Trauma and Acute Care General Surgery: One Year Clinical Associate Position, St. Michael’s Hospital

St. Michael’s Hospital, is a fully-affiliated academic health centre highly interconnected with University of Toronto, and with an international reputation in research and education. The Departments of Surgery at St. Michael’s Hospital invites applications for the position of Clinical Associate in Trauma and Acute Care General Surgery for a term of one year.  The potential start date is July 01, 2023, with some flexibility.  

The candidate must be eligible for certification by the RCPSC in General Surgery and must have at least a one year of post-residency fellowship training in trauma surgery / trauma and acute care general surgery.   The candidate must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

The Department of Surgery espouses the core values of professionalism, clinical excellence and commitment to training the next generation of surgeons. The candidate will join 4-5 trauma and acute care surgeons in a team based model of care.  Clinical responsibilities will include the provision of clinical and surgical care on a large in patient team as part of rota, on-call activities including TTL, trauma surgery and general call.  The successful candidate will be responsible for the supervision and training of medical students, residents and fellows, as well as participation in trauma related educational courses, (e.g ATLS, TEAM, DSTC), and quality improvement activities.

Please submit a letter of intent, CV and names of three references by March 10, 2023 to:

Dr. Najma Ahmed, Surgeon-in-Chief, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto,


Dr. Andrew Beckett, Trauma Medical Director, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto,

Trauma Resuscitation Fellowship - Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

  • Number of positions: 1
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Type of Fellowship: Clinical; Non-Operative
  • Program: Tory Trauma Program - Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Fellowship Co-Directors:

  • Luis Teodoro da Luz, MD, Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery
  • Avery Nathens, MD, FRCSC, Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery

Trauma Medical Director

  • Avery NathensDivision of General Surgery, Department of Surgery

Target physicians: Those with a background in emergency medicine, anaesthesia, or internal medicine with an interest in trauma, critical care and/or resuscitation medicine. Note that physicians interested in trauma surgery with a background training in general surgery should enquire about our trauma surgery fellowship.

Outline: The Trauma Resuscitation Fellowship is a one-year training program open to qualified physicians who have completed a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (or equivalent) specialty training program in emergency medicine, anesthesia, family medicine with emergency medicine training, or internal medicine. Over the duration of the fellowship, the trainee will have significant exposure to trauma resuscitation and trauma critical care, with additional opportunities in burn resuscitation and pre-hospital medicine. At the end of their training, the Fellow will have acquired the knowledge and skillset to provide care to severely injured/ill patients in a variety of clinical contexts. The fellow will acquire additional skills in education, quality improvement, health system design, and simulation.

Site: The Tory Trauma Program (TTP) at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (SHSC) is the largest Level I Trauma Center and Burn Centre in Canada, with approximately 2000 trauma team activations/year, 4000 critical care admissions/year (106 critical care beds), and 350 burn admissions/year. The TTP provides quaternary care to a catchment area of over 8 million people and serves as one of the major referral sites for large parts of Northern Ontario. The TTP works closely with Ornge, Ontario’s air ambulance system, which is responsible for over 4000 critical care transports per year. SHSC if fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and has a full complement of trainees across several training programs including all surgical specialties, emergency medicine, and anaesthesia.

Responsibilities: The Fellow will be fully integrated within the Tory Trauma Program and will have opportunity for dedicated rotations on the trauma, critical care, and burn services with additional opportunities in pre-hospital medicine. Over the course of their fellowship, the Fellow will function as a trauma team leader and assume responsibility for initial resuscitation and management of critically injured patients. Fellows will be involved in teaching of medical students, residents, elective trainees, and interdisciplinary staff. The Fellow is expected to participate in quality improvement rounds, Trauma Team Video Review (TTVR) rounds, in situ simulations, and other educational opportunities. Fellows will have an opportunity to participate in a variety of structured learning opportunities as a student and if eligible, as an instructor for Advanced Trauma Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and courses in POCUS (Point of Care Ultrasound). Fellows are expected to work with mentors to complete at least one research project and one quality improvement project with the goal of presenting in an academic forum. 

Salary: Fellows will receive full salary support that commensurate with the standard at the University of Toronto. 

Deadline for applications is: Interested candidates should submit curriculum vitae, a letter of intent, a summary of a proposed scholarly or research project, and three letters of reference (that must come directly from their source) to: Dr. Luis da Luz (