Transfusion Medical Specialist, UHN – Toronto

Transfusion Medical Specialist, UHN – Toronto


Transfusion Medicine Specialist

The Laboratory Medicine Program of the University Health Network (UHN) is seeking a hematologist, hematopathologist or anesthesiologist with diagnostic and research training/expertise in transfusion medicine at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor.  The expected start date will be July 1st, 2024 or will be mutually agreed upon.

The successful candidate will join a team of transfusion medicine specialists operating within a large academic laboratory medicine program at the University Health Network. The program offers diverse diagnostic expertise, excellent teaching activities, and exciting basic and clinical research activities and opportunities.  Candidates must have or be eligible for medical licensure in the Province of Ontario, hold a Fellowship in either Hematology, Hematologic Pathology, or Anesthesiology, and have obtained an Area of Focused Competency Diploma in Transfusion Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (or equivalent).   Responsibilities will include oversight of the blood transfusion laboratories of UHN and its client facilities throughout the province of Ontario, and provision of consultation to healthcare providers at these same facilities regarding the clinical use of blood products.  For candidates with the appropriate qualifications, direct patient care in areas related to blood transfusion may also be considered.   The successful candidate should be eligible for an academic appointment in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, with an academic rank commensurate with academic qualifications.  The expected academic position will be of Clinician Teacher (full-time), reflecting the significant educational activities that will accompany this role, although research and creative professional activities will also be supported.  Salary and benefits are in accordance with the uniform minimal level of compensation for pathologists in the Province of Ontario (currently approximately $373,000 per annum).

University Health Network is one of Canada’s largest acute care teaching organizations with over 1000 beds and seven priority programs in Advanced Medicine & Surgery, Oncology & Blood Disorders, Transplantation, Neural & Sensory Science, Heart & Circulation, Musculoskeletal Health & Arthritis, and Community & Population Health.  It maintains a major commitment to excellence in healthcare delivery, research and teaching.  University Health Network is a fully affiliated hospital of the University of Toronto.

The University of Toronto and University Health Network are strongly committed to diversity within its community and welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

The Search Committee will begin to consider applications received by February 12th, 2024 for shortlisting.  The position will remain open until filled.  Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. While all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

University Health Network is a major landmark in Canada’s healthcare system, and a teaching hospital of the University of Toronto.  Building on the strengths and reputations of each of our four remarkable institutions, the organization brings together the talent, resources, technology and skills that make it an international leader in healthcare.

Interested applicants should send their curriculum vitae, a brief statement of their career plans, and the names of three references to:


Dr. Jan Delabie
Division Head, Hematology and
Transfusion Medicine
University Health Network
Laboratory Medicine Program
200 Elizabeth Street, 11th floor
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2C4
Fax: (416) 340-5517

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