Associate / Full Professor - Physician-in-Chief / Head, Department of Medicine

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Associate / Full Professor - Physician-in-Chief / Head, Department of Medicine

Date Posted: 10/05/2020
Closing Date: 11/10/2020, 11:59PM EDT
Req ID: 1275
Job Category: Faculty - Clinical
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Medicine
Department: Dept of Medicine
Campus:St. George (Downtown Toronto)


Applications are invited for the position of Physician-In-Chief / Head, Department of Medicine, at the University Health Network. This is a full-time clinical academic appointment and the successful candidate must be eligible for appointment or promotion to the rank of Associate / Full Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. The qualified applicant will have eligibility to hold the Dr. Charles H. Hollenberg Chair in Medicine for the Physician-in-Chief at the Department of Medicine, University Health Network and the University of Toronto that is associated with this position. The anticipated start date is January 1, 2021, or as mutually agreed upon, for a five-year term, renewable once upon successful review.

University Health Network is Canada’s leading Academic Health Sciences Center, fully affiliated with the University of Toronto. Located in downtown Toronto, University Health Network has four clinical sites – Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, as well as its own integrated Health Sciences School – the Michener Institute of Education at UHN and seven Research Institutes. UHN has extensive primary & community care services and provides secondary through quaternary care for Toronto, southern Ontario and beyond. University Health Network hosts approximately 1,183,968 ambulatory visits, and cares for over 42,260 inpatients in more than 1250 beds.

The UHN Department of Medicine is the largest clinical department at the University Health Network with 296 Active Staff Physicians across 12 divisions at UHN. There are 88 Clinician Scientists, 89 Clinical Investigators, 81 Clinician Teachers, 18 Clinician Educators, 14 Clinician Quality Improvers and 6 Clinician Administrators. The department is financially and clinically integrated with the Department of Medicine at Sinai Health System. The two separate Physicians-in-Chief jointly lead the overall group with a combined Executive and common Division Heads. The PIC UHN reports dually to UHN leadership and the University Department of Medicine Chair.

The Department of Medicine provides high quality ambulatory and inpatient clinical care at three sites, and collaborates closely with all physicians who are part of the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. Medicine at the University Health Network is a research-intensive department supported by over $129 million in total research funding from all sources. Members of the department hold 53 Chairs and 9 Professorships. The department has a long tradition of excellence in education and undergraduate medicine teaching, as well as comprehensive postgraduate teaching with over 200 Residents and 398 Fellows at present.

The Department seeks an outstanding academic with demonstrated leadership skills and experience with a commitment to excellence in clinical care, quality improvement, education, and research while fostering a professional culture of inclusion and integrity. While this role is based at the University Health Network, this individual will foster partnerships and collaboration with other departments at UHN, other University of Toronto affiliated hospitals and other elements of the health care system. The successful candidate will have a personal record of excellence in academic accomplishment and leadership in research and education. The successful candidate will have a strong track record in inter-professional collaboration with other health care disciplines.

The Physician-in-Chief / Head, Department of Medicine will be responsible for clinical and academic activities within the Department and will ensure the highest quality in patient care services. He/she will ensure the growth of the departmental research and education programs and will foster collaborations with external partners. They will be responsible for developing and implementing a vision and strategic plan for the department in alignment with that of UHN and the University of Toronto Department of Medicine. They will develop and support new innovations that provide evidence based care and new knowledge in complex care across the System.

The qualified applicant will, or be eligible to, hold a Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Medicine and/or one of its subspecialties and medical licensure in the province of Ontario.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Interested individuals should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three referees to:

Brian Hodges, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Executive Vice President, Education and Chief Medical Officer

University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital Site

190 Elizabeth Street, RFE 1S-413

Toronto, Ontario M9G 2C4

Email: [email protected]

Review of applications will begin November 10, 2020. The competition will remain open until the position is filled.

For more information about the Department of Medicine, University of Toronto please visit The Department of Medicine’s academic position descriptions can be viewed on this webpage

For more information about University Health Network, please visit

CAUTION: This ad is “posted only” to the U of T affiliated hospital job board. Please see the information directly above for the application instructions; applications submitted via the "Apply Now" button on this page will NOT be considered for this position.

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

Diversity Statement

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.

Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].

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