Assistant / Associate / Full Professor - Maternal-Fetal Medicine

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Requisition Title: Assistant / Associate / Full Professor - Maternal-Fetal Medicine - 1800778


The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at St. Michael's Hospital in partnership with the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology is currently recruiting one (1) full-time physician with demonstrated excellence and subspecialist CERTIFICATION in MATERNAL FETAL MEDICINE (MFM). In alignment with the strategic vision of the hospital and department, preferred areas of clinical and research focus include high risk pregnancy, ultrasound skills, maternity care for critically ill, complex and vulnerable patients, and MFM community outreach activities. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2018.

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is part of the Inner City Health Program at St. Michael's Hospital and is committed to patient-centered multidisciplinary care, an integrated approach to community health as well as excellence in education and research. St. Michael's commitment to multidisciplinary care for patients with complex and critical illness is demonstrated by its nationally and internationally recognized programs in multiple sclerosis, cystic fibrosis, bleeding disorders, diabetes, HIV, addiction, renal transplant, and intensive care (complex medical and surgical, trauma, neurosurgery, and cardiac and cardiovascular).

St. Michael's hosts an array of research and education centres including the Li Ka Shing Institute for Knowledge Translation, Centre for Urban Health Solutions (CUBHS), Applied Health Research Centre (AHRC), Centre for Research in Inner City Health (CRICH) and Centre for Global Health Research, Allan Waters Family Simulation Centre and Centre for Faculty Development. These resources offer extensive opportunities for collaboration in urban health research, education and knowledge translation.

The St. Michael's Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and provides learning experiences for fellows, obstetrics and gynaecology residents, family practice residents, interns, medical students, and students of nursing and midwifery. The department is proud to maintain robust, award-winning research activities and a strong, multidisciplinary, continuous quality improvement program. St. Michael's was the first teaching hospital to participate in the Managing Obstetrical Risk Efficiently (MoreOB) pilot project. On a provincial level, we are active participants in the Southern Ontario Obstetrical Network (SOON) and Better Outcomes and Registry Network (BORN) Ontario.

The Department has a total of 17 faculty members: 4 MIGS fellowship-trained and 9 core obstetrician-gyneacologists, 1 urogynaecologist, and three maternal fetal medicine subspecialists. As a whole, the department is able to provide comprehensive care to the community over a full range of patient needs. The hospital does approximately 3,000 deliveries per year and the obstetrical activities are fully supported by a level 2C neonatal intensive care unit which will be undergoing a complete renovation and expansion planned to begin in 2019. The Department collaborates with other maternity care disciplines such as Family Medicine and Midwifery, and is committed to interdisciplinary maternity care in partnership with other medical and surgical departments and divisions.

The MFM sub-specialists offer two full-day High Risk Clinics, a morning of Amniocentesis, Prenatal Diagnosis Clinic, Diabetes in Pregnancy Clinic weekly, real-time counseling for anomalous findings on ultrasound, in-patient and outpatient consultations, labour and delivery coverage, and MFM community outreach services. The SMH Ultrasound unit is responsible for obstetric ultrasound training for all U of T Ob/Gyn residents and MFM Fellows. Fetal echocardiography is offered by a Pediatric Cardiologist two mornings weekly and consultative services in the Medical Complications of Pregnancy Clinic by an internist are provided once weekly. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the department's educational responsibilities and clinical and research activities and play an active role in establishing and supporting MFM community outreach programs in our surrounding community hospitals.

In alignment with the hospital's recent corporate merger with St. Joseph's Health Centre and Providence, our department is currently collaborating with St. Joseph's Health Centre on a clinical level to establish our first MFM outreach program by July 1 2018.

Qualified applicants should be licensed or eligible for a license to practice in the province of Ontario with sub-specialist accreditation in Maternal Fetal Medicine through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The successful candidate must have the potential to be eligible for an academic appointment with the University of Toronto's Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor.

The University Job Description will be either Clinician Teacher/Educator or Clinician Investigator depending on the candidate's career goals, qualifications and prior accomplishments. Completion of relevant graduate training (MSc) is strongly desired, but not essential. Evidence of academic interest and expertise aligned with the strategic vision of the hospital and department are preferred. The University job descriptions of Clinician Teacher and Clinician Educator are both consistent with having substantial involvement in clinical care with either a strong academic focus on clinical teaching at all levels (Clinician Teacher) or on educational scholarship and leadership (Clinician Educator). The successful applicant will have a full-time hospital appointment, join the department practice plan, and receive alternate funding plan (AFP) support.

In the case of Clinician Investigator, completion of relevant graduate training (MSc or PhD level) is strongly desired, such that the successful candidate demonstrates the ability to develop an independent program of grant-funded research. The University job description of Clinician Investigator is consistent with at least one day/week of protected academic time. A wide range of academic interests can be accommodated, but are expected to broadly align with the strategic vision of the department and the hospital. Compensation for the protected time will be provided jointly by the hospital and University departments. The successful applicant will be expected to apply for Clinician Investigator matching funds provided annually on a competitive basis by the University of Toronto Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (4 year renewable term with annual assessment).

The position represents an opportunity for establishing a busy, professionally rewarding and challenging group clinical practice with dedicated healthcare professionals in an attractive and expanding hospital facility with a supportive and progressive administration.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/ persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, 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.

Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Filomena Meffe, Chief Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at
416-864-5384 [email protected]

Interested candidates are requested to reply with a covering letter, three references, and curriculum vitae to:

Dr. Filomena Meffe
c/o Janet Forrest - Administrative Assistant
St. Michael's Hospital
30 Bond Street
15-018b Cardinal Carter
Toronto ON M5B 1W8
Email: [email protected]

The closing date for application is April 2, 2018.

For more information on the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Toronto, please visit,

Job Field: Clinical
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Medicine
Department: Obstetrics & Gynecology
Hospital Affiliation: St. Michael's Hospital
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Mar 7, 2018
Job Closing: Apr 2, 2018





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Posted: 5/8/2018
Application Due: 7/7/2018
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