Cardiothoracic Radiologist

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Department of Medical Imaging, Division of Diagnostic Radiology
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University

ACADEMIC POSITION: Cardiothoracic Radiologist

The Department of Medical Imaging, Division of Diagnostic Radiology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, at Western University, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London is seeking a Cardiothoracic Radiologist for a full-time clinical academic appointment to Western University. Rank (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor) and appointment status (limited term or continuing) will be determined by experience and qualifications at the time of appointment.

The Department of Medical Imaging at Western University is in transition to an integrated city-wide sub-specialty practice across the three Hospital sites; University Hospital (UH) and Victoria Hospital (VH), collectively known as the London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), and St. Joseph’s Health Care London (St. Joseph’s). The Department provides multiple regional services to a population of >2M.

There are opportunities for an enthusiastic radiologist to contribute to the building of an integrated, multi- disciplinary and collegial Academic Medical Imaging Department in the Cardiothoracic Division.

Position Profile: The successful candidate will be appointed in a full-time Clinical Academic appointment in the Department of Medical Imaging at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. The successful candidate will take an active role in the Citywide Cardiothoracic Imaging Subspecialty Division and must be dedicated to outstanding quality in clinical operations, demonstrate leadership, teaching and/or research abilities. The successful candidate will have completed a Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Radiology, must have an interest in academic radiology and will need to be committed to outstanding quality in clinical operations, including patient care, teaching and research. The academic component of this position is predominately located at LHSC – Victoria Hospital and the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. One day of protected academic time to support research and teaching is provided. Consideration of applicants will include an assessment of previous performance and qualifications which go beyond the requirements for the position, and experience.

Cardiothoracic Imaging: Division Head – Dr. Justin Amann (justin.amann@sjhc.london.on.ca)

The successful candidate will join a division of 11 dedicated Cardiothoracic radiologists. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate successful team building skills in addition to the advanced diagnostic and interventional skills required for this position. There are excellent established collaborations across all affiliated Cardiothoracic disciplines with frequent participation in multi-disciplinary rounds and a full complement of diagnostic and interventional 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 four single plane units) in combination with strong Industry-Academic partnerships will strengthen the academic mission.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will hold certification in Diagnostic Radiology with the Royal College of Physician 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 Cardiothoracic or Thoracic imaging is required. Additional sub-specialty expertise in paediatric or abdominal imaging will be a distinct advantage. Proficiency in CT guided lung biopsies is required. The successful candidate will be a self-starter, team player and be willing to participate in all aspects of academic imaging and intervention including on-call duties as required by the Chair/Chief of the Department.

Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to contact the respective Division Head and/or the Chair-Chief for further details.

Compensation Details: Estimated total remuneration from all sources, including fee for service and alternative funding plan, will be in the range of $350,000 to $500,000 annually and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The City: London, Ontario. London is Canada’s 11th largest city with a population over 400,000, a catchment area of 2 million people, and is situated in southwestern Ontario between Toronto and Detroit. The region has a diverse economy and excellent educational opportunities. It is a safe and diverse city and its numerous parks, trails, recreational, cultural, and sporting opportunities make it an attractive place to live.

The University: Western University is a research-intensive university with full-time enrolment of about 34,000 students with a full range of academic and professional programs. The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry provides an outstanding educational experience within a research-intensive environment where tomorrow's physicians, dentists and health researchers learn to be socially responsible leaders in the advancement of human health.

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 routine use of robotic surgical techniques for coronary artery bypass surgeries, routine and novel approaches for transcatheter aortic valve implantations, minimally invasive mitral valve reconstructions and complex reconstruction techniques of the entire thoracic aorta – all of which are heavily reliant on preoperative and postoperative multimodality imaging consultations. LHSC is also 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.

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.

Research: The Department of Medical Imaging supports and encourages opportunities to engage in imaging related research with the Robarts Research Institute (www.robarts.ca) and Lawson Health Research Institute (www.lawsonresearch.ca), in association with Western University and Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry.

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 Cardiothoracic Imaging, Dr. Justin Amann, justin.amann@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: Qualified candidates must complete, sign and include the online application form at: http://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/careers/pdf/application-full-time-clinical.pdf. Applications must include the completed online application form, a letter of interest indicating the sub-specialty position, statement of academic qualifications and career goals, highlights of accomplishments, curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three references and be submitted to:

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

Phone: 519.685.8500
E-mail: narinder.paul@lhsc.on.ca

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin after July 12, 2021 with an anticipated start date of October 2021 or as negotiated.

Business Addresses:

  • 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.