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Gastroenterologist (Nutrition Program)

The Department of Medicine and the Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Ottawa and the Ottawa Hospital is looking for a gastroenterologist with expertise in clinical nutrition.


The successful candidate will: (1) join the Nutrition program within the Gastroenterology Division, which includes one nutrition expert, at a tertiary teaching hospital in a rotating service roster to provide service to Ottawa and the surrounding region; (2) participate in the TPN service which cares for both inpatients and outpatients; (3) provide expert consultation services for a variety of patients with gastrointestinal and surgical conditions requiring evaluation for diagnosis and management of nutritional deficiencies; (4) bring a strong academic contribution to the Division in academic teaching/education or clinical research; and (6) participate in the general Gastroenterology on-call service and provide general Gastroenterology outpatient care.


The ideal candidate will be a fully trained gastroenterologist with dedicated training in clinical nutrition through a recognized gastrointestinal nutrition fellowship program.


The successful candidate must hold an MD degree; be a member of, or be eligible to be a member of, the Canadian Medical Protective Association; have, or be eligible for certification in Gastroenterology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and have, or be eligible for, licensure in Ontario; and, be eligible to hold an academic appointment at the University of Ottawa within the Department of Medicine. 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.

The Division of Gastroenterology is renowned for delivery of outstanding care and recognized internationally for its programs. In addition to excellence in clinical care, the Division has multiple members who are recognized internationally for clinical, research and educational expertise in gastroenterology, and endoscopy.


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 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.


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

Employment Type
Beginning of employment
January 2024
Job Location
501 Smyth Road, Ottawa, ON
Date posted
July 28, 2023
Valid through
September 30, 2023
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