Department Appointments Committee


The Department Appointments Committee (DAC) serves in an advisory capacity to the Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine (DoAPM) at the University of Toronto for all matters concerning Faculty Appointments and Junior Promotions (promotion from Lecturer to Assistant Professor). 


The DAC meets quarterly, in person or virtually. A minimum of three DAC members must be present for a meeting to take place. At quarterly committee meetings, new applications will be presented and discussed followed by general committee questioning and development of a consensus recommendation to the Chair based on a majority vote. Upon satisfactory review by the DAC, the DoAPM Chair will recommend the candidate for appointment to the Faculty Academic Appointments Committee (if necessary) and to the Dean, Temerty Faculty of Medicine.


The DAC Chair is appointed by the Department Chair with input from the Executive Council. The Chair of the DAC must be a full-time clinical faculty member of the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Toronto, at the rank of Assistant Professor or above. Members are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the policies and procedures applicable to appointments and junior promotion for clinical faculty Procedures Manual for the Policy for Clinical Faculty.

DAC Terms of Reference

DAC Members 2022 - 2023




Dr. Carol Loffelmann (Chair)

Assistant Professor

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Dr. William Darrah

Assistant Professor

St. Michael's Hospital

Dr. David McKnight

Professor Emeritus

University of Toronto

Dr. Kyle Kirkham

Assistant Professor

UHN-Toronto Western Hospital

Dr. Joseph Fiorellino


UHN-Toronto General Hospital

Dr. Kristina Khanduja

Associate Professor

Sinai Health Systems

Dr. Joost de Ruiter

Assistant Professor

The Hospital for Sick Children

Dr. Jason Taam

Assistant Professor

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre