Associate/Full Professor- Surgical Director, Heart Transplant Program / Cardiovascular Surgeon

Date Posted: 11/25/2022
Closing Date: 03/01/2023, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 28661
Job Category: Faculty - Clinical
Faculty/Division: Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Department: Dept of Surgery
Hospital Affiliation: UHN - Toronto General Hospital
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)



The Division of Cardiovascular Surgery at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre (PMCC) and Sprott Department of Surgery at University Health Network (UHN) are inviting applications for the position of Surgical Director of Heart Transplantation/ Cardiovascular Surgeon Alfredo & Teresa De Gasperis Chair in the Surgical Management of Heart Failure. Successful applicants will hold, or be eligible for an academic rank of Associate, or Full Professor in the Department of Surgery, Temerity Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. The recruitment package will be supported in part by the Alfredo & Teresa De Gasperis Chair in the Surgical Management of Heart Failure. The effective date of this appointment is flexible, tentatively aiming for July 1, 2023.


The successful candidate will assume a prominent leadership role as the Surgical Director of the Heart Transplant Program and must have broad experience in all aspects of the surgical care of advanced heart failure patients, including ventricular assist devices and mechanical circulatory support. In addition to a requisite track record of exemplary clinical results, the applicant should be a strong academic surgeon and be recognized as an expert in heart transplantation.


The Surgical Director of Heart Transplantation will work closely with the Medical Director of the Heart Transplant Program and will be responsible for all clinical, education, and research activities of the heart transplant program. Duties will include all aspects of clinical care of a full-time adult cardiac surgeon, education of cardiac surgery residents and fellows, and expansion of the research and scholarly activities of the cardiac transplant program. Robust opportunities exist to enhance the existing research portfolio through collaboration with an array of clinicians and researchers within the PMCC, including the PMCC Clinical Trials Unit, PMCC Biobank and PMCC AI Team, the Ajmera Transplant Centre, the Sprott Department of Surgery at UHN and across the University of Toronto.


The successful candidate should ideally possess strong leadership skills and a track record of scholarly activity. The appointment at UHN would be for a Surgeon Investigator position. 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.


University Health Network is comprised of the Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, and The Michener Institute of Education.  It is one of Canada’s largest and leading clinical and research hospitals. UHN is an academic institution affiliated with the University of Toronto and is recognized internationally for excellence in patient care, innovation, research, and education. The Division of Cardiovascular Surgery is comprised of 8 full-time clinical faculty members and offers the entire breadth of cardiac surgery, including reconstructive valve surgery, aortic surgery, advanced heart failure, and adult congenital surgery.


Salary range will be $600,000 – $700,000 per year, commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Applicants are asked to submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae and names and email addresses of three referees with their applications. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. The deadline for receipt of applications is March 1, 2023, or until the position is filled.


Please submit application to:

Dr. Maral Ouzounian, Head, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery

Toronto General Hospital

200 Elizabeth St. 4N-458

Toronto ON M5G 2C4



For more information about the Temerty Faculty of Medicine/Department of Surgery and the Sprott Department of Surgery, University Health Network, please visit and


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