Lecturer / Assistant / Associate / Full Professor - Academic Neurologist OR Neuroradiologist

Date Posted: 03/23/2021
Closing Date: 04/27/2021, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 3503
Job Category: Faculty - Clinical
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Medicine
Department: Department of Medicine, Department of Medical Imaging
Hospital Affiliation: Sunnybrook Health Science Centre
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)



Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in conjunction with the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto is seeking a full-time Academic Physician with Neurovascular interventional training. The ideal candidate will have background training in Neuroradiology OR Neurology, and will join the Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine if a Neurologist, or the Department of Medical Imaging if a Neuroradiologist. The successful candidate must be eligible for a Fulltime Clinical Academic appointment at the rank of Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor at the University of Toronto. Effective start date of appointment is July 1, 2021, or a mutually agreeable date.


The successful candidate must hold an MD degree; have or be eligible for certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Neurology OR Radiology and have or be eligible for licensure to practice from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.


A minimum one-year of training (Fellowship) in Neurointerventional Radiology / Endovascular Neurosurgery is required. Candidates with additional fellowship training pertaining to the original specialty (e.g., Stroke; Diagnostic Neuroradiology, etc.) are encouraged to apply.


The successful candidate, if a Neurologist, will be expected to contribute significant clinical activities to support a successful academic team program in stroke including at least 4 overnight stroke calls per month as well as endovascular interventional call approximately one week per month. The candidate will also cover shared inpatient stroke consultation services, as well as manage outpatient clinical work in stroke. The primary language of work will be in English.


If a radiologist, the successful candidate will participate in all Diagnostic Neuroradiology duties including reporting of CT, MR, neurovascular ultrasound, and plain films. The candidate should be qualified to perform rare emergency coverage in all other aspects of Diagnostic Radiology, in particular chest, abdomen, pelvis, and musculoskeletal. Skill in minor non-vascular neuroradiology interventions such as lumbar punctures and spine biopsies is required, as well as participation on after-hours (24/7) coverage rooster for these activities.


Neurovascular intervention is a growing field at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, and it is an integral part of many of the hospital’s clinical priorities such as Trauma, Image Guided Therapies and Complex Cancer Care. The selected candidate’s neurointerventional practice may include stroke intervention, endovascular aneurysm treatment, AVM and AVF embolization, head and neck embolization, carotid and intracranial stenting, spine embolizations and interventions.


The candidate will also be expected to participate in the clinical and academic activities of their specialty. There is an expectation of engagement in research and teaching activities, including undergraduate and postgraduate learners.


Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto. The hospital is a tertiary health care center and the largest stroke and trauma center in Ontario, with busy Neurosurgical and Neurology programs. Sunnybrook plays a leadership role in the Ontario health care system and in caring for its community through nine comprehensive programs: Integrated Community; Holland Bone and Joint; Hurvitz Brain Sciences; Odette Cancer; DAN Women and Babies; Schulich Heart; Tory Trauma; St. John’s Rehabilitation; and Veterans.


Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre 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. The Sunnybrook Research Institute 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, developing innovations in care for more than one million patients annually, and passionate about providing rewarding educational experiences for more than 2,000 students each year.


The successful candidate will join a group of 3 neurovascular surgeons providing 24/7 coverage for neurovascular diseases, including hyperacute stroke, aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, and ICH. Candidates are expected to dedicate time to other areas besides Neurovascular Intervention (e.g., stroke prevention, diagnostic neuroradiology, etc.) and while Neurovascular intervention is the common element for this position, specific arrangements related to other areas of interest and dedication will be discussed with the primary specialty Division Heads.


Estimated remuneration will depend on your specialty’s clinical income and respective Practice Plans and will be in the range of $200,000 - $500,000, commensurate with academic rank, qualifications and experience.


Applications will be accepted until April 27, 2021, or until the position is successfully filled. Should you be interested in this opportunity, please forward a cover letter, your curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three (3) referees to:


Dr. Leo da Costa

Medical Director, Centre for Neurovascular Intervention

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Room A1-29, 2075 Bayview Avenue,

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4N 3M5

E-mail to: leo.dacosta@sunnybrook.ca


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