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Moving Medicine Forward

Position title
Academic Cardiologist

The Division of Cardiology at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute seeks application for a full time academic cardiologist with focus on General Cardiology (inpatient and outpatient care).



The University of Ottawa Heart Institute is a large tertiary centre providing cardiovascular care to Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec.  The successful candidate will join a group of 40 fulltime cardiologists. The University of Ottawa Heart Institute is Canada’s largest and foremost heart health centre. It employs over 1,400 physicians, nurses, researchers, technicians, allied health professionals and more. The Institute handles more than 235,000 patients yearly from across Canada.


In addition to state-of-the-art catheterization (4) and electrophysiology (4) labs, core facilities include approximately 60 inpatient ward beds, a intensive cardiac care unit (ICCU) with 14 beds, a Day Unit with 36 beds, a Reference Centre with 11 beds and a New Structural Procedure Unit of 6 beds. The Division is renowned for delivery of outstanding cardiac care, excellence in education at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels (recognized as a leading training program in Canada and internationally) and recognized internationally for its research in particular in electrophysiology, cardiac imaging, STEMI/ACS coronary intervention, valvular disease, cardiac transplantation and pulmonary hypertension programs among others as well as strength in heart failure and structural interventions.


Candidates must hold FRCPC certification in Cardiology or equivalent specialty certification. Preference would be given to candidates with significant academic interest/profile/training/ interest in research or education or quality improvement. Practice profile will be negotiated based on expected academic and clinical deliverables. Academic appointment ranking will be based on qualifications and experience.


The successful candidates 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 - $400,000/year.

We acknowledge, with respect, that the work of the Department of Medicine takes place on the unceded and unsurrendered traditional territories of the Algonquin nation.


The Department of Medicine is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. We know that diversity underpins excellence, and that we all share responsibility for creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive community.


We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to:

  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples;
  • members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin;
  • persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities;
  • persons who identify as women; and
  • persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.


We recognize that many of these identities intersect; as a result, equity, diversity and inclusion can be complex. We value the contributions that each person brings and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all in our Department.


The Department of Medicine understands that career paths vary. Legitimate career interruptions will in no way prejudice the assessment process and their impact will be carefully considered.


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 (suitable candidates will later be asked to provide three letters of reference) to:


David Birnie

Professor, Department of Medicine (Cardiology)

Deputy Chief of 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
January 24, 2022
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