Current Academic Administrative Searches and (Re)Appointments

Kwok Yuen and Betty Ho Chair in Integrative Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto invites applications for The Kwok Yuen and Betty Ho Chair in Integrative Medicine. This position is a University of Toronto Endowed Chair for an initial five-year term, with the possibility of renewal upon a successful review of academic activities. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2018 or a mutually acceptable date thereafter.

Complementary and Integrative Medicine (CIM), including Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), is being increasingly utilized by Canadians, with recent studies showing that up to 70% of individuals have accessed these treatment modalities. CIM provides an important and innovative dimension to health care particularly in the treatment and prevention of chronic conditions including pain control, and immune- and stress-related conditions.

The University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine is committing to advancing knowledge around CIM, through the establishment of the KY and Betty Ho Chair in Integrative Medicine. The primary goal of this endowed chair is to support excellent evidence-based research, with the goal of improving care for patients.

The following are relevant details regarding the KY and Betty Ho Chair and the expectations of the individual holding this chair:

• The KY and Betty Ho Chair is open to clinical faculty members with an appointment to the Department of Family & Community Medicine or Department of Medicine at UofT
• The chair will be a practicing clinician who is pursuing research and creative professional activity in the area of complementary and integrative medicine and, specifically, traditional Chinese medicine. The research may be in areas such as:

  • Use of treatments/products and decision-making related to complementary and integrative medicine
  • Comparative effectiveness research exploring whether CIM/TCM alone or CIM/TCM in conjunction with Western Medicine leads to improved patient outcomes
  • Health services and policy research
  • Education research

• This endowment will support the chair’s research
• This endowment will also promote and support integrative initiatives across the Faculty of Medicine and the community. Initiatives may include symposia, student research support, visiting professorships, international exchanges, and collaborative research projects.
• The appointment is for a 5-year term, with a possibility of renewal.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Applications should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Application Deadline: July 6, 2018.

Please send applications to:

Professor Lynn Wilson
Vice Dean, Partnerships
Faculty of Medicine
University of Toronto
1 King’s College Circle, Room 2113
Toronto, ON M5S 1A8

Chair, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Professor John Kingdom will complete his first five-year term as Chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology on June 30, 2018. Prof. Kingdom 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 — whether to recommend the reappointment of Prof. Kingdom 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
Glen Bandiera – Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine
Adalsteinn Brown – Interim Dean, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Nelson Cabral – Business Manager, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Nicolette Caccia – Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology; The Hospital for Sick Children and Humber River Hospital
Patricia Lee – Assistant Professor and Interim Head, Division of Urogynaecology, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology; Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Filomena Meffe – Associate Professor and Director, Professional Development, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology; Chief, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, St. Michael’s Hospital
Javier Mejia Gomez – Subspecialty Fellow, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Elizabeth Miazga – Resident and PGY3 Representative, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Joan Murphy – Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology; Chief, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Trillium Health Partners
Gary Newton – President and Chief Executive Officer, Sinai Health System
Mathew Sermer – Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology; Chief, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Sinai Health System, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Women’s College Hospital
Heather Shapiro – Associate Professor and Vice Chair, Education; Sinai Health System

The committee welcomes input. Please send any comments to Dean Trevor Young, c/o Anastasia Meletopoulos, Academic Affairs Specialist, at 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 Obstetrics & Gynaecology.


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