Academic Minimally Invasive Upper GI/Bariatric Surgeon

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The Departments of Surgery at St. Michael’s Hospital and the University of Toronto are inviting applications for a permanent full-time position for an Academic Minimally Invasive Upper GI/Bariatric Surgeon. We seek a full-time faculty surgeon with additional fellowship level training in advanced laparoscopic surgical management of foregut disease, including bariatric surgery.

The effective date of this appointment is flexible, tentatively aiming for August 1, 2020.

The successful candidate will provide advanced care of patients with surgical disease of the gastro-intestinal tract. The Division of General Surgery at St. Michael’s Hospital comprises a highly cohesive group of surgeons whose clinical practices are focused in the following areas: colorectal surgical oncology, breast cancer surgical oncology, benign colorectal diseases, trauma/acute care surgery, abdominal wall reconstruction, biliary tract disease, and minimally invasive bariatric surgery.

The division of gastro-enterology at St. Michael’s Hospital is recognized as a province wide referral center and holds a world class reputation. The candidate will join 2 existing foregut surgeons, to create a practice group of 3 surgeons. Bariatric surgery is recognized as an important cross-institutional program at Unity Health Toronto.

The successful candidate will possess a strong track record of clinical excellence, commitment to teaching, and professionalism. The successful candidate will possess graduate-level training and add to the academic mission of St. Michael’s Hospital in any of the following areas: basic or clinical research, quality improvement, innovation in surgery, or education in surgery at any level (UG, PG, Fellowship, faculty development) with evidence of excellence in the chosen domain.

The candidate must be proficient in the English language, hold a medical degree, and be eligible for appointment at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor at the University of Toronto and for certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, as well as licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

St. Michael’s Hospital is one of Canada’s largest and leading clinical and research hospitals and is part of Unity Health Toronto. St. Michael’s Hospital is a fully affiliated academic health sciences facility of the University of Toronto and the home to one of the University’s three Academies for undergraduate education. St. Michael’s Hospital has an international reputation for clinical excellence and research, and is an acknowledged academic leader. It is expected that the successful candidate will contribute to advancing one of our strategic directions (

Estimated remuneration is expected to be in the range of $400,000-500,000 per annum, based on fee for service activity, qualifications and experience.

Please submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae and the names of three references by November 15th, 2019.
Najma Ahmed
Surgeon-in-Chief (interim)
St. Michael’s Hospital


Maricelle Bronilla

Executive Assistant, to Surgeon-in-Chief

St. Michael’s Hospital

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