The Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto and the Transplant Program at the University Health Network (UHN) are seeking to recruit an academic transplant hepatologist in the role of Medical Director of the Liver Transplant Program. The successful candidate must be eligible for a full-time clinical academic appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor with the University of Toronto. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020.
The Medical Director in Liver Transplantation will work in conjunction with the Surgical Director of the Liver Transplant Program and will be responsible for developing and executing the clinical, education and research activities relating to liver transplantation and using assigned resources provided by the Director of the UHN Transplant Program. The Medical Director will play a leadership role within the UHN Transplant Program, specifically to help guide and execute UHN Transplant strategic priorities, and to determine resources needed for the present and future growth of the program.
The UHN Transplant Program is one of the largest volume transplant centers in North America, currently performing about 600 organ transplants per year. The UHN Transplant Program has a strong academic focus in both basic and clinical sciences. The liver transplant program currently performs approximately 200 adult liver transplants per year and also plays an integral role in pediatric liver transplant activity. The liver transplant program is home to a group of highly academic transplant hepatologists and abdominal transplant surgeons. Areas of active research include transplant related aspects of hepatocellular carcinoma, ex-vivo organ assessment and repair, ischemia/reperfusion injury, tolerance and live donor liver transplantation. The Liver Transplant Program also has a highly successful and internationally sought out surgical and medical fellowship training program.
The successful candidate should be a strong academic physician as evidenced by a proven track record in transplant related research or education. The successful candidate will fulfill the academic position description of Clinician Scientist or Clinician Investigator. Scholarly excellence will be assessed by the presence of research grants, publications in leading journals, invited presentations at significant conferences, awards, accolades, and other related accomplishments.
The applicant should have strong leadership potential and international recognition in the field of liver transplantation. He/she must hold an MD degree, as well as clinical qualifications related to transplant hepatology, and have, or be eligible for licensure in Ontario (CPSO). The candidate must be proficient in English
Estimated remuneration will be in the range of $300,000– 350,000 per annum and commensurate with academic rank, qualifications, and experience Based on fee for service. The applicant may be eligible for benefits or a relocation package. Applications will be accepted until May 1, 2020 or until the position is filled. Interested individuals should send a copy of their curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three referees to:
Atul Humar, M.D., FRCP(C), Director, Transplant Program
University Health Network
Toronto General Hospital
585 University Ave., 11-PMB-175
Toronto, ON M5G 2N2
For more information about the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, please visit our website at http://www.deptmedicine.utoronto.ca. The Department of Medicine’s academic position descriptions can be viewed on this webpage: http://www.deptmedicine.utoronto.ca/academic-position-descriptions#AcademicPositionDescriptions.
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, 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.
Job Type: Full-time