Canadian Fellowship Programs

MIGS Fellowship Program of the Month - June 2020

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at McGill University

Faculty of Medicine

Historically, endoscopic surgery was a major part of the fellowship program in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI), where fellows spent one year of surgical rotation. However, some advanced endoscopic operations such as laparoscopic hysterectomy is beyond the educational objectives of REI program. As of 2007, the fellowship program in MIGS stands as a separate entity under the direction of Dr. Tulandi. He is previously the President of the Fellowship Board of the American Association for Gynecologic Laparoscopists and the Society of Reproductive Surgeons.  

The program has a high volume of advanced laparoscopy and hysteroscopy surgery as well as vaginal surgery. There are more than enough materials including for both fellows and residents. Fellows will rotate through three McGill University teaching hospitals, including McGill University Health Center (MUHC), CIUSSS) de l'Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal and CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal.  Fellow assist surgery in the operating room and gradually conduct advanced Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery under supervision. They will increasingly accept full responsibility for any surgical or medical management. The fellows have a rather unique junior faculty like position, which will allow them to teach and augment residents and students experience. 

A unique feature of our program is the incorporation of fertility preservation procedures to gynecologic endoscopy. These include laparoscopic ovarian suspension for young women undergoing pelvic radiation, and laparoscopic abdominal cerclage for women who have failed conventional vaginal cerclage, and recently laparoscopic ovarian activation and transplantation. McGill University is one of a few institutions offering fertility preservation. Fellows will be involved and assist these reproductive operations. Other common procedures include laparoscopic tubal anastomosis, laparoscopic myomectomy and laparoscopic hysterectomy as well as a wide range of hysteroscopic surgery including resection of uterine septum or intrauterine adhesions. Fellows are expected to conduct research and publish their results.

Please follow the link to get more information on the Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship program »

Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery 

Dr. Srinivasan Krishnamurthy
Academic Director, All Sites

McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)

Fady Mansour
Togas Tulandi
Srinivasan Krishnamurthy
Jessica Papilon-Smith


CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal

Jaclyn Madar
Violane Marcoux
Cleve Ziegler


CIUSSS de l'Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal

Sonia Bodmer-Roy
Robert Hemmings
Lisa Merovitz

Length: 1 and 2 years
Number of positions: 1
Type of fellowship: Clinical for 1 year/Clinical and Research for 2 years


Fellowship Directors

Dr. T. Tulandi

Dr. S. Krishnamurthy 

Dr. Fady Mansour performed advanced laparoscopic surgery

Current and past fellows 

Yaron Gil  (current fellow)

Grace Younis 
Aviad Cohen
Francois Closon
Jennifer Marks 
Sheikha Al-Jabri
Anwar Moria
Mohammed Agdi
Boaz Sheizaf
Ayman Al-Talib
Mohammed Sunaidi
Nadia Kabli

Laparoscopic oocyte retrieval and ovarian cryopreservation in a young woman with osteogenesis imperfecta

Hysteroscopic and laparoscopic images of caesarean scar defect