Paediatric General & Thoracic Surgeon (Intestinal Failure)

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Paediatric General & Thoracic Surgeon (Intestinal Failure)

The Hospital for Sick Children

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Department of Surgery, Division of General and Thoracic Surgery at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is internationally recognized for its contributions to advancing clinical care in the field of academic medicine. This is an exciting time for the Division and the Hospital under Division Head, Dr. Kasper Wang, who has made substantial progress building the team in his vision since December 2022. We are inviting applications for a permanent full-time faculty position, with expertise in Intestinal Failure. While negotiable, the effective date for these appointments is Fall of 2025, and the Search Committee will be conducting rolling interviews as applications are received.

Successful candidates can anticipate fully protected time to pursue their academic goals. Applicants must have excellent clinical and surgical care skills for the vast and complex paediatric surgical disorders that present to SickKids. Applicants must also be committed to being fully participating members of high functioning interdisciplinary teams.

The candidate is expected to function as a critical clinical and research member of the internationally renowned, multidisciplinary Group for Improvement of Intestinal Function and Treatment (GIFT). Additionally, the candidate will participate in full breadth of clinical general and thoracic surgery at SickKids alongside faculty partners who are recognized as clinical and academic experts in fetal and neonatal surgery, gastrointestinal conditions, cancer, organ transplantation, the management of trauma, international surgery, innovative technologies, developmental biology, immunology, and global health. The candidate will also participate in clinics and day surgeries at Humber River Regional Hospital, 1235 Wilson Avenue, North York, ON, M3M 0B2.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to leverage multidisciplinary, clinical, and basic science facilities that are available on the Hospital campus, including the 21-story Research Institute, and the University of Toronto’s Department of Surgery.

Candidates must be able to function proficiently in English and hold an M.D. or equivalent degree. Demonstrated academic excellence in basic or clinical research, in intestinal failure is required. Depending on qualifications, candidates will be eligible for appointment as a Surgeon-Scientist, Surgeon-Investigator, at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor at the University of Toronto; must be eligible for certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and/or licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Candidates must obtain an appropriate Visa, if applicable.

Commensurate with qualifications and experience, remuneration will be in the range of $400,000 to $500,000 CAD per year for 35 hours of work per week plus on call responsibilities, to which will be added an equal distribution of billing overages. Support for relocation expenses will be offered.

The Division of General and Thoracic Surgery is comprised of 10 full-time and two part-time academic paediatric surgeons providing medical and surgical care. In addition, the Division team includes:

  • Paediatric General Surgery Fellows who are fully trained general surgeons and are completing a two-year training program in paediatric general surgery.
  • Neonatal ICU Surgery Fellows who are fellows with various levels of training from senior general surgery residents to fully trained paediatric general surgeons and are completing a one-year training program in neonatal ICU care.
  • Paediatric Trauma Fellows who are fellows with various levels of training from senior general surgery residents to fully trained paediatric general surgeons and are completing a one-year training program in paediatric trauma care.
  • 9 nurse practitioners, who support general surgery, neonatal surgery, trauma, and ambulatory care.

Our Commitment to Diversity

The children and families we care for are diverse, and so are our employees. All are welcome to join our unique organizational culture and be part of our inclusive team.

 The University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children are strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized person, persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disability, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas.

SickKids, located at 555 University Avenue in downtown Toronto, is among the largest children’s hospitals in North America and has a long history of excellence in clinical care, research, and education. SickKids is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is located adjacent to the University campus and to numerous specialty hospitals and biomedical research institutes. It is an exciting time at SickKids as we execute our campus redevelopment project, including a new state-of-the-art acute care hospital tower.   

Toronto is a vibrant and multicultural city, having been named the 2nd most diverse city in the world by the UN, with over 51% of its residents born outside of Canada and home to over 230 ethnic groups, which is reflected in the city’s neighbourhood food scene along with its fifteen Michelin-starred restaurants and talents in key sectors like life science, finance, information, and communications technology. It is currently the fourth largest city in North America and boasts a safe, livable, downtown area with excellent housing, schools, and university access. It is consistently ranked as a top travel spot and internationally ranked as one of the world’s most livable cities. World famous lake and wilderness country and year-round outdoor recreation are easily accessible, as are two hub airports for regional or international travel.

Application Process

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Should you be interested in this opportunity, please forward a one-page statement of interest (which includes the names and contact information for 3 referees) and curriculum vitae, in PDF format, via email to:  

Dr. Kasper Wang

Chair of the Search Committee

555 University Avenue

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

M5G 1X8

Email: [email protected]

For more information about the Faculty of Medicine/Department of Surgery, please visit us at For more information on the Research Institute please visit us at

The division recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have influenced their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record. The department further supports an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, Anne Apong, Supervisor, Admin Services, [email protected].     

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Only those applicants selected for the interview will be contacted.