Neurologist (Epileptologist)

The Division of Neurology at the Ottawa Hospital/University of Ottawa is recruiting an academic neurologist with fellowship training in epileptology to join the Division of Neurology. The successful applicant will join an epilepsy program that in a growing and dynamic subspecialty in Ottawa. It is the adult pillar of the Ottawa Epilepsy Program ( We have an active general epilepsy clinic with multiple subspecialty clinics, including a first seizure clinic, a women with epilepsy clinic and an epilepsy transition clinic for pediatric patients graduating from the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). Our outpatient clinic has 2 clinical nurses to help clinicians care for their patients. We are currently looking to expand our 2 bed inpatient EMU to 4 beds. Our EEG laboratory currently has 3 cEEG machines for monitoring in the critically ill, 4 routine video EEG machines and the ability to perform ambulatory video EEG monitoring for outpatients. We offer a 6 month EEG fellowship to trainees and are expanding to a full fledged epilepsy fellowship over the coming year.


The individual will be expected to engage in program development including: 1) evaluation and management of epilepsy patients in inpatient and outpatient settings, including subspecialty clinics; 2) interpret diagnostic standard, ambulatory, ICU and continuous video-EEG monitoring (EMU); 3) perform epilepsy pre-surgical evaluations; 4) teach medical students and neurology residents in outpatient general neurology clinics and on the neurology inpatient-consultation service; 5) educate clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy fellows; and, 6) actively participate in research activities.


The physician will participate in the Neurology on-call rotation on a regular basis, inpatient general neurology services and expected to cover the EMU over weekends with resident support as per the on-call schedule.


The successful candidate will be expected to participate in a variety of clinical duties as well as education and academic opportunities and initiatives at the University of Ottawa. This position works under the general direction of the Head of the Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine at the Ottawa Hospital/University of Ottawa.


The ideal candidate will be a neurologist with fellowship training in epileptology. The successful candidate will be eligible to hold an academic appointment at the rank of an Assistant Professor or higher at the University of Ottawa within the Department of Medicine where clinician teachers are valued and recognized for excellence and scholarly contributions in medical education and clinical care. Academic rank will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

The successful candidate is fellowship trained in EEG with experience in epilepsy monitoring (EMU, cEEG, Amb EEG) and management of epilepsy in the outpatient and inpatient settings and must hold added subspecialty certification in Epilepsy and/or Clinical Neurophysiology.  A track record of peer-reviewed publications and post-fellowship clinical experience in epilepsy monitoring is also desired.


In addition, the successful applicant must be licensed to practice medicine in Ontario; have, or be eligible for, certification in Neurology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; are expected to hold or challenge for the CSCN (EEG) examination and be a member of or be eligible for membership with the Canadian Medical Protective Association.  Past experience teaching medical students and residents is required.  Bilingualism (French and English) is considered an asset.

Job Benefits

The Division of Neurology has 34 part time and full-time members with a focus in neuromuscular, MS, neuro ophthalmology, movement disorders, epilepsy and stroke.  Members of the Division have a wide range of basic and clinical research skills including in epidemiology, ethics and trial design.

The Ottawa Hospital is a 1150 bed tertiary-care hospital serving Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec at four inpatient sites (Civic, General, Heart Institute, and the Rehabilitation Centre) and one ambulatory centre (Riverside).  There are approximately 50,000 inpatient admissions, 160,000 emergency visits and over one million outpatient visits annually.

The City of Ottawa provides a thriving multicultural and bilingual environment. Ottawa boasts numerous cultural activities as well as readily accessible sporting and natural resources, making it an ideal family and healthy living environment.

Employment Equity

Diversity and Accommodation

We acknowledge, with respect, that the work of the Department of Medicine takes place on the unceded and unsurrendered traditional territories of the Algonquin nation.

The Department of Medicine is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. We know that diversity underpins excellence, and that we all share responsibility for creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive community.

We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to,

  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples;
  • members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin;
  • persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities;
  • persons who identify as women; and
  • persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.

We recognize that many of these identities intersect; as a result, equity, diversity and inclusion can be complex. We value the contributions that each person brings and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all in our Department.

The Department of Medicine understands that career paths vary. Legitimate career interruptions will in no way prejudice the assessment process and their impact will be carefully considered.

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

Employment Type
Approximate Start Date
July 1, 2021
Job Location
1053 Carling Ave, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Salary Range
$250, 000-$300, 000
Posting Date
March 23, 2021
Closing Date
June 30, 2021
Application Process

Income is derived from a variety of sources including but not limited to clinical billings (fee-for-service), salary support (AFP/APP) as well as honorariums/stipends.  Health and welfare benefits including extended health, dental and disability insurance as well as life insurance are offered to full-time physicians.


Please forward a 1-2 page letter outlining your academic plan in epilepsy, 3 references and a CV to Dr. David Grimes, Head, Division of Neurology, The Ottawa Hospital and University of Ottawa at

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