Date Posted: 11/14/2023
Closing Date: 04/30/2024, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 34912
Job Category: Faculty - Clinical
Faculty/Division: Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Department: Dept of Surgery
Hospital Affiliation: Sunnybrook Health Science Centre
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)



The Department of Surgery, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at Holland Bone and Joint Program at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto are inviting applications for a full-time academic orthopedic surgeon. The effective date of this appointment is flexible, tentatively aiming for September 1, 2024. Applicants who have plans for completion or have completed upper extremity reconstruction and orthopaedic trauma fellowships will be considered.


The successful candidate should have a strong track-record of research productivity and clinical training with a focus on upper limb conditions and related orthopaedic trauma surgery. We seek a Surgeon-Scientist with clinical fellowship training in distal upper extremity reconstruction/trauma (i.e. elbow/forearm/wrist +/- hand). It is expected that the candidate will establish an academic surgical practice and focus their clinical activity on upper extremity reconstruction and orthopaedic trauma surgery. The candidate must be eligible for appointment at the rank of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in the Department of Surgery, Temerty Faculty of Medicine. In keeping with the academic focus of the Division and the Department of Surgery, the Surgeon-Scientist recruit will commit at least 70% of their time to formal academic activities.


The successful candidate should have graduate level training (Master/PhD-level or equivalent training) in a relevant area of research that is aligned with Sunnybrook Research Institute’s programs or platforms in evaluative clinical sciences, biological sciences or the physical sciences ( The successful candidate will be expected to develop a research profile and contribute to the academic mission of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Holland Bone and Joint Program, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, and Sunnybrook Research Institute. Academic expertise in health services/clinical research, quality improvement, education research, and translational ‘bench-to-clinic’ discovery research will be considered. As a member of the Department of Surgery and the University of Toronto, the candidate is expected to participate in education of learners at all levels. Evidence of excellence in teaching and research is required.


The successful candidate will join an academic Division of Orthopaedic Surgery.. 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. The candidate must also be eligible for appointment as a Scientist in Sunnybrook Research Institute.


Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is one of Canada’s largest hospitals and a leader in clinical and research activities. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is a fully affiliated academic health sciences facility of the University of Toronto and home to one of the University’s three academies for undergraduate education. Sunnybrook has an international reputation for clinical excellence in research and is an acknowledged academic leader. The Sunnybrook Research Institute hosts well established programs in basic, applied and clinical research occupying over 250,000 square feet of state-of-the- art infrastructure with annual peer reviewed grants of $100 million dollars.


The hospital Division of Orthopaedic Surgery performs over 5000 surgical orthopaedic cases annually.  As one of the largest trauma hospitals in Canada, ~ 2000 ‘code trauma’ patients are managed through our Emergency Department annually. The hospital’s Holland Bone and Joint Program remains integral to Sunnybrook’s ecosystem supporting its trauma activity, Cancer Program, and provides comprehensive orthopaedic care for patients with degenerative and inflammatory bone and joint conditions.


Annual salary will be between the range of $250,000 - $350,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience. This estimate is based on fee for service billings alongside academic funding plan and other academic funding support. 


Please submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae and the name of three referees by April 30, 2024 to:

Attn: Ms. Carolyn Pezzetti 

Dr. Albert Yee, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FIOR Holland Bone and Joint Program Chief and

Marvin Tile Chair, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto

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