Queen's University

For the Record: Dec. 5, 2013

Thu, 12/05/2013


Headship review committee — Department of Surgery

Dr. John Rudan’s first term as head of the Department of Surgery will end on June 30, 2014 and Dr. Rudan has indicated that he is willing to be considered for reappointment. The procedure to be followed in reviewing the headship is the Modified Reappointment Process for Heads of Clinical Departments. In accordance with this document, a joint committee has been established to provide advice to the provost and vice-principal (academic) of Queen’s University and the chief executive officers of Hotel Dieu Hospital and Kingston General Hospital on the reappointment of Dr. Rudan and the present state and future prospects of the Department. The membership of the committee includes:

Dr. Richard K. Reznick (co-chair) Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences and Director, School of Medicine
Ms. Leslee J. Thompson (co-chair) President and Chief Executive Officer, Kingston General Hospital
Dr. Iain D. Young Executive Vice-Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences
Dr. David R. Pichora Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Dieu Hospital
Dr. M. Christopher Wallace Professor, Department of Surgery and Chair, Division of Neurosurgery
Dr. D. Robert Siemens Professor and Head, Department of Urology
Ms. Kirsi Rossborough (secretary) Staffing Assistant, Faculty of Health Sciences

Faculty, staff, students, residents, members of the teaching hospitals and other members of the university and health sciences communities are invited to submit comments on the present state and future prospects of the Department of Surgery and the degree of support for the reappointment of Dr. Rudan as head. Submissions are to be sent by January 18, 2014 to the committee co-chairs either in writing c/o Kirsi Rossborough, Macklem House, 18 Barrie Street, Kingston ON K7L 3N6, or electronically to kirsi.rossborough@queensu.ca. Responses will remain confidential and will be shared only with the members of the review committee; anonymous submissions will not be considered.


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