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Hospitalist Physician

The Department of Medicine and the Division of Cardiology at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) is looking for a skilled Hospitalist Physician to work with us to provide the best possible care for our patients.


The successful applicant would join a group of 42 cardiologists, and 3 other hospitalists, at the UOHI. The Division is renowned for delivery of outstanding cardiac care, excellence in education at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels (recognized as a leading training program in Canada and internationally) and recognized internationally for its research in particular in electrophysiology, cardiac imaging, STEMI/ACS coronary intervention, valvular disease, cardiac transplantation and pulmonary hypertension programs among others as well as strength in heart failure and structural interventions.


For our hospitalist physicians, the UOHI offers opportunities for expanding clinical skills, continuing professional development, research, and an unparalleled work-life balance in a supportive clinical environment.


Our Hospitalists work 8am-5pm on the UOHI inpatient wards, and there is no expectation of weekend or evening coverage. As a Hospitalist Physician at UOHI, you will round on patients daily, consult with the attending cardiologist, sub-specialists, and other physicians, and provide orders and advice to nursing staff regarding the ongoing care of these patients. You will provide direct care to patients with cardiovascular conditions and manage and coordinate care plans for patients.


You will also be involved in outpatient clinics. You will participate in quality improvement initiatives.


Candidates must have an MD degree from an accredited medical school. Preference will be given to candidates with board certification in internal medicine. The successful candidate will possess or be eligible for an Ontario license, have very good interpersonal and clinical skills, and be committed to patient-centered care.


The successful candidate must be eligible to hold an academic appointment at the rank of Lecturer or higher at the University of Ottawa within the Department of Medicine; be a member of or be eligible for membership with the Canadian Medical Protective Association; and ideally, have experience teaching medical students and residents.


The UOHI, 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 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.


The UOHI is a large tertiary centre providing cardiovascular care to Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. The UOHI is Canada’s largest and foremost heart health centre. It employs over 1,400 physicians, nurses, researchers, technicians, allied health professionals and more. The Institute handles more than 235,000 patients yearly from across Canada. In addition, we have state-of-the-art catheterization (4) and electrophysiology (4) labs, a dedicated cardiac imaging facility with PET, MRI, CT, SPECT and echocardiography imaging, core facilities include 96 inpatient ward beds, an intensive cardiac care unit (ICCU) with 14 beds, an intensive cardiac surgery unit (CSICU) with 27 beds, a Day Unit with 36 beds, a Reference Centre with 11 beds, and a Structural Procedure Unit of 6 beds.


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.


Interested applicants should forward a 1–2-page letter of intent, 3 references (who will not be contacted without permission) and a CV to Dr. Alper Aydin, Director of Inpatient Cardiology (UOHI and Civic), Division of Cardiology at:

Employment Type
Job Location
40 Ruskin Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1Y 4W7, Canada
Base Salary
$170K-$190K Per year
Date posted
December 1, 2023
Valid through
January 31, 2024
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