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The New Brunswick Heart Centre (NBHC - ) and the Department of Surgery, affiliated with Dalhousie University New Brunswick Medical School, is seeking a dynamic and motivated individual for the Position of Academic Cardiac Surgeon in the Division of Cardiac Surgery. The subspecialty interest we are particularly looking for is in the field of structural heart disease.  The NBHC is located at the Saint John Regional Hospital, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.  The NBHC is the sole tertiary cardiac care program in the province of New Brunswick.  It has an annual cardiac surgery volume of over 900 cases and growing, spanning the full spectrum of cardiac surgery.  We have a well-established and collaborative “Heart Team” that strives to provide modern cardiac surgical care to address valvular heart disease, ischemic heart disease, heart failure, and aortic conditions ( including endovascular approaches.  Surgeons are key members of the multidisciplinary Transcatheter Aortic Valve (TAVI) program, Mitra Clip program, Lead Extraction program and acute cardiogenic shock program.  The successful candidate will join 5 other cardiac surgeons, supported by 7 dedicated Nurse Associates.  The projected start time for the position may be as early as the Summer of 2022 but is flexible.  Proficiency in both official languages is an asset.  Remuneration is via an Alternate Funding Plan shared among the surgeons, paid by the New Brunswick Department of Health.  Academic cross appointment at both Dalhousie University or/and Memorial University is valued and part of ensuring quality of care.  The Division of Cardiac Surgery is an integral part of the Department of Surgery.  Division members have excellent opportunities for educational and research endeavours in addition to their clinical responsibilities.  Candidates must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick, privileges with Horizon Health Network and membership with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, as well as adequate liability insurance.  Situated on the Bay of Fundy, Saint John offers urban sophistication combined with small-town friendliness (https://youtube/wCKTTd95mb0).  The area provides four season recreational opportunities, such as skiing, hiking, sailing, and miles of coastline.  New Brunswick, like most of Atlantic Canada, has been fortunate during the current Covid-19 pandemic with limited impact.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  Horizon Health Network is an employment equity, affirmative action employer.  Interested applicants should forward an introduction letter, along with their curriculum vitae and contact information (phone and/or email) for three recent clinical references to: Dr Jean-Francois Legare ( Clinical Head of Cardiac Surgery.  Note that while we are seeking a full-time position, limited Locum opportunities, are also possible and will be considered.



Horizon has an annual budget of approximately $1.1 billion and has more than 12,600 employees, 1,100 physicians and 5,200 volunteers, auxiliary and alumnae members, as well as 17 foundations and 18 auxiliary and alumnae organizations. Horizon ensures representation from urban and rural areas through a 15-member Board that consists of 7 appointed and 8 elected members of the public.


For more information, visit the Horizon Health Network website at




These responsibilities are basic. Additional duties may be assigned from time to time as may be necessary to the operation of Horizon Health Network:

·        Participate in medical practice that is compatible with the Health Authority’s mission, values and strategic directions.


A nationally competitive Academic Funding Plan compensates New Brunswick Heart Centre cardiac surgeons for clinical excellence, medical education, research and administration. The successful applicant will be compensated for their clinical work and general contribution to the department and are eligible to receive additional funding for specific academic and administrative projects.


·        Moving Expense Allowance with a Return of Service Agreement.


EXPECTED START DATE: Summer 2022 (start date is flexible)



A playground in Atlantic Canada surrounded by fresh waterways on one side and the ocean on the other.


With a community of Maritime and Acadian people whose rich friendly culture will include you.



To a community where families are able to raise their children in a safe, close-knit environment with a reasonable cost of living.


The Saint John area offers you a broad range of affordable housing options, from heritage properties to executive homes within the city and in nearby Kennebecasis Valley. Saint John, a booming harbor city is Canada's oldest incorporated city (1785) and home to the country's oldest museum and farmers' market. For spouses and families, there are excellent employment and educational prospects. The nearby towns and villages, such as St. Stephen, Sussex, and Grand Manan, provide a diverse selection of recreational and sport activities that appeal to all age groups.


·        Certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Canada in Cardiac Surgery. Consideration will be given to other University Medical School qualifications and training.



TO APPLY/INFORMATION: Applicants are invited to visit but applicants should submit their intention with an accompanying CV to Dr Jean-Francois Legare (  

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