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Moving Medicine Forward

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Cardiac Prevention and/or Rehabilitation Physicians

The Department of Medicine and the Division of Cardiology at the University of Ottawa and the Ottawa Hospital is looking for one or two part-time physicians with an interest in cardiac prevention and/or rehabilitation.


The successful candidate(s) 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 applicant(s) will join a group of 43 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:


They will work in the outpatient department only seeing patients referred for cardiac rehabilitation and prevention. Details of the many programs cardiac rehabilitation and prevention are available via the URLs above.


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


The position would be suitable for internists, family doctors or sports medicine physicians. Prior experience would be an advantage but not mandatory as training can be provided. Academic profile would be an advantage but also not mandatory. Academic appointment ranking will be based on qualifications and experience. Experience teaching medical students and residents would be an asset.


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 salary for this position will be based on billing with an alternative funding plan bonus.


Please forward a 1-2 page letter of intent, 3 references (who will not be contacted without permission) and a CV to Dr. David Birnie, Division Head, Cardiology, care of:


Barb Shantz

Divisional Academic Administrator

University of Ottawa Heart Institute

40 Ruskin Street

Ottawa, ON K1Y 4W7

Employment Type
Beginning of employment
Job Location
40 Ruskin Street, Ottawa, ON
Base Salary
Date posted
September 19, 2023
Valid through
November 1, 2023
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