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full time Pediatric Orthopedics at The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Ontario
Job ID: 17239

Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon
Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Canada

The Department of Surgery, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is inviting applications for a full time academic Paediatric Orthopaedic surgeon with a subspecialty interest in lower extremity reconstruction. The effective date of this appointment is as soon as possible.

Primary Description – The candidate must hold an MD, MBBS or equivalent, must be able to function proficiently in English. Responsibilities include clinical, scholarly, and administrative duties, as required. The clinical component of the position will include a substantial commitment to the care of children with lower extremity deformities. An appropriate candidate may choose to focus on a particular child population, including but not limited to children with arthrogryposis, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, or similar conditions requiring complex orthopaedic care in children with concomitant diagnoses. Demonstration of breadth, depth, and innovation in clinical and operative practice will be a significant asset. Other clinical duties include participation in the emergency Orthopaedic call schedule at SickKids. The candidate should have a strong academic background and is expected to complement the division’s scholarly productivity. A scholarly focus on research, education, or global health is welcomed. Clinical and scholarly time allocation will be negotiated based upon the candidate’s qualifications, scholarly productivity, and academic plan.

Demonstrated academic excellence in basic or clinical research, surgical education, quality and safety, or other academic pursuits is required. Candidates must also be eligible for an appointment as a Surgeon-Scientist, Surgeon-Investigator, Surgeon-Teacher, or other academic stream at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor at the University of Toronto.

Additional Description
The successful candidate should be a recently qualified fellowship trained surgeon with outstanding potential, or an established surgeon with an international reputation. The candidate will provide effective and collaborative leadership at the hospital, provincial, national, and international level. Start-up support and mentorship will be provided for the successful candidate. The candidate must be eligible for certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Candidates must obtain an appropriate Visa, if applicable.

Hospital/Division Description
Dedicated exclusively to children and their families, SickKids is a world-renowned, state-of-the-art paediatric health care facility affiliated with the University of Toronto. The hospital is committed to ongoing learning and development and features a caring and supportive work environment.

The Division of Orthopaedic Surgery is comprised of eight full-time and two part-time academic surgeons, five paediatric orthopaedic fellows, as well as orthopaedic residents on rotation. We are well supported by advance practice physiotherapists, nurse practitioners, orthopaedic technologists, and administrative staff.

SickKids is located adjacent to the University of Toronto campus and to numerous specialty hospitals and biomedical research institutes. It is an exciting time at SickKids as we execute our campus redevelopment project, including a new state-of-the-art acute care hospital tower.

Toronto is a vibrant multicultural city with consistent population and economic growth. It is currently the fourth largest city in North America and boasts a safe, livable, downtown area with excellent housing, school, and university access. World famous lake and wilderness country and year-round outdoor recreation are easily accessible, as are two hub airports for regional or international travel.

Commensurate with qualifications and experience, remuneration will be in the range of $400,000 – $500,000 CAD per year, for 40 hours work per week plus on call responsibilities, to which will be added an equal distribution of billing overages.

Application Instructions

Applications will be accepted until position has been filled.

Should you be interested in this opportunity, please forward a one-page statement of interest (which includes the names and contact information for 3 referees) and curriculum vitae, in PDF format, via email to:

Dr. Andrew Howard
Chair of the Search Committee
555 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 1X8

For more information about the Faculty of Medicine/Department of Surgery, please visit our home page at

The University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children are strongly committed to diversity within its community. Both institutions recognize systemic barriers that impact equity seeking groups. As such, we welcome applications from historically marginalized groups including Black, Indigenous, and Racialized people, women, LGBTQIA+, and/or persons with disabilities. The Department recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have influenced their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record. The Department further supports an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, Lisa Abreu, Supervisor, Administrative Services,

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Only those applicants selected for the interview will be contacted.

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The Department of Surgery, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is inviting ...
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Dr. Andrew Howard 
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555 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 1X8
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Published on 2022-10-10
Edited on 2023-02-08