Thoracic Surgery Fellowship Program

Funded fellowship training opportunities are available in thoracic surgery to 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.   We have a separate lung transplant fellowship (link) but 6 months – 1 year can be incorporated into training depending on training and interests of the applicant.

Applications to the fellowship program can be received at any time but decisions will be made for these limited positions in May for the following year (i.e. 14 months in advance).   The interested candidate should send a letter of intent, CV, and 3 reference letters to the fellowship director Dr. Thomas K. Waddell as early as possible.

Basic requirements for all University of Toronto fellowship programs can be found at the University of Toronto Department of Surgery website:


  • Health status check is a requirement of any visitors staying more than 7 days.  Please ensure immunization is up to date.  Immunization records and TB skin test result must be included in application.

For further information you may contact our Program Administrator:

Ms. Emily Esteban
Toronto General Hospital
200 Elizabeth Street, 9N – 950
Toronto ON M5G 2C4
Phone – (416) 340-4798
Fax – (416) 340-3478

U of T Division of Thoracic Surgery