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University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC

Program Director: Dr. Olwyn Johnston
Contact: Tammie Davis

Email: Tammie.Davis@vch.ca     Tel: n/a
Website: n/a
    Due Date for Applications: September 30th of the previous year

Patient Type: Adult
Organ(s): Kidney; Pancreas
Length of Fellowship: 1 year
Number of Transplants per Year: 260
Number of Fellows per Year: 1-2
Accreditation(s): AST

Program Description: The transplant fellow primarily manages the transplant recipient's medical care including hypertension, diabetes, and dialytic problems under the supervision of the Transplant Nephrologist. Fellows also serve as primary members of the transplant team and participate in making decisions about induction and maintenance immunosuppression. Each fellow is primarily responsible for more than 30 inpatient renal transplant recipients and more than 30 outpatient recipients. Currently outpatient follow-up is continuous for two 3 month periods as our 2 transplant fellows rotate between our 2 transplant sites every 3 months.

The curriculum includes training and experience in end-stage renal disease management, training in the selection of appropriate transplant recipients and donors, experience in the immediate and long term care of kidney, kidney-pancreas and pancreas-after-kidney transplant recipients and long-term care of islet-cell transplant recipients. There is also an emphasis on the management of immunosuppressive agents and the evaluation of renal transplant dysfunction. Combined surgical and medical rounds occur on a weekly basis together with our multi-disciplinary team. The fellows are also involved in organ allocation decisions under the supervision of one of our Transplant Nephrologists. One month during the 12 month training period is dedicated to training in the HLA Laboratory.

There is also a strong educational component both formal (one dedicated academic teaching session alternate weeks) and informal (tutorials from Transplant Nephrologists based on cases seen).


University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Program Director: Simon Urschel
Contact: Priya Jaswal

Email: pedscard@ualberta.ca     Tel: (780) 248-5534

Website: https://www.med.ualberta.ca/departments/pediatrics/pediatric-education-programs/fellowship-training/cardiology-fellowships/advanced-heart-failure-and-transplantation-fellowship

Due Date for Applications: 31 May

Patient Type: Pediatric
Organ(s): Heart
Length of Fellowship: 1 year
Number of Transplants per Year: 10
Number of Fellows per Year: 1
Accreditation(s): ISHLT

Program Description: Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Fellowship

The fellowship is modeled similar to the recently introduced fellowship for advanced heart failure and transplantation in the United States. The fellowship will include rotations into associated specialties including transplant infectious diseases, HLA diagnostics, cardiac surgery, adult heart transplantation, and transplant nephrology and can be attended for one or two years starting in July of each year. If a two year fellowship is sought, the second year will typically have a much larger research component with the fellow conducting an independent project.

The compensation is determined to the standard for clinical subspecialty fellows in Alberta.

Overview

The Stollery Children?s Hospital University of Alberta is currently the institution to perform the majority of heart transplantations in children for the Western Canadian Children?s Heart Network. This includes children of all ages from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and some from British Columbia, averaging between 10 to 20 heart transplantations per year. We host one of the largest pediatric ventricular assist device programs for children worldwide and offer an exciting research environment with world class scientists and clinicians in nearly all aspects of pediatric cardiology and transplant medicine. The service for end stage heart failure and transplantation with standardized protocols and performing cutting-edge procedures was established more than 15 years ago. Since 2013 an independent service for heart failure and cardiomyopathy was initialized. We are working in close continuous collaboration with the adult heart transplant group as well as all associated services of the Alberta Transplant Institute.

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University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Program Director: Sita Gourishankar
Contact: Linda Semper


Email: mednneph@ualberta.ca     Tel: 780-492-7174
Website: https://www.med.ualberta.ca/departments/medicine/education/residency-programs/nephrology/kidney-transplant-fellowship
    Due Date for Applications: August 31

Patient Type: Adult
Organ(s): Kidney
Length of Fellowship: 1 Year
Number of Transplants per Year: 71
Number of Fellows per Year: 1
Accreditation(s): AST

Program Description: The fellow will perform supervised care for kidney transplant and kidney-pancreas transplant recipient patients, inpatient and outpatient, at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Program Director: Jason Yap
Contact: Paulette Gunderson

Email: pedsgastro@ualberta.ca     Tel: +1780-248-5539
Website: https://www.med.ualberta.ca/departments/pediatrics/pediatric-education-programs/fellowship-training/gastroenterology-fellowships/pediatric-hepatology-fellowship
    Due Date for Applications: March 31st

Patient Type: Pediatric
Organ(s): Liver; Small Bowel
Length of Fellowship: 2 years
Number of Transplants per Year: 15
Number of Fellows per Year: 1
Accreditation(s): n/a

Program Description: The Pediatric Hepatology service at the University of Alberta/Stollery Children?s Hospital provides specialized liver care to the children of Northern Alberta. The service frequently accepts consults from the northern regions of British Columbia, North West Territories and Saskatchewan. In addition, the Stollery Children?s Hospital is the pediatric liver transplant program for the entire Western Canada region. The liver transplant program performs an average of 12 to 15 pediatric liver transplants and 80 adult liver transplants per year.

The Pediatric Hepatology service has a multi-disciplinary approach including dieticians, social workers, pharmacists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, pediatric hepatologists and liver transplant surgeons. Our centre is unique in providing follow-up neurodevelopmental assessments on survivors of complex therapies including liver and multi-visceral transplants.

The two year Pediatric Hepatology Fellowship program is positioned to enhance expertise in pediatric hepatology and liver transplantation. The applicant is expected to be a competent pediatric gastroenterologist and certifiable by their training body eg: RCPSC, AAP or RACP. Endoscopic skills are not a prerequisite (but preferred) for eligibility. This program is not accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

The first year of Pediatric Hepatology training consists of 13 blocks of four-week rotations. While, the second year is dedicated to hepatology research. Trainees are encouraged to enrol in an advance degree/certification such as M.Sc. or PhD.

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University of Calgary
Calgary, AB

Program Director: Andrew D.M. Grant , MD FRCPC
Contact: Julie O'Keefe

Email: andrew.grant@albertahealthservices.ca     Tel: (403) 220-3915
Website: http://www.libin.ucalgary.ca/heartfailurefellowship
    Due Date for Applications: March 1st

Patient Type: Adult
Organ(s): Heart
Length of Fellowship: 1 year
Number of Transplants per Year: 30-40
Number of Fellows per Year: 1
Accreditation(s): RCPSC

Program Description: The University of Calgary / Libin Cardiovascular Institute is pleased to offer a one-year fellowship in Advanced Heart Failure / Cardiac Transplantation. The program is directed towards trainees who have completed training in Adult Cardiology and are seeking sub-specialty qualifications.

This one year clinical fellowship provides advanced training in the evaluation and multiple management strategies for patients with heart failure. This senior fellow will participate in inpatient and outpatient management of a wide spectrum of patients with heart failure from initial diagnosis to consideration of high-risk cardiac surgery, cardiac transplantation, mechanical circulatory support, and end-of-life care.

It will also focus on co-management of post-operative cardiac transplant and mechanical support device patients. Through our relationship with the University of Alberta in Edmonton, fellows will have exposure to immediate peri-operative care of the transplant recipient as well.

Additional time is devoted to continuity clinic experiences, including regular participation in the Cardiac Function Clinic, outpatient Cardiac Transplant Clinic, Endomyocardial Biopsy Surveillance post cardiac transplant, and ambulatory VAD Clinic.

All fellows will participate actively in the multiple ongoing research projects and will undertake at least one independent research project for presentation and publication. The Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta's research program encompasses all aspects of cardiovascular physiology and disease, as well as clinical research and knowledge translation.

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McMaster University
Hamilton, ON

Program Director: Azim Gangji
Contact: Wendy Clark

Email: gangji@mcmaster.ca      Tel: (905) 522-1155 ext 33386
Website: http://fhs.mcmaster.ca/nephrores/fellowship-renal.htm
    Due Date for Applications: March

Patient Type: Adult
Organ(s): Kidney
Length of Fellowship: 1 year
Number of Transplants per Year: 100
Number of Fellows per Year: 2
Accreditation(s): AST; RCPSC

Program Description: The McMaster University Renal Transplant Fellowship Program is a fellow focused and centered program with a strong emphasis on competency based education provided in the form of protected academic half days, journal clubs, retreats, simulation and procedural training and a comprehensive curriculum emphasizing the knowledge, skills and attitude required to become a proficient transplant nephrologist. The program?s vision is to empower our learners to strive for excellence and innovation in all CanMEDS domains to become skilled, responsible, professional, competent and compassionate transplant clinicians providing patient-centered care.

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University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON

Program Director: Stephanie Hoar
Contact: Celine Dery

Email: shoar@toh.on.ca         Tel: (613) 738-8400 ext 82509
Website: n/a
    Due Date for Applications: Sept 15, 2016

Patient Type: Adult
Organ(s): Kidney
Length of Fellowship: 1 year
Number of Transplants per Year: 90
Number of Fellows per Year: 1
Accreditation(s): AST; RCPSC

Program Description: The University of Ottawa Renal Transplant Fellowship is a one year program designed to give you advanced training in the medical management of renal transplantation. The program is accredited by the American Society of Transplantation/ American Society of Nephrology and has recently been accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as an Area of Focused Competence Program in Solid Organ Transplantation program.

You will gain experience in a large and diverse program working with faculty with expertise in medical education, clinical research, basic science research, renal pathology and tissue typing. You will have an opportunity to participate in research and scholarly activity while developing clinical expertise in the care and management of renal transplant patients.

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University of Toronto
Toronto, ON

Program Director: Jeffrey Schiff
Contact: Lisa Gallant-Labelle

Email: lisa.gallantlabelle@uhn.ca     Tel: 416-340-3840
Website: http://www.uhn.ca/MOT/Education/Pages/fellowships.aspx#renal
    Due Date for Applications: Accepted anytime

Patient Type: Adult
Organ(s): Kidney; Pancreas
Length of Fellowship: 1 year
Number of Transplants per Year: 240
Number of Fellows per Year: 3-4
Accreditation(s): AST

Program Description: The University of Toronto Renal Transplant Fellowship offers broad and in-depth experience in all aspects of kidney and kidney/pancreas transplantation. The fellow will achieve a level of mastery in managing immunosuppression and the short- and long-term complications seen in kidney, simultaneous kidney-pancreas, pancreas-after-kidney and pancreas-transplant-alone recipients. Clinical rotations include time on both the kidney and kidney-pancreas inpatient services. Additional rotations include Transplant Infectious Diseases; HLA lab; outpatient clinics; and renal transplant pathology. All fellows are assigned to a longitudinal clinic, and participate in pre-transplant living-donor and recipient assessment.

In addition, all fellows are expected to work on a scholarly project during their fellowship year with one of the clinician-scientists or clinician-investigators based in the Renal Transplant Program.

At the end of the fellowship, fellows will be able to perform at the level of a consultant nephrologist for a Renal Transplant or Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Program.

The formal educational program includes renal transplant seminars, renal transplant journal club, Multi-Organ Transplant (MOT) rounds and MOT Fellows? seminars. There is also a hands-on workshop in renal ultrasound and performance of transplant biopsies. The fellowship is based at the Toronto General Hospital, with some clinics at St. Michael?s Hospital and the Hospital for Sick Children.

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University of Toronto
Toronto, ON

Program Director: Michael McDonald
Contact: Patricia Deokie

Email: michael.mcdonald@uhn.ca   Tel: 416 340-4800 ext 6805
Website: n/a
    Due Date for Applications: 12-18 months prior to anticipated start

Patient Type: Adult
Organ(s): Heart
Length of Fellowship: 1-2 years
Number of Transplants per Year: 25-35
Number of Fellows per Year: 4-5
Accreditation(s): n/a

Program Description: We offer an active fellowship program focused on advanced heart failure and transplantation. This includes high volume exposure to ambulatory patients with advanced HF, chronic LVAD support and cardiac transplantation. Fellows also rotate through the inpatient HF and transplant services, assessing patients with chronic HF or cardiogenic shock referred for hemodynamic support, extracorporeal life support, and short/long term mechanical circulatory support. Fellows are responsible for primary management of all post-heart transplant patients admitted to hospital. Further expertise in other subspecialties can be developed, depending on the interests/goals of the trainee, including implantable devices, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, pulmonary hypertension, iron overload and cardiotoxicity. A tremendous breadth of research and scholarly activity is offered within our fellowship program protected time to ensure academic goals are met . Positions are available on a highly competitive basis.

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University of Toronto
Toronto, ON

Program Director: Dr. Leslie Lilly
Contact: Danielle Arends

Email: TxHepatologyFellowship@uhn.ca    Tel: 416-340-4800 x. 6821
Website: n/a
    Due Date for Applications: April of the year prior to the Fellowship start

Patient Type: Adult
Organ(s): Liver
Length of Fellowship: 1 - 2 years
Number of Transplants per Year: 200
Number of Fellows per Year: 4
Accreditation(s): n/a

Program Description: Our center performs approximately 200 adult liver transplants per year. We are the largest living donor liver transplant program in North America with 50-70 living liver donations per year. Our transplant program includes innovative therapies including living liver donation for fulminant liver failure and extensive liver cancer, extended donation after cardiac death, and liver transplantation with normothermic perfused grafts. We follow >2000 recipients in clinic, and maintain a waiting list of 200-250 patients. Approximately 10-15 new patients are assessed for transplantation weekly. The trainees come for one or two years; one year if their plan is to return and work in a peripheral center that works with, but does not perform, transplants, and two years if full employment in a transplant center is the ultimate goal. The fellows have the opportunity to perform endoscopy in transplant patients. Rotations in transplant related areas such as radiology, pathology, and infectious disease can be arranged according to the fellows needs and interests. Four funded Transplant hepatology fellowship positions are available each year.

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Western University
London, ON

Program Director: Dr. John Johnson
Contact: Ms. Jennifer Rombouts

Email: john.johnson@lhsc.on.ca     Tel: n/a
Website: http://www.schulich.uwo.ca/nephrology/
    Due Date for Applications: 9 months prior to July 1st start date

Patient Type: Adult
Organ(s): Kidney
Length of Fellowship: 1 year
Number of Transplants per Year: 100
Number of Fellows per Year: 2
Accreditation(s): AST
Program Description: In our program the renal transplant fellow plays an instrumental part in the pre-operative, peri-operative and post-operative care of recipients'.

Our transplant fellow conducts the initial history/physical examination of potential recipients. The fellow presents their findings along with a summary of the pre-transplant investigations to the assessment team. Along with the Attending Nephrologist, the fellow grades the overall immunologic risk and recommends the immunosupression regimen.

At the time of transplantation the fellow admits the recipient to the Nephrology service. Immediately following the operation the fellow evaluates the recipients? fluid status and urine output. The fellow conducts daily in-patient rounds on all admitted recipients, monitoring allograft function and immunosuppression drug levels.

After discharge a recipients' clinical course is closely monitored by the fellow in the out-patient transplant clinic. Along with the Attending Nephrologist the fellow manages short-term and long-term transplant complications detected during clinic visits. For example when acute allograft rejection is suspected during an out-patient clinic visit the fellow admits the recipient to the Nephrology service, conducts the allograft biopsy (in Ultrasound under real time), views the slides with the Transplant Pathologist and orders the appropriate therapy.

Over the course of twelve months the transplant fellow completes the following rotations; six months of in-patient care/clinics (including follow-up clinics and potential recipient/donor clinics), two months of clinics only, one month of renal pathology, one month of tissue typing lab and two months of research (either clinical or basic).

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Western University
London, ON

Program Director: Karim Qumosani
Contact: Stephanie Haggith

Email: karim.qumosani@lhsc.on.ca   Tel: 519-663-3976
Website: https://www.schulich.uwo.ca/gastroenterology/education/hepatology_fellowship.html
    Due Date for Applications: October
 
Patient Type: Adult
Organ(s): Liver
Length of Fellowship: 1 - 2 Years
Number of Transplants per Year: 60
Number of Fellows per Year: 2 - 3
Accreditation(s): AST; ASTS

Program Description: The training program in Advanced Hepatology and Liver Transplant at Western University is 1 ? 2 years in duration. It is offered at the Multi-Organ Transplant Unit, University Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre. The program provides the trainee with opportunities to develop all of the skills requisite to the practice of Advanced Hepatology and Liver Transplant. The cornerstone of the hepatology fellowship is involvement with the Western University Liver Transplantation Program. Since inception in 1983, the London program remains one of the largest programs in Canada and typically performs 50 - 70 transplants per year. The program is active in living donor liver transplantation (LDLT), deceased cardiac donation (DCD) and neurological determination of death (NDD). The referral base is from across Canada hence we care for a wide variety of liver and metabolic diseases. The Liver Fellow will be involved in pre and post operative management of transplant recipients. Fellows will also participate in general and theme oriented hepatology clinics with the staff of 5 Hepatologists. Endoscopy training will include gastroscopy, variceal band ligation, Variceal glue injection, Colonoscopy, Liver biopsy, and paracentesis. There are opportunities for research projects involving viral hepatitis, hemochromatosis, fatty liver and transplantation. There are strong linkages between the Hepatology service and Gastroenterology, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Pathology and Interventional Radiology. Weekly activities encompass Hepatobiliary/Liver Transplant grand rounds, Histopathology rounds, and the Liver Transplant selection board meeting. Add a monthly Journal Club where cutting-edge hepatology and liver transplantation topics are discussed. We also share nationally with the Hamilton Hepatology team?s Journal Club following significant meetings such as AASLD and EASL. Liver fellows typically share a call schedule with senior surgical trainees in the liver transplantation surgical fellowship program (1 in 4). Renumeration is equivalent for a PGY-6 salary. Applicants typically have successfully completed a certified fellowship in Gastroenterology but there is flexibility in the entry requirements. Hepatology is not a certified subspecialty by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Our liver transplant program is accredited by the American College of Transplantation and liver fellows may be eligible to write the new American examinations in Liver Transplantation.

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McGill University
Montreal, QC

Program Director: Dr. Indra Gupta
Contact: Jabeen Laulloo

Email: jabeen.Laulloo@muhc.mcgill.ca       Tel: 514 412-4400, ext. 22931
Website: https://www.mcgill.ca/pgme/files/pgme/academic_pediatric_nephrology_fellowship_october2015.pdf
    Due Date for Applications: September 1 for the following year

Patient Type: Pediatric
Organ(s): Kidney
Length of Fellowship: one year
Number of Transplants per Year: 5-6
Number of Fellows per Year: maximally one
Accreditation(s): Other:; McGill University
Program Description: Advanced training in renal transplantation (one year)
(Mentor: Dr Lorraine Bell)

The goal of this stream is to enhance training for those who wish to practice clinical pediatric transplantation.

It will include rotations through the Adult Nephrology Transplantation service to ensure exposure to a large number of renal transplants, HLA laboratory experience, and a minimum of basic training in clinical epidemiology and biostatistics through the McGill Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health.

The trainee will attend the operative procedures for both deceased and living donor transplantations at the Montreal Children?s Hospital and donor multi-organ procurements at the MUHC hospitals.

He /she will participate in teaching Pediatric nephrology residents specialized transplantation topics and in clinical supervision of residents during their transplantation rotations at the Montreal Children?s Hospital.

He/she will be expected to do a scholarly project in clinical transplantation.

Suggested areas include:

Collaboration with Dr. Foster in analysis of public transplant databases and plan an original clinical research project concerning renal transplantation or an analysis of current health policy on renal transplantation, with the aim of producing a peer-reviewed publication.

Collaboration with researchers in the MUHC Adult Solid Organ Transplantation

Programme with the goal of writing a peer-reviewed publication.
 
https://www.mcgill.ca/pgme/files/pgme/academic_pediatric_nephrology_fellowship_october2015.pdf

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SURGICAL PROGRAMS

University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Program Director: Dr. Norman Kneteman
Contact: Donna Fedorow

Email: donna.fedorow@albertahealthservices.ca     Tel: 780 407-6168
Website: none
    Due Date for Applications: January 1

Patient Type: Both
Organ(s): Kidney; Liver
Length of Fellowship: 2 yrs
Number of Transplants per Year: 80
Number of Fellows per Year: 2
Accreditation(s): ASTS
Program Description: The University of Alberta Abdominal Surgical Transplant Fellowship includes an in depth training program spanning liver transplantation, kidney transplantation, pancreas transplantation, islet transplantation, and cadaveric multiorgan procurement. The fellow receives a graduated exposure over a 2 year period that is intended to yield a transplant surgeon competent with and comfortable in carrying out the range of abdominal transplant procedures and cadaveric organ recoveries.

The fellow will carry out this graduated surgical experience under direct staff surgical supervision. The fellow will further be directly involved in the evaluation of new candidates for transplant, their multidisciplinary review to establish listing for transplant, all phases of peri-operative and post operative care and post-op outpatient follow-up clinics. Supplementing the direct patient centered learning is a weekly fellow?s symposium lecture from attending staff, a q2monthly journal club, a q monthly morbidity and mortality round, and ample opportunities for participation in clinical research.

The program carries out about 80 liver transplants, 90 kidney transplants, 10 pancreas transplants, and 30 islet transplants yearly. The liver transplants are about 80% adult, 25% pediatric, and 75% cadaveric and 20% living donor procedures. A DCD donation program is also active.

Fellows are compensated at a range commensurate with level of training. Support for travel to a national and an international fellows meeting will be provided during their fellowship and funding to support presentation of any abstract submitted and accepted at a recognized transplant meeting.

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McMaster University
Hamilton, ON

Program Director: Dr. Anil Kapoor
Contact: Lauren Douglas

Email: akapoor@mcmaster.ca     Tel: 905-522-6536
Website: n/a
    Due Date for Applications: Feb 15

Patient Type: Adult
Organ(s): Kidney
Length of Fellowship: 1 year
Number of Transplants per Year: 100
Number of Fellows per Year: 2
Accreditation(s):
Program Description: Educational Objectives for Fellows in Renal Transplant
1.    Learn all aspects of modern immunosuppression including dosing, effects, side effects and complications.
2.    Become competent at all aspects of cadaveric multi-organ donor surgery including assessment of donors, donor nephrectomy, in-situ cooling of organs, preservation and storage
3.    Become independently competent at all aspects of recipient surgery including recipient transplantation, vascular reconstruction, and allograft nephrectomy.
4.    Become familiar with ancillary procedures for technical variations of kidney transplantation, living related transplantation, pediatric en BLOC, uretero pyelostomy, uretero ureterostomy, implantation into ileal conduits.
5.    Learn all components of recipients selection for transplantation, pretransplant assessment and care, preoperative care and long- term management
6.    Learn the technique of percutaneous kidney biopsy and the interpretation of renal histology, including the diagnosis of rejection, CMV infection, post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder, recurrent disease, calcineurin toxicity ATN.
7.    The fellows will be encouraged to carry out clinical investigations on mutually agreed upon topics, prepare the data, write a paper or two and present the findings at national or international transplant meetings.
8.    The fellows will participate in ongoing clinical trials of patients during their rotations and become familiar with the conduct of clinical trials, including interpretation of results

Evaluation Procedure for Fellows in Kidney Transplantation
1.    Ongoing monthly assessment of performance by Dr. Anil Kapoor
2.    Meetings between the fellow and Dr. Kapoor will take place monthly to go over goals and objectives and performance.

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University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON

Program Director: Dr. Jeff Warren
Contact: Kerstan Stewart

Email: jewarren@toh.on.ca     Tel: 613-798-5555 ext 73288
Website: n/a
    Due Date for Applications: June 1 for year prior

Patient Type: Adult
Organ(s): Kidney
Length of Fellowship: 1 or 2 years
Number of Transplants per Year: 80-100
Number of Fellows per Year: 1
Accreditation(s): RCPSC
Program Description: The program is a 1 or 2 year comprehensive surgical fellowship in all aspects of deceased and live kidney donation and transplantation. As part of the renal replacement surgery umbrella a component of surgical management of the home dialysis patient is also an integral part of the program. The program is currently pending RCPSC accreditation. We take 1 clinical trainee per year but there is the potential for overlap with those candidates doing a second year of primarily research-based study.

The Ottawa Hospital is a 1000+ tertiary care bed hospital in the nation's capital. Duties of the successful candidate occur at all 3 campuses and occasionally throughout our local health integration network and other parts of Ontario for donor procurements.

While the structure of the program is flexible, traditionally the first year is clinical in scope with the option of a second year of research. Candidates will also gain experience and exposure to a wide range of minimally invasive and open urologic surgery. Candidates work intimately with each of the 4 kidney transplant surgery consultants and a team of 7 transplant nephrologists throughout their training. Additional academic responsibilities include preparation for rounds, journal clubs, and presentations at local, national, and international meetings.

Interested candidates should be fully trained in urology or general surgery (RCPSC fellow or equivalent) with the potential to obtain a license for independent practice in Ontario.

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University of Toronto
Toronto, ON

Program Director: Dr. Markus Selzner
Contact: Nadia Auciello

Email: TorontoTransplantFellowship@uhn.ca     Tel: 416-340-4800 x 5632
Website: http://torontoaotransplantfellowship.com/
    Due Date for Applications: January of the year prior to the Fellowship which begins Aug 1st.

Patient Type: Adult and Pediatric
Organ(s): Kidney; Liver; Pancreas
Length of Fellowship: 2 years
Number of Transplants per Year: 400
Number of Fellows per Year: 2
Accreditation(s): ASTS; dual accredited for HPB surgery bythe AHPBA & Fellowship Council
Program Description: Since 1983 The Abdominal Organ Transplant Surgical Fellowship at the University of Toronto has been training future leaders in the field of abdominal organ transplant surgery, and has graduated more than 75 Fellows to date. The Fellowship is ASTS-accredited for liver, pancreas, and kidney transplantation and HPB Surgery, and we perform more than 200 liver, 40 pancreas, and 150 kidney transplants per year. Our transplant fellows receive unique opportunities during their training and benefit from the largest living donor liver transplant program in North America, extensive exposure to pediatric liver transplantation, a high volume pancreas transplant program, and extensive training in HPB surgery through "dual accreditation" for HPB surgery by the AHPBA and Fellowship Council. The extensive surgical experience is embedded in training of pre- and postoperative management of transplant patients, and an in-depth academic curriculum of teaching seminars, journal clubs and invited Professorships. In addition to their clinical training, the Fellows are expected to contribute to our understanding of transplantation and advance the field forward through their research, which is conducted under the supervision of our Staff Surgeons. We provide opportunities for both basic-science and outcomes-related research.

Our 2-year Transplant Fellowship accepts 2 Fellows per year through the ASTS-NRMP match. The 1st year is a "core" year of Transplant & HPB Surgery. During the 2nd year, the Transplant Fellow focuses on complex transplant procedures: living donors and their transplants, re-transplants, pediatric transplants, transplant clinics and their research projects

In addition to the matched Fellowship positions in Transplant and HPB Surgery, we offer a "non-matched" Fellowship position in transplantation and/or HPB surgery. Like the matched positions, this is a 2-year Fellowship that offers training that can be tailored to the successful applicant's preference with an emphasis on HPB or Transplant. Decisions regarding the non-matched positions are made following the completion of the Transplant and HPB matches each year. Certification of completion of the Fellowship will come from the University of Toronto; however, the graduating Fellow will not qualify for ASTS or AHPBA certification.

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Western University
London, ON

Program Director: Dr. Alp Sener
Contact: Angela Gough

Email: alp.sener@lhsc.on.ca     Tel: 519-663-3352
Website: https://www.schulich.uwo.ca/urology/education/fellowships/transplant_fellowship_program.html
    Due Date for Applications: January 1
 
Patient Type: Both
Organ(s): Kidney; Pancreas
Length of Fellowship: 1-2 years
Number of Transplants per Year: 110 kidney and 5-10 kidney-pancreas
Number of Fellows per Year: 1-2
Accreditation(s): RCPSC

Program Description: The Multi-organ Transplant Program (MOTP) is the first and one of the most clinically active transplant programs in Canada. The joint clinical and research facilities at MOTP and Matthew Mailing Center for Translational Transplant Studies are unsurpassed by any other in Canada and rival many large transplant centers in the United States. We accept both Canadian and international applicants to spend between 1-2 years in clinical and research training. Fellows with either Urology or General Surgery backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

The first year is comprised primarily of a clinical year in renal transplantation, laparoscopic kidney donor procedures, deceased donor procurements as well as exposure to pancreatic transplantation and ward management of complex transplant patients. In addition, all fellows will gain additional experience in complex urological procedures pertaining to renal transplantation including native nephrectomies for polycystic kidney disease, allograft ureteric re-implantation, and others along with extensive exposure to the management of common urological sequelae seen in transplant recipients. Each fellow is expected to carry out clinical research projects throughout this first year and will be given the opportunity to present their research at national and international meetings. The second year of the fellowship is designed as a research year to carry out translational transplant related research in either basic or clinical sciences. During this second year, fellows will also be given the opportunity to mentor first-year fellows, thus enabling them to further develop their technical skills as well as to slowly establish themselves as an independent surgeon.

Our previous fellows have successfully gone on to spearhead new transplant programs and urology initiatives across Canada, United States, Saudi Arabia, India, Qatar and China. We are also proud to be the first Canadian transplant program to have received the prestigious American Urological Association Foundation Research Scholar Fellowship Award.

Applications for fellowship can be sent directly to Dr. Alp Sener and should include the following:

1. Curriculum vitae
2. One page letter of intent outlining research and clinical goals
3. Three recent letters of reference

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Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS

Program Director: Michele Molinari
Contact: Sabrina Poirier

Email: Sabrina.Poirier@nshealth.ca    Tel: 902 473 7624
Website: n/a
    Due Date for Applications: NRMP Deadlines

Patient Type: Both
Organ(s): Kidney; Liver; Pancreas; Other:; Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery
Length of Fellowship: 2
Number of Transplants per Year: 120
Number of Fellows per Year: 1
Accreditation(s): ASTS

Program Description: Surgical Transplant Fellowship at Dalhousie University has trained predominantly transplant specialists interested in renal transplantation. Our program has ASTS certification for one fellow every 2 years who will receive ASTS certificate in renal transplantation.

We offer:

1. Cadaveric renal transplantation = 80-100 / year
2. Living donor renal transplantation = 15-20 / year
3. Laparoscopic donor nephrectomies
4. Multiorgan procurements = 30-35 / year
5. Advanced preoperative and postoperative management of patients with end-stage renal disease.

The surgical transplant fellow will be involved in multidisciplinary approach of patients with renal failure. The fellow will be exposed to surgical faculty, medicine faculty, pharmacy faculty, nutritionists, HLA laboratory specialists, surgical pathologists, interventional radiologists, social workers and physiotherapists.

Academic structured educational sessions include:

  • transplant grand rounds (monthly)
  • surgery grand rounds (monthly)
  • morbidity and mortality (monthly)
  • journal club (monthly)
  • Interesting cases (monthly)

Research opportunities are also available for fellows who are interested.

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