Chair/Chief - Orthopaedic Surgery

Western University - Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2013-08-02

Western University and
London Health Sciences Centre / St Joseph's Health Care London

Invite Applications for the Position of

Chair/Chief, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery

The Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University is seeking a Chair/Chief, full-time clinical academic orthopaedic surgeon, at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The Division of Orthopaedic Surgery has approximately 25 full-time clinical academic surgeons and three scientists located at three Hospital sites. It is the largest Division in the Department of Surgery and consists of six clinical teaching units: Adult Reconstruction; Hand and Upper Limb; Paediatric Orthopaedics; Spine; Sport Medicine; and Trauma. The Division has a national and international reputation for teaching, clinical and research excellence.

Candidates must be certified in Orthopaedic Surgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and licensed in the Province of Ontario and have a strong record of accomplishment in clinical care, research, education, leadership, and administrative experience.

This is a dual position as Chair, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery - Western University; and as Chief of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery - London Health Sciences Centre & St. Joseph's Health Care, London.

London is home to Western University, with a full time enrollment of about 32,000 students in a range of academic and professional programs. London Health Sciences Centre and St Joseph's Health Care London serve a population base of more than 2 million Ontario residents from approximately 35 hospitals within the region. London's affordable housing, numerous parks, trails, recreational, cultural and sporting opportunities make it an attractive place to live. London is close to the Great Lakes and is within easy reach of Toronto, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan. Details about the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry can be found at; Western University at; London Health Sciences Centre at; and St. Joseph's Health Care at

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three references to:

John D. Denstedt, MD, FRCSC, FACS
Chair/Chief, Department of Surgery
SJHC, 268 Grosvenor Street, Room E3-117
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 4V2
Telephone: (519) 663-3349 Fax: (519) 646-6347

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin after September 1st, 2013.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communications skills in English. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Western University, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care London are committed to employment equity and welcome applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.


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