Program Chief and Medical Director Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation University Health Network (UHN)

  • University Health Network
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Jun 12, 2018
Full time Director

Job Description


Program Chief and Medical Director Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation University Health Network (UHN)

The Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), University Health Network (UHN) and the Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto are seeking an academic PM&R Physician, who is a visionary leader with a demonstrated track record of success in a formal leadership role and in leading change within a complex environment. The successful candidate should be eligible for a Full-time Clinical academic appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor at the University of Toronto. Expected start date will be October 1, 2018 or a mutually agreed-upon date.

The Energy of the City. The Rewards of a Great Career

That’s what you can expect from the University Health Network (UHN). We represent the coming together of shared values and diverse expertise in patient care, research and education. Each of our facilities – Toronto General Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Western Hospital and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – makes a unique contribution to the whole. Together, we create something far greater than the sum of our parts.

TRI-UHN is Canada’s largest adult rehabilitation hospital. TRI-UHN is home to the number one rehabilitation research centre in the world and brings together the brightest research minds and state-of-the-art technology. Toronto Rehab Research includes more than 118 scientists and over 100 graduate and postdoctoral students, many cross-appointed to TRI’s affiliate, the University of Toronto, and other leading academic institutions. Toronto Rehab Research’s investigators bring a rich and varied mix of academic, technical and clinical experience. They collaborate in a multidisciplinary environment where engineers trade ideas with industrial designers, and social scientists work alongside clinicians, patients and an amazing research support staff.

An extensive network of research labs, workshops and services credited with revolutionizing the science of rehabilitation, Toronto Rehab Research provides a unique space where ideas can be cultivated and tested in a real-life setting. Cutting-edge and simulator technologies allow researchers to safely study how adults with disabilities interact with their environment. Toronto Rehab Research enables researchers to deliver practical new therapies and well-designed products to enhance the lives of older people and those with disabling injury or illness.

Toronto Rehab Research solves problems in three areas: preventing illness and injury, restoring function quickly following injury or illness and enabling people to age in their own homes independently. Toronto Rehab Research’s labs are located at four sites: University Centre (550 University Ave.), Lyndhurst Hospital and Toronto Rehab’s Cardiac and Stroke Centre (Rumsey Road) and the Bickle Centre (Dunn Ave).

As the successful candidate, you must possess MD and FRCPC or equivalent qualifications, and have, or be eligible for, licensure in Ontario. The successful candidate will serve as both Program Chief and Medical Director of the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (TRI).  TRI is part of the University Health Network (UHN), one of the largest hospital networks in Canada and ranks number one in research funding in Canada. TRI is Canada’s largest adult rehabilitation hospital and is home to one of the top rehabilitation research centres in the world.

The Program Chief also serves as Medical Director and in the latter capacity oversees a group of about 90 physicians in the UHN department of PM&R which includes not only physiatrists, but also a large number of general practitioner hospitalists affiliated with the TRI program. Supporting UHN core values & vision, you are committed to safety, quality and interdisciplinary practice. 

Estimated remuneration will be in the range of $250K to $350K, depending on fees for clinical service, and will be commensurate with academic rank, qualifications and experience. Applications will be accepted until June 30, 2018. If you’d like to be considered for this dynamic permanent full-time position please forward your covering letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of 3 referees to:

Dr. Charles Chan, Executive Vice-President & Chief Medical Officer, University Health Network at

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The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

University Health Network has a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

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Program Director