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Hospitalist, Division of Thoracic Surgery - The Ottawa Hospital

Hospitalist, Division of Thoracic Surgery – The Ottawa Hospital


Position Title Hospitalist, Division of Thoracic Surgery
Practice In-patient and outpatient care in the setting of a hospital-based, academic surgical practice

Surgical assistant

Opportunity for career development (quality improvement, education, research)

Status Full time or part-time (open to flexible schedule arrangements)
Call Frequency One night per week (open to increase if desirable)
Start Date March 4, 2024
Salary Type Fee for Service (OHIP schedule of benefits)

On-call stipend + fee for service (OHIP schedule of benefits)

Location of Work: The Ottawa Hospital; General Campus 6 North West ward and Observation unit


The Division of Thoracic Surgery at the Ottawa hospital is seeking a family physician or internist to join as a member of our surgical team and contribute to the care and co-management of our patients alongside residents, fellows and attending staff.


The successful candidate will contribute to patient care as a member of thoracic surgery team and will in co-management alongside the Thoracic Surgeons.

The new team member will also be responsible for coordinating care with nurses and allied health professionals to facilitate disposition.


  • Independent licensure from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO).
  • Active Canadian Medical Protective Association coverage (CMPA) in good standing.
  • Trained in Family Medicine (CCFP), Internal Medicine (FRCPC), or Surgery (FRCSC).
  • An individual who is trustworthy and reliable.
  • Someone who is detail-oriented, works assiduously, and is an excellent collaborator.
  • Someone who can integrate and contribute to any team seamlessly.
  • Excellent English language communication skills (French would be an asset).


The uOttawa Thoracic surgery program provides tertiary and quaternary care for a catchment population of almost 1.5 M in Eastern Ontario. They also serve Nunavut patients through an interprovincial agreement. Thoracic surgery has close working relationships with and is supported by: Thoracic Anesthesia, Respirology, Critical Care, Thoracic Radiology, Medical and Radiation Oncology. There is also close collaboration with Cardiac Surgery at the uOttawa Heart Institute, ENT/Head and Neck surgery and Gastroenterology.

The Ottawa Hospital is a 1150 bed tertiary-care hospital serving Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec at four inpatient sites (Civic, General, Heart Institute and the Rehabilitation Centre) and one ambulatory centre (Riverside). There are approximately 50,000 inpatient admissions, 160,000 emergency visits and over one million outpatient visits annually. The Ottawa Hospital is the Level 1 trauma referral centre for Eastern Ontario. With a catchment of nearly 2 million people, our trauma program facilitates inpatient care for close to 1,000 patients annually. The city of Ottawa provides a thriving multicultural and bilingual environment. Ottawa boasts numerous cultural activities as well as readily accessible sporting and natural resources, making it an ideal family and healthy living environment.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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.

Application Details

Please submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae and three reference letters to the following contact. Application deadline is February 26, 2024.

Natalie Khan

HR Manager, The Department of Surgery

The Ottawa Hospital – General Campus 501 Smyth Road, Box 175

Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8L6


Posted February 9, 2023

Full-Time Thoracic Surgeon - Windsor Regional Hospital

Full-Time Thoracic Surgeon

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.

In recognition of the growing needs of the region, the Thoracic Program is part of the plans for a major reform of the Windsor-Essex Hospitals System, which includes construction of a state-of-the-art acute care hospital. WRH is actively planning to break ground on the new acute care hospital in 2026.  To learn more, go to

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 Chelsey Thornton, Recruitment – Medical Affairs

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

Posted January 9, 2024

Academic Thoracic Surgeon - McMaster

Academic Thoracic Surgeon

McMaster University in conjunction with St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton is seeking a full-time academic Thoracic Surgeon. The Division of Thoracic Surgery serves a catchment area of more than 2.5 million residents. The regional service also provides tertiary and quaternary level care to patients from other regions of the province and plays an essential role in the support of several other regional programs. The regional Thoracic Surgery service, together with the Department of Surgery, McMaster University is involved in undergraduate, post-graduate and continuing medical education programs.

The Department of Surgery endorses a Mission statement of six tenets and collectively pursues:

  • Culture that is inclusive
  • Research that impacts
  • Education that inspires
  • Advancement for all
  • Transformation through innovation
  • Excellence in patient care

Please visit the CREATE website for further information.

The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate experience and training in the management of benign and malignant thoracic surgery care appropriate for an academic tertiary care level referral centre. They will be expected to show evidence of exceptional interpersonal and collaborative skills with initiative to further advance the clinical and academic productivity of the regional Thoracic Surgery service. A full-time academic appointment at the appropriate level in the Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University is required and will be available to the successful applicant. A commitment in surgical education at all levels is essential, as well as active participation in research and academic initiatives of the Division of Thoracic Surgery , including active leadership in research and surgical education.

Applicants must have Certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or equivalent, in Thoracic Surgery and be eligible for licensure in the Province of Ontario. In accordance with Canada’s immigration policy, this advertisement is directed to Canadian Citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Applications must include:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • Description of previous academic experience, as well as specialty training
  • Submit a brief statement describing any contributions made or planned in relation to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion or inclusive excellence in teaching, research or service within higher education, community-based or other profession settings (2-page maximum)
  • Provide the names and contact information of three professional referees; letters of reference are not required and will not be reviewed at the application stage; the Department will request letters of recommendation from referees at later stages of the search process.

Applications will be accepted until March 30, 2024. Submissions may be made to:

Dr. Mohit Bhandari, Professor and Chair,

Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University Email:

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and within the lands protected by the “Dish With One Spoon” wampum agreement. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) peoples, members of racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women, and persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

As part of McMaster’s commitment, all applicants are invited to complete a confidential Applicant Diversity Survey through the online application submission process. The Survey questionnaire requests voluntary self-identification in relation to equity-seeking groups that have historically faced and continue to face barriers in employment. Please refer to the Applicant Diversity Survey – Statement of Collection for additional information.

Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact:

  • Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247), or
  • Faculty of Health Sciences HR Office at ext. 22207, or
  • School of Graduate Studies at ext. 23679

to communicate accommodation needs.

Vaccination Mandate

This position is located in a host hospital or other healthcare site that has an active vaccination mandate in place. Successful applicants will need to comply with these and any other health and safety measures necessary as part of their appointment.

Posted January 9, 2024

Lakeridge Health Thoracic Surgeon Position

Lakeridge Health Position


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. 

Thoracic Surgeon Opportunity

Lakeridge Health and the Central East Cancer Program / RS McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre are currently inviting applications for a Full-time Thoracic Surgeon to join 3 surgeons and 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 level 1 thoracic surgery centre and a multi-site thoracic diagnostic assessment program.

Requirements:  The successful applicant 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, or be eligible for the upcoming Royal College examination in Thoracic Surgery or equivalent. Robotic training is a definite asset. 

Position start date: Negotiable.

How to apply: Applicants are asked to send your current CV and contact information for three referees to . Attention: Dr. John Dickie, Chief of Surgery

Application closing date: January 31, 2024

Lakeridge Health 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 Medical Affairs Office at Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the recruitment and assessment process in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. 

At Lakeridge Health we value inclusion and diversity. We are committed to fostering a culture that is respectful, inclusive and accessible and to employing a workforce that is representative of the diverse community we provide services to. As an equal opportunity employer we welcome applications from all qualified applicants. 

Lakeridge Health is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment and to preventing the transmission of COVID 19 infections among Lakeridge Health team members and our patients. New Lakeridge Health team members will be required to provide proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 during their Post-offer/Pre-employment Health Assessment, subject to any exemptions recognized under the Ontario Human Rights code. 

Posted December 21, 2023

William Osler Health System

Career Opportunity in Thoracic Surgery

The Division of Thoracic Surgery is seeking a Full Time Locum thoracic surgeon from April 1 2024 to December 31, 2024 with a possible opportunity to extend. The locum will join an intimate group of thoracic surgeons who are well supported by a multidisciplinary team of respirologists, gastroenterologists, medical and radiation oncologists, as well as thoracic anaesthetists to provide compassionate care.  The surgeon will primarily work out of Brampton Civic Hospital and participate as an equal member of the division with on-call duties.  Remuneration is fee-for-service as set by the OHIP Schedule of Benefits and Fees.  


The candidates must have a Certificate of Registration to practice from the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Ontario and have Fellowship in Thoracic from the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada. The position requires excellent communication skills in English.  Additional languages are considered an asset as we serve a highly diverse population.

About the Program

Osler is a designated Level 1 centre for thoracic surgery and meets all the requirements as set out by Cancer Care Ontario. As a centre of excellence for minimal access surgery we perform greater than 90% of lung resections for primary lung cancer and esophageal resections for malignant disease using minimally invasive techniques. We have developed the first lung cancer screening program in Canada and have screened over 2,000 patients since its inception. Osler has 18 modern MIS OR suites, EBUS, a 24-bed ICU and an 8-bed step-down unit. 

About Osler

William Osler Health System (Osler) includes Brampton Civic Hospital, Etobicoke General Hospital, and Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health & Wellness. Serving 1.3 million residents of Brampton, Etobicoke and surrounding communities within the Central West region and nationally recognized for its commitment to patient safety. Osler is Accredited with Exemplary Standing, the highest rating a Canadian hospital can receive.

Osler is an integral clinical partner in the development of Ontario’s New Medical School, in partnership with Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) and as part of its transition to an Academic Health Centre. In addition, we are an affiliated Academic Community Teaching Site for the McMaster University Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine; Family Medicine Program, and there is ample opportunity to participate in clinical education with medical students and residents. 

Interested candidates can submit their CV and letter of interest to:

Stacey Cusson-Neira, Senior Advisor, Recruitment & Contracts

Attention: Dr. Ching Yeung



Osler values inclusivity and diversity in the workplace. We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds. We are committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require an accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process, please notify the Medical Staff Office at While we thank all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Any information obtained during the course of recruitment will be used for employment recruitment purposes only, and not for any other purpose.

Posted December 21, 2023

Permanent Full Time Thoracic Surgery - Health Sciences North

Thoracic Surgery Practice Opportunity
Join Northeastern Ontario’s health care leader

The Division of Thoracic Surgery at Health Sciences North (HSN) is actively recruiting one permanent full-time
Thoracic Surgeon for a Spring/Summer 2024 start date.  Candidates who have a keen interest in affecting change
within our dynamic health care system are encouraged to apply.

The division of Thoracic Surgery is seeking to replace a retiring thoracic surgeon to maintain a team of four full-
time thoracic surgeons, in order to continue ongoing seamless tertiary-care thoracic surgery services. HSN is
designated as a Level 1 Thoracic-Oncology Centre, and is the tertiary care referral center for the Northeastern
Ontario region, serving a catchment population of over 600,000. The team receives steady oncology and non-
oncology referrals, including referrals from the North East Lung Diagnostic Assessment Program, coordinated
through the Shirley & Jim Fielding Northeast Cancer Centre of Health Sciences North. This is an exceptional
opportunity to become an integral part of a dedicated, collegial, and progressive team of Thoracic Surgeons.
Locum opportunities are also available.

Candidates must be eligible for licensure in Ontario, and have obtained or be eligible to obtain specialty
qualification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The successful candidate will benefit
from remuneration based on Fee-for-Service, as well as an on-call stipend, and financial incentives for working in
Northern Ontario.

All physicians at HSN are required to seek academic appointment at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine
University (NOSM-U), and become involved in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate trainees. Research
opportunities are also available if desired with the Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI).

Sudbury offers an exceptional quality of life, abundant lakes, parklands, and extensive recreational
opportunities.  Sudbury is a bilingual community that offers excellent elementary, secondary, and post-secondary
educational institutions.  If you are currently practicing or are within one year of graduation, the Ministry of Health
Community Assessment Program will cover travel and accommodation expenses for you (and your partner) to
come and explore this practice opportunity and the City of Greater Sudbury.

Interested individuals are invited to send a Letter of Interest and CV to the Medical Affairs

Posted October 2, 2023

Division Head, Thoracic Surgery - uOttawa and The Ottawa Hospital

Division Head, Division of Thoracic Surgery, uOttawa and The Ottawa Hospital

The Department of Surgery of the University of Ottawa and the Ottawa Hospital is inviting applications for a visionary leader with excellence in academic and clinical leadership to be its next Head of the Division of Thoracic Surgery. The Division Head will hold appointments as the Division Head for academics (university) and Division Head for clinical services (hospital). The successful applicant is accountable to the Chair & Chief of the Department relating to the academic mission, clinical operations and matters in fulfilling the mission, vision and goals of the Department, the Hospital and the Faculty, in particular as they relate to the Division.

The ideal candidate will be a nationally/ internationally respected leader and scholar, with advanced interpersonal skills and excellent qualifications in education, research, and clinical care. The individual will establish an overarching vision and strategic direction for the Division. The vision for Thoracic Surgery must advance innovative care models, strengthen capacity in research, and include a strong commitment to build on the current academic successes, including post graduate education.

The next Thoracic Surgery Division Head will join an outstanding and diverse team of staff thoracic surgeons, as well as residents and subspecialty fellows. They will be a leader who brings a passion for and commitment to the tripartite missions of excellence in patient care, innovative education, and research.

Application due date is October 27, 2023.

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Posted October 2, 2023