Transfusion Medicine Specialist

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Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, an academic teaching hospital fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, is seeking a permanent Transfusion Medicine Specialist to join the Division of Transfusion Medicine & Tissue Bank, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Molecular Diagnostics.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre plays a leadership role in the Ontario Health Teams system and in caring for its North Toronto community and beyond through eight comprehensive programs: Holland Musculoskeletal; Hurvitz Brain Sciences; Odette Cancer Centre; Women and Babies; Schulich Heart Centre; Trauma, Emergency & Critical Care; St. John’s Rehabilitation; and Veterans and Community.  To learn more about Sunnybrook, please visit

We are seeking a physician who will foster excellence in transfusion medicine practice, education and research. The qualified applicant shall hold a medical degree and relevant Fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (e.g. Area of Focused Competence in Transfusion Medicine, Specialty training in Hematological Pathology), or equivalent (e.g. Anatomical Pathology/Clinical Pathology with accredited fellowship training in Transfusion Medicine), and be eligible for medical licensure in the Province of Ontario. The start date will be February 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is a trauma, cardiac, obstetrics, neonatal, and cancer centre, with a complex malignant hematology. The candidate will have clinical responsibilities in the management of transfusion needs for these specific populations. Additional training or exposure in tissue banking will be an asset. Competency in coagulation will be noted but is not required.  Other duties include participating in on-call coverage with Sunnybrook-partnered hospitals. Participation in clinical hematology or hematopathology services may be contemplated, depending on the candidate’s qualifications and interests. A fully accredited area of focused competency in Transfusion Medicine program is in place and teaching of residents, fellows and medical students is expected. English is the primary language of work.

The successful candidate should be eligible for an academic appointment at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto. Rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. For more information about the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, please visit

Members of the Division of Transfusion Medicine and Tissue Bank at Sunnybrook will participate in teaching, research and quality improvement. Members will also work as part of the University of Toronto Quality in Utilization, Education and Safety in Transfusion research program in close collaboration with transfusion medicine specialists and scientists at the University of Toronto academic hospitals and partners including Canadian Blood Services and the Ontario Regional Blood Coordinating Network. The Division enjoys close and dynamic interactions with the other Divisions of the Department including hematopathology, molecular, anatomic pathology, microbiology and biochemistry.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the uniform minimal level of compensation for laboratory physicians in the Province of Ontario ($293,992 to $367,490 per annum, depending on level of service provision). Partial remuneration may also be based on fee for service for clinical hematology services, if applicable. 

Interested individuals should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three referees to the Chair of the Search Committee:

Yulia Lin MD FRCPC

Head, Division of Transfusion Medicine & Tissue Bank

c/o Dawn Dawkins, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

2075 Bayview Avenue, Room B2-04

Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5

Please send applications to

The Search Committee will consider applications received by January 15, 2021 for shortlisting.  The position will remain open until filled.  Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the University of Toronto are strongly committed to diversity within their community and especially welcome applications from racialized persons/ persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal Peoples 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.