Continuing Faculty Appointments Review Committee

Purpose

All new clinical faculty appointments to the Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, are probationary for the first three to five years, with continuation of the appointment beyond this time period contingent upon the outcome of a formal continuing faculty appointment review. Faculty members who are recruited at an advanced career stage may have this probationary period waived by the Dean. The continuing appointment review committee is advisory to the Department Chair and is responsible for the annual conduct of these reviews and provision of recommendations regarding continuing faculty appointment to the Department Chair.

Committee membership

The committee is comprised of senior full-time clinical faculty members (associate or full professor rank with continuing appointment status) who have been selected by the Department Chair in consultation with the committee co-chairs to reflect the constituency of the department’s faculty.

Committee mandate and role

The committee will meet in April of each year over one or more days depending on the number of reviewees. The committee will be supported by the DoM faculty appointment coordinator. Review documents will be provided to reviewers at least 21 days prior to the first review committee meeting.

All committee members are expected to:

  • Be versed on the policies and procedures of the Faculty of Medicine relating to continuing appointment review for full-time clinical faculty members
  • Review and declare all potential conflicts of interest to the co-chairs regarding eligible review candidates
  • Review all materials provided relevant to their assignments and provide constructive, fair reviews of all assigned candidates
  • Provide a final written review of each candidate to the department within one week (seven days) of the meeting date at which the candidate was discussed

Committee chairs are expected to:

  • Ensure fair and transparent process of review
  • Provide a summary of the discussion and recommendations of the Committee for Continuing Faculty Appointment to the Chair ideally within 14 days, but within a maximum of 21 days of the receipt of the committee members' reviews

CFAR Committee 2017

Name Division Hospital Rank Academic Position Description

Dr. Frank Silver

Neurology Toronto Western Hospital Professor Clinician-investigator
Dr. Joan Wither Rheumatology Toronto Western Hospital Professor Clinician-scientist
Dr. Mark Bayley Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Professor Clinician-teacher
Dr. Craig Earle Medical Oncology Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Professor Clinician-scientist
Dr. William Geerts Respirology Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Professor Clinician-investigator
Dr. Shiphra Ginsburg Respirology Mount Sinai Hospital Professor Clinician-scientist
Dr. Harry Janssen Gastroenterology Toronto Western Hospital Professor Clinician-scientist
Dr. Young-In Kim Gastroenterology St. Michael's Hospital Professor Clinician-scientist
Dr. Samir Kumar Sinha Geriatric Medicine Mount Sinai Hospital Associate Professor Clinician in quality & innovation
Dr. Liesly Lee Neurology Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Associate Professor Clinician-teacher
Dr. Helen MacKay Medical Oncology Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Associate Professor Clinician-investigator
Dr. Ophyr Mourad Internal Medicine St. Michael's Hospital Associate Professor Clinician-teacher
Dr. Srikala Sridhar Medical Oncology Princess Margaret Hospital Associate Professor Clinician-investigator
Dr. Antonio Strafella Neurology Toronto Western Hospital Professor Clinician-scientist
Dr. Kathryn Tinckam Nephrology Toronto General Hospital Associate Professor Clinician in quality & innovation
Dr. Richard Wennberg Neurology Toronto Western Hospital Professor Clinician-investigator

 

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