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Chief, Department of Anesthesia (09152021)

Toronto, ON, CA Posted: 9/15/2021 11:30:45 AM

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, in Toronto, Canada, a fully affiliated academic Health Sciences facility of the University of
Toronto, is inviting applications for its new Chief, Department of Anesthesia. The effective start date is January 1, 2022, or another
mutually agreeable date. If you are an anesthesiologist looking for a career-defining leadership role, we want to hear from you.

Sunnybrook is one of Canada’s most dynamic health sciences centres and is home to the country’s largest and busiest trauma and
major burn centre, and is a regional centre for care such as high-risk birthing, cancer and stroke. Sunnybrook is fully affiliated with
the University of Toronto and has an ambitious vision to invent the future of health care.

The successful candidate will be a transformational leader with outstanding interpersonal skills. As the Chief of the Department of
Anesthesia, you will be responsible for providing leadership to 45 dedicated and talented full-time faculty members. Each year, the
team provides anesthesia care for more than 15,000 patients at the Bayview campus and the Holland Centre and for a significant volume
of cases outside of the operating room including interventional radiology, neuro-endovascular procedures and specialized endoscopy.

Major concentration exists in obstetrical anesthesia, trauma and cardiac surgery at Sunnybrook's Bayview Campus, and major joint
replacement surgery at the Holland Centre. The Bayview campus is also the site for a number of specialized surgical programs including
cancer, neurosurgery, minimally-invasive cardiac and burns, as well as multidisciplinary perioperative services such as an Acute Pain
Service and an Acute Stroke Program. The department offers fellowship programs in regional and advanced practice anesthesia, medical
simulation, Point-of-Care-Ultrasound, trauma, and obstetrical anesthesia.

Sunnybrook’s Department of Anesthesia offers innovative educational programs that support medical trainees at many levels within
the University of Toronto, and the team has an excellent track-record in publishing high-quality research. Your role, as a leader, will be
to build on this success and create a world-class, academic team.

As a premier Academic Health Sciences Centre, Sunnybrook is committed to high quality inter-professional education and is the home
of one of the University’s four Academies for undergraduate medical education in addition to providing postgraduate and fellowship
training in virtually all disciplines. To learn more, please visit

Sunnybrook Research Institute (SRI) is one of the fastest growing Canadian research enterprises with internationally acclaimed programs
in basic and applied research, conducting $100 million in research each year, developing innovations in care for more than one million
patients annually, and passionately provides rewarding educational and research experiences for more than 4,000 trainees each year.
For more information about SRI, please visit

Applicants must hold an MD and have certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or equivalent
qualification in Anesthesia, be eligible for licensure in Ontario and be eligible for a clinical full-time academic appointment at the
rank of Associate or Full Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University
of Toronto. The successful candidate will have: the vision to advance integration with Sunnybrook strategic priorities as well as with
the broader community; the commitment to forging partnerships with other institutions to support the development of integrated
delivery systems; experience working in diverse populations; a commitment to inclusiveness, equity and diversity; strong leadership
capabilities, including the ability to foster a culture of collaboration and respect; significant experience as an effective mentor to
trainees and faculty at all stages of their career; a record of peer-reviewed research; leadership and excellence in undergraduate,
postgraduate, fellowship, continuing medical education or patient education; and/or leadership in model service delivery as a
creative professional academic activity.

Applications will be accepted until October 31, 2021, however the position will remain open until filled or recruitment is closed.
Review of applications will begin immediately.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV and names and contact information of three (3) references in confidence to:
Mr. Colin Lynch, Chair, Search Committee, c/o Ms. Rajni Sandhu, Office of Medical Professional Practice, Sunnybrook Health
Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Room DG29, Toronto, Ontario, M4N 3M5 Canada. Email:

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.