Department of Surgery

Fellowships in the Division of General Surgery

                                                                                         General Surgery Fellows Graduation 2018


General Surgery Fellows Graduation 2018 – Future Plans

Abdominal Transplant Fellowship

Juan Echeverri – Assistant Professor, Santander, Spain

Carlo Pulitano – Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, University of Sydney, Australia

Joshua Shaw – Cleveland Clinic, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

HPB Oncology Fellowship

Nathan Zilbert – General and HPB Surgery, Trillium Health Partners, University of Toronto

Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship

Maryam Elmi – Assistant Professor, San Antonio, University of Texas

Courtney Fulton – Surgical Oncology in Colorado

Armen Parsyan – Clinical Fellowship in Breast Surgical Oncology, University of Toronto

Colorectal Surgery Fellowship

Daniel Abramowitz – Colorectal and General Surgeon, Scarborough General Hospital

Christine Keng – Colorectal & General Surgery, Richmond Hill/Vaughan

Sarah Moore – Locum, St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver

Kevan Smith – Surgeon, Kingston Public Hospital, Jamaica

General Surgical Oncology Fellowship

Janice Austin – Surgical Oncology, Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington

Matthew Dixon – HPB & GI Surgical Oncology, Penn State Medical Center, Hershey, PA

Siham Zerhouni – Clinical Instructor, Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops, BC

Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship

Arash Kashfi – Bariatric/Minimally Invasive Surgeon in a Community Hospital

Sultan AlHabdan – Assistant Professor, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Scott Rieder – Clinical Associate, Toronto Western Hospital

Subir Sutradhar – To Be Announced

Pediatric Surgery Fellowship

Hossam Elshafei – Consultant Pediatric Surgeon in the Middle East Region

Annika Mutanen – Assistant Professor of Pediatric Surgery, Helsinki Children’s Hospital, Finland

Kristy Rialon – Assistant Professor, Texas Children’s Hospital

Trauma Fellowship

Katherine McKendy – Critical Care Fellowship, McGill University, Montreal

Markus Ziesmann – Critical Care Fellowship, University of Toronto

Fellowship Programs

Breast Surgery Program - Sunnybrook and Princess Margaret Hospitals
Breast Surgery Program - St. Michael's Hospital                                            
Colorectal Surgery Program
General Surgical Oncology Program
Hepatobiliary Surgical Oncology Program
Minimally Invasive Surgery Program
Paediatric Surgery Program
Transplant Program
Trauma Program

*Please make sure you check the deadline for your individual program, sometimes these dates change at short notice*

To All Applicants:

If you have also applied to the U.S match through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), please be advised that the University of Toronto is a participating institution and adheres to the match policy. The policy states that "Applicants who have matched to a program or have accepted a position during the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP), shall not apply for, discuss, interview for, or accept a concurrent year position in another program prior to the NRMP granting the requested waiver." More information is accessible at

If you are accepted into a Fellowship Program, the Orientation Booklet in the link below will become very useful.  The Timelines to expect from the Post Graduate Medical Education Office on page 28 are extremely important.   

Orientation Resources for New Trainees | Postgraduate Medical Education

Source verification of your medical degree is an essential requirement for medical education licensure by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO), see page 8 in the Orientation Booklet as well as the document below.

Educational Opportunities

Boot Camp, July 24-27 2018.  This week has a number of lectures focusing on research methods and communication skills.  In addition, there is 1.5 days in the simulation lab focusing on operative skills in both the lower and upper GI tract. Please  contact Dr. Frances Wright if you wish your fellows to participate -