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Surgeon-in-Chief and Chief, Perioperative Services

The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto (City), Ontario (CA)
Closing date
Oct 7, 2023

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Surgeon-in-Chief and Chief, Perioperative Services

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)

Dedicated exclusively to children and their families, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is one of the largest and most respected paediatric healthcare centres in the world. As innovators in child health, we lead and partner to improve the health of children through the integration of healthcare, leading-edge research and education. Our reputation would not have been built – nor could it be maintained – without the skills, knowledge and experience of the extraordinary people who come to work here every day. SickKids is committed to ongoing learning and development, and features a caring and supportive work environment that combines exceptionally high standards of practice.

When you join SickKids, you become part of our community. We share a commitment and determination to fulfill our vision of Healthier Children. A Better World.

For more information about SickKids, please visit For more information on the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine and the Department of Surgery, please visit

The Surgeon-in-Chief and Chief, Perioperative Services is responsible to the President and Chief Executive Officer for the clinical, research and administrative activities of surgical and perioperative services in support of the mission and strategic directions of SickKids. The Surgeon-in-Chief and Chief, Perioperative Services is a key member of the President’s senior management team, ensuring the successful integration of surgical and perioperative services into the Hospital’s overall business plan.  This includes contributing to the development and implementation of the Hospital’s strategic plan, ensuring all policies, programs and initiatives are consistent and supportive of the Hospital’s mission, vision and values, and serving as a role model through strong relationships and visibility, and through effective internal and external communications.

The successful candidate should ideally possess an ability to effectively collaborate with a range of stakeholders, well-honed negotiation and influencing skills, strong planning and organizational skills, strong conceptual thinking skills, and consistently demonstrate behaviours supporting values of compassion, inclusion, innovation, integrity, collaboration, and excellence. An active surgical practice with an international reputation for excellence in patient care is required. Evidence of excellence in teaching and research is required, as well as being a passionate enabler and supporter of the academic work of others.

The candidate must be eligible for appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor at the University of Toronto and be eligible for certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Compensation for this role includes a Leadership/administrative stipend, and inclusion in the Executive Performance Incentive plan, in addition to clinical income which is highly variable based upon the applicant’s surgical specialty.

Please submit your application to Jim Stonehouse, Partner and Pamela Colquhoun, Partner via Kathy Luu, Associate at by August 11, 2023.

The University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children are strongly committed to diversity within its community. Both institutions recognize systemic barriers that impact equity seeking groups. As such, we welcome applications from historically marginalized groups including Black, Indigenous, and Racialized people, women, LGBTQIA+, and/or persons with disabilities. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact us at any time.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Only those applicants selected for the interview will be contacted.




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