Department Appointments Committee
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).
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.
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. 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. Hillary Steinhart||Sinai Health System - Mount Sinai Hospital||Gastroenterology||Professor||Clinician-investigator||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 2018-2021
|Dr. Vinod Chandran||UHN - Toronto Western Hospital||Rheumatology||Associate Professor||Clinician-scientist||