Chief, Division of Hematopathology and Transfusion Medicine - CHEO

Posting Date:Thu, 27 Jul 2023
Date to Apply By: Until Filled
Estimated Start Date: To be Determined
Address: 401 Smyth Rd, Ottawa, Ontario
City: Ottawa

The Department of Laboratory Medicine at CHEO invites applications for the position of Chief, Division of Hematopathology and Transfusion Medicine.
CHEO is a tertiary care pediatric teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa. It is the acute care pediatric center for the Eastern Ontario Region where hospital-based laboratory medicine services are provided under the auspices of the Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association (EORLA). CHEO has a very active Hematology/Oncology service with approximately 90 new oncologic diagnoses per year, as well as the second largest haemoglobinopathy program in Ontario. The division also supports PICU, NICU, Cardiac Surgery (including ECMO) and the regional pediatric trauma program.

The Division provides pediatric haematopathology and transfusion support and services for CHEO patients as well as consultative services for surrounding areas. Working collaboratively with Medical/Scientific, Administration, Management, and Technical Staff within CHEO and across EORLA, the successful candidate will provide medical leadership for the Division of Hematopathology at CHEO.


CHEO invites applications from candidates who have strong operational and academic leadership skills, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a proven record of achievement in medical laboratory development, education, research, and/or quality assurance.


Eligibility for a license to practice medicine with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario is mandatory. Candidates must be eligible for a full time academic appointment in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa. While English is the language of the health record, functionality in French is an asset. Candidates must have FRCPC or equivalent certification in Hematological Pathology. Additional experience or training in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology or Pediatric Hematopathology is preferred.


CHEO is one of the few stand-alone, global leaders in pediatric health and is home to nearly 4,500 staff and physicians dedicated to helping children and youth live their best lives. Within its own walls and through partnerships with community providers, CHEO has transformed from a 20th Century acute care hospital into a 21st Century integrated child and youth health system. Ranked in the top 1% of Canadian hospitals for the digitization of its clinical infrastructure, CHEO combines excellence in clinical care, research, and education to advance seamless care that’s provided where, when, and how it is needed. CHEO’s Research Institute is dedicated to world-class clinical, translational, and basic science research covering a wide range of children’s health concerns. CHEO has twice been named as the best place to work in Canadian healthcare by Forbes Magazine and is ranked second among Canadian hospitals on its list of Canada’s Best Employers for 2021. For the 10th consecutive year in a row, the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers has recognized CHEO as a top employer in the National Capital Region.


Every year CHEO helps more than 500,000 children and youth from Eastern Ontario, western Quebec, Nunavut and Northern Ontario.

Qualified candidates are invited to forward their letter of intent and CV to:

Lindy Samson, MD, FRCPC Chief of Staff and Chief Medical Officer
Email: mso@cheo.on.ca
Tel: 613-737-7600 ext2243



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Contact Name: Dr Lindy Samson
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Contact Email: mso@cheo.on.ca
Contact Phone: 613-737-7600 x2243
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- last updated June 2023 -