Canadian Fellowship Programs

MIGS Fellowship Program of the Month - March 2019

University of Montreal

Established since 2018



From left to right:

Ian Brochu and Catherine Tremblay, CHUM

Suzanne Fortin and Chantal Rivard, Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont

Current Fellow: Mélissa Roy (2018-2019)

Émilie Hudon and Émilie Gorak, Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont

Incoming Fellow: Neta Eisenberg  (2019-2020) Israel

Our program is a new fellowship that just started in 2018. We are very proud to be a part of the Canadian MIS Fellowship family! Our program is a french speaking one, so it is one of only two in North America to give an MIS training in french.


Our Fellowship is a one year program in which we will develop an advanced surgeon in laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgeries. Our goal is to develop an expert in minimally invasive surgery that will be able to be a reference in his/her hospital  for the treatment of patients and teaching to residents and to colleagues. He or she will contribute to be a leader for the development of MIS surgery at local, regional and national levels.

The Fellows will work in the operating room 3-4 days/week. We have on each site (CHUM and Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital) a variety of laparoscopic cases. Each site is doing more than 150 laparoscopic hysterectomies/year. The Fellow will be exposed to complex hysterectomies including big fibromas and morcellation, severe adherences, severe endometriosis, myomectomies and colposacropexies. They will also be introduced to the robotic surgery. We have a surgery volume that will make the Fellows skilled and confident by the end of their training. The two sites will expose the Fellows to different techniques and expertise.

We also have outpatient hysteroscopic surgeries with myomectomies, Asherman’s and septae surgeries.

The Fellows have also a dedicated clinic 1 day/week where they can manage the pre and post op pathologies, pelvic pain and endometriosis patients, and a variety of cases.


The Fellows also direct a research protocol, which will be submitted to MIS conferences and publication.  They have a one day per week time dedicated to research.

Finally, they participate in student and resident teaching and in our Journal Club.

In addition to a big year of training, the Fellow will be able to enjoy one of the most beautiful cities in Canada. Being a mix of European and American cultures, Montreal is a famous touristic region!

Montréal, une
grande ville dans un
environnement vert…