Department Appointments Committee

Purpose

The Department Appointment Committee (DAC) serves as an advisory committee to the Chair of the Department of Medicine (DoM) at the University of Toronto (U of T) for all matters concerning faculty appointments and junior promotion (promotion from lecturer to assistant professor).

DAC provides independent review of all candidates for clinical appointment to the DoM and applications for junior promotion. Upon satisfactory review by the DAC, the DoM Chair recommends the candidate for appointment to the Dean, Faculty of Medicine, and the Faculty Academic Appointment Committee (FAAC).

DAC Terms of Reference

Meetings

The DAC meets monthly, in person or via teleconference. A minimum of five DAC members must be present for a meeting to take place. At monthly committee meetings, each candidate is presented to and discussed by the reviewers, followed by general committee questioning and development of a consensus recommendation to the Chair based on a majority vote.

Membership

The chair of the DAC shall be a full-time clinical faculty member of the DoM, U of T, will hold the rank of full professor, and will have the deciding vote in a tied decision. The remainder of the committee will consist of a minimum of nine members, and have broad representation including gender, rank, position description, and appointment type.

DAC Members 2016-2017

Name Hospital Division Rank Academic Position Description Appointment Type
Dr. Gillian Hawker (DAC Chair) Women's College Hospital Rheumatology Professor Clinician-scientist Clinical Full-time
Dr. Andrew Baker Humber River Hospital - Church St Geriatrics Assistant Professor Clinician-teacher Clinical Part-time
Dr. Christopher Chan University Health Network - Toronto General Hospital Nephrology Professor Clinician-investigator Clinical Full-time
Dr. William Coke Trillium Health Partners General Internal Medicine Associate Professor Clinician-educator Clinical Part-time
Dr. Marie Faughnan St. Michael's Hospital Respirology Associate Professor Clinician-investigator Clinical Full-time
Dr. Rob Fowler Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre General Internal Medicine Associate Professor Clinician-investigator Clinical Full-time
Dr. David Frost University Health Network - Toronto Western Hospital General Internal Medicine Assistant Professor Clinician-teacher Clinical Full-time
Dr. Iliana Lega Women's College Hospital Endocrinology and Metabolism Assistant Professor Clinician-scientist Clinical Full-time
Dr. Dawn Lim University Health Network - Toronto General Hospital Emergency Medicine Assistant Professor Clinician-teacher Clinical Full-time
Dr. Kenneth Melvin University Health Network - Toronto General Hospital Cardiology Associate Professor   Clinical Adjunct
Dr. Geetha Mukerji Women's College Hospital Endocrinology and Metabolism Assistant Professor Clinician Quality & Innovation Clinical Full-time
Dr. Geoffrey Nguyen Sinai Health System - Mount Sinai Hospital Gastroenterology Associate Professor Clinician-scientist Clinical Full-time
Dr. Simron Singh Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Medical Oncology Assistant Professor Clinician Quality & Innovation Clinical Full-time
Dr. Jacob Udell Women's College Hospital Cardiology Assistant Professor Clinician-scientist Clinical Full-time
Dr. Auro Viswabandya University Health Network - Princess Margaret Hospital Hematology Assistant Professor Clinician-teacher Clinical Full-time
Dr. Harindra Wijeysundera Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Cardiology Associate Professor Clinician-scientist Clinical Full-time
Dr. Catherine Yu St. Michael's Hospital Endocrinology and Metabolism Associate Professor Clinician-educator Clinical Full-time

FAAC Representative 2016-2017

         
Dr. Hillary Steinhart Sinai Health System - Mount Sinai Hospital Gastroenterology Professor Clinician-investigator Clinical Full-time

 

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