Fellowship Program

There is a national and international need for the advanced learning obtained by clinical fellows. The University of Toronto, as a world leading teaching institution, is optimally positioned to meet this need. As well, the Department of Surgery needs clinical fellows for the effective performance of its mandate to deliver outstanding clinical care, to perform advanced level basic science and clinical research, and to teach residents and medical students.

The strategic plan of 2004 for the University of Toronto, Department of Surgery identified a need for improvement in the clinical fellowships programs with the following statement: “The clinical fellowship program continues to expand and is being managed locally by each division. The program will benefit from development of a more comprehensive clinical fellowship program with improved co-ordination, a re-evaluation of educational goals, and investigation of the impact of clinical fellows in residency training”.

This task force was struck by the Chairman of the Department of Surgery with a mandate to enhance the clinical fellowship program in the Department of Surgery. With over 200 fellows in training, this educational activity is clearly important to the department and will continue to benefit both the faculty and the fellows involved.

For information on fellowships in specific surgical specialties visit:

Divisions of Cardiac and Vascular Surgery -  Advanced Aortic Surgery Fellowship     
Division of Cardiac Surgery Clinical Fellowship
Division of Orthopaedic Surgery Clinical Fellowship
Division of Plastic Surgery Clinical Fellowship
Urological Laparoscopy and Endourology Clinical Fellowships
Urooncology Clinical Fellowships
Division of Neurosurgery Clinical Fellowships
Division of General Surgery Clinical Fellowships
Division of Vascular Surgery Clinical Fellowships

Qualified surgeons wishing to apply for a fellowship position should apply directly to the contact person listed for the fellowship they wish to complete.

Information for non-citizen Sponsored International Medical Graduates:
http://www.pgme.utoronto.ca/content/fellowship-training-international-applicants

Information Booklet for New Fellows:
http://www.pgme.utoronto.ca/content/current-trainees

Director, Clinical Fellowship Program:
Dr. Najma Ahmed

Tel:  416-864-5422
Fax: 416-864-6072
Email: ahmedn@smh.ca

Postgraduate Coordinator - Clinical Fellowship Program
Tess Weber
Department of Surgery
University of Toronto, Stewart Building
149 College Street, Suite 503
Toronto, ON M5T 1P5

Tel: 416 978-8945
Fax: 416 978-1880
Email: tess.weber@utoronto.ca


Fellowship Committee
Najma Ahmed (Fellowship Director)
John Coles (C/S)
Frances Wright (G/S)
Ken Pace (U/S)
Andrew Pierre (T/S)
Todd Mainprize (N/S)
Toni Zhong (P/S)
Mark Wheatcroft (V/S)
Lucas Murnaghan (O/S)
Tess Weber (Postgraduate Coordinator)

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