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Moving Medicine Forward

Position title
Academic Cardiac Electrophysiologist

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute is Canada’s largest and foremost heart health centre dedicated to understanding, treating, and preventing heart disease. Delivering high-tech care with a personal touch, shape the way cardiovascular medicine is practiced, and revolutionize cardiac treatment and understanding. Building knowledge through research and translate discoveries into advanced care. We serve the local, national, and international communities as we pioneer a new era in heart health.

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute is linked to The Ottawa Hospital; a 1150 bed tertiary-care hospital serving Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec at four inpatient sites (Civic, General, Heart Institute, and the Rehabilitation Centre) and one ambulatory centre (Riverside).  There are approximately 50,000 inpatient admissions, 160,000 emergency visits and over one million outpatient visits annually. The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) is a large tertiary centre providing cardiovascular care to Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec.



The successful applicant would join a group of nine cardiac electrophysiologists comprising the arrhythmia service at UOHI. The team performs over 900 ablations and 1500 device implants per year in 4 state-of-the-art electrophysiology labs.

Practice profile will be negotiated based on expected academic and clinical deliverables. The income for this position is derived from a variety of sources including but not limited to clinical billings (fee-for-service), salary support (AFP/APP) as well as honorariums/stipends.  Health and welfare benefits including extended health, dental and disability insurance as well as life insurance are offered to full-time physicians. The starting income for this position is estimated to be $350,000 - $550,000/year.


Candidates must hold the FRCPC in Internal Medicine with subsequent certification in Cardiology or equivalent specialty certification.  Preference will be given to candidates with a significant academic profile. Training in complex VT ablation would be an advantage but not mandatory. Practice profile will be negotiated based on expected academic and clinical deliverables.

The successful candidate must be eligible to hold an academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or higher at the University of Ottawa within the Department of Medicine; be a member of or be eligible for membership with the Canadian Medical Protective Association; and, have experience teaching medical students and residents. Fluency in both official languages (English and French) would be considered a strong asset.

Job Benefits

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 committed to ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion in our work environment. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous persons, visible minorities members (racialized persons), persons with disabilities, women, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with equitable, diverse and inclusive communities. We encourage qualified applicants from all groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity to apply. Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the recruitment process.

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


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  Interested applicants should forward their curriculum vitae and the names of three potential references to:

Girish M. Nair MBBS, MSc., FRCPC

Professor, Department of Medicine (Cardiology)

Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Service

University of Ottawa Heart Institute

40 Ruskin Ave

Ottawa, ON  K1Y 4W7


Employment Type
Beginning of employment
Duration of employment
Healthcare and Administration
Job Location
40 Ruskin Street, Ottawa
Base Salary
$350,000-$550,000 Per year
Date posted
May 23, 2023
Valid through
December 20, 2023
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