Associate/ Full Professor- Medical Director, Ross Tilley Burn Centre, Sunnybrook

Date Posted: 01/11/2021
Closing Date: 04/30/2021
, 11:59PM EDT
Req ID: 2484
Job Category: Faculty - Clinical
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Medicine
Department: Dept of Surgery
Hospital Affiliation: Sunnybrook Health Science Centre
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)



Applications are invited for the position of a Full-time Medical Director of the Ross Tilley Burn Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, a fully affiliated academic health sciences facility of the University of Toronto, located in Toronto, Ontario. This appointment is for a 5-year term, renewable once.


The Medical Director of the Ross Tilley Burn Centre is responsible for providing leadership to the Burn Centre’s Medical team including five burn surgeons. This will be done in close collaboration with the Burn Centre’s Patient Care Manager to ensure that our patients receive the highest quality of care. Equally important, the Medical Director will foster excellent working relationships within the team, the broader Sunnybrook community, and our referral partners. The Medical Director will report jointly to the Program Chief and the Executive Vice President accountable for the Tory Trauma Program.


It is anticipated that the Medical Director of the Burn Centre will have completed a burn fellowship and/or has acquired extensive experience in the critical care and surgical care of patients with burns, from hospital admission through discharge, have excellent leadership skills, and demonstrated excellence in at least one scholarly domain, such as teaching, research, or quality improvement.


The successful candidate will hold an MD and have certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or equivalent qualification. This role requires all candidates to be able to function proficiently in English, to be qualified to hold a clinical full-time academic appointment at the University of Toronto at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in an appropriate clinical department and have, or 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 Ross Tilley Burn Centre is a state-of-the-art facility providing tertiary care for the vast majority of burn injury patients in Ontario. We are the only program in the province that provides a complete range of services, from admission to follow-up and reconstructive surgery. We are the largest burn centre in Canada and admit an average of 300 patients annually. Approximately 30 per cent  of  patients  treated at  the burn centre come from the Greater Toronto Area, and 70 per cent come from other areas of Ontario.


We are equipped with a dedicated intensive care unit and operating room. We are home to the only tissue bank in Ontario that stores temporary skin to treat major burn injuries. We also care for patients with large and complex wounds. The Ross Tilley Burn Centre was the first burn centre in Canada and the second outside the United States to achieve American Burn Association Verification, which provides a true mark of distinction that a Burn Centre meets rigorous standards and provides high quality patient care from time of injury through rehabilitation.


Our patient care team is made up of a group of highly skilled health-care professionals. This includes burn surgeons, nurses, a nurse practitioner, a pharmacist, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, a rehabilitation physician (physiatrist), respiratory therapists, a dietitian, social worker, speech language pathologist, psychiatry, geriatric physician, critical care physicians and other staff.


Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is a fully affiliated hospital of the University of Toronto with over 1,250 beds, of which 677 are dedicated to acute care. Sunnybrook includes Canada’s first and largest trauma program. Sunnybrook plays a leadership role in the Ontario health care system and in caring for its community through nine comprehensive programs: Tory Trauma; St. John’s Rehabilitation; Integrated Community; Holland Bone and Joint; Hurvitz Brain Sciences; Odette Cancer; DAN Women and Babies; Schulich Heart; and Veterans. Sunnybrook’s four strategic directions for our 2018-2021 Strategic Plan include developing personalized and precise treatments, integrating sustainable models of care across the health system, improving quality and creating a better care experience; and, building high performing teams. Sunnybrook is also 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.


The Sunnybrook Research Institute (SRI) is one of the fastest growing hospital-based research enterprises in Canada with well-established programs in basic and applied research, conducting $100 million in research each year. Sunnybrook and SRI jointly develop innovations that improve care for the more than one million patients treated annually, and its passionate faculty provides rewarding educational experiences for more than 2,000 students each year.


Income for clinical and academic activities is anticipated to be approximately $500,000 - $600,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience, and based upon a range of components, including fee-for-service billings and a specific stipend for the role of Medical Director.


Please contact Dr. Rob Fowler at rob.fowler@sunnybrook.ca for further information.  For those who wish to apply, please submit a letter of intent, the name of three referees and an updated curriculum vitae to Ms. Antonelle Chin-Lowe [antonelle.chin-lowe@sunnybrook.ca] at Sunnybrook Hospital by April 30, 2021. Consideration of candidates will begin in Winter 2021 and the position will be open until filled.


For more information about the University of Toronto academic environment, please visit the respective home pages for Departments of Surgery, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine and Medicine in the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine.



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