University of Alberta

Director, Division of Pediatric Cardiology

Department of Pediatrics

Competition No.  -    A100839121
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, in partnership with Alberta Health Services (AHS) invites applicants to apply for the Divisional Director position, as an Associate Professor/Full Professor, within the Division of Pediatric Cardiology in the Department of Pediatrics.

The University of Alberta Medical School is world renowned, and one of the pre-eminent teaching and research universities in Canada, serving 39,000 students with more than 15,000 faculty and staff. Founded over a century ago, the University has an annual budget in excess of $1.7 billion and attracts more than $500 million in sponsored research revenue.

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is Canada’s first and largest province-wide, fully-integrated health system, responsible for delivering health services to the over four million people living in Alberta, as well as to some residents of Saskatchewan, B.C. and the Northwest Territories. The Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, is a full-service pediatric hospital and centre for complex pediatric care and research. It is the only specialized healthcare facility for infants, children and youth in central and northern Alberta. It has among the highest inpatient volumes of any children’s hospital in Canada and serves a geographical area of over 500,000 km.


The successful applicant will join eighteen academic pediatric cardiologists providing a full spectrum of clinical pediatric cardiology services with expertise in multi-modal diagnostic imaging, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, fetal cardiology, heart failure, cardiac transplantation and preventive cardiology; new subspecialty programs are under development.

The Divisional Director will be tasked with the further expansion and progress of this second largest clinical pediatric cardiology program in Canada. The Divisional Director will have to work in close collaboration with a very busy cardio-surgical program attending to children with congenital and acquired heart disease from all Prairie Provinces coordinated by the Western Canadian Children’s Heart Network (WCCHN). The new director will have to provide active contribution and vision to the enhancement of the WCCHN in collaboration with the stakeholders from Western Canada. A strong adult congenital cardiac program working in close collaboration with the Division of Pediatric Cardiology provides clinical expertise and surgical services to patients from all Prairie Provinces as well.

The Division harbors an active basic and clinical science program, collaborating locally, nationally and internationally. The divisional director will have to provide leadership and strong support for clinical and basic research activities throughout all divisional subspecialties.

In addition to clinical care, the division is active in teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The Division is the home for a fully accredited Pediatric Cardiology subspecialty-training program through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. There are numerous trainees (undergraduate and postgraduate students, residents and clinical / research fellows) at the Division each academic year.

This is a full time 1.0 FTE position. The position profile will require 60% clinical service and 40% academic pursuits: the distribution of responsibilities is could be subject to modification. Contributions to education at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels are expected from all University faculty.


Interested applicants must hold an MD degree and must have completed a subspecialty residency in Pediatric Cardiology. Applicants should be able to become certified or eligible to become a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; See the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada ( for more information on various routes of credentialing. The successful candidate must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA).

Remuneration for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and will be based on the income scale of a competitive and highly successful Academic Medicine and Health Services plan.


Interested candidates are asked to submit a curriculum vitae outlining their education, qualifications and

experience to:

Dr. Gary Lopaschuk

Head, Department of Pediatrics

Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, 8440 – 112 Street

Edmonton, AB T6G 2B7

Ph: 7804922170



To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3)(e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services are committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply. 

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