Department of Medical Imaging, Division of Diagnostic Radiology Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University
ACADEMIC POSITION: Body Imaging Radiologist
Academic and Clinical Environment: The City Wide Department of Medical Imaging (www.schulich.uwo.ca/medimaging) has clinical activities based at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) (www.lhsc.on.ca) and at St Joseph’s Health Care London (www.sjhc.london.on.ca); with research activities based in the Lawson Research Institute (www.lawsonresearch.ca) and at the Robarts Research Institute (www.robarts.ca). LHSC has two acute care academic campuses; University Hospital and Victoria Hospital. The academic training program is Royal College accredited and provides medical imaging education at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels at Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University.
The faculty consists of 56 Radiologists, 6 Nuclear Medicine physicians and 10 Imaging Scientists providing a subspecialty imaging program to a catchment population of approximately 1.5M people. The Department provides regional diagnostic imaging and interventional programs and has strong relationships with community hospital partners.
The Department is undergoing academic transformation and is hiring a new faculty position for a radiologist with expertise in Body Imaging.
Position Profile: The successful candidate will be appointed in a full-time limited term Clinical Academic appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Imaging at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. The individual will take an active role in the Citywide Body Imaging Division and must be dedicated to outstanding quality in clinical operations, demonstrate leadership, teaching and/or research abilities. The academic component of this position is predominately located at LHSC (Victoria Hospital campus) and Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Victoria Hospital is home to a busy surgical and GI service with over 550 beds, the regional trauma center, and the London Regional Cancer Program (LRCP), One day per week of protected academic time is provided. Preference will be given to candidates who have additional sub-specialty training, and/or have demonstrated research output, and/or have administrative experience.
The successful candidate will join a division comprised of 28 radiologists and will need to demonstrate successful team building skills in addition to the advanced diagnostic skills required for this position. There are excellent established collaborations across all affiliated disciplines with frequent participation in multi-disciplinary rounds and a full complement of diagnostic and image-guided biopsy procedures.
Infrastructure: City wide fleet replacement with state-of-the-art Computed Tomography (six Aquilion ONE 320 Genesis Edition, and one Aquilion Prime), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (three 3.0T, and three 1.5T) and interventional angiography suites (three biplane and three single plane units) in combination with a research interventional suite and strong Industry-Academic partnerships will strengthen the academic mission.
Duties: The successful candidate will be expected to provide a full range of diagnostic and non-vascular interventional services required of a Body Imaging Radiologist including:
- X-ray, Ultrasound, CT and MRI;
- Perform fluoroscopic studies and image-guided procedures, such as percutaneous biopsies;
- Participate in general radiology on-call.
The successful candidate must be interested in pursuing a strong academic career and will be expected to actively participate in the Department of Medical Imaging’s academic, research and education initiatives including teaching and supervision of undergraduate, and postgraduate trainees and fellows.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will hold certification in Diagnostic Radiology with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or international equivalent and will need to meet the current credentialing requirements of LHSC and St. Joseph’s. Candidates must have an MD, or equivalent, and must be eligible for licensure in the province of Ontario. Subspecialty Fellowship training in Body Imaging is required. Additional expertise in obstetrical imaging and/or thoracic imaging will be a distinct advantage. The successful candidate will be a self-starter, team player and be willing to participate in all aspects of academic activities, and imaging including on-call duties as required by the Chair/Chief of the Department.
Compensation Details: Estimated initial total remuneration from all sources, including fee for service and alternative funding plan, will be in the range of $350,000 - $500,000 annually and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The City: London, Ontario. London is Canada’s 11th largest city with a population of over 400,000, serving a catchment area of roughly 1.5 million. London is situated in southwestern Ontario, within a short driving distance of Toronto and Detroit. The region has a diverse economy and excellent educational opportunities. It is a safe and diverse city with excellent property values. London’s numerous parks, trails, recreational, cultural and sporting opportunities make it an attractive place to live. https://www.ledc.com/why-london
The University: With annual research funding exceeding $220 million, and an international reputation for success, Western ranks as one of Canada's top research-intensive universities. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western also provides an exceptional employment experience, offering competitive salaries, a wide range of employment opportunities and one of Canada's most beautiful campuses.
London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC): One of Canada’s largest acute-care teaching hospitals, LHSC is dedicated to excellence in patient care, teaching and research. For more than 138 years, LHSC has provided patient care for the people of London, the region, and beyond. Many national and international medical breakthroughs have been pioneered at LHSC, to the benefit of patients locally and around the world including the first liver transplant in Canada. LHSC is home to a strong established surgical program, the regional trauma center, and the London Regional Cancer Program (LRCP), a world class cancer care facility that provides comprehensive care to oncology patients from across Southwestern Ontario. There is a wide breadth of interesting pathology seen at LHSC including hepatic disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, and an array of oncologic imaging.
Forest City Imaging Associates (FCIA): As a physician team providing a suite of diagnostic and interventional services in medical imaging, FCIA strives for high quality patient-centered care, academic excellence and innovation based on robust relationships with the London Hospitals and University. FCIA physicians have built enduring clinical collaborations with local and regional partners through collegiality and respect. Beyond augmenting clinical proficiency across multiple disciplines, we value and have a well-established culture of commitment to teaching, research and administration.
For further information: Interested candidates are invited to contact the Medical Imaging Site Director at Victoria Hospital for information regarding LHSC; the Division Head for Divisional structure and responsibilities; and the Chair/Chief to discuss Department strategy and direction.
Site Director for Medical Imaging at Victoria Hospital: Dr. Ian Ross, Ian.Ross@lhsc.on.ca
Medical Imaging Division Head for Body Imaging, Dr. Zahra Kassam, Zahra.Kassam@sjhc.london.on.ca
Chair/Chief, Department of Medical Imaging, Western University, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London, Dr. Narinder Paul, Narinder.Paul@lhsc.on.ca
To apply: Applications will be accepted until this position is filled. Review of applications will begin after February 23, 2021 with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2021 or as negotiated. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and statement of academic qualifications, curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three references, and also complete, sign and include the form at the following link: application-full-time-clinical.pdf (uwo.ca).
Narinder S Paul BM, MRCP (UK), FRCR (UK), FRCPC
City Wide Chief, Department of Medical Imaging, LHSC, SJHC
City Wide Chair, Department of Medical Imaging, Western University, SSMD
Professor of Cardiothoracic Imaging
Scientist at the Robarts and Lawson Research Institutes
c/o London Health Sciences Centre – University Hospital
339 Windermere Road, Office C2-226
London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 5A5
Western University, 1151 Richmond Street, N., London, Ontario N6A 5B8, www.uwo.ca;
London Health Sciences Centre, 800 Commissioners Road E., London Ontario, N6A 5W9, www.lhsc.on.ca;
St. Joseph’s Health Care London, 268 Grosvenor Street, London Ontario, N6A 4V2, www.sjhc.london.on.ca
Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.
In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Nancy Kalbfleisch at Nancy.Kalbfleisch@lhsc.on.ca or 519.685.8500, Ext. 33216.