Liver Transplant Surgeon

Job Field: Clinical

Faculty / Division: Faculty of Medicine

Department: Surgery

Hospital Affiliation: Hospital for Sick Children

The Department of Surgery, Division of General and Thoracic Surgery at The Hospital for Sick Children is inviting applications for a full time academic transplant surgeon in the dedicated Pediatric Liver Transplant Program.

The candidate should have a strong academic and research background and is expected to complement the Division’s clinical, educational and research productivity. The clinical component of the position will include a major commitment to the comprehensive care of children requiring liver and intestinal transplantation. The candidate should have expertise in living donor and deceased donor liver transplantation. The ideal candidate will be capable of also participating in adult liver transplantation at the Toronto General Hospital, with which the SickKids liver transplant program is closely integrated. The successful candidate should be an established academic transplant surgeon with an international reputation, or a recently qualified fellowship-trained transplant surgeon with outstanding potential who will work effectively and collaboratively with the Liver Transplant Team and at the hospital, provincial, national and international level. Start-up support and mentorship will be provided for the successful candidate. The candidate must be able to function proficiently in English and hold an M.D., MBBS or equivalent. He/she must also be eligible for appointment at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor at the University of Toronto and be eligible for certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

Dedicated exclusively to children and their families, The Hospital for Sick Children is among the largest children’s hospitals in North America and has a long history of excellence in clinical care, research and education. It 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.

The SickKids liver transplant program was established in 1986 and is one of the largest in North America, performing 25-35 liver transplants annually of which approximately 50% are from living donors. Care for liver transplant patients is provided by a multidisciplinary team including 3 transplant surgeons, 5 pediatric transplant hepatologists, pediatric fellows and residents, nurse practitioners, and allied health professionals. Surgical care for liver transplant patients is closely integrated with the adult liver transplant program at the Toronto General Hospital, which is also one of the largest in North America performing approximately 200 liver transplants annually.

The Division of General and Thoracic Surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children is comprised of 9 full-time and one part-time academic pediatric surgeons. Clinical activity is supported by paediatric general surgery fellows, transplant surgery fellows, as well as surgery and pediatric residents on rotation.

Salary will be for 40 hours per week, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits may include Medical, Dental, Life, Group Insurance, Pension, and Vision.

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 further diversification of ideas.

Toronto is a vibrant multicultural city with consistent population and economic growth. It is currently the fourth largest city in North America and boasts a safe, livable, downtown area with excellent housing, school and university access. World famous lake and wilderness country and year round outdoor recreation are easily accessible, as are two hub airports for regional or international travel.

Please submit applications, the names of three referees and curriculum vitae to: Dr. Agostino Pierro, Chair of the Search Committee, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 1X8. E-mail:

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, priority will be given to applicants already authorized to work in Canada.

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