Academic Heart Failure Cardiologist

Assistant / Associate / Full Professor -

The Division of Cardiology, Schulich Heart Program

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Department of Medicine, University of Toronto

The Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and the Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre are inviting applications for the position of Academic Cardiologist- Heart Failure Specialist. This full-time appointment will be eligible for an academic appointment at the University of Toronto with a position description as a Clinician Teacher, Clinician Investigator or Clinician-in-Quality and Innovation at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. It is expected that the position will be 50-75% clinical and 25-30% related to research, teaching, quality improvement initiatives, and/or administrative duties.  Expected start date is July 1, 2019 or another mutually agreeable date thereafter. 

We are seeking a physician who will foster excellence in quality improvement and patient safety.  Formal training in quality improvement and patient safety is preferred. Candidates with broad clinical and research experience and advanced training in heart failure and critical care will be considered. Quality improvement excellence will be assessed by the presence of dissemination of successful practices, significant invited presentations, awards, accolades and other related accomplishments. Teaching experience will be measured by the presence of a strong track record of interests and excellence in resident and fellow education, formal training in teaching methodology, awards, leadership as a clinical educator and other relevant experience. Research excellence will be assessed by the presence of research grants, publications in leading journals, invited presentations at significant conferences, awards, accolades and other related accomplishments. The primary language of work will be in English.

The successful applicant will join the Division of Cardiology which is one of the largest divisions within the Department of Medicine with 22 full-time and 11 part-time community cardiologists. As a major provider of tertiary and quaternary cardiac services and leader in less invasive structural heart interventions, the Division of Cardiology serves as a regional cardiac referral centre for many complex cardiac procedures. Responsibilities will include excellence in clinical care of both in-patients and out-patients, liaison with primary care, supervision of trainees in clinical care setting, formal teaching and scholarly achievements.

The successful candidate must hold an MD degree; have or be eligible for certification in Cardiology/Internal Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and have or be eligible for licensure to practice from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

Estimated remuneration will be in the range of $300,000-$400,000 (fee-for-service estimate) commensurate with academic rank, qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will be eligible for membership in the Sunnybrook Department of Medicine Association through which clinical billings and benefits will be administered. The candidate will be able to participate in the department’s group medical, dental and life insurance benefit plans.

Applications will be accepted until December 15, 2018. A cover letter, curriculum vitae and names and addresses of three (3) referees should be sent to: 

Dr. Bradley Strauss, Division Head, Cardiology Division

c/o Halleh Rezvany

Department of Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Room D408, 2075 Bayview Avenue,

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4N 3M5or by e-mail to:

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (SHSC) is an academic health sciences centre located in Toronto, Ontario. It is a world leader in trauma care, emergency and critical care, brain sciences, heart and stroke disorders, high-risk maternal and fetal care and musculoskeletal care. Both SHSC and the University of Toronto are among the top 100 employers in Canada.

The Department of Medicine is committed to excellence in clinical care, education and research. Department members have excellent opportunities for educational and research endeavors with protected time for scholarly activities to ensure rewarding, fulfilling career development.

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The University of Toronto and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre are strongly committed to diversity within their communities and especially welcome applications from racialized persons / persons of color, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, 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.