Canadian Opportunities

University of Alberta
Position: Spine Fellow (2 clinical fellowship positions/yr)
Fellowship Administrator: Jennifer Granfield, nsurgpg@ualberta.ca
Contact information: Dr. Andrew Nataraj, FRCSC Neurosurgery, Fellowship Director
Combined Neurosurgery/Orthopedic Surgery Complex Spine Program
Address: 2D1.02 Mackenzie Centre, University of Alberta Hospital
8440-112 St, Edmonton, Alberta; T6G 2B7
Phone: (780) 407-7179



Position: Academic Spinal Neurosurgeon, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry – Department of Surgery
Applications are open now and close Jan 31, 2018
The Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta, is accepting applications for the position of an Academic Spinal Neurosurgeon.

The Neurosurgery Program at the University of Alberta is committed to the improvement of health through excellence in patient care, leadership in education and research, and in preventative initiatives directed at the promotion of neurological well-being. The Division of Neurosurgery in Edmonton currently has 14 members, and provides all neurosurgical services for a wide geographic area serving a population of over two million people. Every subspecialty is represented and several subspecialties, such as spine, neuro-oncology and neuro-vascular interventional, are expanding. The University Hospital in Edmonton has recently opened a state of the art 3T intraoperative MRI unit, and efforts are underway to bring a radiosurgery installation to Edmonton as well.

The Division is recruiting a spinal neurosurgeon with an Academic appointment to start July, 2018. The position includes a 75% commitment to clinical practice including participation in a general neurosurgery and complex spine on-call program, which includes a 35% commitment to non-classroom teaching. A 25% commitment to classroom teaching, research and administration is also required. The spine program is a combined neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery program, and participate in several registries and clinical trials. Interest in clinical research in terms of registry participation and clinical trial recruitment is therefore required. In addition, interest in basic science research is also welcomed.

Applicants must hold an MD or equivalent, with completed training in Neurosurgery, and must be eligible for licensure in the Province of Alberta. The successful candidate must have obtained the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Fellowship in Neurosurgery. The candidate should have completed a fellowship in complex spine surgery. Preference will be given to applicants who hold a Masters’ Degree or PhD designation.

The position includes a comprehensive benefits program and competitive salary through the Neurosurgery Academic Alternate Relationship Program (ARP).

Recruiter Contact:
Consideration of applications will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send a current curriculum vitae, a two page a statement of clinical and research interest, and the names of three referees to:
Dr. B.M. Wheatley
Division Director, Neurosurgery
Re: Academic Spinal Neurosurgeon
2C3.83 WMC; 8440 – 112 Street
Edmonton AB T6G 2B7
Email: matt.wheatley@ahs.ca

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.
Contact information: Dr. Charles Fisher, Orthopaedic Surgeon (MD, FRCSC)
Fellowship Administrator: Sandy Rogers, sandy.rogers3@vch.ca
Position: Spine Fellow (Clinical and/or Research)
Blusson Spinal Care Centre
6th floor, 818 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9
Phone 604-875-5859; Fax 604-875-5858
Email: sandy.rogers3@vch.ca

University of Calgary, Alberta
Contact information: Dr Ken Thomas, Orthopaedic Surgeon (MD, FRCSC, MHSc)
Fellowship Administrator: Christine Fjaagesund
Position: Spine Fellow (Clinical and/or Research)
Email: christine.fjaagesund@ucalgary.ca

University of Calgary, Alberta
Contact information: Dr. Fabio Ferri-de-Barros, Orthopaedic Surgeon (BSc, MD, FSBOT)
Fellowship Administrator: Christine Fjaagesund
Position: Paediatric Spine Fellow (Clinical and/or Research)
Email: christine.fjaagesund@ucalgary.ca

Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Spine Fellow
Combined Spine Program (Neurosurgery and Orthopaedics)
Contact: Dr. Sean Christie, MD, FRCSC
Phone: 902-473-2096
Email: sean.christie@dal.ca
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg Spine Program Fellowship
One year Combined Neurosurgical & Orthopedic Complex Spine Fellowship

Fellowship Director:
Dr. Perry Dhaliwal pdhaliwal@hsc.mb.ca

Contact information for applications and inquiries:
Winnipeg Spine Program
GB137-820 Sherbrook St
Winnipeg MB R3A 1R9

McMaster University
Contact Information: Dr. Aleksa Cenic, Neurosurgeon (MD, MSc, FRCPS)
Position: Spine Surgery Fellow (Clinical and/or Research)
Duration: 1 year
Hamilton General Hospital
7th Flr., Rm. 715, McMaster Wing
Phone: 905-521-2100 ext. 46781
Fax: 905-577-8008
Email: morriki@mcmaster.ca
McGill Spine Fellowship

McGill Combined Spine Program (Neurosurgery and Orthopaedics)

Montreal General Hospital, Montreal Neurological Hospital, Jewish General Hospital and Montreal Children’s/Shriners Hospital (Pediatric Scoliosis).

Contact information: Dr Jean Ouellet, Director
Fellowship Administrator: Dee-Anne Naylor
Position: Spine Fellow (Clinical and Research)
Email: deeanne.naylor@muhc.mcgill.ca, jaouellet@hotmail.com
Website: https://www.mcgill.ca/orthopaedics/fellowships/orthopedic-scoliosis-and-spine-fellowship

University of Montreal (CHU Sainte-Justine & Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal)
Fellowship in spine surgery

Université de Montréal
Contact Information: Dr Stefan Parent, MD, PhD
Spine fellows (2), Orthopaedic Surgery
Hopital du Sacré-Coeur – Montreal, Qc, H4J 1C5
CHU Sainte-Justine – Montreal, Qc, H3T 1C5
Phone: 514-345-4876; Fax: 514-345-4755

Fellowship director :
Stefan Parent MD, PhD
Email : stefan.parent@umontreal.ca

Academic affairs secretary :
Mrs Ariane Tranquille
Email : ariane.tranquille.hsj@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

Fellowship description :
Percent of Fellowship devoted to Operative Care: 40%
Non-Operative Care: 40%
Research/Publication Obligation: 20%

Approximate percentage of exposure to the Spine by region:
Cervical: 20%
Thoracic: 40%
Lumbar: 40%

Approximate percentage of Fellowship exposure to the Spine by diagnostic category:
Degenerative: 30%
Trauma: 30%
Deformity: 30%
Tumor: 10%
Pediatric: 50%


The fellows will be assigned for 6 months on the pediatric spine service and 6 months on the adult spine service. The fellows will be involved in both surgical and nonsurgical care of patients, and participate in the teaching of residents, along with one of the six spine surgeons (Drs Khoueir, Jodoin, Labelle, Mac-Thiong, Maurais, Parent). At the pediatric hospital, emphasis is placed on the treatment of spinal deformity and spondylolisthesis. Training at the Level-1 trauma adult hospital encompasses a wide variety of spinal pathology, including trauma, deformity, tumors, and degenerative diseases of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. The fellows will also gain exposure with the attending staff in the neurosurgical department. Fellows will be exposed to both anterior and posterior approaches, as well as minimally invasive techniques such as thoracoscopy and minimal access surgery. Typically, the fellows will spend 2 days in the OR, 2 days in the clinic, and one full day for research. Weekly didactic educational conferences are also scheduled. Each fellow will participate in at least one clinical research project under the supervision of one of the three spine clinician-scientists. Basic science (imaging, biomechanics or molecular biology) research projects are also available. Applicants committed to an academic track will be highly considered. The duration of the fellowship is one year (August 1 to July 31) and the stipend is 40000$. French speaking is requested.

The Ottawa Hospital, Ontario
Contact information: Henna Hussain
Job Posting: Orthopaedic Surgeon – Scientist, Spinal Surgery

One of Canada’s largest teaching and research hospitals, The Ottawa Hospital is a multi-campus academic health sciences centre serving the 1.2 million residents of Ottawa and Eastern Ontario, in both English and French. Working together with its research institute, the University of Ottawa, and other partners, the hospital is continually gaining national and international recognition for high-quality patient care, teaching and research.

The Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at The Ottawa Hospital is seeking a spinal orthopaedic surgeon to join a group of progressive surgeons. The spine group consists of three orthopaedic surgeons and is integrated in a combined program with the Division of Neurosurgery. We are looking to add to this dynamic team. The Ottawa Hospital is the only centre for spinal surgery in Eastern Ontario and performs over 1000 surgeries annually.

The candidate must be eligible for independent practice licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, and hold certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Orthopaedic Surgery. The candidate will also have fellowship training in spinal surgery and will share in existing volume. The spinal surgery program will be organized to provide protected research time for the candidate. The candidate will have a PhD or equivalent, and is expected to develop and lead a productive research program with 50% of his/her time dedicated to research. Emphasis will be placed on candidates with strong communication skills and experience working in multidisciplinary teams.

For further information, and to submit your curriculum vitae, please contact: Henna Hussain, hhussain@toh.on.ca

University of Ottawa, Ontario
Contact information: Eugene K. Wai
University of Ottawa Combined Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery Spinal Surgery Fellowship
1053 Carling Avenue
Ottawa ON, Canada, K1Y 4E9
Tel: (613) 798-5555 x19138
Fax: (613) 761-4944

University of Sherbrooke
University of Sherbrooke

François Cabana, MD
Phone: 1‐819-‐346-‐1110, poste 75025

Recruitment letter(english)
Recruitment letter(french)

University of Toronto, Ontario
University of Toronto Spine Program
Website: http://surgery.utoronto.ca/landing-page/spine-program
University of Toronto, Ontario
Contact information: Nadia Jaber
Tel: (416) 978 8464
Fax: (416) 978-0844

Spinal and General Neurosurgery, Victoria, BC

The Division of Neurosurgery in Victoria, BC has two fellowship positions available in Spinal and General Neurosurgery to start August of the coming year. The Fellowship will allow exposure to many aspects of of complex spine surgery including minimally invasive techniques, trauma, and adult spinal deformities. The fellow will have ongoing involvement in general neurosurgery including management of neurooncology and cerebrovascular pathology. The Fellow will participate in clinical, research, and operative activities. There are no on call requirements other than for surgical assisting. There will be the support of administrative personnel for research activities.

Remuneration includes a funded base salary as well as an incentivized fee for service salary structure. The Fellow must be eligible to obtain a full neurosurgery license in the Province of British Columbia (https://www.healthmatchbc.org/Physicians/Specialists/Licensing.aspx). Preference will be given to Canadian Neurosurgical graduates.

Interested applicants should forward a letter of interest and CV to Alex Russell, Fellowship Manager. alex@vinf.ca. : To learn more about the Fellowship, please visit our website www.vinf.ca. To apply, please follow the instructions on the Fellowship page.

University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
Contact information: Diane Russell
Department of Surgery, Division of Orthopaedics,
University of Western Ontario Victoria Hospital,
London Health Sciences Centre,
800 Commissioners Rd East – E4
London ON, Canada, N6A 5W9
Tel: (519) 685-8500 x55358


Opportunities in the USA

Duke Neurosurgery Spine Fellowship
Position: post-graduate fellowship in Spine Surgery (for the period of July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016)

Duke Neurosurgery at Duke University Medical Center is accepting applications for the post-graduate fellowship in Spine Surgery for the period of July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2106.  Established in 2013, the fellowship focuses on comprehensive exposure to all aspects of spine surgery including minimally invasive and open approaches to treating adult degenerative, complex deformity and oncology.  In addition to 3 fellowship trained spine surgeons, fellows will benefit from exposure to outstanding Orthopaedic spine faculty as well.  Applicants should have completed an accredited US or Canadian neurosurgery residency in good standing and be ABNS-eligible.

The Duke Medicine Mission:  As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Medicine strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.

Community Information:  The Greater Triangle area of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill is family-friendly, while offering young singles many options for an active outdoor and social life. The Research Triangle Park, a globally prominent high-tech research and development center conceived around the three academic centers in the region, has made the area culturally diverse, economically resilient and nationally recognized as a great place to live.

Please send CV and letter of interest to:
Isaac Karikari, MD
Director, Neurosurgery Spine Fellowship Program
Phone:  919-778-6227

Sherolyn Patterson
GME Program Coordinator
Phone: (919) 684-3053
Fax: (919) 681-9775



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