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Adult Cardiac Surgeon

Cardiac Surgery
Full Time Practice
Foothills Medical Centre
2021-08-15  Time: 23:59
AHS Sponsorship for CPSA Practice Readiness Assessment is not offered for this position.
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The successful candidate will be part of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute. Current membership includes over 100 principal investigators and their research teams with a broad range of interests in Cardiovascular Medicine. The Institute is housed within the rapidly growing Cumming School of Medicine, which has recently added two new research complexes to its already outstanding facilities. Calgary is a vibrant, multicultural city of more than 1,300,000 persons. Health care facilities provide service to a regional population of approximately 2,000,000. Calgary enjoys close proximity to Banff National Park and beautiful Lake Louise. Opportunities for recreational activities in the city and nearby Rocky Mountains are outstanding.

The Section of Cardiac Surgery performs approximately 1,650 major cardiac procedures per year. Programmatic themes with structural heart (TAVIs), MIVS, MAZE, MCS/ECMO, EP and complex aortic surgery comprise roughly 55% of the cases with CABG accounting for the remainder. The ideal candidate will be an early career (< 5 years) graduate of a Canadian medical school or equivalent and must hold certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (or equivalent) in the Specialty of Cardiac, Cardiovascular, or Cardiothoracic Surgery. Early (<5 years) career candidates are preferred. Eligibility for licensure in the Province of Alberta is required. The successful candidate will have completed at least one year Fellowship- level training (post-FRCSC or equivalent) in cardiac surgery. Sub- specialty focus on the surgical management of complex aortic disease would be an asset and highly desired. Additional qualification with an MBA would be ideal. The successful candidate will participate in the Calgary Cardiac Surgery Clinical Alternate Relationship Plan (ARP), which provides competitive salary support and be part of a defined group work schedule with specific deliverables. They will actively partake and contribute to the teaching, research and clinical activities of the Section of Cardiac Surgery.

The candidate must be eligible for Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.

Must read, write and speak English.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

Calgary Cardiac Surgery Clinical ARP

The successful candidate will partake in the Calgary Cardiac Surgery Clinical ARP starting at no less than a 0.8TFE. Remuneration is dependent on clinical deliverables including number of surgical cases, pre- and post-operative clinics, and consult services. The successful candidate will adhere to a preset “work schedule” proportional to the assigned FTE level. On call duties are not additionally remunerated above and beyond the ARP and are roughly 1 in 8 or 9.

The Practitioner is responsible for purchasing health and insurance benefits.

Dr. Imtiaz Ali, MD, FRCSC

Chief, Section of Cardiac Surgery

Foothills Medical Centre, 1403 - 29th St NW

Calgary, T2N 2T9

Phone: 403-944-1090

Fax: 403-944-2906


Applicants are to submit three letters of reference and curriculum vitae (in pdf format) to Dr. Imtiaz Ali, c/o Richard Johnson, Foothills Medical Centre, C823 1403-29th Street NW, Calgary, AB T2N 2T9 By 31-Jul-2021

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