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Thoracic Surgeon – St. Joseph’s Toronto


Unity Health (St. Joseph’s Site), Toronto, in conjunction with the University of Toronto, is  seeking a Thoracic Surgeon.

The position will be based at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, a fully accredited community teaching hospital within the Unity  Health Toronto network, serving Toronto’s west-end. St. Joseph’s Thoracic Surgery program is a Level-1 Designated Thoracic  Centre of Excellence as per Cancer Care Ontario with approximately 250 major lung cancer resections performed per year. The program also provides surgical treatment of other thoracic and esophagogastric diseases,  both benign and malignant. The successful candidate will join two other thoracic surgeons and take 1 in 3 thoracic surgery on-call.

St. Joseph’s provides care to a culturally and economically diverse population of about 530,000.  Our hospital is a 400-bed facility that employs approximately 2,500 staff, along with 400 credentialed staff physicians. Unity Health Toronto’s values center around Inclusivity, Community, Excellence, Compassion and Human Dignity

The successful candidate will be expected to have completed or be eligible for certification in Thoracic Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The successful candidate will have experience and skill in the multidisciplinary management of benign and malignant thoracic conditions. The  successful  candidate  would  be  expected  to  be  proficient  in  Minimally  Invasive  Thoracic  Surgery, including  minimally  invasive  esophagectomy  and  thymectomy.  Candidates  will  be  expected  to  show evidence of exceptional interpersonal and collaborative skills with initiative to further advance the clinical, teaching,  and  academic  productivity  of  the  Thoracic  Surgery  division  at  St.  Joseph’s  Health  Centre.  A commitment and demonstrated interest in surgical education at all levels is essential and  they will be eligible  for  an  appointment  in  the  Department of  Surgery  at  the  University  of Toronto  at  the  rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor, commensurate with their qualification and academic achievement. The successful  candidate  will  be  expected  to  participate  and  excel  in  the  educational  supervision  of  our medical  students,  residents  and  fellows,  and  contribute  to  scholarly  activities  of  our Thoracic  Surgery Division at Unity Health.

The  candidate  will  also  advance  the  strategic  goals  of  the  Hospital  and  the  University  through  a commitment to providing compassionate physical, emotional and spiritual care to all in need. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a commitment to safety, clinical effectiveness, quality improvement and the patient experience.

The  candidate must  be eligible for licensure in the Province of Ontario. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Applications must include an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae,  and a description of previous academic experience/specialty  training, along with 2 letters of reference.


Applications must be received by February 28, 2021.



Applications to be submitted to:

Maria Martins, on behalf of the Chair,

ACS Surgeon Search Committee Medical Affairs Office

30 The Queensway Rm 1M124

Toronto, ON  M6R 1B5

Office 416-530-6690









The University of Toronto and Unity Health Toronto are strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons, persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disability, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.