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Lecturer / Assistant Professor - Vascular and Interventional Radiology (01262022)

Toronto, ON, CA Posted: 1/26/2022 10:51:39 AM

Job Field: Clinical

Faculty / Division: Faculty of Medicine

Department: Medical Imaging

Hospital Affiliation: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)

Job Posting: January 21, 2022

Job Closing: March 1, 2022, Open Until Filled


The Department of Medical Imaging of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is recruiting a fellowship-trained vascular / interventional radiologist to join three similarly trained physicians as a clinician-teacher or clinician-investigator. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2022.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (SHSC) is a fully affiliated hospital of the University of Toronto. Key hospital programs include Trauma (Sunnybrook’s trauma unit is Canada’s first and largest), Cancer (country’s second largest), Heart, Veterans, Women & Babies, Bone & Joint, Rehab, Brain Sciences, Integrated Community, and Precision Diagnostics & Therapeutics. The Vascular and Interventional Radiology (VIR) Division plays a major role in supporting these programs as well as Sunnybrook’s busy Nephrology and Thromboembolism services.

VIR procedural practice at Sunnybrook is diverse, with a heavy emphasis on trauma and oncology. Trauma embolization includes targets in the pelvis and solid viscera. Oncology relies heavily on regional cancer therapy including various thermal ablative approaches (liver, kidney, lung), chemoembolization (including DEBIRI, DEBDOX and cTACE), bland embolization, and radioembolization. Additional areas include biliary and gastrointestinal interventions (feeding tubes, drainage and stenting), GU interventions, thrombolysis (venous, pulmonary, arterial, dialysis access), women / fertility including treatment of fibroids (UAE, HIFU), FTC, gonadal vein embolization (varicocele, pelvic congestion), vertebroplasty (including RFA assisted), osteoplasty and venous access. Peripheral vascular work is done but is not a focus of this division. Diagnostic work includes non neuro CTA, MRA and pre / post fibroid treatment MR.

Image-guided therapy is a strategic initiative at Sunnybrook and provides ample opportunity for research.

The department has three Angio suites: Philips Allura FD 20 equipped with Clarity, Flexview and XperCT / XperGuide, Philips Allura FD 20 equipped with XperCT / XperGuide and Philips Allura FD20/10 Biplane (upgraded to Clarity). A fourth biplane suite will be operational by April 2023. The hospital has recently built a hybrid OR equipped with a single plane Philips Azurion system.

The qualified applicant should be eligible for an academic appointment at the University of Toronto, hold a Fellowship in Diagnostic Imaging from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or equivalent, and have completed a fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology. Proficiency in key aspects of Interventional Oncology (in particular liver-directed therapy and thermal ablation) is considered to be essential.

The successful candidate must have demonstrated excellence in research and / or education and a commitment to teaching students, residents and fellows. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience. The base starting salary will be $300,000 per annum for a full-time equivalent (FTE, 5 days / week plus call evenings and weekends) with opportunity for increased salary commensurate with experience and academic credentials.

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and three references to Dr. Sean Symons, Radiologist-in-Chief, Department of Medical Imaging, c/o Kimberly Wong, Executive Assistant, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Rm. MG-161, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario Canada M4N 3M5; e-mail: kimberly.wong@sunnybrook.ca.

The closing date for applications is March 1st, 2022 but will remain open until filled.

For more information about the Department of Medical Imaging, please visit our home page at http://medical-imaging.utoronto.ca/.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Please be advised that in order to be eligible for employment at Sunnybrook, all new hires must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series); AND have received the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days ago. Medical exemptions or any other kind of requested exemption based upon the Hospital’s obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis.