Chief, Department of Surgery

Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH) is a large community hospital providing care at three locations 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. At Markham Stouffville Hospital, we are honoured to care. We are looking for an enthusiastic and skilled Chief of Surgery to help MSH deliver world-class care beyond our walls.

Working under the general direction of the Chief of Staff, the Chief, Department of Surgery, provides medical, administrative and strategic leadership to enhance the Department 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-laws 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.

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 Independent License with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and will be FRCSC certified. In addition to clinical practice excellence and administrative experience the successful candidate will be a strong leader with a proven track record of 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, Planning and Transformation
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.