ASSOCIATE/FULL PROFESSOR – Chair in Advanced Echocardiography Imaging

Employer
UNIVERSITY HEALTH NETWORK
Location
Toronto (Region), Ontario (CA)
Closing date
Feb 28, 2023

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Profession
Physician
Specialty
Cardiology
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ASSOCIATE/FULL PROFESSOR – Chair in Advanced Echocardiography Imaging       

 

The Division of Cardiology and the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at University Health Network (UHN), a University of Toronto (U of T) teaching hospital, are seeking applicants for the Chair in Advanced Echocardiography Imaging. The successful candidate must hold, or be eligible for, a full-time clinical (MD) or status-only academic appointment within the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, U of T, at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The term of the Chair position is 5 years with the opportunity for one 5-year renewal following a successful review. Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2023 or until filled. Position start date is May 1, 2023 or a mutually agreed upon date. 


The Peter Munk Cardiac Centre opened in 1997 through the generous support of Peter and Melanie Munk. A global leader in cardiovascular care, with internationally renowned medical expertise. The Centre is a world leader in innovation and research. The Peter Munk Cardiac Centre is part of the University Health Network (UHN), and is located in Toronto General Hospital and Toronto Western Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. For more information, visit petermunkcardiaccentre.ca.


The Chair must have an established record of accomplishment in advanced cardiac imaging with expertise in echocardiography, cardiac computed tomography, and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.  The candidate will be expected to lead an international research program in cardiac imaging with a focus in echocardiography. This role will require experience in the development of new echocardiography technologies and novel research methodologies (i.e. artificial intelligence). Preference will be given to applicants with a research focus aligned with the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre priority areas such as structural valve disease, artificial intelligence and heart function.


A key purpose of this Chair is to advance technical developments in echocardiography and use echocardiographic data to obtain insights that address knowledge gaps with the goal of improving echocardiographic diagnosis and management. The Chair objectives are to advance echocardiographic image interpretation by, developing and validating artificial intelligence (AI) based software to automatically quantitate cardiac chamber sizes and function from 3D echocardiographic data and lead multi-center echocardiography studies using large administrative databases to determine echocardiographic cut-off values in disease states. The Chair will help in increasing our understanding of aortic and mitral valve diseases by, using 2D and 3D echocardiography and AI to describe the functional and morpho-pathologic cardiac changes in response to disease and after intervention that affect surgical valve repair success, and identifying clinical and echocardiographic parameters that identify valve populations at higher risk of mortality.


We welcome applicants working in any research domain directly relevant to echocardiography imaging. The successful candidate must have a strong research focus and hold either an MD or a PhD in a related discipline with significant expertise in cardiovascular research. If a practicing clinician, they must hold or be eligible for licensure in the province of Ontario. The candidate’s excellence in scholarly achievement should be evidenced by international collaborations and peer-reviewed publications. A track record of excellence in collaborative science and leadership is essential.



The value of this Chair will be approximately $300,000 Canadian per annum. Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2023, or until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, three letters of reference and curriculum vitae via e-mail to: 

Heather Ross, MD
Division Head, Cardiology 
c/o Mark Jankie
Program Coordinator, Division of Cardiology
mark.jankie@uhn.ca  

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