Canadian Society of Cardiac Surgeons


The CSCS Mission is to promote and represent the specialty of cardiac surgery including but not exclusive to research, education, and sound clinical practice.

The CSCS strives to be responsive to its members’ needs. In addition to the educational activities it sponsors and develops, it has partnered to assess workforce issues hoping to project surgeon shortages in the future to help plan for our specialty’s growth. We are playing a role in the development of training programs to help the field adapt to new technologies and embrace new techniques.



Academic Pediatric Congenital Cardiac Surgeon

The Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta, is accepting applications for the position of a Fee for Service Pediatric & Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgeon with a Clinical Faculty Appointment.   The Division of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Alberta has one of the largest Pediatric Congenital programs in Canada.  

The Division of Cardiac Surgery presently consists of 11 cardiac surgeons and performs the full range of pediatric and adult cardiac operations averaging 1900 cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) cases per year.  Additionally, 400-500 non CPB cases are performed. The Division is a major transplantation centre for Western Canada performing approximately 100 heart and lung transplantations annually.  The Division is located in the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute which combines state of the art clinical facilities with outstanding opportunities in both clinical and basic science research.  The Pediatric & Adult Congenital program performs approximately 600 cases per year.

The Division is recruiting a Pediatric & Adult congenital surgeon to start July 1, 2018 (this date is flexible).  The successful applicant will have a job description which includes a significant commitment to Academic Cardiac Surgery with the clinical component to include a full range of Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery, heart transplantation, and mechanical circulatory support.  The successful applicant will participate fully in Divisional research and educational activities.  Protected time will be provided.

Applicants must hold an MD or equivalent with completed training in Cardiac Surgery and must be eligible for licensure in the Province of Alberta.  The applicant must have obtained the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Fellowship in Cardiac Surgery or equivalent and have advanced training in Pediatric and Adult Congenital cardiac surgery.

Remuneration will be through a Fee for Service model.

Consideration of applications will continue until the position is filled.  Interested applicants should arrange to have current curriculum vitae, a two page a statement of interest in the position and the names of three references and forward them to the following email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr. Roderick MacArthur M.D.                        
Divisional Director, Cardiac Surgery                         
4A7.056 MAZ, 8440 – 112 Street                              
Edmonton AB T6R2B7
Dr. Mohammed Al Aklabi, M.D.
Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon,
Clinical Associate professor
3H2.09, 8440 – 112 Street                                                                             
Edmonton AB T6G 2B7

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit.  We are committed to the principle of equity in employment.  We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.