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University Health Network/University of Toronto

Abdominal Organ Transplant Surgeon


Posted 22 Days AgoS-798-1561578

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University Health Network/University of Toronto

Job Description

The Division of General Surgery, in the Department of Surgery at the University Health Network and the University of Toronto are inviting applications for a full-time faculty position as an academic Abdominal Organ Transplant Surgeon at the level of Associate Professor. The effective date of this position is August 1, 2018.

The successful candidate will support the clinical programs and academic mission of University Health Network, an academic institution affiliated with the University of Toronto. University Health Network is comprised of the Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, and the Michener Institute. The transplant program at UHN is recognized internationally for excellence in patient care, innovation, research and education. The Division of General Surgery currently has 25 surgeons, 7 of whom specialize in Abdominal Organ Transplantation.

Responsibilities will include liver, kidney, and pancreas transplant surgery, on-call, practical and didactic teaching of general surgery residents, as well as abdominal organ transplant 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 have clinical experience in living donor liver transplantation as well as pediatric liver transplantation. In addition, the successful candidate must have previous experience with robot assisted laparoscopic donor nephrectomies. She/he will have experience in fellow and resident education, preferably with experience as a transplant fellowship program director. She/he will have experience in research and an interest in quality improvement programs and implementation of quality improvement standards and protocols. Evidence of productivity, excellence, and the potential to become an international leader is essential. Start-up research support and mentoring will be provided.

The successful candidate will have completed a residency program in general surgery as well as an American Society of Transplant Surgeon (ASTS) accredited fellowship in abdominal organ transplantation, (or equivalent) with an emphasis on liver, kidney, and pancreas transplantation. She/He will have demonstrated outstanding technical skills, the ability to work within a multidisciplinary team and to teach trainees at all levels. She/He will hold, or be eligible for, licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. She/He will hold a FRCSC from the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada, or equivalent.

Starting salary will be between the range of $400,000 - $500,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience. This estimate is based on fee for service billings, in addition to support from the University Health Network Division of General Surgery practice plan.

Please submit a letter of intent, CV and the name of three referees by March 31, 2018 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 217
200 Elizabeth St. Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2C4

Questions and correspondence should be directed to: Deborah Wilson, email, tel 416 340-3573.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, 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.

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University Health Network/University of Toronto
Deborah Wilson
416 340-3573