Faculty of Medicine

Current Academic Administrative Searches and (Re)Appointments

Chair, Department of Psychiatry

Professor Benoit Mulsant will complete his first five-year term as Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and is eligible for reappointment.

In accordance with the University of Toronto's “Policy on Appointment of Academic Administrators,” a committee has been struck to advise Dean Trevor Young on the appointment of the Chair — considering whether to recommend the reappointment of Professor Mulsant for a second 5-year term or to proceed with a search.

The composition of the committee, which has been approved by the Vice-President and Provost, is as follows:

Trevor Young (Chair) – Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Vice-Provost, Relations with Health Care Institutions
Lubna Al Bassam – Fellow
Allan Kaplan – Vice Dean, Graduate and Academic Affairs
Chris Meledes – Business Manager
Bev Orser – Chair, Dept. of Anesthesia
Daisy Singla – Professor (Sinai Health System)
Frank Sommers – Founding Chair, Section of Disaster Psychiatry, Canadian Psychiatric Association
Michael Tau – PGY6, Geriatric Psychiatry
Simone Vigod – Associate Professor (Women’s College Hospital)
Catherine Zahn – President and CEO, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Gwyneth Zai – Assistant Professor (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)
Ari Zaretsky – Professor (Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre)

The committee welcomes input. Please send any comments to Dean Trevor Young, c/o Anastasia Meletopoulos, Academic Affairs Manager, at anastasia.meletopoulos@utoronto.ca. Your opinions will be treated in strict confidence and will be made known only to the Advisory Committee for the (Re)Appointment of Chair, Department of Psychiatry.
 

Chair-Chief, Department of Paediatrics, U of T and SickKids

In accordance with the University of Toronto's “Policy on Appointment of Academic Administrators,” a Joint Advisory Committee has been struck to advise Dean Trevor Young and President & CEO Dr. Ronald Cohn on the appointment of the next Chair-Chief, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children.

The composition of the Joint Advisory Committee, which has been approved by the University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children, is as follows:

Co-Chairs
Ronald Cohn – President & CEO, The Hospital for Sick Children
Trevor Young – Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Vice‐Provost, Relations with Health Care Institutions, University of Toronto

Vice-Dean or Associate Dean of the Faculty of Medicine
Sal Spadafora – Vice Dean, Post MD Education 

Teaching Staff of the Department 
Kathy Boutis – Professor; Vice-Chair, Research Ethics Board, The Hospital for Sick Children
Eyal Cohen – Professor; Staff Physician, Division of Paediatric Medicine and Interim Head, Child Health Evaluative Sciences, Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children
Eddy Lau – Associate Professor; Interim Chief Medical Officer, St. Joseph’s Health Centre 
David Malkin – Professor; Senior Staff Oncologist, Division of Haematology/Oncology, The Hospital for Sick Children
Mark Palmert – Professor; Associate Chair, Ambulatory Care, Dept. of Paediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children
Elena Pope – Professor; Section Head, Paediatrics Dermatology, Division of Paediatric Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children
Shazeen Suleman – Assistant Professor; Staff Physician, Outreach Services, Dept. of Paediatrics, St. Michael’s Hospital

Members of Cognate Departments, Faculty of Medicine
James Drake – Professor, Dept. of Surgery, University of Toronto; Surgeon-in-Chief, Dept. of Surgery, The Hospital for Sick Children
Gillian Hawker – Sir John and Lady Eaton Professor and Chair, Dept. of Medicine, University of Toronto; Senior Scientist, Women’s College Research Institute 

Students
Tyler Groves – Paediatric Chief Resident
Marie-Pier Lirette – Paediatric Chief Resident

Administrative Staff
Chris Carew – Director of Strategy, Finance and Administration, Dept. of Paediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children and Business Officer, Dept. of Paediatrics, University of Toronto

Senior Members of the Hospital Community
Lennox Huang – Chief Medical Officer and Vice-President, Medical and Academic Affairs, The Hospital for Sick Children
Golda Milo-Manson – Vice‐President, Medicine and Academic Affairs, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Gary Newton – President and CEO, Sinai Health System
Michael Salter – Chief of Research, The Hospital for Sick Children

Board of Trustees, The Hospital for Sick Children
Yongah Kim – Vice Chair; Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company Toronto
Judy Van Clieaf – Ex Officio Member; Chief Nursing Officer and Vice-President, Clinical, The Hospital for Sick Children

Other
Edward Barrett – President, Medical Staff Association, The Hospital for Sick Children

The Joint Advisory Committee welcomes comments and nominations for the position. Input should be sent to Dean Trevor Young and President & CEO Ronald Cohn c/o Anastasia Meletopoulos, Academic Affairs Manager, Office of the Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto at academic.affairs@utoronto.ca. Communications will be received in confidence.

 

Chair, Department of Physiology

In accordance with the University of Toronto's “Policy on Appointment of Academic Administrators,” a committee has been struck to advise Dean Trevor Young on the appointment of the next Chair of the Department of Physiology. 

The composition of the committee, which has been approved by the Vice-President and Provost, is as follows:

Trevor Young (Chair) – Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Vice-Provost, Relations with Health Care Institutions
Patricia Brubaker – Professor 
Michelle French – Associate Professor, Teaching Stream 
Allan Kaplan – Vice Dean, Graduate and Academic Affairs, Faculty of Medicine
Gretchen Kerr – Vice Dean, Programs and Innovation, School of Graduate Studies
Thomas Kislinger – Chair, Dept. of Medical Biophysics
Frank Shin-Haw Lee – PhD Candidate, BSc Graduate
Neemat Mahmud – PhD Candidate
Stephen Matthews – Professor 
Cristina Nostro – Assistant Professor, Status-Only
Michael Salter – Chief of Research, The Hospital for Sick Children
Paula Smellie – Business Manager

The Advisory Committee welcomes comments and nominations for the position. Input should be sent to Dean Trevor Young c/o Anastasia Meletopoulos, Academic Affairs Manager, at academic.affairs@utorontoc.ca. Communications will be received in confidence.

A formal advertisement with position details will appear in an upcoming issue of MedEmail. 

 

Director, University of Toronto Centre for the Study of Pain

Applications are invited for the position of Director of the University of Toronto Centre for the Study of Pain (UTCSP). The UTCSP is an EDU-C – a multidisciplinary, multi-departmental, research and educational unit designed to foster research and scholarly interest in the area of pain. It is a collaborative initiative of the Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, and the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy. Over its 20-year history, it has become an internationally recognized multidisciplinary centre of excellence in pain research and education at the University of Toronto.

The Director will work with the UTCSP Executive Committee, and will oversee the activities of the Education, Research, and Knowledge Translation subcommittees. This person will also work collaboratively with the Director, Centre for Interprofessional Education, who has governance and oversight responsibilities for the Interfaculty Pain Curriculum. The Director will report to the Deans of the four Faculties involved.

The successful candidate must have the ability to provide strong leadership for the educational, research and knowledge translation programs of the Centre. This person will possess the skills to promote novel and innovative program development, and maintain existing partnerships while seeking new partnerships and external sources of funding.

Applicants should be an internationally recognized pain scientist and/or clinician whose research will lead by example. Applicants must be an appointed faculty member at the University of Toronto. This position begins January 1, 2020 and the successful applicant will be appointed for a 5-year term, with the possibility of one renewal following a favourable review.

Applicants should forward a letter of interest plus curriculum vitae via e-mail to dean@dentistry.utoronto.ca. Submissions must be received by September 15, 2019.

 

Chair, Department of Speech-Language Pathology

Professor Pascal van Lieshout will complete his first five-year term as Chair of the Department of Speech-Language Pathology on June 30, 2019. Dr. van Lieshout is eligible for reappointment.

In accordance with the University’s “Policy on Appointment of Academic Administrators,” a committee has been struck to advise Dean Trevor Young on the appointment of the Chair — considering whether to recommend the reappointment of Professor van Lieshout for a second five-year term or to proceed with a search.

The composition of the committee, which has been approved by the Vice-President and Provost, is as follows:

Trevor Young (Chair) – Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Vice-Provost, Relations with Health Care Institutions
Deryk Beal – Status-Only Assistant Professor
Kimberley Bradley – Status-Only Assistant Professor 
Tim Bressman – Associate Professor
Carly Cermak – PhD Candidate (SLP), Rehabilitation Sciences Institute and Graduate, MHSc in SLP
Angela Colantonio – Director, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute
Julia Hanigsberg – President and CEO, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Rosemary Martino – Professor
Mark Melchior – Administrative Manager
Charmaine Williams – Acting Vice-Dean, Students, School of Graduate Studies

The committee welcomes input. Please send any comments to Dean Trevor Young, c/o Anastasia Meletopoulos, Academic Affairs Manager, at anastasia.meletopoulos@utoronto.ca. Your opinions will be treated in strict confidence and will be made known only to the Advisory Committee for the (Re)Appointment of Chair, Department of Speech-Language Pathology.

 

Director, Institute of Medical Science

Professor Mingyao Liu will complete his first 5-year term as Director of the Institute of Medical Science on December 31, 2019. Dr. Liu is eligible for reappointment.

In accordance with the University’s “Policy on Appointment of Academic Administrators,” a committee has been struck to advise Dean Trevor Young on the appointment of the Director—considering whether to recommend the reappointment of Professor Liu for a second 5-year term or to proceed with a search.

The composition of the committee, which has been approved by the Vice-President and Provost, is as follows:

Allan Kaplan (Chair)– Vice Dean, Graduate and Academic Affairs
Evdokia Anagnostou – Associate Professor, Dept. of Paediatrics
Laura Best – PhD Candidate; Director of Community and Outreach Initiatives, IMS Graduate Student Association
Richard Foty – Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Avrum Gotlieb – Professor, Dept. of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology
Marc Jeschke – Professor, Dept. of Surgery
Korosh Khalili – Student, MHSc, Translational Research Program; MD and Assistant Professor, Dept. of Medical Imaging
Cindi Morshead – Professor and Chair, Division of Anatomy, Dept. of Surgery
Daniel Mueller – Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Melvin Silverman – Professor, Dept. of Medicine
Vasundara Venkateswaran – Graduate Coordinator and Director, Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP); Associate Professor, Dept. of Surgery

The committee welcomes input. Please send any comments to Vice Dean Allan Kaplan, c/o Anastasia Meletopoulos, Academic Affairs Manager, at anastasia.meletopoulos@utoronto.ca. Your opinions will be treated in strict confidence and will be made known only to the Advisory Committee for the (Re)Appointment of Director, Institute of Medical Science.

 

Chair, Department of Nutritional Sciences

The Faculty of Medicine has struck a committee to advise Dean Trevor Young on the appointment of the next Chair of the Department of Nutritional Sciences.

The composition of the committee, which has been approved by the Vice-President and Provost, is as follows:

Trevor Young (Chair) – Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Vice-Provost, Relations with Health Care Institutions
Rodney Au-Yeung – PhD Candidate and President, Nutritional Sciences Graduate Students’ Union
Richard Bazinet – Associate Professor 
Elena Comelli – Associate Professor
Debbie Gurfinkel – Associate Professor, Teaching Stream and Undergraduate Coordinator
Rick Hegele – Vice Dean, Research and Innovation David Jenkins – Professor
Slavica Jovanovic – Business Manager
Michael Kidd – Chair, Dept. of Family and Community Medicine
Ruth Ross – Chair, Dept. of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Daniel Sellen – Director, Joannah & Brian Lawson Centre for Child Nutrition
Charmaine Williams – Acting Vice Dean of Students, School of Graduate Studies
Hailey Yang – Undergraduate Student and 3rd-Year Representative, Nutritional Sciences Students Association

The Advisory Committee welcomes comments and nominations for the position. Input should be sent to Dean Trevor Young c/o Anastasia Meletopoulos, Academic Affairs Manager, at academic.affairs@utoronto.ca. Communications will be received in confidence.

 

Dean, Faculty of Medicine

Professor Trevor Young will complete his term as Dean of the Faculty of Medicine on December 31, 2019, and he is eligible for reappointment. In accordance with Section 60 of the University's Policy on Appointment of Academic Administrators, President Meric Gertler has appointed a committee to advise on the appointment of the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine. The composition of the committee is as follows:

Chair:
Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost

Teaching Staff of the Faculty:
Pascal van Lieshout, Professor and Chair, Department of Speech-Language Pathology
Nana Lee, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Department of Biochemistry
Beverley Orser, Professor and Chair, Department of Anaesthesia
Ruth Ross, Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology
David White, Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Family & Community Medicine

Students:
Sung Min Cho, MD Student
Kingsley Shih, Resident, Internal Medicine
Raksha Sule, PhD Student

Other Qualified Individuals:
Cristina Amon, Dean, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
Linda Johnston, Dean, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
Kevin Smith, Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, and President and Chief Executive Officer, University Health Network

Dean of the School of Graduate Students:
Joshua Barker, Dean, School of Graduate Studies

Librarian:
Larry Alford, Chief Librarian

Administrative Staff of the Faculty:
Kaki Narh-Blackwood, Student, Faculty Affairs and Awards Officer, Institute of Medical Science

The Advisory Committee will begin meeting shortly and welcomes comments and nominations from interested persons. These may be sent to the attention of Archana Sridhar, Assistant Provost, by mail (Simcoe Hall Room 225) or by email to archana.sridhar@utoronto.ca. Communications will be received in confidence and will be anonymized before consideration by the Advisory Committee.

 

Director, Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases

The committee struck to advise Dean Trevor Young on the appointment of the next Director of the Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases has been revised. The composition of the committee is as follows.

Trevor Young (Chair) – Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Vice-Provost, Relations with Health Care Institutions
Andy Smith – President and Chief Executive Officer, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Bradly Wouters – Executive Vice-President, Science and Research, University Health Network
Sean Hill – Director, Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Gelareh Zadeh – Program Medical Director, Krembil Neuroscience Centre, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network
Benoit Mulsant – Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine and Clinician Scientist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Xavier Montalban – Professor and Director, Neurology Department, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Scientist, St. Michael’s Hospital
Janice Robertson – Professor and Canada Research Chair, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology and Researcher, Tanz Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Faculty of Medicine
Heather Hunter – Member, Steering Committee, Tanz Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Faculty of Medicine
Heather Lau – PhD Candidate

 

Chair, Department of Medicine

Professor Gillian Hawker will complete her first 5-year term as Chair of the Department of Medicine on June 30, 2019. Prof. Hawker is eligible for reappointment.

In accordance with the University of Toronto's “Policy on Appointment of Academic Administrators,” a committee has been struck to advise Dean Trevor Young on the appointment of the Chair — considering whether to recommend the reappointment of Prof. Hawker for a second 5-year term or to proceed with a search. 

The composition of the committee, which has been approved by the Vice-President and Provost, is as follows:

Trevor Young (Chair) – Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Vice-Provost, Relations with Health Care Institutions
Arnav Agarwal – PGY1 Resident Representative - Internal Medicine
Mark Bonta – Lecturer (University Health Network - Toronto General Hospital)
Andrea Gershon – Associate Professor (Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre)
Sarah McClennan – Assistant Professor (Trillium Health Partners)
Clare Mitchell – Director of Business and Administration
Gary Newton – President and Chief Executive Officer, Sinai Health System
Beverley Orser – Chair, Department of Anesthesia
Jenna Spring – 2016-17 Chief Medical Resident - Critical Care
Sharon Straus – Professor (St. Michael’s Hospital)
Jacob Udell – Assistant Professor (Women’s College Hospital)

The committee welcomes input. Please send any comments to Dean Trevor Young, c/o Anastasia Meletopoulos, Academic Affairs Manager, at anastasia.meletopoulos@utoronto.ca. Communications will be received in confidence.

 

Chair, Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy

In accordance with the University of Toronto's “Policy on Appointment of Academic Administrators,” the committee struck to advise Dean Trevor Young on the appointment of the next Chair of the Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy has been revised. 

The revised membership, which has been approved by the Vice-President and Provost, is as follows:  

Trevor Young (Chair) – Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Vice-Provost, Relations with Health Care Institutions
Donna Barker – Associate Professor, Teaching Stream and Director of Clinical Education 
Tom Chau – Vice President and Director, Research, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Isabella Cheng – Status-Only Lecturer (Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre)
Heather Colquhoun – Assistant Professor
Deirdre Dawson – Associate Professor and Vice Chair, Education (Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest)
Ricky Ferri – MScOT Student
Susan Jaglal – Interim Chair, Department of Physical Therapy
Allan Kaplan – Vice Dean, Graduate and Academic Affairs
Gretchen Kerr – Vice Dean, Programs and Innovation, School of Graduate Studies
Benoit Mulsant – Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Sandra Sokoloff – Executive and Communications Assistant
Katherine Stewart – PhD Candidate and MScOT Graduate
Jill Stier – Assistant Professor and Graduate Coordinator

Interested individuals may submit applications online.

The closing date for this position is Thursday January 24, 2019.