University of Alberta

FFS Position Clinical Hepatologist, Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Alberta Hospital

Department of Medicine

Competition No.  -    A100632523
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology in partnership with Alberta Health Services, invites applications for a clinical hepatologist to be based at the University of Alberta Hospital. Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the Faculty is internationally recognized, as among the world’s top 50 medical schools and as one of Canada’s premier health-education institutions.  The University is currently home to more than 38,000 students with more than 15,000 faculty and staff. 

The Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Alberta Hospital consists of 23 gastroenterologists, including 8 hepatologists and two PhD scientists.  The Academic Division of Gastroenterology in the Department of Medicine is one of the largest GI and hepatology centers in Canada.  It has special programs in Cirrhosis Care, viral discovery, auto-immune liver diseases and portal hypertension. It runs the second largest liver transplant program in Canada. The University of Alberta GI Division manages a leading-edge research program involving 45 graduate and undergraduate students, over 3 million dollars in basic and clinical research funding annually and has developed the Center of Excellence in Gastrointestinal Inflammation and Immunity Research. 

The successful candidate will have an MD degree, or equivalent. They will be certified with the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada and eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA).

Remuneration will be based on the Fee-for-Service (FFS) schedule.

Key accountabilities of the clinical hepatologist will include, but will not be limited to participation on inpatient hepatology, luminal GI ward and consult services and outpatient hepatology clinics including liver transplant clinics as well as on call service. Special training in hepatology including liver transplantation is a requirement. 

The successful applicant will be encouraged to apply for a Clinical Academic Colleague Appointment in the Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, which will be considered under a separate process through the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry.

Interested candidates are asked to submit online a letter of intent and curriculum vitae outlining their education, qualifications, advanced training and experience to:

Dr. Dan Sadowski
Interim Director, Division of Gastroenterology
AHS Zone Head, Edmonton GI
2-14A Zeidler Ledcor Centre
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB  T6G 2X8

Applications will begin being reviewed on April 20, 2017; however, the competition will remain open until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

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. 

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Details about the University of Alberta, the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and the Department of Medicine can be found on the Faculty’s Home Page at

Details about Alberta Health Services can be found at

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.

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.