Chief, Department of Emergency

Chief, Department of Emergency – Markham Stouffville Site

Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH) is a large community hospital that has a reputation for excellence in progressive community care.  The hospital is uniquely positioned with cutting edge technology, expansive new facilities and a supportive and welcoming community.  With a focus on patient experience, safe, high quality care and innovation, our dedicated team of physicians, staff and volunteers provides care to over 300,000 patients a year. The hospital has capacity to grow a number of programs and services as we evolve to meet the needs of our growing community.  We are dedicated to providing access to the right care, at the right time, in the right place by the right people and at the right cost. Are you ready to join us?

Working under the general direction of the Chief of Staff, the Chief, Department of Emergency, provides medical, administrative and strategic leadership to enhance the Department of Emergency and to help achieve the hospital’s strategic goals. The Chief will be responsible for the professional practice and quality of care provided by its departmental staff members. The Chief will also work with Senior Leadership, Patient Care Directors, Department Chiefs and members of the professional staff to plan and ensure optimum utilization of available resources and the strategic direction of the organization. Additional departmental duties are laid out in the MSH By-law and policies including committee memberships, performance management of department members, human resource management within the department and reporting departmental updates to the Medical Advisory Committee. 

With over 90 000 visits a year, the Emergency Department at MSH is one of the busiest in the province and demands a special kind of leader. The successful candidate must be eligible for or have hospital privileges and must be able to provide clinical services consistent with other members of their speciality. The successful candidate will hold an MD and have certification in Emergency Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the College of Family Physicians of Canada, or equivalent qualifications. In addition to clinical practice excellence and administrative experience the successful candidate will be a strong leader with a proven track record in engaging teams, collaborating effectively with stakeholders across the healthcare continuum, aligning their portfolio with the corporate strategy and promoting a positive environment. Proficient strategic management acumen, ability to set and meet targets, excellent analytical skills and the ability to undertake significant change management are all crucial to this position. 

We invite all interested and qualified candidates to submit an expression of interest and current Curriculum Vitae to: 

Lisa Harper

Director, Medical Administration & Family Medicine

Markham Stouffville Hospital
T: 905.472.7619 | E:

MSH thanks all qualified physicians for their submissions however only selected candidates who qualify will be contacted to attend a pre-application interview. All appointments are subject to an Impact Analysis and Board approval. The hospital reserves the right not to appoint anyone to this position.