Academic Breast Surgeon & Medical Director of Breast Care Center – Western University

Western University

St. Joseph’s Health Care London & London Health Sciences Centre

Invite applicants for the position of

Academic Breast Surgeon and Medical Director of Breast Care Center

Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery 

The Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University is seeking a candidate for the role of Academic Breast Surgeon and Medical Director of the Norton and Lucille Wolfe Breast Care Center, St Joseph Health Care.  This is a full-time Limited Term Clinical Academic appointment at the rank of Associate Professor, or a Continuing Clinical Academic appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, depending upon experience and qualifications at the time of appointment. The Division of General Surgery is affiliated with London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London and is presently comprised of nineteen surgeons with busy clinical practices.  The Division has a strong clinical research interest and is an accredited Royal College training program.

The Norton and Lucille Breast Care Center (BCC) at St Joseph Health Care consolidated the majority of breast care for London and region in 2012.  The center is a fully integrated ambulatory unit including diagnostic imaging, breast surgery and reconstructive surgery providing exemplary patient center care.  It is a high volume center performing 13,700 screening mammography, assessing 8000 patients and performing 800 operations per year.  Strong research links include the London Breast and Prostate Biobank located at St Joseph Health Care, Lawson Research Institute and London Regional Cancer Program.

The successful candidate will provide outstanding vision and leadership to the BCC.  The candidate will lead the unique integrated program to national and international recognition in patient care, education and research.  The candidate will provide leadership to strategic planning, quality initiatives, operational programs and budget planning of the BCC.  The candidate will represent the BCC with regional partners including London Regional Cancer Program, regional hospitals, LHIN and Cancer Care Ontario.

The candidate must have a strong research interest in breast disease and strong leadership skills.  Applicants considered at the rank of Associate or Full Professor must have demonstrated the ability to publish in the highest quality academic and subspecialty journals and be a recognized expert in their field of research.

The successful candidate must have an MD or equivalent; have completed an accredited general surgery training program; have advanced training in breast disease or a recognized surgical oncology fellowship and be eligible for licensure in the Province of Ontario and at least 5 years of experience.  Previous leadership position or leadership training required.

Compensation for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and will be primarily composed of the following sources: Fee for service (OHIP billings), Alternative Funding Plan, academic salary, specialty review funding and leadership stipend.

London is Canada’s 10th largest city with a population of 400,000, a catchment area of 2 million, and is situated in southwestern Ontario between Toronto and Detroit.  The region has a diverse economy and excellent educational opportunities.  It is a safe and diverse city and its numerous parks, trails, recreational, cultural and sporting opportunities make it an attractive place to live.  Western University is a research-intensive university with full-time enrolment of about 34,000 students with a full range of academic and professional programs.  The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry (Schulich) provides an outstanding educational experience within a research intensive environment where tomorrow’s physicians, dentists and health researchers learn to be socially responsible leaders in the advancement of human health.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and statement of academic qualifications, curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three references, and also complete, sign and include the form at the following link to:

Kenneth Leslie, MD, FRCSC
Chair/Chief, Division of General Surgery
LHSC/Victoria Hospital, Room E2-122
800 Commissioners Rd E.
London, ON, Canada, N6A 5W9
Phone: 519.685.8500 ext. 76778  Fax:  519-667-6764

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Review of applications will begin after September 30, 2017 with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2018 or as negotiated.

Business Addresses:
Western University, 1151 Richmond Street, N., London, Ontario N6A 5B8,
London Health Sciences Centre, 800 Commissioners Road E., London Ontario, N6A 5W9,
St. Joseph’s Health Care London, 268 Grosvenor Street, London Ontario, N6A 4V2,

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Dr. Leslie at or 519-685-8500, ext. 76778.