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full time Other Specialty at Health Sciences Centre
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Job ID: 17417


Shared Health, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) and The University of Manitoba, Department of Surgery(business addresses noted below), are inviting applications for an full-time Orthopedic Spine Surgeon to fill our labour shortage in Manitoba. Main job duties include diagnose and treatment of diseases, prescribing medications and treatment, ordering lab tests and x-rays and other diagnostic procedures, consulting with other physicians as required, which job duties encompass 70% of the position .

The successful candidate would also be eligible for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, and appointed as a geographical full-time member of the Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba, which job duties encompasses 30% of the position. Job duties are required in English.

The successful candidate will join an established and cohesive group of fellowship trained academic adult spine surgeons from orthopaedics and neurosurgery. They will be expected to participate in approximately 1-in-6 spine call.

Elective clinic and operating time will be provided. Teaching of medical students, orthopaedic residents, and spine fellows affiliated with the University of Manitoba will form part of normal daily activities. There is an expected active participation in weekly rounds directed at the education of residents and medical students as well as supplementary weekly spine fellows rounds.
As an academic group, the successful candidate will be expected to both participate in and eventually lead specific research activities. To fulfill this metric, candidates with an advanced degree supporting research and/or education will be given preference.

The Winnipeg Spine Program (WSP) is a high-volume spine practice targeted to perform over 1500 operations annually. The majority of the case mix are instrumented fusions as well as MIS/day surgery cases. The WSP is the major referral spine program for the province of Manitoba and adjacent regions (approximately 1.6 million people).
The Spine Assessment Clinic (SAC) is staffed by advance practice physiotherapists and is an adjunct clinical resource to assist the spine surgeon with triage of spine referrals to promote expedited and efficient care.

We employ 2 full time research assistants to help enroll and maintain the Canadian Spine Outcomes Network (CSORN) as part of our commitment to quality assurance in spine care. In addition, there are research partnerships with the Orthopaedic Innovation Centre to biomechanically evaluate materials and spine constructs. The research team includes clinical study coordinators, and, mechanical and bio-medical engineers.

Team cohesiveness has been key to the success of the Winnipeg Spine Program, and, therefore, the successful candidate must have a team-oriented approach to clinical and academic work and appropriate supportive skills to achieve these goals.


The successful candidate must hold a Doctor of Medicine Degree with specialization in Orthopedics. The successful candidate must be eligible for certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba. Candidate must have completed at least one year of fellowship training in adult orthopedic spine surgery with the expectation to be comfortable in the management of spine pathologies involving the cervical, thoracolumbar, and lumbosacral spine. The orthopaedic spine surgeon candidate would have an ability to deal with spine trauma, degenerative conditions, spine oncology, and infections.


Compensation is derived from a blend of fee-for-service income and additional stipends (approximately $326,400.00+/annually). Specialty Physicians may be eligible for a recruitment incentive. Please contact for further information.

Benefits, available from the University of Manitoba, include pension, life insurance, disability, dental coverage, supplementary health coverage and a healthcare spending account.

Primary Site Location:

Health Sciences Centre – 820 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 1R9
Concordia Hospital – 1095 Concordia Avenue, Winnipeg MB R2K 3S8
Maples Surgical Centre – 1291 Jefferson Avenue, Winnipeg MB R2P 1S7
University of Manitoba – Bannatyne Campus, 750 Bannatyne Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0W3


Applications, accompanied by a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and the names of three references, should be sent to Dr. Ed Buchel, Head, Department of Surgery, University of Manitoba via email to .

Shared Health, WRHA and The University of Manitoba, are committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact or 204-474-7195. Please note that this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

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Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg, MB, CA R3A 1R9
Concordia Hospital Winnipeg, MB, CA R2K 3S8
University of Manitoba Winnipeg, CA
Maples Surgical Centre Winnipeg, MB, CA R2P 1S7

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Published on 2023-05-16
Edited on 2023-05-16