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Academic Cardiologist with focus on Critical Care Cardiology

The Department of Medicine and the Division of Cardiology at the University of Ottawa and the Ottawa Hospital is seeking a full-time academic Cardiologist with a focus on Critical Care Cardiology.


The successful candidate will work at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI), which is a large tertiary centre providing cardiovascular care to Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. The UOHI offers a full range of services including interventional cardiology, structural heart and valve disease, advanced heart failure and cardiac transplant, electrophysiology, multi-modality imaging, and cardiac surgery.


The successful candidate will join a group of 42 cardiologists working at UOHI. The Intensive Cardiac Care Unit (ICCU) at UOHI is a high-volume, high-acuity 14 bed unit that provides care to critically ill cardiac patients, including invasive mechanical ventilation, CRRT and intra-aortic balloon pumps. A wide breadth of cardiac pathology is seen in the unit, including patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, cardiogenic shock, decompensated valvular heart disease, and electrical storm.


The successful candidate will predominantly work in our Clinical work in the ICCU and will participate in the ICCU on-call rotation on a regular basis. The individual will also provide care in our step-down unit located just outside the level 3 unit, comprising 17 beds. Additional clinical work as part of the UOHI Critical Care Response Team and Virtual Cardiac Critical Care program will also be available. Additional clinical responsibilities will depend on applicant’s subspecialty training and academic track. These will include some outpatient clinics.


The candidate will participate in academic activities, including teaching of medical residents (both informally at the bedside and with formalized teaching sessions, including morning report and AHD).


Finally, the ICCU supports a robust research program with dedicated clinical research coordinators and is leading multiple clinical trials focused on critically ill cardiac patients. Participation in current clinical research is encouraged and support for new projects will be provided by the ICCU research team.


The ideal candidate must hold FRCPC certification in Internal Medicine, with subspecialty certification in Cardiology (or equivalent specialty certification). The candidate must also have completed a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine (or equivalent specialty certification) at a recognized training center.


Preference will be given to candidates with additional training in a cardiology subspecialty area (including, but not limited to, echocardiography, advanced heart failure, imaging etc.) Evidence of significant academic productivity and potential would also be an advantage.


The successful candidate must hold an MD degree; be a member of, or be eligible to be a member of, the Canadian Medical Protective Association; have, or be eligible for, licensure in Ontario;

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; and have experience teaching medical students and residents.


The University of Ottawa and The Ottawa Hospital are bilingual institutions and therefore in the case of potentially successful candidates of equal ability, a bilingual (French/English) candidate would be preferred.

Additional Information

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.


Please note Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. We sincerely thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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) 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.


Please forward a 1-2 page letter of intent, 3 references (who will not be contacted without permission) and a CV to:

Dr. Rebecca Mathew

Department of Medicine (Cardiology)

Director, ICCU

University of Ottawa Heart Institute

40 Ruskin Street

Ottawa, ON  K1Y 4W7

Employment Type
Beginning of employment
July 2024
Job Location
40 Ruskin Street, Ottawa, Ontario , K1Y 4W7, Canada
Base Salary
$TBD Per year
Date posted
August 24, 2023
Valid through
October 1, 2023
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