Current Academic Administrative Searches and (Re)Appointments

Chair, Department of Surgery

In accordance with the University of Toronto's “Policy on Appointment of Academic Administrators,” a committee has been struck to advise Dean Trevor Young on the appointment of the next Chair of the Department of Surgery.

The composition of the committee, which has been approved by the Vice-President and Provost, is as follows:

Patricia Houston (Co-Chair) – Vice Dean, Medical Education and Professor, Dept. of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine (Unity Health Toronto: St. Michael’s Hospital)
Lisa Robinson (Co-Chair) – Vice Dean, Strategy & Operations and Professor, Dept. of Paediatrics (The Hospital for Sick Children)
Mona Al-Taha – PGY3 Resident, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Neil Fleshner – Professor and Martin Barkin Chair, Division of Urology (University Health Network: Princess Margaret Cancer Centre)
Jeremy Hall – Assistant Professor and Program Director, Division of Orthopedic Surgery (Unity Health Toronto: St. Michael's Hospital)
Gillian Hawker – Chair, Dept. of Medicine (Women's College Hospital)
Sharifa Himidan – Assistant Professor, Division of General Surgery (The Hospital for Sick Children)
Dhruvin Hirpara – PGY4 Resident, General Surgery
John Kingdom – Chair, Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (Sinai Health)
Nicole Look Hong – Associate Professor, Division of General Surgery (Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre)
Sylvia Perry – Executive Administrative Assistant
Najib Safieddine – Assistant Professor, Division of Thoracic Surgery (Toronto East Health Network: Michael Garron Hospital)
Andy Smith – President and CEO, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Gelareh Zadeh – Professor and Dan Family Chair, Division of Neurosurgery (University Health Network: Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre)

Interested individuals may submit applications to academic.affairs@utoronto.ca as detailed in the online posting. The closing date for this position is Wednesday October 20, 2021.

Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education

In accordance with Section 83 of the University of Toronto's “Policy on Appointment of Academic Administrators,” a committee has been struck to advise Dean Trevor Young on the appointment of the next Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education. 

The committee will convene shortly. The Dean welcomes applications and nominations for this position.   All communications will be received in confidence.  Feedback and questions should be directed to Professor Patricia Houston, c/o Andrew McLeod, search coordinator – md.vicedean@utoronto.ca

Full job description is available online. The closing date for this position is Wednesday, April 21, 2021.

Associate Dean, MD Program

As a result of changes in the decanal structure and the appointment of Patricia Houston as Vice Dean, Medical Education, the Provost has approved the creation of the role of Associate Dean, MD Program. In accordance with Section 83 of the Policy on Appointment of Academic Administrators, Dean Trevor Young has struck a committee to advise him on the appointment of a new Associate Dean MD Program, effective July 1, 2021.

The committee will convene shortly. The Dean welcomes applications and nominations for this position. All communications will be received in confidence. Feedback and questions should be directed to Professor Patricia Houston, c/o Andrew McLeod, search coordinator – md.vicedean@utoronto.ca.

Chair, Family and Community Medicine

In accordance with the University of Toronto's “Policy on Appointment of Academic Administrators,” a committee has been struck to advise Dean Trevor Young on the appointment of the next Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine. 

The composition of the committee, which has been approved by the Vice-President and Provost, is as follows:

Lisa Robinson (Co-Chair) – Vice Dean, Strategy and Operations
Sal Spadafora (Co-Chair) – Special Advisor to the Dean and Special Advisor to the President and Provost on COVID-19
Philip Berger – Associate Professor (St. Michael’s Hospital, Unity Health Toronto 
Nader Chaya – MD Student
Kymm Feldman – Assistant Professor (Women’s College Hospital)
Risa Freeman – Associate Professor (North York General Hospital)
Meredith Irwin – Chair-Chief, Dept. of Paediatrics, University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children
Megan Landes – Associate Professor (University Health Network)
Elliot Lass – Resident (Mount Sinai Hospital, Sinai Health)
Beverley Orser – Chair, Dept. of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine (Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre)
Robert Reid – Senior Vice-President Science, Trillium Health Partners
Lisa Robinson – Associate Dean, Inclusion and Diversity
Tim Rutledge – President & CEO, Unity Health Toronto
Suzanne Shoush – Lecturer (St. Michael’s Hospital, Unity Health Toronto)
Caroline Turenko – Director, Business and Administration
Ross Upshur – Professor (Sinai Health)

The Advisory Committee welcomes comments and nominations for the position. Input should be sent to Anastasia Meletopoulos, Academic Affairs Manager, at academic.affairs@utoronto.ca. Communications will be received in confidence.

Interested individuals may submit applications online. The closing date for this position is Monday April 26, 2021. 

Chair, Department of Biochemistry

In accordance with the University of Toronto's “Policy on Appointment of Academic Administrators,” the committee below has been struck to advise on the appointment of the next Chair of the Department of Biochemistry.

The Advisory Committee, which has been approved by the Vice-President and Provost, welcomes comments and nominations for Chair. Input and nominations may be directed to any member of the committee listed below. Communications will be received in confidence.

Patricia Houston (Chair) - Acting Dean, Vice Dean, Medical Education and Professor, Dept. of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine (Unity Health Toronto: St. Michael’s Hospital)
Lynette Anderson – Business Officer
Grant Brown – Professor
Alex Ensminger – Associate Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator
Jan Falguera – PhD Candidate
Zaky Hassan – MSc Student
Rita Kandel – Professor and Chair, Dept. of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology
Nana Lee – Director of Graduate Professional Development and Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
Karen Maxwell – Associate Professor
Trevor Moraes – Associate Professor
Lisa Robinson – Vice Dean, Strategy & Operations and Professor, Dept. of Paediatrics (The Hospital for Sick Children)
Ruth Ross – Professor and Chair, Dept. of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Stephen Scherer – Chief of Research, The Hospital for Sick Children
Charmaine Williams – Professor and Vice-Dean, Students, School of Graduate Studies
Haley Wyatt – Assistant Professor

Questions about the search should be sent to Anastasia Meletopoulos, Academic Affairs Manager, Office of the Dean, at anastasia.meletopoulos@utoronto.ca.  

Chair, Department of Molecular Genetics

In accordance with the University of Toronto's “Policy on Appointment of Academic Administrators,” the committee below has been struck to advise on the appointment of the next Chair of the Department of Molecular Genetics.

The Advisory Committee, which has been approved by the Vice-President and Provost, welcomes comments and nominations for Chair. Input and nominations may be directed to any member of the committee listed below. Communications will be received in confidence.

Patricia Houston (Chair) - Acting Dean, Vice Dean, Medical Education and Professor, Dept. of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine (Unity Health Toronto: St. Michael’s Hospital)
Liliana Attisano – Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Biochemistry
Julie Claycomb – Associate Professor
Kwame Diko – Graduate Program Administrator
Vina Goghari – Professor Vice-Dean, Research & Program Innovation
Thomas Kislinger – Professor and Chair, Department of Medical Biophysics
Julie Lefebvre – Assistant Professor
William Navarre – Associate Professor and Vice Chair, Education & Operations
Justin Nodwell – Vice Dean, Research & Graduate Education
Lisa Robinson – Vice Dean, Strategy & Operations and Professor, Dept. of Paediatrics (The Hospital for Sick Children)
Stephen Scherer – Chief of Research, The Hospital for Sick Children
Daniel Schramek – Assistant Professor
Umama Siddiqi – PhD Candidate
Erin Styles – Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream and Director, MHSc in Medical Genomics
Matthaeus Ware – MD-PhD Candidate
Michael Wilson – Associate Professor and Associate Chair and Associate Graduate Coordinator

Questions about the search should be sent to Anastasia Meletopoulos, Academic Affairs Manager, Office of the Dean, at anastasia.meletopoulos@utoronto.ca.

Chair, Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery

In accordance with the University of Toronto's “Policy on Appointment of Academic Administrators,” the committee below has been struck to advise on the appointment of the next Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery.

The Advisory Committee, which has been approved by the Vice-President and Provost, welcomes comments and nominations for Chair. Input and nominations may be directed to any member of the committee listed below. Communications will be received in confidence.

Patricia Houston (Chair) – Acting Dean, Vice Dean, Medical Education and Professor, Dept. of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine (Unity Health Toronto: St. Michael’s Hospital)
Yvonne Chan – Associate Professor and Director, Continuing Education & Professional Development (St. Michael’s Hospital, Unity Health Toronto)
Janet Chung – Lecturer (Trillium Health Partners)
Alain Dabdoub – Associate Professor and Vice Chair, Research (Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Andrea Donovan – Education Coordinator
Sherif El-Defrawy – Chair, Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences
Ralph Gilbert – Professor (Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network)
Amr Hamour – PGY3 Resident
Eric Monteiro – Associate Professor (Sinai Health)
Lisa Robinson – Vice Dean, Strategy & Operations and Professor, Dept. of Paediatrics (The Hospital for Sick Children)
Maureen Shandling – Executive Vice President, Academic & Medical Affairs, Sinai Health
Jennifer Siu – PGY5 Resident
Pascal van Lieshout – Chair, Department of Speech-Language Pathology
Nikolaus Wolter – Assistant Professor (The Hospital for Sick Children)

Questions about the search should be sent to Anastasia Meletopoulos, Academic Affairs Manager, Office of the Dean, at anastasia.meletopoulos@utoronto.ca

Chair, Department of Medical Imaging

In accordance with the University of Toronto's “Policy on Appointment of Academic Administrators,” the committee below has been struck to advise on the appointment of the next Chair of the Department of Medical Imaging. 

The Advisory Committee, which has been approved by the Vice-President and Provost, welcomes comments and nominations for Chair. Input and nominations may be directed to any member of the committee listed below. Communications will be received in confidence.

Patricia Houston (Chair) – Acting Dean, Vice Dean, Medical Education and Professor, Dept. of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine (Unity Health Toronto: St. Michael’s Hospital
Hadas Benhabib
 – PGY3 Resident
Birgit Ertl-Wagner
 – Professor and Vice Chair, Research (The Hospital for Sick Children)
Janine Hubbard
 – Business Officer
Anish Kirpalani
 – Associate Professor and Hospital Research Lead (Unity Health Toronto)
Fei-Fei Liu
 – Professor and Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology (Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network
Gary Newton
 – President & CEO, Sinai Health
Elsie Nguyen
 – Associate Professor and Head, Cardiothoracic Imaging Division (Toronto General Hospital)
Linda Probyn
 – Associate Professor and Vice Chair, Education (Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre)
Emmaduddin Qazi
 – Chief Resident
Lisa Robinson
 – Vice Strategy & Operations and Professor, Dept. of Paediatrics (The Hospital for Sick Children)
Heidi Schmidt
 – Professor and Radiologist-in-Chief (University Health Network, Sinai Health, Women’s College Hospital
Amer Shammas
 – Assistant Professor and Director of the Nuclear Medicine Residency Program (The Hospital for Sick Children)

Ian Witterick – Professor and Chair, Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (Sinai Health)

Questions about the search should be sent to Anastasia Meletopoulos, Academic Affairs Manager, Office of the Dean, at anastasia.meletopoulos@utoronto.ca.