Chair in Cardiac Anesthesia

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The University Health Network, Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management and the University of Toronto, Department of Anesthesia, Faculty of Medicine is seeking a candidate for the R. Fraser Elliott Chair in Cardiac Anesthesia at the University Health Network. The endowed Chair was created through a generous gift of $2,000,000 to the Toronto General and Toronto Western Foundation in 2001. Income earned from the Chair’s endowment fund will be available for the support of research and related scholarly activities. 

The successful candidate must be eligible for an academic appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in the Department of Anesthesia, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Academic rank will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. The Chair’s position is for a 5-year term, with possibility of renewal for a second 5-year term following a structured review process. The anticipated start date will be January 1, 2020, or one which is mutually agreed upon.

The successful candidate must have a clear, achievable vision for advancement of research in the field of cardiac anesthesia.  He/she will be an established clinician-scientist leading a high-impact research program supported by national and international peer-reviewed funding.  The candidate will be expected to further research and education surrounding all aspects of cardiac anesthesia and serve as a mentor to new investigators.  The successful candidate will receive protected time for research and scholarly activities.

The successful candidate must be able to function proficiently in English and will provide clinical anesthesia care throughout the surgical programs at the Toronto General Hospital with a specialized focus in all aspects of cardiac anesthesia, including transplantation and transesophageal echocardiography. Clinical supervision and teaching of students, residents, and fellows is expected. On-call services will be provided in rotation. Participation in formal in-house and University teaching programs, as well as administrative duties will be expected.

The successful candidate must have a medical degree, postgraduate fellowship training, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certification in anesthesia (or equivalent) and eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. He/she must have proven clinical skills at a high level and a commitment to teaching students, residents, and fellows. Compensation will be through a shared practice plan and will be based in part on fee-for-service billings and commensurate with qualifications and experience and within the usual range for an anesthesiologist in the Province of Ontario ($300,000-500,000 per annum).

Applicants should submit curriculum vitae and three contact references by July 1, 2019 to:
Dr. Keyvan Karkouti
Chief, Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management
University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital
200 Elizabeth Street, EN3-460, Toronto, ON M5G 2C4, Canada
Tel: 416-340-3227; Fax: 416-340-3698

This position will remain open until filled.

The Toronto General Hospital (406 beds) is part of the University Health Network and is a tertiary care centre. Toronto General is a world-renowned cardiovascular and transplant centre and is a referral centre for complex oncology surgery.

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The University Health Network (UHN) Toronto General Hospital and The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, 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.