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Spine Neurosurgeon

Full Time Practice
Foothills Medical Centre
2019-06-15  Time: 23:59
AHS is recruiting for this position.
AHS Sponsorship for CPSA Practice Readiness Assessment is not offered for this position.
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The successful candidate will join the Division of Neurosurgery and the combined Orthopedics and Neurosurgery Spine Program. They will be expected to provide exceptional sub-specialty clinical care in spinal surgery. The position will be based at Foothills Medical Centre and the successful applicant will provide clinical services, including participation in the spine surgery and neurosurgery call rosters. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in teaching of medical students, residents and spinal surgery fellows. Commencement of the position is tenable on a deferred basis for a strong candidate, who meets the above qualifications by the start of appointment, with training objectives anticipated to enhance their research and/or teaching role in the department. The amount of time protected for academic activity and the startup package will depend on the candidate’s track record and academic plan.

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress with its Eyes High journey to become one of Canada’s top five research universities grounded in innovative learning and teaching, and to be fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity, and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit

The Calgary Spine Program benefits from affiliation with both the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and the McCaig Bone and Joint Institute at the University of Calgary. Either Institute will engage the appropriate clinician scientist or clinician teacher applicant.

Ranked the fifth most livable city in the world, Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and one of the best cities in Canada to raise a family. Calgary is a city of leaders in business, community, philanthropy, and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural opportunities and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

Qualifications include an MD, Canadian Royal College specialist certification in Neurosurgery, clinical fellowship training in spinal surgery, and eligibility for licensure in the Province of Alberta. A strong track record of scholarly activity, with at least 10 or more peer-reviewed publications, is desired in the preferred candidate.

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.

Salary support will be through an Academic Medicine Health Services Plan (AMHSP) supported by Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services and the Cumming School of Medicine.

Dr.Rajiv Midha

Department Head, DCNS

Department of Clinical Neurosciences Room 1195, Foothills Medical Centre 1403 – 29th Street N.W.

Calgary, AB T2N 2T9

Phone: 403-944-2679

Fax: 403-270-7878


Applicants are to submit three letters of reference and curriculum vitae (in pdf format) to by June 15, 2019.

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