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Academic Prevention and Rehabilitation Cardiologist

The Division of Cardiology, Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute seeks applications for a full-time academic cardiologist with specialization in cardiac prevention & rehabilitation.

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute is a large tertiary centre providing cardiovascular care to Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. The successful applicant will join a group of 42 cardiologists and 4 cardiac rehabilitation specialists, a dynamic and innovative cardiac rehabilitation program with >3,000 patients/ year, and have access to the diverse portfolio of offerings available to our patients:


Practice profile will be negotiated based on expected academic and clinical deliverables.

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.


Candidates must hold FRCPC certification in Cardiology or equivalent specialty certification. Preference will be given to candidates with a significant academic profile, with a demonstrated track record in research and/or education in the field of cardiac prevention and/or rehabilitation. Experience participating in various prevention and rehabilitation clinics, including cardiac rehabilitation and hypertension clinics, is required. Additional skills in exercise stress testing and cardiopulmonary stress testing are considered an asset.

The successful candidate will be eligible for a license to practice medicine in Ontario; hold an academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or above 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. Academic appointment ranking is based on qualifications and experience. Fluency in English and French is considered a strong asset.

Job Benefits

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute is linked to The Ottawa Hospital; 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 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 and Division of Cardiology are committed to employment equity and creating a diverse environment. The Department of Medicine is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning, and work environments. 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 selection 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 Thais Coutinho, Chief, Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation, Associate Professor Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine The Ottawa Hospital and University of Ottawa/University of Ottawa Heart Institute at .

Employment Type
Beginning of employment
Duration of employment
Health and Education
Job Location
501 Smyth Road
Base Salary
Date posted
June 29, 2022
Valid through
November 14, 2022
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Position: Academic Prevention and Rehabilitation Cardiologist

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