Chief, Department of Surgery

Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario–Ottawa Children’s Treatment Center

Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario–Ottawa Children’s Treatment Center

CHEO invites applications and nominations for the position of Chief, Department of Surgery. The Department of Surgery is committed to the delivery of exemplary care to the child and youth population of Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec and Nunavut. We seek an experienced academic leader who will oversee the safety and quality of care provided and be responsible for directing and developing the clinical, teaching and research activities of the Department of Surgery. In addition the Chief of Surgery is a member of CHEO’s Executive Leadership Team and is an active contributing member of the overall operational management of the hospital.

The Chief of Surgery oversees the surgical divisions of Cardiovascular Surgery, Dentistry, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, Otolaryngology, Paediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, Paediatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Urology. The Chief of Surgery works in close collaboration with the Chief of Anesthesiology and Director of Perioperative Services as operational co-leads of the perioperative leadership team as well as with the Director of Ambulatory Care as co-leads of surgical ambulatory services.

The successful candidate will hold an MD degree with further training and FRCSC or equivalent. The candidate will have strong leadership and operational skills and a proven record of excellence in clinical care and academics. The candidate should be eligible for a full time academic appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa. Functionality in French is an asset.

Located in Ottawa, Ontario, CHEO is a Pediatric and Academic Health Services Center, including a specialized acute-care hospital, affiliated with the University of Ottawa. CHEO is a founding member of Kids Health Alliance, a network of partners working to create a high quality, standardized and coordinated approach to pediatric health care in Ontario that is centred on children, youth and their families. Ottawa and the surrounding National Capital Region is one of Canada’s most beautiful regions. The greater Ottawa area is home to 1.3 million people and provides a thriving, multicultural and bilingual environment rich with history and cultural activities in addition to an abundance of accessible sporting and natural resources.

Interested candidates should submit a covering letter and detailed curriculum vitae by August 13, 2020.

Dr. Lindy Samson
Chief of Staff and Chief Medical Officer
401 Smyth Road – Ottawa, ON K1H 8L1
613-737-7600 x 2606

All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. When submitting your application, please indicate your current status. CHEO is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

Reference #: S-822