Surgical Oncologist – Mount Sinai Hospital

Mount Sinai Hospital logoThe Division of General Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital, Sinai Health System and the University of Toronto are inviting applications for the position of academic surgical oncologist with a clinical focus in breast cancer and melanoma, at the level of Assistant Professor. The effective date of this position is flexible, but preferably by September 1, 2020.

The successful candidate will join a team of 13 academic general surgeons and will be an active team member of the Marvelle Koffler Breast Cancer Centre, a busy teaching hospital in downtown Toronto.

The mandate for this position is to enhance both the clinical and research programs in breast cancer surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital, Sinai Health System. The successful candidate will divide their time equally between clinical and research activities in the role of Surgeon Investigator.

The successful candidate will be allocated one day of clinic and one day of operating theatre per week at Mount Sinai Hospital. The responsibilities will include general surgery call (divided evenly between the group), clinical teaching of undergraduate medical students, junior and senior residents, as well as general surgical oncology fellows. Research support and mentoring will be provided and productivity is expected.

The successful candidate will support the priority clinical programs and academic mission of Mount Sinai Hospital, which is an academic institution affiliated with the University of Toronto that is recognized internationally for excellence in patient care, innovation, research and education.

The successful candidate should have:

  • Successfully completed a residency program in general surgery
  • Successfully completed Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada-certified general surgical oncology fellowship that included training in both breast cancer and melanoma
  • Successfully completed a graduate degree (Masters or PhD) in Clinical Epidemiology and has a proven track record of research productivity in the area of breast cancer
  • A planned clinical and research focus in the multidisciplinary management of breast cancer and melanoma
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team and commitment and excellence in teaching trainees at all levels.
  • The candidate must be eligible for certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

The starting income will be between the range of $250,000 – $400,000, as well as commensurate with qualifications and experience. This estimate is based on fee for service billings and support from the Mount Sinai Hospital Department of Surgery practice plan.

Please submit a letter of intent, CV and name of three referees by June 15, 2020:

Dr. Erin Kennedy
Head, Division of General Surgery
Mount Sinai Hospital, Suite 449
600 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 1X5

Correspondence in this regard may be directed to Faryal Esmail at 416-586-8392 (fax) or

For more information about the Faculty of Medicine/Department of Surgery, please visit our home page at

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, 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.

Reference #: S-822