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Dept of Surgery, Western University

Chair/Chief, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery



Job Description

Western University

London Health Sciences Centre & St. Joseph’s Health Care London


invite applicants for the position of


Chair/Chief, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery


The Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University is seeking a Division Chair/Chief, full-time continuing clinical academic plastic and reconstructive surgeon, at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.  The Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery is affiliated with London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London and is comprised of nine plastic surgeons with busy clinical practices. The academic training program is Royal College accredited and provides surgical education at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.  The Division currently focuses its research interests in many areas including hand and upper limb, Dupuytren’s disease, peripheral nerve, breast reconstruction, craniofacial surgery, and tissue engineering.


This is a dual position as Chair, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery – Western University; and as Chief, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery – London Health Sciences Centre & St. Joseph’s Health Care London.  The Chair/Chief will manage a very complex enterprise within an evolving health care system.  The ideal candidate will possess the vision and scholarly profile to understand and develop the complex interrelationships between clinical obligations and the teaching and research strengths of the Division. 


The successful candidate must have a strong academic background and will be expected to participate actively in the Division’s academic and educational initiatives including teaching and supervision of undergraduate students, residents, and fellows.  Applicants must have demonstrated the ability to publish in the highest quality academic and subspecialty outlets and be a recognized expert in his or her field of research.  In addition to administrative responsibilities as Chair/Chief, candidates will be expected to provide the full range of clinical services required of a plastic and reconstructive surgeon. 


The successful candidate must have an MD or equivalent; have completed an accredited plastic and reconstructive surgery training program; have received (or are eligible for) a Certificate of Special Competence in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (or equivalent); and be eligible for licensure in the Province of Ontario. 


Compensation for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and will be primarily composed of the following sources: Fee For Service (OHIP billings), Alternative Funding Plan, and Academic Salary.


London is Canada’s 10th largest city with a population of 400,000, a catchment area of 2 million, and is situated in southwestern Ontario between Toronto and Detroit.  The region has a diverse economy and excellent educational opportunities.  It is a safe and diverse city and its numerous parks, trails, recreational, cultural and sporting opportunities make it an attractive place to live.  Western University is a research-intensive university with full-time enrolment of about 34,000 students with a full range of academic and professional programs.  The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry (Schulich) provides an outstanding educational experience within a research intensive environment where tomorrow's physicians, dentists and health researchers learn to be socially responsible leaders in the advancement of human health.


Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and statement of academic qualifications, curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three references, and also complete, sign and include the form at the following link to:


Emil H. Schemitsch, MD, FRCSC
Chair/Chief, Department of Surgery

268 Grosvenor St., Room E3-117

London, ON, Canada, N6A 4V2

Phone: 519.663.3349    Fax:  519.646.6347



Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Review of applications will begin after April 1, 2017 with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2017 or as negotiated.


Business Addresses:

Western University, 1151 Richmond Street, N., London, Ontario N6A 5B8,

London Health Sciences Centre, 800 Commissioners Road E., London Ontario, N6A 5W9,

St. Joseph’s Health Care London, 268 Grosvenor Street, London Ontario, N6A 4V2,


Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.


In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Dinah Frank at or 519-646-6100, ext. 32361.

Contact Information

Dept of Surgery, Western UniversityDinah Frankdfrank@uwo.ca519-663-3349
Posting Date: 27-Feb-2017Academic Permanent, Practicing physician Open 101-Jul-2017
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