Michael Garron Hospital Staff Position, Colon and Rectal Surgery 

The Division of General Surgery at Michael Garron Hospital is searching for a Colon and Rectal Surgeon to join our Department of Surgery.

Michael Garron Hospital (MGH), a member of the Toronto East Health Network (TEHN), is a vibrant community teaching hospital, affiliated with the University of Toronto, and serves one of Canada’s most diverse communities. Michael Garron Hospital has 470 beds comprised of acute care, rehabilitation and complex continuing care beds. MGH has a closed intensive care unit and full access to diagnostic imaging (US, CT, MRI). In the spring 2018, Michael Garron Hospital began its campus wide redevelopment project, and the new and state of the art, eight storey Ken and Marilyn Thomson Patient Care Centre is scheduled to open in 2022.

The successful candidate is expected to have completed or be eligible for certification in General Surgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and be eligible for licensure in the Province of Ontario. Candidates should have fellowship training and certification in Colon and Rectal Surgery, with expertise in advanced laparoscopic colorectal surgery, TAMIS and TaTME. The candidate will provide multidisciplinary care of patients with a full spectrum of benign and malignant colorectal diseases. A shared colorectal surgery clinical practice with an experienced colon and rectal surgeon is encouraged.

The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate exceptional interprofessional, interpersonal and collaborative skills and commitment to advance the strategic goals and vision of the Division of General Surgery. An interest in pursuing scholar activity including clinical and health outcomes research is strongly encouraged.

The successful candidate will be eligible for an appointment in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor, commensurate with their qualification and academic achievement. S/he must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in surgical education and academic involvement including participating in committees at the hospital and university level.

The Division of General Surgery at MGH is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or gender identity. 

Select applicants will be invited for an interview. The position available is for July 1, 2021 or shortly thereafter.

Applications must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and three letters of reference to be received by April 30, 2021 to:

Dr. Hany Sawires
Head, Division of General Surgery
Michael Garron Hospital
825 Coxwell Avenue, Suite G6-0015
Toronto, ON M4C 3E7

Position Available: Staff Colon and Rectal Surgeon
Type of Position (full/part time, locum): Full Time
Hospital: Michael Garron Hospital, Toronto East Health Network
City: Toronto, Ontario
Area: (rural/urban/remote) Urban
Start Time: July 1, 2021
Surgical Expertise Required: Board Certification, Colon and Rectal Surgery
Remuneration: Fee for service (OHIP)
On-Call (1 in X): 1 in 10

Vacancy at The Dryden Regional Health Centre

The Dryden Regional Health Centre has a vacancy in our General Surgery Program and one of our Surgeons is a U of T alumni and suggested we contact the Department to share this job. The surgeon leaving us after ten years is also a U of T graduate (Dr. George Rabbat) and both have served our community well.

Below is the job description in full and interested candidates can reach out to Dr. Izabela Apriasz at the below listed email or her cell at (807) 220-4275.

“The Dryden Regional Health Centre has two modern OR theatres with one fully integrated MIS suite, supported by a 24/7 Diagnostics Department featuring CT, Digital X-ray and Ultrasound, on site lab services and an ER Department covered full time. Regional pathology services are located in Kenora, stat reports are confirmed verbally within two days and transcribed reports are issued within 7-10 days.

Two GP / Anesthetists provide excellent support for the Surgical Services Programs at the DRHC. We are closely located to two tertiary referral centres in Thunder Bay and Winnipeg via ORNG Air Ambulance service.

One Family Physician with Extended Class Certification provides C-Section coverage.  Common procedures for our Surgeons include GI, bowel re-section, hernias, breast, skin and soft tissue surgery.  GI endoscopy is an essential service and advanced skills in minimal access surgery is welcome.

The Chief of Surgical Services in Dryden is Dr. Izabella Apriasz and she is currently supported full time in the Department by a second Surgeon Dr. George Rabbat. All practice specific questions can be directed to Dr. Apriasz at

Dryden is a full service four season community and our Recruitment Coordinator will assist you with your travel and local accommodation planning; we will do our best to ensure you get a little "Northern Exposure" while in our community. Consider Dryden as a potential locale for your full time General Surgery career.

The DRHC is a fully accredited facility and former Quality Health Care Workplace Award winning hospital and recent recipient of the Canada's Healthy Workplace Great Employer Award for the month of November 2019.

Visit our Facebook page (Dryden Regional Health Centre), follow us on Twitter @DrydenRegional or visit our website at to learn more about our community and workplace culture.”


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