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Thoracic Surgeon LOCUM, St. John’s, NL - posted January 2022

Thoracic Surgeon LOCUM, St. John’s, NL

The Surgical Services Program of Eastern Health invites expressions of interest for a Thoracic Surgery locum for a three to six month (3-6) period with potential for extension and opportunity for full-time.    

Eastern Health is the largest integrated health organization in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL). It employs over 13,000 employees, provides services to a regional population of more than 300,000 and is responsible for provincial tertiary health services.  

This position will be located in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador with the selected candidate joining an established group in an academic setting.  The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the call schedule.  Remuneration is based on an alternate payment plan (APP).

Why practice in St. John’s, NL? NL is Canada’s most easterly and unique province and offers an excellent quality of life.  St. John’s is the economic and cultural hub of Newfoundland and Labrador.  St. John’s boasts museums, galleries, historic sites, parks, world renowned culinary and a pristine natural environment.  Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are friendly and welcoming known for our humor, song, art and craftsmanship. To learn more visit

To be considered candidates must hold a medical degree and have certification by the Royal College Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Certification in General Surgery or Cardiac (or equivalent) and subspecialty in Thoracic surgery.  All applicants must be eligible for licensure to practice by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Interested persons meeting the above qualifications should forward their curriculum vitae with contact information of three references to:

Wendy Snow

Regional Physician Recruiter 


For more information regarding Eastern Health and practicing in Newfoundland and Labrador please visit the following websites: and  

In accordance with Canadian Employment and Immigration requirements, preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Eastern Health hire on the basis of merit and are committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. 

Posted – 2022-01-19

Thoracic Surgeon - University of Ottawa / The Ottawa Hospital - posted November 2021

The Division of Thoracic Surgery of the University of Ottawa, Canada is offering an opportunity to join our team as an academic thoracic surgeon.  The applicant should be certified or eligible for certification in thoracic surgery by the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada or the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, and eligible for medical licensure in Ontario, Canada.  The Ottawa Hospital is a tertiary care institution affiliated with the Faculty of medicine of the University of Ottawa, Canada.  The successful candidate will receive an appointment to the Faculty of Medicine that is commensurate to prior achievements.

In addition to serving the needs of our nation’s Capital, the Division of Thoracic Surgery provides state-of-the-art thoracic surgical care to patients from the entire Champlain region (1.5 million population) and beyond. The Division currently has 6 members, including past presidents of CATS, current CEO of the RCPSC, and the Chief of Surgery of the Ottawa Hospital. The Divisional research team includes dedicated grant-funded staff, along with residents and medical students.  The Division has an active thoracic surgery residency training program.  Most operative care is provided using latest minimally invasive and endoscopic techniques.  Surgical volume includes approximately 350 lung cancer resections in addition to resection of other thoracic and esophagogastric malignancies.  The Division also provides minimally invasive surgical therapy to patients with benign esophageal and intrathoracic diseases.  All Divisional surgical outcomes are prospectively recorded as a mechanism to achieve and sustain the highest level of surgical safety and quality.

The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, bilingual persons (French and English) and members of visible minorities. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require by contacting the Office of the Associate Vice-President, Faculty Affairs at 613-562-5958. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.  The University of Ottawa is proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to Faculty members in their second official language.

The application deadline is Dec 20, 2021.

Applicants should send their curriculum vitae and cover letter to:

Sebastien Gilbert MD

Head, Division of Thoracic Surgery, University of Ottawa

The Ottawa Hospital – General Campus – Suite 6363
501 Smyth Road Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8L6
Phone: (613) 737-8899 Ext: 7-4033
Fax: (613) 737-8668


Thoracic Surgeon - Windsor Regional Hospital - posted October 2021

THORACIC SURGERY, Department of Surgery

The Division of Thoracic Surgery at Windsor Regional Hospital (WRH) in Windsor is inviting applications for a full-time Thoracic Surgeon to join its team!

The successful candidate will be provided an opportunity to work alongside a dynamic multidisciplinary team that provides comprehensive care to Windsor and Essex County. WRH also has an affiliation with the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry and candidates have an opportunity to participate in surgical education at the undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Applicant Physicians must have licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) and have, or must be eligible, for certification in Thoracic Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

About Windsor Regional Hospital

Windsor Regional Hospital is a multi-faceted, health services organization operating from two main sites, the Metropolitan Campus and the Ouellette Campus.  We are the regional provider of advanced care in areas that include complex trauma, renal dialysis, cardiac care, stroke and neurosurgery, intensive care, acute mental health, family birthing centre, neonatal intensive care, paediatric services, regional cancer services and a broad range of medical and surgical services required to support these specialized areas.

About Windsor-Essex

The Windsor-Essex area is ecologically rich with extensive parkland along with a southwest location that extends warm weather activities such a golfing, gardening, and water sports.  Windsor offers the unique opportunities of a larger metropolitan area and the benefits of a smaller community. Living directly across the border from Detroit, Michigan places you on a cosmopolitan stage where arts, culture, big league sports, and entertainment are just moments away. Best of all, you can enjoy access to all of these big-city advantages while living in the relative tranquility (and low costs) of a much smaller, friendlier community.

Please submit a most recent CV to:

Dr. A. Elalem, Division Head, Thoracic Surgery

c/o Jessica Bennett, Director, Medical Affairs

Windsor Regional Hospital

 Fax: 519-255-2121

 Please Note: Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.     


Full-time Thoracic Surgeon - Lakeridge Health and the Central East Cancer Program / RS McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre - posted August 2021


Lakeridge Health and the Central East Cancer Program / RS McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre is currently inviting applications for a Full-time Thoracic Surgeon to join our multidisciplinary team to provide  comprehensive thoracic surgery service for the region, one of the fastest growing in Ontario. You will work  closely with our team of nurse navigators in a hospital-based practice, as part of a multi-site thoracic diagnostic  assessment program. 

Lakeridge Health (, has everything you seek – in your career and beyond. As one of  Ontario’s largest hospital networks and the dedicated cancer centre for the Central East, we foster a culture that  promotes career advancement, learning opportunities and great quality of life. Through our five hospital sites, in  Ajax-Pickering, Bowmanville, Oshawa, Port Perry, and Whitby we provide a broad range of healthcare services to  a diverse population, with a focus on achieving excellence. One System. Best Health. 

You must be currently registered to practice medicine in Ontario and hold fellowship with the Royal College of  Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Thoracic Surgery or equivalent. The position start date is October 2021 or as  soon as possible. 

Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to send a CV and contact information for three referees to:

  • Dr. John Dickie, Chief of Surgery.
  • Email:
  • Fax: (905) 721-4784.
  • Tel: (905) 576-8711 x33720.  

Application closing date: September 10, 2021

Locum Tenens – Thoracic Surgery - Trillium Health Partners - posted April 2021

Locum Tenens – Thoracic Surgery

Surgery Program

Trillium Health Partners

Trillium Health Partners (THP) is the largest community-based academic health network in Ontario serving over one million residents in the communities of Mississauga, Peel Region, and West Toronto.  The hospital encompasses three main sites – Credit Valley Hospital (CVH, 2200 Eglinton Avenue West, Miss, ON L5M 2N1); Mississauga Hospital (MH, 100 Queensway West, Miss, ON L5B 1B8); and Queensway Health Centre (QHC) – offering a full range of acute care hospital services, as well as a variety of community-based specialized programs.

We are seeking a Thoracic Surgeon for one (1) Locum Tenens position to be a member of our Surgery Program for a three (3) months duration starting May 1, 2021. The preferred candidate will have independent practice license from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and a certification in Thoracic Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The successful candidate will be part of a group of 3 thoracic surgeons.

Trillium Health Partners is an academic teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. The successful candidate would be expected to participate in teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate medical trainees.  In addition, academic appointment provides the opportunity to participate in clinical and applied research. Excellent interpersonal skills and a commitment to an inter-professional care model are also essential.

This position represents an opportunity to join a group of dedicated healthcare professionals in a progressive organization. The position is open to all qualified candidates; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Interested candidates should submit their letters of interest and curriculum vitae, along with the names of three (3) references by April 23, 2021 to:

Dr. Abdollah Behzadi, Division Head of Thoracic Surgery, Surgery Program

C/o of Zeeshan Muhammad:

For detailed information on the hospital, please visit:

Fellowship Thoracic Surgery – Royal Melbourne Hospital - posted April 2021

Position Description

  • Position Title: Fellowship Thoracic Surgery 2022
  • Service: Thoracic Surgery Unit
  • Location: Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Reports To: Mr Phillip Antippa
  • Enterprise Agreement: AMA Victoria – Victorian Public Health Sector – Doctors in Training Enterprise Agreement 2018–2021
  • Classification: HM25 – HM30
  • Immunisation Risk Category: Category A
  • Date of Review: March 2021

Position Purpose

We are seeking expressions of interest for our 2022 Fellowship in Thoracic Surgery at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre.

This position is a 12-month opportunity for a suitable candidate to train in advanced Thoracic Surgery with a focus on Minimally Invasive Thoracic techniques including Robotic Surgery.

The role has a strong emphasis on Thoracic Surgical Oncology which is practiced in a busy and established Multi-Disciplinary Thoracic Cancer Tumour Stream.

There is significant exposure to advanced imaging including CT and PET, Bronchoscopy with EBUS, Radiation and Medical Oncology and Pathology, and Information Technology platforms.

Our other major emphasis is in Trauma Surgery with a well-established practice in Surgical Stabilisation of Rib Fractures.

• Assist and facilitate in the care of patients under the Royal Melbourne’s Hospital’s Lung Tumour Service
• To facilitate advanced surgical and oncological training in Thoracic Surgery
• Extends to involve Thoracic Surgical activity at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre under the guidance of the Lung Cancer Service and the Department of Surgical Oncology.
• Participation in surgical activity at both Melbourne Private and Epworth Hospitals will be facilitated to increase surgical exposure for the Fellow. Benign diseases of the Chest including non-malignant pulmonary disease and Thoracic Trauma are included.

Department Description

The Royal Melbourne Hospital is Australia’s busiest tertiary hospital and has had over 150 years of experience treating all adult disease conditions.

The Cardiothoracic Unit is one of the country’s largest units and accounts for over 30% of the hospital’s specialist surgical services.

The Thoracic Surgical Service performs over 600 cases per year with 5 dedicated operating sessions, 3 clinics & 2 MDMs weekly.

The Service employs 4 specialist Thoracic Surgeons and is supported by a non-accredited Thoracic Surgery Registrar, resident staff and a Lung Liaison Nurse.

Whilst the Service is part of the RMH Cardiothoracic Unit, the Thoracic Service operates independently with no requirement for the Fellow to participate in Cardiac Surgery. A 1-in-2 Thoracic call roster is shared with the Registrar.

• The majority of Thoracic procedures are performed on patients with Lung Cancer. Over 200 major resections are performed per year with the majority performed thoracoscopically. Robotic surgery is offered largely to patients with Thymic or other Mediastinal pathology.
• Over 300 minor cases are performed including Thoracoscopic procedures and advanced airways surgery including Argon Plasma Photocoagulation.
• Our Lung Tumour Service operates in a strict multidisciplinary construct with patients managed by the full complement of Lung Cancer specialists. All specialist services are available at the Royal Melbourne Hospital with Radiation being managed at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.
• Endo-bronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) is a feature of our service and exposure to EBUS is encouraged for a trainee looking to enhance their endoscopic repertoire. Finally, our model of care is supported by our dedicated Liaison Nurse, administrative staff and modern Informatics systems.
• The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre is one of Australia’s premier Cancer hospitals and caters for mainstream as well as rare tumours. In the Lung Service there is strong collaboration between PMCC and the Royal Melbourne Hospital as many of the senior clinicians enjoy joint appointments.
• The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre has been relocated across the road from the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Together, along with neighbouring Research Institutions and the University of Melbourne, they form the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre.
• With the establishment of the VCCC, all Thoracic Surgical activity is now performed at The Royal Melbourne Hospital. This will increase the overall case load to around 500 Thoracic surgical cases per year. To accommodate this, a new Cardiothoracic Surgical Ward will be opened and an increase in
Resident and Registrar staffing will occur including the establishment of a RACS-approved Thoracic Surgical accredited training position. We expect that the precinct will expand by an extra 25-35% in overall cancer activity.
• Melbourne Private Hospital (located next to RMH) and the Epworth Hospital are two busy local private hospitals which accommodate weekly Thoracic Surgical lists.

Please see the full description to apply: RMH Thoracic Surgery Fellowship PD

Posted by CATS: 2021-04-12

Academic Thoracic Surgeon – Queen's University - posted March 2021

Academic Thoracic Surgeon – Queen’s University

The Department of Surgery ( at Queen’s University invites applications for a full-time Academic Thoracic Surgeon who has formal training and a primary interest in both Thoracic and Foregut Surgery. Candidates must have advanced minimally invasive skills and must have demonstrated strong clinical skills. Emerging or established research programs will be considered an asset. Preference will be given to applicants who can provide evidence of a current involvement and commitment to education through the submission of an educational dossier and the identification of referees who can attest to the applicant’s educational expertise.

Qualified applicants will hold an MD degree (or equivalent), have completed postgraduate qualifications prior to appointment, and be eligible for licensure in Ontario. Preference will be given to candidates with an advanced degree and who have sub-specialty certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The successful applicant will hold a Geographically Full-Time appointment at Queen’s University and will be a participant in the Alternative Funding Plan at Queen’s.

The successful candidate will be required to work closely with Thoracic and General Surgeons at the Kingston General and Hotel Dieu Hospitals. As a full time member of the Department of Surgery, they will also be expected to contribute to the teaching, supervision and mentorship of undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students.

Queen’s University is recognized nationally for the quality of its undergraduate and graduate programs, which attracts outstanding students.  Queen’s University is an integral part of the vibrant Kingston community in the heart of the Thousand Islands region of southeastern Ontario.  It has a community spirit and amenities unmatched by any other Canadian university.  The University and the region offer an outstanding academic and community environment (

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals.  Queen’s is strongly committed to employment equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and encourages applications from Black, racialized/visible minority and Indigenous/Aboriginal people, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQA+ persons.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. To comply with Federal Laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants from each job vacancy are Canadian citizens/permanent residents of Canada, Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship, however, all applicants must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen/permanent resident of Canada” OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen/permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

The review of applications is on-going and will continue until the position is filled. Applications are to include a letter summarizing expertise, qualifications, and accomplishments relevant to the position, a CV, and the names and full contact information of three referees.

Complete applications are to be directed to: Dr. Ross Walker, Head, Department of Surgery, Queen’s University, Victory 3, Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 2V7, Fax: (613) 544-9174, Email:

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact the Department of Surgery at the (613) 533-2660 or the email listed above.

Posted by CATS: 2021-03-01

The MITS Fellowship - Surrey Hospital - posted January 2021

The MITS (Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery) Fellowship – Surrey Hospital

The Surrey Hospital division of Thoracic Surgery (Surrey Thoracic Surgery Group) has an annual opening (July 1 of every academic year) for 1 thoracic surgery fellow who has completed their Royal College (or similar) training program. This MITS program is a full time 12 month program emphasizing advanced MIS and advanced endoscopic thoracic surgical techniques. Situated in the lower mainland of BC the Surrey Hospital is the busiest thoracic surgical program in the province. Over 95% of all procedural activities are undertaken with MIS and/or endoscopic techniques.

We offer POEM, Super D navigational bronchoscopy, EBUS, EUS, EMR, esophageal RFA, MIE, radial probe and MIS lung resection with a large volume of benign and malignant (over 80 MIE’s in 2019) MIS esophageal and gastric procedures. Additionally, we undertake a large volume of Nuss procedures, Carinatum procedures and a large volume of rib fracture fixation cases.

We are a UBC-affiliated training program with regular medical students and residents from various programs. Notably we have a full time Nurse Practitioner. This training position is a clinical program and remuneration is equal to a PGY 8 level (UBC PAR salary guidelines).

For more information or to apply to the program please contact Dr. James Bond – program director at or 778-735-0230. We currently have an opening for July 2, 2021.

Posted by CATS: 2021-01-11

Fellowship in Advanced Interventional Thoracic Endoscopy and Complex Thoracic Surgery - University of Montreal - posted October 2020

Fellowship in Advanced Interventional Thoracic Endoscopy and Complex Thoracic Surgery

University of Montreal Fellowship in Advanced Interventional Thoracic Endoscopy and Complex Thoracic

The University of Montreal is offering a one-year fellowship in Thoracic Endoscopy and Complex Thoracic Surgery. This fellowship program provides advanced training for qualified surgeons who wish to become experts in complex thoracic interventional endoscopy. The program includes full exposure to all techniques and technologies available in both the endobronchial and upper gastrointestinal space. Techniques learned include, but are not limited to: Rigid Bronchscopy, Linear EBUS, Radial EBUS, Linear EUS, Radial EUS, EMR, ESD, Trans-Gastric Procedures, Stenting, Laser, CRYO, Navigational Technologies and Tumor Marking for surgery and SBRT. Complex surgical procedures for interested fellows include, but are not limited to: VATS Pneumonectomy, VATS Segmentectomy, MIE, Carinal Surgery, Tracheal Surgery, Robotic Surgery.

Location: Centre Hospitalier de l’Universite de Montreal
1 year clinical position
2 year clinical/research (1 year clinical / 1 year research)
Available: 2 fellows per year
Recruitment:Two years prior to commencing; Fellowship starts July 1 each year.
Qualifications: Candidates must have completed an accredited training program in Thoracic Surgery or Pulmonology.
Application Process: Applicants send a letter of intent, three letters of reference and curriculum vitae to:

Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal
Centre de Recherche du CHUM – Room: R04.402-1
900 Rue Saint-Denis
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2X 0A9
Tel: (514) 890-8000, ext: 26832
Fax: (514) 412-7921

Posted by CATS: 2019-10-15

Fellowship in Thoracic Surgery - University of Alberta - posted July 2020

University of Alberta Fellowship in Thoracic Surgery

The University of Alberta is offering a one-year fellowship in Thoracic Surgery. This fellowship program provides advanced training for qualified surgeons who wish to expand their skills and knowledge in general thoracic surgery, thoracic surgical oncology, foregut surgery and minimally invasive/endoscopic techniques. Fellows will gain a wealth of experience in the surgical care of patients with conditions within the full breadth of Thoracic Surgery, including both benign and malignant disease of the lung, esophagus and GE junction, mediastinum, pleura, chest wall, trachea and diaphragm as well as thoracic trauma. The Division of Thoracic Surgery performs over 350 lung and 50 esophageal resections each year, the vast majority of which via a minimally invasive approach. The fellow will also be trained in advanced endoscopy including rigid bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound, endoesophageal ultrasound and therapeutic endoscopy including stenting of the airway and esophagus. Fellows will attend clinic weekly, will be involved in active research projects and participate in weekly academic teaching and multidisciplinary rounds. The fellow will receive regular competency-based assessments of their progression and skill development.

More information is available at:

Location: The Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta

Duration: 1 year positions

Available: 1 fellow per year

Recruitment: Ongoing each year

Qualifications: Candidates must have completed an accredited training program in Thoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery or Cardiothoracic Surgery and be eligible for educational licensure through the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta ( and must pass the IELTS test of English language proficiency English is not the first language.

Application Process: Applicants send a letter of intent, three letters of reference and curriculum vitae to:

Dr. Simon Turner, program director
416 Community Services Centre
10240 Kingsway Ave Edmonton, AB, Canada T5H 3V9
1(780) 613-5888
1(780) 735-4245 (fax)

Note: This fellowship does not lead to certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Posted by CATS: 2019-07-24