Acute Care Surgeon Division of General Surgery, Sprott Department of Surgery, University Health Network University of Toronto

UHN logoThe Division of General Surgery in the Sprott Department of Surgery at the University Health Network and the University of Toronto are inviting applications for a full time faculty position as an Academic Acute Care Surgeon at the level of Assistant Professor. The effective date of this position is June 1, 2021. The successful candidate will support the clinical programs and academic mission of University Health Network, an academic institution fully-affiliated with the University of Toronto. The University Health Network is comprised of the Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, and the Michener Institute. UHN is recognized internationally for excellence in patient care, innovation, research and education.

The successful candidate must have completed a residency program in general surgery and have FRCSC qualification in General Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or equivalent. The candidate must hold, or be eligible for, licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. The successful candidate will have expertise and experience in the management and operative care of complex acute care surgical patients. A fellowship in Acute Care Surgery is an asset. The candidate will have demonstrated outstanding technical skills, the ability to work within a multidisciplinary team and to teach trainees at all levels. The successful candidate must also have strong interpersonal and communication skills and thrive within collaborative and interdisciplinary programs involving multiple specialties.

In addition, the candidate will develop an academic profile and body of work in the field of acute care surgery. Strong academic credentials are essential and evidence of productivity, excellence, and the potential to become an international leader is essential. The candidate will hold, or plan to obtain, a graduate degree (Masters or PhD). Start-up research support and mentoring will be provided.

There are 23 faculty members in the Division of General Surgery. Surgical practice at UHN is diverse and challenging. UHN is internationally recognized for surgical oncology, transplantation and minimally invasive surgery. In the Division of General Surgery, responsibilities will include general surgery call at the attending staff level, practical and didactic teaching of general surgery junior and senior residents, as well as general surgery fellows. This position entails 20 to 30 hours of didactic undergraduate medical student teaching per year, in addition to supervision of 10 to 20 on-service medical students per year.

The University of Toronto and the University Health Network are strongly committed to diversity within their communities and especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, 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. For more information about the Faculty of Medicine/Department of Surgery, please visit our home page at

Please submit a letter of intent, CV and the name of three referees by February 1, 2021 to:
Allan Okrainec, MD, MHPE, FRCSC, FACS
Head, Division of General Surgery, UHN Peter A. Crossgrove Chair in General Surgery
Toronto General Hospital
10 Eaton Room 220
200 Elizabeth St.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5G 2C4

Questions and correspondence should be directed to:
Deborah Wilson;
Voice: (416) 340-3573

Reference #: S-832