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Neurologist (Stroke); Clinician-Teacher

The Division of Neurology at the Ottawa Hospital/University of Ottawa is recruiting an academic neurologist with fellowship training in stroke to join the Division of Neurology.   The successful applicant will join a nationally leading neurovascular program (


The successful candidate will have experience in outpatient stroke patient management as well as acute care including the management of patients receiving thrombolysis and endovascular treatment.  The individual will rotate on the Neurovascular Unit which involves subacute stroke unit care as well as teaching of fellows, residents and medical students.


The Ottawa Hospital sees approximately 1000 stroke codes per year.   It is supported by a leading interventional neuroradiology service.   Close ties are also maintained with neurosurgery and vascular surgery.  The Neurovascular Unit is responsible for the care of up to 15 complex neurovascular patients through hyperacute care and subacute stroke management.   This service is supported by neurology residents and exposes regular rotating residents in disciplines such as emergency medicine to stroke care.


Outpatients services are conducted through the Stroke Prevention Clinic which sees approximately 2000 patients per year.    This clinic is supported by 3 nurses and 2 administrators with expediated access to neurovascular imaging and cardiac testing.




The individual will be expected to participate in: 1) outpatient stroke care through the Stroke Prevention Clinic, 2) rotate on the Neurovascular Unit, 3), Participate in Ottawa Stroke Program research trials and academic activities, 4) teach medical students, residents and fellows in outpatient and inpatient settings including instruction in French, 5) participate in the Neurology on-call rotation on a regular basis.


Successful candidates will be expected to participate in a variety of clinical duties as well as education and academic opportunities and initiatives at the University of Ottawa. This position works under the general direction of the Head of the Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine at the Ottawa Hospital/University of Ottawa.


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.  Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups are asked to complete the confidential Self-Identification Questionnaire (Inclusion Form ( The data collected will remain confidential and only be used for EDI statistical analysis.



The ideal candidate will be a neurologist with a minimum of two years of fellowship training in stroke neurology. The successful candidate will be eligible to hold an academic appointment at the rank of an Assistant Professor or higher at the University of Ottawa within the Department of Medicine where clinician teachers are valued and recognized for excellence and scholarly contributions in medical education and clinical care. Academic rank will commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.


In addition, the successful applicant must be licensed to practice medicine in Ontario; have, or be eligible for, certification in Neurology 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.  A minimum 2 year clinical and academic fellowship in stroke neurology is required.  Experience teaching medical students and residents is required.  Bilingualism (French and English) is considered as a priority.

Job Benefits

The Division of Neurology has 34 part time and full-time members with a focus in neuromuscular, MS, neuro ophthalmology, movement disorders, epilepsy and stroke.  Members of the Division have a wide range of basic and clinical research skills including in epidemiology, ethics and trial design.


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 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.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.



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.



Please forward a 1-2 page letter outlining your academic plan in stroke neurology, 3 references and a CV to Dr. David Grimes, Head, Division of Neurology, The Ottawa Hospital and University of Ottawa at

Employment Type
Beginning of employment
Approximately July 2022
Duration of employment
Health and Education
Base Salary
Date posted
November 4, 2021
Valid through
February 28, 2022
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