Job posting: Program Medical Director – Ajmera Transplant Centre (ATC) – UHN

Program Medical Director – Ajmera Transplant Centre (ATC) – UHN


This position is closing on June 15, 2023

Our Vision: A Healthier World

Our Purpose: Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning.


Applications are invited for the position of Program Medical Director, Ajmera Transplant Centre (ATC) at the University Health Network.  This position is accountable for building and sustaining a strong foundation that supports the delivery of high quality patient care, education and research in the area of transplantation.  The PMD will be the catalyst for advancing all aspects of our culture of quality and safety at UHN, creating highly reliable systems, with a focus on exceptional experiences and continuous improvement.

We seek a proven academic organ transplant physician or surgeon and visionary leader with a demonstrated track record of success in a formal leadership role and in leading change within a complex environment. The ATC interprofessional team is responsible for over 500 solid organ transplants per year and is one of the largest programs of its kind in North America.  The program performs approximately 600-700 transplants per year.  It serves a large encatchment area including the province of Ontario and other provinces for selected organs.  There are over 500 transplant team members in the ATC including physicians, surgeons, nursing, allied health, learners, researchers and others. The program provides life-long followup to approximately 7000 transplant recipients    The ATC’s substantial success in research and education is backed by mature academic practice plans, Specialty and Alternate Academic Funding support from the Ministry of Health & Long Term Care of Ontario, and several endowed chairs. This position anticipates a full-time academic appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, University of Toronto.   Canada’s largest university, the University of Toronto is recognized as a global leader in research and teaching. The successful candidate, will be an organ transplant physician or surgeon with MD and FRCPC or FRCSC (or equivalent) qualifications, and have, or be eligible for, licensure in Ontario.

By bringing your exceptional leadership capabilities to this role, you will lead high performing teams to continually advance our Strategic Plan goals. Demonstrated experience in the following domains are skills required in this role:

  • Track record in large scale and impactful improvement of quality and safety across the continuum
  • Proven success in adopting and leading innovations in transplant care
  • Track record of success in working in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Robust knowledge/experience leading large programs from a financial, operational, regulatory, recruitment perspective

The position reports to the Chief Medical Officer, is a dyadic partner with the Clinical Vice President enabling robust quality assurance, improvement and safety programs.


University Health Network is Canada’s leading Academic Health Sciences Center, fully affiliated with the University of Toronto. Located in downtown Toronto, University Health Network has four clinical sites – Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, as well as its own integrated Health Sciences School – the Michener Institute of Education at UHN and seven Research Institutes. UHN has extensive primary and community care services and provides secondary through quaternary care for Toronto, southern Ontario and beyond. University Health Network hosts annually approximately 1,183,968 ambulatory visits, and cares for over 42,260 inpatients in more than 1250 beds.


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The University of Toronto and University Health Network are strongly committed to diversity, equity and inclusion within their communities and especially welcome applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disability, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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