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Anesthesia and Pain Medicine

Paediatric Cardiac Anesthesia Fellowship

The Labatt Family Heart Centre provides health-care services for over 600 children who undergo cardiovascular surgery at SickKids each year. The Division of Cardiac Anesthesia provides perioperative care for children with congenital heart defects and acquired heart diseases undergoing surgery (cardiac and non-cardiac), interventional cardiology/radiology, and diagnostic imaging under general anesthesia. 

The fellowship offered in paediatric cardiac anesthesia is considered an advanced specialty training program, and is intended for anesthetists with prior specialist training in paediatric anesthesia. The fellowship program aims to further develop clinical subspecialty knowledge and critical skills necessary for the practice of paediatric cardiac anesthesia. In addition to medical expertise, the fellowship also aims to develop important non-clinical abilities (e.g., academic, educational, leadership, professional) that physicians require to effectively meet the health-care needs of the people they serve. 

The fellowship is typically 12 months in duration, and consists of a framework of structured clinical exposure and educational seminars. In addition to gaining comprehensive clinical exposure in cardiovascular surgery, interventional cardiology/radiology, and non-cardiac surgery for children with congenital heart defects, fellows will have the opportunity to rotate through the departments of echocardiography and critical care medicine. 

The fellowship is structured with an emphasis on advancing clinical expertise, and consists of four days per week of clinical anesthesia exposure and one day of non-clinical (academic) time. Non-clinical time can be adapted to meet the career goals and academic interests of individual fellows. 


Applications for fellowships commencing in July 2021 will be accepted from January 10 to April 30, 2020.

If you have also applied to the U.S match through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), please be advised that the University of Toronto is a participating institution and adheres to the match policy. The policy states that "Applicants who have matched to a program or have accepted a position during the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP), shall not apply for, discuss, interview for, or accept a concurrent year position in another program prior to the NRMP granting the requested waiver".  For more information visit the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) website.

If you are interested in a fellowship, please complete the Fellowship Application online.


Division of Cardiac Anesthesia 
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)
Tel: 416-813-8921 Fax: 416-813-7543