Job Posting - Medical Director & Division Chair

This post was submitted by Dr. Michael Reider, Professor of Paediatrics, Chair/Chief, Department of Paediatrics, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western


Medical Director and Division Chair - Children’s Emergency Care LHSC Department of Emergency Medicine & Western Department of Paediatrics

The Medical Director and Division Chair - Children’s Emergency Care will provide operational and academic leadership to physicians and staff within the LHSC Children’s Emergency Department (ED), congruent with the clinical goals and mission of LHSC & the Children’s Hospital, the Department of Paediatrics and the Division of Emergency Medicine. The incumbent will serve as a direct report to the Chair/Chief of the Department of Paediatrics and the Department Chief of Emergency Medicine LHSC/ St Joseph’s Health Care London. The role is to provide leadership and input, and to act as a liaison between Paediatric Emergency physicians and senior administration. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing leadership to implement high quality and efficient clinical work in a collegial, and academic environment. S/he will a champion an environment of continuous quality improvement and scholarship. The incumbent will work closely with the Department of Paediatrics Chair/Chief and the Department of Emergency Medicine Chief for matters that require Division advocacy, support, validation or approval. The duties of this position are in accordance with the Professional Staff By-Laws and include medical supervision for optimum overall functioning of the Children’s Emergency Department, and will include: 

  • Aligns service strategies with Departmental and LHSC/ Western vision(s) 
  • Establishes collaboration with other program Chiefs/Site Chiefs / Division Chairs at Children’s Hospital to foster integrated care 
  • Facilitates the academic development of members of the Division of Pediatric EM
  • Collaborates with appropriate clinical Service Directors and applicable Vice President in operating budget development and departmental planning.
  • Collaborates with operational and academic leaders (ex. Division Chiefs, Directors)
  • Addresses patient related complaints, including investigation and follow up of the complaint 

Preferred Qualifications – Subspecialty certification in Paediatric Emergency Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or equivalent is required. This is a five year term position (renewable once), and compensation is stipend based.

Please CLICK HERE for the full Role Description.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, including curriculum vitae and names of three references to:

Michael Rieder, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Professor of Paediatrics, Chair/Chief, Department of Paediatrics
Adam Dukelow, MD, MHSc, FRCPC
Associate Professor of Medicine, Chief Emergency Medicine LHSC St. Joseph’s London

Business Addresses:
Western University, 1151 Richmond Street N., London, Ontario N6A 5B8,
London Health Sciences Centre, 800 Commissioners Road East, London Ontario, N6A 5W9,
St. Joseph’s Health Care London, 268 Grosvenor Street, London, Ontario, N6A 4V2,

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Jill O’Dowda at or 519-685-8129