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. Lori Albert||University Health Network - Toronto Western Hospital||Rheumatology||Associate Professor||Clinician-educator||Clinical Full-time|
|Dr. Andrew Baker||Humber River Hospital - Church St||Geriatrics||Assistant Professor||Clinical Adjunct|
|Dr. Christopher Chan||University Health Network - Toronto General Hospital||Nephrology||Professor||Clinician-investigator||Clinical Full-time|
|Dr. Peter Cram||University Health Network - Toronto General Hospital||General Internal Medicine||Professor||Clinician-scientist||Clinical Full-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. Jacqueline James||Sinai Health System - Mount Sinai Hospital||Endocrinology and Metabolism||Associate Professor||Clinician-educator||Clinical Full-time|
|Dr. Jerome Leis||Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre||Infectious Diseases||Assistant Professor||Clinician Quality & Innovation||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. Martin Myers||Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre||Cardiology||Professor||Clinician-investigator||Clinical Part-time|
|Dr. Catherine Yu||St. Michael's Hospital||Endocrinology and Metabolism||Associate Professor||Clinician-educator||Clinical Full-time|
|Dr. Harindra Wijeysundera||Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre||Cardiology||Associate Professor||Clinician-scientist||Clinical Full-time|
FAAC Representative 2016-2017
|Dr. Hillary Steinhart||Sinai Health System - Mount Sinai Hospital||Gastroenterology||Professor||Clinician-investigator||Clinical Full-time|