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Academic Cardiologist (Adult Congenital Heart Disease)

The Department of Medicine and the Division of Cardiology at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute is seeking applications for a full-time academic cardiologist with a focus on the care of patients with Adult Congenital heart Disease (ACHD). The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) is a large tertiary centre providing cardiovascular care to Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec.


The successful applicant will join a group of 3 physicians caring for patients with Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD). Dedicated ACHD surgical and interventional services are provided on site. The program is also supported by institutional nursing and administrative support. Leadership opportunities would be possible depending on the candidate profile.


The ideal candidate will be licensed to practice medicine in Ontario, hold the FRCPC in Cardiology or equivalent specialty certification, and appropriate training in ACHD. Practice profile will be negotiated based on expected academic and clinical deliverables.

The successful candidate is 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 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 in the range of $250,000 - $550,000/year.

The Division of Cardiology is renowned for delivery of outstanding care and recognized internationally for its programs. Members of the Division have a wide range of clinical and basic science research skills. Their work includes cutting edge clinical trials, translational research, and epidemiology.

The Ottawa Hospital is 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 Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) is TOH’s research arm. It ranks fourth out of more than 600 Canadian hospitals for competitive, peer-reviewed grants from the prestigious Canadian Institutes of Health Research. OHRI houses over 2,200 researchers, publishing more than 2,000 studies yearly, with hundreds being high impact publications (top 10% or citations) and places 5th overall in Canada for research funding.

The Department of Medicine is a research-intensive Department. Members currently hold 28 University Research Chairs. The Department receives approximately $60 million per year in external research funding and members publish approximately 1200 peer-reviewed publications annually.

The Faculty of Medicine is a nationally recognized leader, ranked among Canada’s top-tier medical faculties. The Faculty ranks 3rd in Canada for research intensity in Medicine/Science (Maclean’s) and 4th in Canada for citations (2022 THE rankings). The University of Ottawa is the largest bilingual (English-French) university in the world and the first and largest bilingual medical school in Canada. The Faculty of Medicine has a long history of conducting the highest quality basic and clinical research, in close partnership with affiliated hospitals and research institutes. The Web of Science recently published a list of the most highly cited researchers in the world, where seven out of eight researchers identified from the uOttawa are from the Faculty of Medicine. Together, these remarkable achievements are a strong testament to the competitiveness and excellence of our Faculty.

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.


Interested applicants should forward their curriculum vitae and the names of three potential references (suitable candidates will later be asked to provide three letters of reference)

Rob S. Beanlands, MD

Professor, Department of Medicine (Cardiology)

University of Ottawa Heart Institute

40 Ruskin Street

Ottawa, ON  K1Y 4W7


Employment Type
Beginning of employment
Duration of employment
Health and Education
Job Location
40 Ruskin Street
Base Salary
Date posted
November 24, 2021
Valid through
October 22, 2022
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