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Academic Geriatrician

The Department of Medicine and the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Ottawa and the Ottawa Hospital is looking for an Academic Geriatrician.

The Division of Geriatric Medicine is renowned for delivery of outstanding care and recognized internationally for its programs, including creating the foundation for the development of the globally endorsed and communicated Geriatrics 5Ms: Mind, Mobility, Medications, Multi-complexity & Matters Most, as a way to explain what Geriatricians do. The Division of Geriatric Medicine consists of a dynamic group of 10 full-time academic Geriatricians within a progressive Department of Medicine ( The Division is an integral partner of the Regional Geriatric Program of Eastern Ontario ( which manages a wide spectrum of services for older people within the region.


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 successful candidate will perform clinical services, teach and supervise medical students and residents as well as have the opportunity to participate in medical research. Clinical activities include an acute care inpatient Geriatric Medicine Unit, consultation teams at two campuses, and specialized ambulatory clinics. Rural clinics, a regional Geriatric Emergency Management program and Geriatric Assessment and Outreach teams lead the way in community-based assessments of older adults with the goal of targeting specialized geriatrics services. There are also services offered in French at the Montfort Hospital. Additionally, there is a Memory Disorders program at the Elisabeth Bruyère Hospital.


We have an expanding variety of research activities, including clinical (dementia & driving, frailty and pre-op assessment, delirium management, mobility, optimal prescribing), health services delivery (collaborative specialty care such as TAVI, orthopedics, trauma) and medical education.


The ideal candidate will be a specialist in Geriatric Medicine. The successful candidate must be eligible to be licensed to practice medicine in Ontario; be a member of, or be eligible to be a member of, the Canadian Medical Protective Association; and have, or be eligible for certification in Geriatric Medicine by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The successful candidate will be eligible to hold an academic appointment at the rank of an Assistant Professor or higher at the University of Ottawa.  Academic rank will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. 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.

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.

Additional Information

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.


Please forward a 1-2 page letter of intent, 3 references (who will not be contacted without permission) and a CV to Dr Lara Khoury, Head Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine The Ottawa Hospital and University of Ottawa at .

Employment Type
Job Location
Ottawa, Ontario
Base Salary
$275,000-$375,000 Per year
Date posted
May 16, 2024
Valid through
August 30, 2024
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