Chief and Medical Director, Surgery Program

Trillium Health Partners (THP) is the largest academically affiliated community-based hospital network in Canada. Comprised of the Credit Valley Hospital, the Mississauga Hospital, and the Queensway Health Centre, THP serves the growing and diverse populations of Mississauga, West Toronto, and surrounding communities. THP is a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. In conjunction with its research institute, The Institute for Better Health, THP is committed to meaningful advancement of health systems, both within and beyond the walls of the hospital, and to population health research and innovation using a lens of equity, diversity, and inclusion. With an annual operating budget of approximately $1.4 billion, THP currently operates 1 397 budgeted beds, employs 10 867 staff and has granted privileges to 1 430 professional staff (physicians, midwives, dentists).

THP’s mission is to create a new kind of health care for a healthier community. Guided by its values of compassion, excellence, and courage, THP’s strategic plan envisions a new approach to health - as a learning health system, working in partnerships to improve the health of the population in the community and create an inter-connected system that is organized around the patient throughout the continuum of care, by maintaining quality, access, and sustainability throughout the entirety of the organization.

A major health infrastructure renewal plan that responds to the community’s future needs is in progress. These long-term redevelopment projects, known as Trillium HealthWorks, include the new Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital, which will replace and expand the existing 62-year-old facility and will add more than 600 beds across the organization, making THP the largest hospital in Canada.

The Position

As a visionary leader, the Chief and Medical Director will drive thought leadership and innovation within the Surgery Program, positioning the Program as a leader in surgical care, education, and research. This involves integrating the best available evidence into all aspects of surgical care, championing continuous improvement initiatives, and fostering a culture of innovation and excellence. The Chief will engage with a range of stakeholders and partners to identify emerging trends and strategic opportunities for growth and development, ensuring the Program remains at the forefront of advancements in surgical practice, capacity management and surgical education. In addition, the Chief will play a pivotal role in optimizing operational efficiencies and resource management, including optimal alignment with current and future funding models within the Surgery Program by implementing innovative solutions to manage case volumes and address ongoing capacity challenges, increased service demands, and meeting provincial wait time targets.

Key leadership priorities for the Chief and Medical Director, Surgical Program will be to:

  • In collaboration with the Program and THP Leadership teams, develop and implement a vision and strategy for theSurgery Program that enhances team culture, fosters open communication, supports inter-professional models ofcare and advances surgical care innovations.
  • Advance a culture that embraces THP’s commitment to health equity as well equity, diversity and inclusion in itsbroadest terms, supports academic and research endeavors, strategic partnerships and active communityengagement.
  • Identify, develop, and implement key program initiatives that maximize quality, advance transformative care, andadopt best practices across the continuum of the patient journey.
  • Lead efforts in clinical care planning and the renewal of infrastructure to support the delivery of cutting-edge care.
  • Partner with technological and system innovators to leverage digital solutions that optimize surgical workflows and patient outcomes.
  • Provide insights and maximize collaboration with health partners to maximize opportunities for the Surgery Program presented through the development of Trillium HealthWorks.
  • Forge and maintain strategic partnerships with internal and external stakeholders, ensuring that the Surgery Program operates within a network of excellence that spans beyond the hospital.
  • Partner and build relationships with internal and external providers, clinicians, teams, stakeholders, and leaders to ensure optimal team performance and the provision of the highest quality and safest care to patients and families.
  • Advocate for the necessary resources including funding, technology, and human capital to remove barriers to efficient and effective patient care, aligning with the program’s optimizing surgical capacity and enhancing specialty programs.


The successful candidate will be an accomplished clinician and teacher with a proven track record of fostering academic excellence and leading innovations in systems of surgical care. They are a physician licensed by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario or eligible for licensure, with certification in a Surgical Specialty, as recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or other certification that is deemed to be equivalent. The successful candidate must hold or be eligible to hold an academic appointment at the University of Toronto. To confidentially explore this opportunity, please email your resume, quoting the appropriate position title, to Judy Mandelman or Nancy Lismer, at [email protected].

Note to Applicants

If you do not see yourself fully reflected in every job requirement listed on this posting, we still encourage you to reach out and apply. Research has shown candidates from underrepresented groups often only apply when they feel 100% qualified. We encourage applicants who are members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the Ontario Human Rights Code to consider this opportunity.
Trillium Health Partners is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a healthy, safe and respectful environment for healing, based on our values compassion, excellence and courage. To be Better Together, we commit to fostering a respectful workplace culture that promotes a safe and supportive environment for everyone who provides care, supports caregiving, receives care or visits the hospital.
In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Trillium Health Partners will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities as required.
Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada. We would like to thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Trillium Health Partners is recognized under the French Language Services Act.
As a condition of employment, we require all staff to be fully vaccinated for COVID19, in addition to other vaccinations required by the Public Hospitals Act.