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Hepato-pancreato-biliary Surgeon

University Health Network and the University of Toronto
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Hepato-pancreato-biliary Surgeon

Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery

University Health Network

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 the Section Head of the Hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) Surgery Program in the Division of General Surgery, at the level of Associate or Full Professor. The effective date of this position is flexible, but preferably July 2018.

The successful candidate will lead the Hepato-pancreato-biliary Program and the academic mission of the Division of General Surgery at University Health Network, which is an academic institution affiliated with the University of Toronto.  The 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 HPB surgery program at UHN is recognized internationally for excellence in patient care, innovation, research and education.  The Division of General Surgery currently has 25 surgeons, 6 of whom specialize in HPB surgery. Case volumes place the HPB Program within the busiest programs in North America.

Responsibilities will include surgery, on-call, practical and didactic teaching of general surgery residents, as well as HPB/Transplant clinical fellows, all of whom are on service continuously.  As the HPB section head, he/she will report to the Division Head of General Surgery.  Administrative responsibilities will include oversight of the HPB surgery program including clinical and research academic initiatives. The successful applicant will have demonstrated a strong academic commitment, manifested by prior publications and international collaborations in the field of interest.  Evidence of productivity, excellence, and international leadership is essential.

The successful candidate will be an actively practicing HPB surgeon and will have completed a residency program in general surgery as well as an HPB fellowship. She/He will have demonstrated outstanding technical skills, the ability to work within a multidisciplinary team and to teach trainees at all levels.  It is expected that the successful candidate will bring their special expertise in research or education to the role.  She/He will have strong leadership skills, as demonstrated by prior leadership roles.  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.  A graduate degree (Masters or PhD) would be an asset.

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; deborah.wilson@uhn.ca; T: (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.

For more information about the Faculty of Medicine/Department of Surgery, please visit our home page at http://surgery.utoronto.ca 


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University Health Network and the University of Toronto

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