St Michael's Hospital

2-3 clinical fellows per year

St. Michael's Hospital division of cardiac surgery performs approximately 1100 open heart surgery cases per year. Coronary bypass surgery represents the largest component of our case load and includes high risk coronary bypass surgery cases. Approximately 1/3 of these cases are valve procedures of all varieties, ranging from straightforward aortic and mitral valve replacements to complex mitral valve repairs. Aortic surgery is strongly represented and the hospital has an active endovascular aortic program that includes endovascular surgery on the aortic arch.

There are 5 cardiac surgeons on staff, Daniel Bonneau, Lee Errett, David Latter, Mark Peterson and Subodh Verma, The division has a 30 bed ward, 13 intensive care beds, and runs 3 operating rooms per day. We typically have one senior level cardiac surgery resident from the University of Toronto Cardiac Surgery training program. To complement the one resident the division hires two to three fellows per year from Canada and other countries from around the world. The division prides itself on our operative training of residents and fellows. With the dedicated teaching of our surgeons and the sheer volume of cases performed by the service the fellow is sure to receive an outstanding learning opportunity and develop their surgical technical skills in this fellowship.

Applicants interested in applying for Cardiac Surgery Clinical Fellowship at St Michael's Hospital should contact:

Dr. David Latter
Division Head, Cardiovascular Surgery
St. Michael's Hospital
30 Bond Street,
Toronto, ON, Canada, M5B 1W8
Tel: 416-864-5366
Email: latterd@smh.ca