​​The Department of​ Surgical Oncology offers Fellowship Education Programs only. Education programs for summer students, nonmedical undergraduate students, medical students and graduate students are managed by the respective divisions within the Departments of Surgery, Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Ophthalmology and Obstetrics-Gynecology.

 

General Surgical Oncology Fellowship

Program Director: Dr. Frances C. Wright

Affiliated with the University of Toronto, Princess Margaret is a major contributor to the General Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program. This program, which is part of the Division of General Surgery at the University of Toronto, is one of the largest and most successful of its kind in North America. The Department of Surgical Oncology at Princess Margaret offers a wide range of clinical placements in its research and clinical programs.

Contact: Jaime Burke, Program Coordinator
Phone: 416 946 6583
Email: jaime.burke@uhn.ca

About the General Surgical Oncology Fellowship

The University of Toronto offers a 2-year fellowship in general surgical oncology (GSO), approved by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO), for 3 or 4 new fellows per year. The GSO Fellowship at the University of Toronto is dedicated to excellent patient care, research and education. Fellows in this program benefit from exposure to faculty and facilities at 2 cancer centres with distinct yet complementary strengths: Princess Margaret and the Odette Cancer Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

Successful applicants will have completed or anticipate completing residency training in a recognized general surgery training program. Fellows receive full salary support. In addition, we provide all our fellows with support to attend the annual SSO meeting as well as the annual Canadian Society of Surgical Oncology meeting.

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Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Training Program

Program Director: Dr. Stephane Laframboise

Affiliated with the University of Toronto, Princess Margaret is a major contributor to the Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Training Program. This program, which is part of the Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Toronto, is one of the largest and most successful of its kind in North America.

Contact: Grezafe (Gigi) Lacanlale
Phone: 416 946 4043
Email: grezafe.lacanlale@uhn.ca

About the Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship

The Gynaecologic Oncology 3-year Fellowship Training Program at the University of Toronto is affiliated with both the Odette Cancer Centre and the University Health Network. The program is a 2-year clinical fellowship combined with a mandatory third year focused on providing each fellow with formal training and/or experience in an academic (non-clinical) field relevant to their future career in gynecologic oncology (for example, Master of Clinical Epidemiology, education, basic science or community health). Fellows typically enter the training program at the beginning of an academic year (starting July 1) and complete their training at the end of their third year (ending June 30).

The 2-year clinical fellowship includes clinical blocks involving the following rotations:

  • Clinical Gynecologic Oncology rotation at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre/University Health Network (9 months)
  • Clinical Gynecologic Oncology rotation at Odette Cancer Centre (9 months)
  • Off-service rotation in Medical Oncology (2 months)
  • Off-service rotation in Radiation Oncology (2 months)
  • Elective clinical rotation(s) (2 months)

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Breast Surgery Fellowship Program

Program Directors: Dr. Wey Leong and Dr. Nicole Look-Hong (SB site)

Affiliated with the University of Toronto, Princess Margaret is a major contributor to the Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program. This program, which is part of the Division of General Surgery at the University of Toronto, is one of the largest and most successful of its kind in North America.  The program is accredited by SSO. The fellowship takes place at 2 sites, the Odette Cancer Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Princess Margaret. Between them, the 2 centres have 9 dedicated breast surgical oncologists. Every year, 2-3 clinical fellowship positions are offered.

Contact: Jaime Burke, Program Coordinator
Phone: 416 946 6583
Email: jaime.burke@uhn.ca

About the Breast Surgery Fellowship

The University of Toronto offers a 1-year clinical fellowship in breast surgical oncology that provides fellows with a multidisciplinary approach to the management of breast cancer and an appreciation of the interrelationship between research and optimal clinical care. Fellows also receive considerable exposure to the management of melanoma. Fellows in this program benefit from exposure to faculty and facilities at 2 cancer centres with distinct yet complementary strengths: Princess Margaret and the Odette Cancer Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

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Fellowship in Advanced Training in Head & Neck Oncological Surgery

Program Director: Dr. Jeremy Freeman

Affiliated with the University of Toronto, Princess Margaret is a major contributor to the Fellowship in Advanced Training in Head and Neck Oncological Surgery. The focus of this fellowship is head and neck oncological extirpative surgery, reconstructive surgery with an emphasis on micro free tissue transfer, and endocrine and salivary surgery

Contact: Lily Bekic
Phone: 416 586 5141
Email: lily.bekic@sinaihealthsystem.ca

About the Advanced Training in Head & Neck Oncological Surgery Fellowship

The Fellowship Program in Advanced Training in Head and Neck Oncological Surgery is tailored to the needs of the prospective fellows as well as the needs of their proposed site of practice. Fellows have the opportunity to participate in many different surgical procedures and to participate in and present academic rounds and attend outpatient oncological clinics. The fellowship is 1 year in duration with the option of a second year.

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Neuro-Oncology Fellowship

Program Directors: Drs. Mark Bernstein, Paul Kongkham, Gelareh Zadeh

Affiliated with the University of Toronto, the Surgical Neuro-oncology Clinical Fellowship includes exposure to four neurosurgical staff at the Central Nervous System and Eye Site Group at Princess Margaret: Drs. Mark Bernstein, Paul Kongkham, and Gelareh Zadeh. The neurosurgical staff operate primarily at Toronto Western Hospital and offer multidisciplinary clinics at Toronto Western Hospital and Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Drs. Kongkham and Zadeh have active basic research laboratories at the Princess Margaret Research Institute. The team has overlapping but distinct clinical and research interests:

  • Dr. Bernstein: Intra-axial primary brain tumours and brain metastases; awake craniotomy and outpatient brain tumour surgery
  • ​Dr. Kongkham: Intra-axial primary brain tumours and benign metastases; functional imaging and intraoperative mapping 
  • Dr. Zadeh: Pituitary, skull base and endoscopic surgery

Contact: Judy Ibarra
Phone: 416 603 5428
Email: judith.ibarra@uhn.ca

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Plastic & Reconstructive Microsurgery Fellowship

Program Director: Dr. Stefan Hofer

Affiliated with the University of Toronto, Princess Margaret is a major contributor to the Plastic and Reconstructive Microsurgery Fellowship. This 1-year program, which is part of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Toronto General Hospital (TGH), offers fellows an opportunity to experience a broad spectrum of cancer-related defect reconstruction.

Fellows will be exposed mainly to microsurgical and non-microsurgical reconstruction of head and neck, breast and musculoskeletal sarcoma defects. The Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Division at TGH is a very busy service offering an excellent clinical, educational and research experience.

Contact: Katrina Aquino
Phone: 416 340 3449
Email: katrina.aquino@uhn.ca

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Breast Reconstruction Surgical Oncology Fellowship

Program Director: Dr. Toni Zhong

Affiliated with the University of Toronto, Princess Margaret is a major contributor to the Breast Reconstruction Surgical Oncology Fellowship. This program, which is part of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Toronto, is one of the oldest and most successful of its kind in North America. Fellows spend 6 months at the University Health Network gaining wide exposure to microsurgical reconstruction, perforator flaps and other complex reconstructions following oncologic ablation for sarcomas and other cancers. The remaining 6 months are spent at Women’s College Hospital gaining exposure to pedicled flap reconstruction, implant reconstruction and aesthetic surgery.

Contact: Dr. Toni Zhong
Phone: 416-340-3858
Email: toni.zhong@uhn.ca

 

About the Allergan Breast Reconstruction Surgical Oncology Fellowship

The Allergan Breast Reconstruction Surgical Oncology Fellowship at the University of Toronto is a 1-year program for graduate plastic surgeons wishing to gain high-level clinical and research experience in all types of breast reconstruction and aesthetic breast surgery in general. There are 2 fully funded positions available each year.

The goal of this program is to develop future leaders in the management of breast reconstruction and breast surgery. This program is highly competitive and many applications are submitted for these positions. Applications will be accepted from those who have successfully completed certification by a recognized plastic surgery training program and are credentialed to work as plastic surgeons.

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Thoracic Surgery Fellowship

Program Director: Dr. Andrew Pierre

Affiliated with the University of Toronto, Princess Margaret is a major contributor to the Thoracic Surgery Fellowship. This University of Toronto fellowship has funded training opportunities for both Canadian and international surgeons. The program is tailored to the needs of the fellow and varies from 6 months to 2 years in duration. Exposure to all aspects of general thoracic surgery is available, depending on the duration of the Fellowship. A separate lung transplant fellowship exists but 6 months to 1 year can be incorporated into the training if desired.

Contact: Emily Esteban
Phone: 416-340-4798
Email: emily.esteban@uhn.ca

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Uro-Oncology Fellowship

Program Director: Dr. Girish Kulkarni

Affiliated with the University of Toronto, Princess Margaret is a major contributor to the Uro-Oncology Fellowship. The vision of this program is to be one of the best and most comprehensive uro-oncology fellowship training programs in the world, given the breadth and depth of the faculty and their international profiles. Our mission is to train uro-oncologists to be among the world’s best with an evidence-based approach to achieve the highest standards of clinical care, a commitment to teach what they know and to conduct research directed to curing genitourinary cancer. Our objective is to train 3 uro-oncologists per year.

Contact: Kathy Li
Phone: 416-946-4501 ext. 5361
Email: kathy.li@uhn.ca

More information is available at Uro-Oncology at University of Toronto [opens in new window] »

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Last reviewed: 2/1/2022
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