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Position title
Academic Echocardiographer

The Division of Cardiology at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute seeks application for a full-time academic cardiologist with specialization in echocardiography.


The University of Ottawa Heart Institute is a large tertiary centre providing cardiovascular care to Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec.  The successful applicant would join a group of nine Level 3 echocardiographers.  The echocardiography laboratory performs over 30,000 studies a year, including more than 800 stress echocardiograms and approximately 1000 transesophageal echocardiograms. The facilities include state-of-the-art echocardiography systems and a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons accredited Level 3 Adult Echocardiography Fellowship Training Program.  As well, the Ottawa Heart Institute has a large imaging team with dedicated cardiac CTA, SPECT, PET and MRI facilities.


Candidates must hold FRCPC certification in Cardiology or equivalent specialty certification and have Level 3 training in echocardiography.  Preference would be given to candidates who have had training in echocardiographic imaging in valvular heart disease and/or adult congenital heart disease and/or an interest in pursuing a clinician investigator position.  Fluency in English and French would be considered a strong asset.


The successful candidate is eligible to hold an academic appointment at the rank of Lecturer 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. Practice profile will be negotiated based on expected academic and clinical deliverables. Academic appointment ranking will be based on qualifications and experience.

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.

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:


Ian G. Burwash

Professor, Department of Medicine (Cardiology)

Director, Echocardiography

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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Position: Academic Echocardiographer

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