Program Chief, Tory Trauma Program - Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Toronto (City), Ontario (CA)
Feb 12, 2019
Mar 14, 2019
Full Time
Position Type

Program Chief, Tory Trauma Program

Applications are invited for the position of Chief of the Tory Trauma Program at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Canada, a fully affiliated Academic Health Sciences Centre of the University of Toronto. 

Sunnybrook is home to Canada’s first and largest Academic Regional Trauma Program and largest critical service (including burn care) in the province. Delivery of 1800 annual trauma activations, inclusive of orthopaedic trauma, neurosurgery and plastic surgery. The program targets acutely ill patients requiring tertiary/quarternary services.

The research enterprise within the Tory Trauma Program at Sunnybrook is at the forefront of discovery and knowledge translation. Housed within the Sunnybrook Research Institute (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 vulnerable populations, pre-hospital care, health services delivery, quality improvement, research and education.

As a premier Academic Health Sciences Centre, Sunnybrook 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. 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 educational and research experiences for more than 4,000 trainees each year.

Our Strategic Plan 2018-21 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 Sub-Region of the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network. The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the clinical and academic portfolios within the Program; for providing institutional leadership on issues related to Trauma and hospital strategy; and working with the Operations Director of the Program, for ensuring effective and efficient operations.

The successful candidate will hold an MD and have certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or equivalent qualification in a medical specialty/subspecialty associated with Emergency Medicine, Trauma Surgery, neurosurgery or Critical Care Medicine and will be qualified to hold a clinical full time academic appointment at the University of Toronto at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in an appropriate clinical department. Equally important will be the vision to continue integration with Sunnybrook strategic priorities as well as with our broader community; commitment to forging partnerships with other institutions to support the development of integrated delivery systems, excellent interpersonal skills; strong leadership capabilities; experience and knowledge regarding the recruitment of academic physicians; 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.

For more information on this outstanding opportunity, or to submit your application in confidence, please contact:

Jim Stonehouse, Partner at or

Pamela Colquhoun, Partner at