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Canadian HPB

Fellowship Programs

University of Toronto

Complex General Surgical Oncology Program


Our program is one of few fellowship programs with dual accreditation by the AHPBA and the ACGME/RCPSC for HPB surgery and surgical oncology. Upon graduation, fellows are eligible for certification exams by the American Board of Surgery, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and the European Society of Surgical Oncology. The 2-year training program includes a first year of core rotations in general surgical oncology and a second year with 10-12 months dedicated to HPB surgery at the 6th largest cancer centre North-America with over 250 liver and pancreas resections annually. The faculty of 4 HPB surgical oncologists is active in health services research, surgical clinical trials, and quality improvement, and combines over $3 millions in research funding. In addition to HPB surgical oncology, they run specialized expertise in neuroendocrine tumors, hepatic artery infusion pump, and minimally invasive surgery.

Western University

Multiorgan Transplant Fellowship


The Multi-Organ Transplant Program is one of the leading transplant programs in Canada, performing about 160 transplants annually. Almost 5,000 Canadians have received transplants, including heart, kidney, kidney-pancreas, liver, and multi-organ transplantation, at University Hospital and Children's Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre.

Currently, the Multi-Organ Transplant Program has Fellows in kidney transplantation (both surgery and nephrology) and liver transplantation (surgery and hepatology). Kidney transplant Fellows will also gain experience with kidney-pancreas transplantation.

The Fellowship Program is accredited with the American Society of Transplant Surgeons for surgical training in kidney and liver transplantation. Fellowships are usually two years in duration; after training, Fellows are competent in all aspects of transplantation including multi-organ procurement, pre-transplant assessment, operative and perioperative care (including immunosuppression), and long-term followup.

Many Fellows are Canadian, although doctors come here for training from many other countries, including Australia, China, England, India, Ireland, Japan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and the United States among others.

Clinical Fellows are categorized as physicians who are acquiring post-certification training. By definition, these physicians are recognized specialists in their given field who are obtaining a purely educational experience beyond certification requirements. Applicants who are graduates of acceptable, unaccredited medical schools (outside of North America), must hold approved temporary work authorizations for the duration of their appointment, which cannot exceed a 24-month period.

All positions will be funded by non-Ministry of Health funding sources and physicians who will be strictly engaged in clinical functions will hold a certificate of registration on the educational registry with the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons. It is recognized that these physicians will not add to the physician resource pool as they are required to provide an annual signed waiver indicating their intentions to return to their country of origin upon completion of their training program. As clinical functions will not be pursued during research fellowship appointments, no certificate of registration authorizing postgraduate training is required. There is a minimum of six months lead time required which should allow for the necessary procedural and regulatory requirements to be completed.


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