Job Posting
full time General Surgery at University Health Network
Toronto , Ontario
Job ID: 16359

Hepato-pancreato-biliary Surgeon
Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery
University Health Network

The Division of General Surgery at the University Health Network and the University of Toronto are inviting applications for a full time faculty position as a Hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) surgeon in the Division of General Surgery, at the level of Assistant, Associate or Professor. The effective date of this position is flexible, but preferably September 2021.

The successful candidate will support the priority clinical programs and academic mission of University Health Network, which is an academic institution affiliated with the University of Toronto. The University Health Network is comprised of the Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, and the Michener Institute. The HPB surgery program at UHN is recognized internationally for excellence in patient care, innovation, research and education. The Division of General Surgery currently has 23 surgeons, 5 of whom specialize in HPB surgery. Case volumes place the HPB Program within the busiest programs in North America.

The successful candidate will lead the minimally invasive HPB surgery program at UHN in collaboration with both HPB surgical oncology and transplantation and will establish this as their clinical and research focus. The candidate will have demonstrated a strong academic commitment, manifested by prior publications and international collaborations in the field of interest. Evidence of productivity, excellence, and the potential to become an international leader is essential. Research support and mentoring will be provided. Responsibilities will include surgery, on-call, practical and didactic teaching of General Surgery Residents, as well as HPB/Transplant Clinical Fellows, all of whom are on service continuously.

The successful candidate will have completed a residency program in general surgery as well as an HPB fellowship. They will have demonstrated outstanding technical skills, including advanced laparoscopic surgical skills. Robotic surgery skills and/or advanced endoscopy skills would be an asset. The ability to work within a multidisciplinary team and to teach trainees at all levels is essential. It is expected that the successful candidate will bring their special expertise in research or education to the role.

All candidates must be proficient in English. The candidate will hold a medical degree (Doctor of Medicine) from an accredited University and will hold, or be eligible for, licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and be a FRCSC of the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada, or equivalent. A graduate degree (Masters or PhD) would be an asset.
Salary will be in the range of $300,000 to $400,000, as well as commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is an estimate, based on fee for service billings.

General Surgery
Province / State
Employment Type
full time
Hepato-pancreato-biliary Surgeon
Call Frequency
1 in 5
Start Date
$300,000.00 to $400,00.00 
Billing / Overhead Split
Fee for Service  
Vacation / CME Leave
Additional Benefits
Qualification Requirements
Doctor of Medicine Degree from an Accredited University and Graduate of a General Surgery Training Program and Clinical Fellowship in HPB Surgery. Graduate degree (Masters or PhD) would be an asset 
must hold, or be eligible for, licencing by the College of Physicians and Surgeons on Ontario  
Institution / Community Information
Institution Name
University Health Network 
Street Address 1
200 Elizabeth St  
Street Address 2
10 Eaton Wing Room 220 
City / Town
Postal / Zip Code
M5G 2C4 
Institution Description
Teaching Hospital, fully affiliated with the University of Toronto  
Institution Size (Beds)
Institution Website
Community Description
Community Size
Community Website
Geographic location may be approximate
Contact for Applicants
Contact Name
Dr. Allan Okrainec  
Contact Address
Please submit a letter of intent, CV and the name of three referees to:
Allan Okrainec, MD, MHPE, FRCSC, FACS
Head, Division of General Surgery, UHN
Peter A. Crossgrove Chair in General Surgery
Toronto General Hospital 10 Eaton Room 217
200 Elizabeth St. Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2C4
Email to:
416 340-3573 
416 340-3808 
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Published on 2019-09-24
Edited on 2021-04-08