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Dermatologist - Mohs Surgeon

The Department of Medicine and the Division of Dermatology at the University of Ottawa and the Ottawa Hospital is looking for a Board-Certified Dermatologist with an Accredited Fellowship in Mohs Surgery.

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.

The successful candidate will perform Mohs surgery 2 days per week in a hospital environment.  The position includes participation on the staff call schedule and providing call coverage.  The candidate will be involved in clinical teaching at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Faculty within the Division are expected to supervise medical students and residents as part of the clinical teaching role.  Participation in division research projects and publishing academic papers on a regular basis is encouraged.



The ideal candidate will be a strong clinician with a track record of providing outstanding clinical care to patients.  Throughout their residency and fellowship they will have demonstrated a desire to teach and in engage in scholarly activities.

The successful candidate must licensed to practice medicine in Ontario; be a member of, or be eligible to be a member of, the Canadian Medical Protective Association; have, or be eligible for certification in Dermatology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; and, be eligible for an academic appointment at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine.

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 Division of Dermatology is renowned for delivery of outstanding care and recognized internationally for its programs, including Patch Testing, Mohs Surgery, Phototherapy, Pigmented Lesion Clinic, Vulvar Dermatology Clinic, Skin of Colour Clinic, Skin Cancer Clinic, and General Dermatology Clinics. Members of the Division have a wide range of clinical and basic science research skills. Their work includes cutting edge clinical trials, translational research, and epidemiology.  In addition to modern out-patient clinical units, the Division comprehensive consult services at both campuses of TOH as well as CHEO and the greater eastern Ontario region as well as Nunavut.

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.


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

Employment Type
Full-time, Part-time
Beginning of employment
Summer 2023
Duration of employment
Full-Time/Part Time
Healthcare and Education
Job Location
501 Smyth Road
Base Salary
$TBD-$TBD Per year
Date posted
February 21, 2023
Valid through
March 30, 2023
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