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Dept of Surgery, Western University

Academic Cardiac Surgeon


University HospitalCARDIAC2017-1515026

Job Description

Western University and

London Health Sciences Centre

Invite applicants for the position of

Academic Cardiac Surgeon, Department of Surgery

The Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University Ontario is seeking a full-time Limited Term Clinical Academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, or a Continuing Clinical Academic appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, depending upon experience and qualifications at the time of appointment.  The Division of Cardiac Surgery is affiliated with London Health Sciences Centre and is comprised of eight cardiac surgeons with busy clinical practices providing all aspects of coronary artery, complex valvular and aortic, transplantation, assist devices and minimally invasive robotic-assisted cardiac surgery.  The Division has a strong clinical research interest and employs two research coordinators and has an accredited cardiac surgery training program. 

The successful candidate must have a strong academic background and training or interest in extracorporeal membrane oxygenator, assist devices, and heart transplantation and will be expected to participate in the Division’s academic and educational initiatives including teaching and supervision of undergraduate students, residents, and fellows.  Applicants should have a background or experience in surgical education with the expectation of assuming the Residency Program Director position within a year. Applicants considered at the rank of Associate or Full Professor must demonstrate the ability to publish in the highest quality academic and subspecialty outlets and be a recognized expert in his or her field of research.  It is strongly recommended that the applicant has a post graduate Masters degree or the commitment to obtain it upon acceptance into the faculty.

The successful candidate must have an MD or equivalent; have completed an accredited cardiac surgery training program; have received (or are eligible for) a Certificate of Special Competence in Cardiac 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:

Bob Kiaii, MD
Chair/Chief, Division of Cardiac Surgery

London Health Sciences Centre

339 Windermere Road, B6-108

London, ON, Canada, N6A 5A5

Phone: 519-663-3181    Fax:  519-667-3044


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Review of applications will begin after July 15, 2017 with an anticipated start date of September 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 Marsha Goldie at or 519-685-8500, ext. 33181.

Contact Information

Dept of Surgery, Western University
Dr. Bob Kiaii
Chair/Chief, Division of Cardiac Surgery
Posting Date: 08-Jun-2017Academic Permanent, Practicing physician Open 101-Sep-2017
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