Head, Division of Hematology, University of Ottawa, The Ottawa Hospital

$350,000- $500,000
Posting Date:
August 29, 2018
Closing Date:
1 November, 2018
Start Date:
1 Jan, 2020

* Applications must be received no later than 4:30 PM EST on the closing date (1 November, 2018)

Skills Required:

An inspirational leader is sought to drive change and advance the academic enterprise of the Division of Hematology over the next five years. The ideal candidate will be a visionary leader with sophisticated interpersonal skills. S/he will meaningfully engage the academic leadership of the University and the affiliated teaching hospitals to build strong cross-department and cross-discipline collaboration, bridge diverse groups, strengthen capacity in research across disciplines, support the training programs and educational mandate of the division and provide strong mentorship to trainees and faculty at all stages of career. The individual will establish an overarching vision and strategic direction for the Division.

The successful candidate will have the ability to work within an interdisciplinary team at multiple sites, demonstrate academic and clinical leadership experience as well as strong organizational skills. The successful applicant must be licensed to practice medicine in Ontario and hold (or is eligible for) certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; be a member of the Canadian Medical Protective Association. Additional formal training in Hematology is an asset. The successful candidate should have demonstrated success in an academic setting. The successful candidate must be eligible for a University rank of Associate Professor or higher. Fluency in both official Canadian Languages is an asset.


Job Duties:

The successful applicant is accountable to the Chair & Chief of the Department in fulfilling the mission, vision and goals of the Department, the Hospital(s) and the Faculty, in particular as they relate to the Division. The Division Head holds a joint appointment as the Head of the Division for academics and clinical services.

The Division Head is part of the leadership team of the Department of Medicine.  As such, the Division Head will work with hospital(s) and faculty leadership. This is a combined role; this role includes clinical services, administrative responsibilities and opportunity for research activities.


Additional Details:

The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) is the largest academic health center in Canada and has the distinction of being the Capital’s primary health services provider covering a Local Health Integrated Network (LHIN) of hospitals and care providers spanning over 20,000 km2.  The Division of Hematology is a member of the Department of Medicine at The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine.

The Division of Hematology: Ottawa Blood Disease Centre (OBDC) is a world-class facility devoted to improving care for patients with blood disease. As part of the Ottawa Hospital, the Centre provides care for more than thirty thousand Ottawa-area patients with blood disorders and blood cancers, or who require blood or bone marrow transplants. Based at the Centre for Practice-Changing Research at The Ottawa Hospital’s General Campus, the OBDC opened in its current location in spring 2012. The Centre is a leader in world-class care, research and training in blood diseases.

Members of the OBDC have:

  • Developed a procedure for diagnosing vein blood clots that is used around the world (called the Wells Rule, after Dr. Phil Wells) and a procedure to decide who should stay on blood thinners indefinitely after an unprovoked vein blood clot (called the “Men continue and HERDOO2 rule”).
  • Implemented an innovative outpatient bone marrow transplant program that has allowed thousands of patients to be treated more conveniently without an overnight stay, while freeing up inpatient beds for others.
  • Led a ground-breaking clinical trial of a bone marrow stem cell transplantation therapy for multiple sclerosis, with promising results that have attracted attention around the world.
  • Implemented a comprehensive program for managing blood-thinning medications in people who have a high risk of developing blood clots. Because of this program, patients at TOH have optimal blood thickness 80 per cent of the time, compared to 50 to 60 per cent in many other centres.

The Division of Hematology is comprised of 35 faculty members in three distinct but collaborative sections: benign hematology, thrombosis, and malignant hematology / cellular therapy. Each section is active in research and education with areas of national and international leadership including thrombosis, hematopoietic cell transplantation for autoimmune diseases, and transfusion medicine.  The Division has a strong training program in core Hematology as well as sub-speciality clinical and research fellowships in transfusion medicine, thrombosis, malignant hematology and cellular therapy.  Currently, the division has ~60 inpatient beds, 12 medical daycare rooms and sees over 50,000 out-patient clinic visits per year with annual growth of 4-8%.  The division is in the midst of expanding its clinical footprint in malignant Hematology to accommodate continued growth and the pending introduction of novel cellular therapies.  The division annually publishes more than 100 peer reviewed articles and secures $10M-$13M in external grant funding. For more information on the Division of Hematology and the Department of Medicine please visit www.thinkottawamedicine.ca.

The University of Ottawa is the largest bilingual (English-French) university in the world and the only

bilingual medical school in Canada. The Faculty and its affiliated research institute partners are second in Canada by Maclean’s magazine for research intensity; second highest growth rate in Tri-Council Funding (all programs) since 2003; and third highest growth rate in Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) funding for universities with medical schools since 2003.

The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute is one of Canada’s largest learning and research hospitals with over 1,100 beds, approximately 12,000 staff and annual budget of over $1.2 billion. We rank third out of more than 600 Canadian hospitals for competitive, peer-reviewed grants from the prestigious Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Over the past five years, Department of Medicine members were responsible for $165 million received in peer-reviewed funding and in the past year, over 800 department research studies were published in peer-reviewed journals. For more information on the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute please visit www.ohri.ca.

The city of Ottawa provides a thriving multicultural and bilingual environment. Ottawa boasts numerous cultural activities as well as readily accessible sporting and natural resources, making it an ideal family and healthy living environment.

The Department of Medicine is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, bilingual persons (French and English) and members of visible minorities. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require by contacting the Office of the Chair & Chief, Department of Medicine, at 613-737-8900. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

The University of Ottawa is proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to Faculty members in their second official language.

Terms of Employment: 

The position of Division Head is a five-year term appointment with the possibility of reappointment for an additional five-year term.

The income for this position is derived from a variety of sources including but not limited salary support (AFP/APP), honorariums/stipends and Dept. of Medicine contributions. As a result, advertised salary is an estimate.  Health and welfare benefits including extended health, dental and disability insurance as well as life insurance are offered to full-time physicians.


Applications sent to:

Interested applicants, please forward a letter of interest and up-to-date curriculum vitae to Charlene D’Silva on behalf of Dr. Philip Wells, Chair & Chief, Department of Medicine at cdsilva@toh.ca

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