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full time Obstetrics/Gynecology at Sunnybrook Hospital
Toronto, Ontario
Job ID: 16117

Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist

Position Title/Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor or Professor
Division: Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Department: Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Deadline: Until filled.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (SHSC), a fully-affiliated teaching hospital with the University of Toronto, provides one of the two Regional Level 3 Perinatal Units in the Greater Toronto Area. We wish to recruit 1 Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist to our Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology to meet the needs of our expanding role in delivering high-risk services. The position will have a significant academic component and therefore the successful applicant will be appointed as a clinician-investigator, with 40% protected time. The successful application will also have an MD or MD equivalent and be able to function proficiently in English.

The position augment the division clinical epidemiological research focus and is suitable for individuals demonstrated research productivity and a subspecialty training program in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. The Department is located in a recently-opened (2010), state of the art facilities at the Sunnybrook campus, situated in mid-Toronto.

The Department is funded for 4250 deliveries per year, with 28 high-risk pregnancy beds and 48 neonatal intensive care beds. We function as an integral part of the Provincial High Risk Maternal Transfer Program, accepting maternal transfers of high-risk pregnancies from surrounding city hospitals and Central/North East Ontario. Our MFM Division is internationally recognized as a leader in the management of multiple pregnancies and is integrated with the Sunnybrook Research Institute, including the Centre for Maternal Infant and Child Research Unit (CMICR) that is internationally recognized for its expertise in the coordination of multi-centre, randomized controlled trials. The successful candidates will possess excellent clinical and teaching skills for all levels of trainees including fellows in MFM. They will be expected to partner with existing research resources based at Sunnybrook, including the Sunnybrook Research Institute (SRI), to develop research themes, ideally aligned with clinical interests. The potential for administrative leadership positions within MFM and high-risk Obstetrics is anticipated.

Sunnybrook and the University of Toronto are strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcome 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.

Successful applicants will be appointed at their appropriate rank to the University of Toronto, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, at a minimum rank of Assistant Professor; and be eligible for licensure to practice medicine in Ontario. Compensation and Academic Rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and will be in the range of $200,00 – 300,000, based on fee-for-service billings and academic support.

Interested individuals should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three referees to: Dennis Varhanicek, Departmental Coordinator, email: .

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full time
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immediately, see description above, or enquire
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MD, specialty degree in maternal fetal medicine RCPSC 
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Sunnybrook Hospital 
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2075 Bayview Avenue 
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Published on 2019-02-19
Edited on 2019-02-22