until Filled


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