Thoracic Surgery Career Opportunity

The Division of Thoracic Surgery of the University of Ottawa, Canada is offering an opportunity to join our team as a Clinician Scholar for 1-2 years.  The Clinician Scholar program aims to prepare the successful candidate for an academic career.  The Ottawa Hospital is a tertiary care institution affiliated with the Faculty of medicine of the University of Ottawa, Canada.  The applicant should be certified or eligible for certification in thoracic surgery by the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada or the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, and eligible for medical licensure in Ontario, Canada.  The expected clinical activity level will be 0.5 full-time equivalent (FTE) with the remaining 0.5 FTE being reserved for academic enrichment (e.g.: focused research projects, graduate degree).

In addition to serving the needs of our nation’s Capital, the Division of Thoracic Surgery provides state-of-the-art thoracic surgical care to patients from the entire Champlain region (1.5 million population) and beyond. The Division currently has 5 members, including current and past presidents of the Canadian Association of Thoracic Surgeons and the Chief of Surgery of the Ottawa Hospital. The Divisional research team includes 7 dedicated grant-funded staff, along with residents and medical students.  The Division has an active thoracic surgery residency training program.  Most operative care is provided using latest minimally invasive and endoscopic techniques.  Surgical volume includes approximately 350 lung cancer resections in addition to resection of other thoracic and esophagogastric malignancies.  The Division also provides minimally invasive surgical therapy to patients with benign esophageal and intrathoracic diseases.  All Divisional surgical outcomes are prospectively recorded as a mechanism to achieve and sustain the highest level of surgical safety and quality.

The anticipated start date is August 5, 2019. Applicants should send their CV and cover letter to:

Sebastien Gilbert MD
Head, Division of Thoracic Surgery
University of Ottawa
The Ottawa Hospital - General Campus - Suite 6363
501 Smyth Road Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8L6
Phone: (613) 737-8899 Ext: 7-4033
Fax: (613) 737-8668

Email sgilbert@toh.ca