Hospital for Sick Children


2-3 Fellows Hired Per Year

There are approximately four Cardiac Fellows/Residents being trained at any given time. This includes a six month rotation with a Cardiac Resident from the University of Toronto. Every few years, the Division also serves as the training site for the McMaster University Cardiac Surgical Trainees. We typically train one North American fellow each year with the remaining fellows from international backgrounds.

Past fellows are now employed as staff surgeons in countries such as Australia, Beijing, Canada, Germany, Korea and the U.S. amongst others. Including, one now employed at the Mayo Clinic. 

The John A. Kirklin/David A. Ashburn Fellowship, through the Congenital Heart Surgeons Society (CHSS), was established by Dr. Bill Williams, which allows for a fellowship duration of two years. The Division has historically been a major training site for congenital heart surgeons.

While we have trained many successful congenital cardiac surgeons, updating our training strategy to a more structured teaching experience for all levels of trainees will be a focus in the future, as the Division intends to develop learning objective based teaching strategies for medical students, rotating residents and yearly fellows. Cross training of surgical and interventional fellows is currently being explored and will likely come to fruition. 


We are accepting Clinical Fellowship Applications on an ongoing basis for a (1) one-year term, with the potential to extend for (1) one additional year.

Our next available Clinical Fellowship position: July 1, 2025
Application submission deadline: June 30, 2024
Selection process will take place: September 2024


Qualified Cardiac Surgeon or In-training

To apply, please provide the following documents via email:

  • Copy of your most recent CV;
  • A recent and clear photograph of yourself;
  • Three (3) reference letters from current or former colleagues or employers
  • Completed Fellowship Application

Please note, incomplete applications will not be considered.


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Contact Us

  • Chair: Dr. Terrence Yau
  • Divisional Program Administraton: Thanu Sabesan

Toronto General Hospital
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