Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Gastrointestinal Pathology

University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine

Assistant / Associate / Full Professor - Gastrointestinal Pathology

Date Posted: 05/13/2022
Closing Date: 06/17/2022, 11:59PM EDT, Open Until Filled
Req ID: 24194
Job Category: Faculty - Clinical
Faculty/Division: Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Department: Dept of Lab. Medicine & Pathobiology
Hospital Affiliation: Sunnybrook Health Science Centre
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, an academic teaching hospital fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, is seeking a permanent Gastrointestinal /Head & Neck Pathologist to join the Division of Anatomic Pathology, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Molecular Diagnostics, Precision Diagnostics and Therapeutics Program. The successful candidate must be eligible for an academic appointment at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor at the University of Toronto. The start date will be July 1, 2022 or shortly thereafter.

We are seeking a physician who will foster excellence primarily in Gastrointestinal pathology (with coverage of Head & Neck Pathology), education and research at the hospital. The qualified applicant shall hold a medical degree and relevant Fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or equivalent and be eligible for medical licensure in the Province of Ontario.  As a cancer centre with a large hepato-pancreatic biliary (HPB) service, the candidate will have clinical responsibilities in the areas of luminal and HPB pathology. Other duties include participating in head and neck service coverage, on-call coverage, frozen sections and autopsy service.

Members of the Division of Anatomic Pathology at Sunnybrook will participate in teaching, research and quality improvement activities.  A fully accredited Anatomic Pathology residency program is in place and teaching of residents, fellows and medical students is expected. The successful applicant must have a track record in translational research. The Division enjoys close and dynamic interactions with the other Divisions of the Department including hematopathology, molecular, transfusion medicine, microbiology and biochemistry.  English is the primary language of work. 

The successful candidate should be eligible for an academic appointment in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto.   Rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Salary and benefits are in accordance with the uniform minimal level of compensation for laboratory physicians in the Province of Ontario ($367,490 per annum). 

Interested individuals should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three referees to the Chair of the Search Committee:

Dr. Michelle Downes MD FRCPC
Head, Division of Anatomic Pathology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Avenue, Room B2-04
Toronto, Ontario, M4N 3M5 
Please send applications to: 
The Search Committee will consider applications received by June 17, 2022 for shortlisting.  The position will remain open until filled.  Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

CAUTION: This ad is “posted only” to the U of T affiliated hospital job board. Please see the information directly above for the application instructions; applications submitted via the "Apply Now" button on this page will NOT be considered for this position.

As one of the largest departments of its kind, the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology (LMP) has more than 400 faculty including basic scientists, pathologists, laboratory physicians and scientists.  By combining research with clinical practice, we are uniquely positioned to translate new findings into reality.  As a result, we are known as leaders in diagnosing and treating patients and populations, making an impact locally, nationally and internationally.  For more information about the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto please visit our website at

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre plays a leadership role in the Ontario Health Teams system and in caring for its North Toronto community and beyond through ten comprehensive programs: Holland Musculoskeletal; Hurvitz Brain Sciences; Odette Cancer Centre; Women and Babies; Schulich Heart Centre; Trauma, Emergency & Critical Care; St. John’s Rehabilitation; Precision Diagnostics and Therapeutics Program and Veterans and Community.

Discovery is facilitated by the Sunnybrook Research Institute (SRI), one of the fastest growing hospital-based research enterprises in Canada with over 300 scientists in basic and applied research conducting >$100 million in research each year.  Of note, Laboratory Medicine forms a major pillar of the Sunnybrook strategic plan targeting personalized and precise treatment whereby predictive and therapeutic technologies are being utilized in physical and biological sciences to invent the future of healthcare.  

On the teaching front, Sunnybrook is committed to high quality inter-professional education and is the home of the University of Toronto Peters Boyd Academy for undergraduate medical education.  Sunnybrook also features postgraduate and fellowship training with an outstanding reputation for delivering rewarding educational experiences to more than 5,000 student learners from over thirty health disciplines, including 1,300 residents and fellows per year. To learn more about Sunnybrook, please visit our home page.

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

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