Canadian Fellowship Programs

MIGS Fellowship Program of the Month - July 2020

University of Toronto – St. Joseph’s Health Centre

Our fellowship is a 1 year program that offers a large surgical volume of diverse experiences treating complex benign gynecologic conditions via laparoscopy, laparotomy and hysteroscopy. Fellows spend 3-4 days a week in the OR performing cases such as LASER resection of severe endometriosis, total and subtotal laparoscopic hysterectomies, laparoscopic myomectomy with in-bag morcellation, laparoscopic and vaginal anti-incontinence and anti-prolapse surgeries, and hysteroscopic septoplasties. Fellows will be exposed to a wide variety of challenging surgical scenarios. With graduated responsibilities over the course of the year, they will ultimately be able to successfully complete cases with the assistance of a senior OBGYN resident.

In addition to their surgical experience, fellows will spend 1-2 days a week in MIS clinics, learning the nuances of medical treatment of patients both pre- and post-operatively. As well, they will facilitate the multidisciplinary and multifaceted approach to the management of chronic pelvic pain. The pursuit of academic/education projects is also encouraged during this time, with the aim to present at a major national or international conference. In addition, fellows will act as role models and mentors to OBGYN residents and medical students.

St. Joseph’s Health Centre is a community-based teaching institution in the west end of Toronto that is affiliated with the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Toronto. It neighbours High Park, the large and beautiful natural park and recreational area that features sporting facilities, dog parks, playgrounds, a zoo, and annual viewings of the delicate pink flowers of the Sakura Cherry Blossoms. The hospital is also situated in Roncevalles Village, a delightful mix of shops, restaurants and gardens, and near the scenic Humber Bay waterfront and famous Ontario Place.


Dr. Clarissa Bambao
Dr. Paul Davies
Dr. Brian Liu
Dr. Mary Melchior
(Program Director)
Dr. Artin Ternamian

Past Graduates

2004 Dr. Elin Raymond, Michael Garron Hospital, Toronto, ON
2004-2005 Dr. Catherine Owen, Scarborough Hospital Network, Scarborough, ON
2005-2006 Dr. Sony Singh, Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ON
2006-2007 Dr. Violaine Marcoux, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, QC
2007-2008 Dr. Roberta Mackenzie, Michael Garron Hospital, Toronto, ON
2008-2009 Dr. Ali Nevin-Lam, North York General Hospital, Toronto, ON
2009-2010 Dr. Andrew Stewart, Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, ON
2010-2011 Dr. Ambika Aneja, Scarborough Hospital Network, Scarborough, ON
2011-2012 Dr. Ashraf Dawood, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2012-2013 Dr. Brenda Sohn, Scarborough Hospital Network, Scarborough, ON
2013-2014 Dr. Priya Sharma, William Osler Hospital, Etobicoke site, Toronto, ON
2014-2015 Dr. Jing Qin, Scarborough Hospital Network, Scarborough, ON
2015-2016 Dr. Paul Davies, St. Joseph's Health Centre, Toronto, ON
2016-2017 Dr. Vicky Hadid, Sacre Coeur Hospital, Montreal, QC
2017-2018 Dr. Nathalie Bleau, Sacre Coeur Hospital, Montreal, QC