Chief, Blake & Belinda Goldring Department of Surgery 2023-4638

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Date Posted: 7/7/2023

Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

Reference No.: 2023-4638

Position Type: Regular full-time


FTE Status: 1.00

Hours of Work: Other

Campus Site: Bayview

Shifts Weekday Required: Other

Shifts Weekend Required: Other

Statutory Holiday(s) Required: No

Chief, Blake & Belinda Goldring Department of Surgery  


Applications are invited for the position of Chief, Blake and Belinda Goldring Department of Surgery at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Canada, an academic health sciences centre fully affiliated with the University of Toronto.  The successful applicant will also hold the Blake Goldring Chair in Surgery of the Surgeon-in-Chief at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.  This position is for a 5 year term, renewable once following a successful review.  Applicants must hold or be eligible for a Full-time Clinical Academic appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor at the University of Toronto. The anticipated start date is January 1, 2024, or as mutually agreed upon.


Sunnybrook has an ambitious vision to Invent the Future of Health Care. Sunnybrook’s Strategic Plan 2021-25 emphasizes the essential role that Sunnybrook plays, not only through its tertiary regional and provincial programs, but also supporting the community needs of the North Toronto Ontario Health Team.  The Blake & Belinda Goldring Department of Surgery at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is comprised of over 70 surgeons across multiple divisions. All Department members are fully affiliated with the University of Toronto Department of Surgery. Surgical activity occurs over two sites: 2075 Bayview Avenue and the Holland Centre (43 Wellesley St East). The Department is also home to Sunnybrook's trauma centre, the largest trauma centre in Canada and the Ross Tilley Burn Centre. Many of our surgeons work within the Odette Cancer Centre, the sixth largest cancer centre in North America. Members of the Divisions of Vascular and Cardiac Surgery are engaged in advancing minimally invasive therapy for complex lower extremity, aortic, and structural heart disease through the Schulich Heart Centre. Sunnybrook, through the Holland Bone and Joint Program has a major focus on arthroplasty, performing over 2,000 hip and knee replacements annually.

This specialized surgical care in the areas of trauma, burns, cardiovascular disease, and cancer is heavily aligned with the mission of Sunnybrook — caring for our patients and their families when it matters most. To learn more about our strategic plan, please visit:


The successful candidate will be a transformational leader with outstanding interpersonal skills.  Working with the Heads of the Divisions, the Chief will be responsible for providing institutional leadership relating the Department of Surgery to hospital strategic planning; and working with the Operations Director of OR and Related Services and the Chief of Anesthesia, for ensuring effective and efficient Department operations.


As a premier academic health sciences centre, Sunnybrook is committed to high quality inter-professional education. It provides unique educational experiences for more than 4,000 trainees each year and is the home of one of the University’s four Academies for undergraduate medical education in addition to providing superb postgraduate and fellowship training in virtually all disciplines.


Sunnybrook Research Institute (SRI) is one of the fastest growing Canadian research enterprises with internationally acclaimed 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 research experiences for trainees.  For more information about SRI, please visit


The research enterprise within the Department of Surgery at Sunnybrook is at the forefront of discovery and knowledge translation. In collaboration with SRI, the exceptional team of academic physicians and care providers lead in the delivery of research imbedded in care; and have gained international reputation for their expertise in health services delivery, quality improvement, advanced therapeutics, and medical education research.


Applicants will hold an MD degree and have certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or equivalent qualification, in one of the surgical specialties and be eligible for medical licensure in Ontario (CPSO). The successful candidate will have the vision to advance integration with Sunnybrook strategic priorities as well as with the broader community; the commitment to forging partnerships with other institutions to support the development of integrated delivery systems; experience working in diverse populations; demonstrated commitment to advancing inclusive, psychologically, and culturally safe learning and workplace environments that promote healthcare professional wellbeing,  equity and diversity, and in nurturing an ethos of culturally-sensitive care; strong leadership capabilities, significant experience as an effective and generous mentor to trainees and faculty at all stages of their careers; a record of peer-reviewed research; leadership in undergraduate, postgraduate, fellowship, continuing medical education or patient education; and/or leadership in model service delivery as a creative professional academic activity.


Sunnybrook and the University of Toronto are strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcome applications from racialized persons/ persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Estimated remuneration (combination of clinical earnings and administrative stipend) will be in the range of $500,000 -$700,000 annually commensurate with academic rank, qualifications and experience.


To apply:

Applications will be accepted until August 31, 2023, however the position will remain open until filled or recruitment is closed.  Review of applications will begin immediately.  Interested candidates must submit (1) letter of interest, (2) statement on contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) [300-words maximum], (3) up-to-date curriculum vitae and (4) names and contact information of three referees.  Examples of contributions to EDI include faculty and/or leadership development initiatives; development of inclusive pedagogies; research, scholarship and/or teaching with a focus on underrepresented and historically marginalized communities; public engagement activities that reach out to marginalized communities; mentoring of students, staff and/or faculty from underrepresented groups. 


Application package should be submitted to: 

Martha Tory, Chair, Search Committee, c/o Ms. Rajni Sandhu, Office of Medical Professional Practice, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Room DG29, Toronto, Ontario, M4N 3M5 Canada. Email:


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Diversity Statement

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the University of 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 disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.


Accessibility Statement

Sunnybrook and the University strive to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.


Sunnybrook and the University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.


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Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Please be advised that in order to be eligible for employment at Sunnybrook, all new hires must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series); AND have received the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days ago. Medical exemptions or any other kind of requested exemption based upon the Hospital’s obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is an equal opportunity employer.