Moving Medicine Forward
The Division of Nephrology is seeking to recruit a full-time nephrologist with a clinical focus in home hemodialysis, and academic interests that include quality improvement, clinical administration, and/or teaching.
The successful candidate will be expected to participate in clinical care involving different facets of Nephrology including home hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis and consultative nephrology in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. They will be expected to participate in the nephrology evening dialysis and on-call rotation on a regular basis. The successful candidate will actively participate in the teaching of fellows, residents, and medical students. The clinical time commitment for this role is anticipated to be 75%.
This position works under the general direction of the Head of the Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine at the Ottawa Hospital/University of Ottawa.
The successful applicant must be licensed to practice medicine in Ontario; have, or be eligible for, certification in Nephrology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and be a member of or be eligible for membership with the Canadian Medical Protective Association.
Additional training in home dialysis therapies is an asset.
Additional training and/or experience in quality improvement or patient-oriented research is an asset.
Experience teaching medical students and residents is required.
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 Ottawa Hospital renal program is one of the largest in Ontario. We currently provide care for approximately 900 dialysis patients (700 hemodialysis, 200 peritoneal dialysis and 30 home hemodialysis) and >1100 kidney transplant recipients. We have a dedicated inpatient nephrology ward, perform 80-100 kidney transplants annually, and are actively involved in the management of AKI/nephrology patients across the ICUs at our institution. In addition to clinics for general nephrology, we provide a multi-care kidney clinic (MCK) for patients with progressive renal disease and have specialized clinics for hypertension, glomerulonephritis, obstetrical nephrology, and cystic renal diseases.
We have a strong Royal College nephrology residency program as well as a specialized fellowship programs in hypertension, transplantation, glomerulonephritis, advanced chronic kidney disease, home dialysis, advanced hemodialysis and critical care nephrology. We typically have 8-10 nephrology subspecialty residents and fellows each year.
Research is conducted through the Kidney Research Centre (KRC) of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. Basic science studies focus on diabetic nephropathy, acute kidney injury, and the biology of extracellular vesicles. Clinical research is led by several division members, working collaboratively on clinical trials, population-level studies and systematic reviews in AKI, CKD, dialysis, transplantation, PKD, GN, and blood pressure measurement/management. The KRC provides dedicated administrative staff and research coordinators, methodological assistance, and access to local, provincial and national administrative databases.
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.
Income 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.
Queries can be directed to Dr. Jolanta Karpinski at
Applications: Please forward a 1-2 page letter outlining your interest in the position, clinical training in Nephrology, and academic plan, 3 references ( who will not be contacted without permission), and a CV to Dr. Karpinski , Head, Division of Nephrology, The Ottawa Hospital and University of Ottawa at