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Labatt Family Heart Centre
Labatt Family Heart Centre

Training opportunities

Fellows | Students | Volunteers

The Labatt Family Heart Centre offers various training opportunities to Fellows, Researchers and Students. The SickKids Research Training Centre provides additional funding opportunities for trainees. Please visit the Research Training Centre for additional information.

Current Research Fellowship Opportunity - Research Fellowship on 3D Printing for Congenital Heart Surgery

The 3D Print Heart Program at SickKids is the most advanced program of its kind in the world. The program has pioneered the practical utilization of the 3D printing technology for clinical patient care, surgical morphology teaching, surgical skill training, and research. The successful fellowship candidate will work closely with Dr. David Baron, Head of Division of Cardiology and Dr. Shi-Joon Yoo, Section Head, Cardiac Imaging. The fellowship offers a one year training program (with possibility of extension to two years) designed for cardiovascular fellows to receive additional training in the unique application of 3D printing in congenital heart surgery. The duration of the fellowship is one to two years, beginning on May 1, 2020, and can be tailored to the needs of the trainee and supporting institute. A candidate should be a cardiovascular or cardiothoracic surgeon in training or a board certified surgeon who has had some exposure to congenital heart surgery and seeks to be a congenital heart surgeon in the future.

The interested candidate may contact Dr. Nabil Hussein (nabil.hussein@sickkids.ca) who has been in the fellowship position since August 2018 for his opinion as a trainee of the program.

The deadline to apply is November 30, 2019 for a start date of May 1, 2020.

Applicants are encouraged to review Research Fellowship on 3D Printing information for instructions on how to apply and to learn more about the fellowship.


Clinical Fellows

Learn more about the Clinical Fellowship, Observership and Elective Programs.

Research Fellows

The Labatt Family Heart Centre offers one to two year funded research fellowships.  Fellowships commence July 1 and the focus is to enhance cardiology research (basic, clinical, translational) among trainees and develop a career in the field of cardiology.

Heart Centre fellowship funding applications for start date of July 1, 2020 are due on July 31, 2019.  Please submit completed applications to Christine Kerr (christine.kerr@sickkids.ca) by the deadline.

This year, fellowship funds are available to those completing research fellowships in the areas of general cardiology, as well as areas specific to cardiovascular science and heart failure.

Applicants may apply using the Heart Centre Fellowship funding application

Qualifications of Applicants

Candidates must possess an MD or PhD (or equivalent degree in a cardiac related field and be within 5 years from completion of their degree. Candidates must demonstrate at least 75 per cent protected research time.  Candidates must submit the application along with the project description and an updated CV as part of the application process.


Candidates must identify a supervisor with expertise in cardiology research at SickKids.  

Supervisors will need to provide a 1 - 2 page letter of support that describes:

    • The mentorship plan
    • Assures protected research time
    • Demonstrates availability of funding for trainee salary supplement where applicable and for the research project.

Selection Process

Applications must be received by our office on or prior to July 31, 2019.  Fellowships will commence on July 1, 2020.   

Additional paid and unpaid research fellowships are available on a case by case basis.  Candidates must identify and contact a supervisor who agrees to oversee your project during your research term.     



Students are encouraged to review the funding opportunities within the Research Training Centre.  

Additional Research Student Positions:  Investigate the areas of research which suit your interests and contact a Principal Investigator directly.



Please contact Volunteer Resources for more information.