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Paediatric Laboratory Medicine

Paediatric Pathology Fellowship and Elective Study


The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) offers a fellowship in paediatric anatomic pathology for a one year appointment, renewable for a second year. The first year provides comprehensive experience in paediatric autopsy and surgical pathology. Fellows participate in resident teaching and clinical conferences, and are encouraged to undertake a research project. For those desiring a second year, there is the opportunity for more extended research experience and training in molecular techniques as applied to the diagnosis of paediatric disease.


SickKids is a 350-bed paediatric hospital associated with the University of Toronto, located in the city of Toronto, Ontario, the largest metropolitan area of Canada. SickKids provides tertiary paediatric care for the province and receives national and international referral patients. In the Division of Pathology, a wide spectrum of paediatric disorders is included annually in the 6,000 surgical specimens and approximately 250 neonatal and paediatric autopsies, including forensic cases. There are active biopsy programs in liver, kidney, gut, heart and neuromuscular disorders. The Division is staffed by eight pathologists and four scientists and has advanced facilities for electron microscopy, immunohistochemistry and molecular pathology. In addition to a full complement of paediatric specialties SickKids boasts an active and integrated Research Institute. There are well-established department research programs for a number of paediatric disorders, including SIDS, the molecular basis of childhood neoplasia, and renal, lung, neural, cardiac and gastrointestinal diseases.

Requirement: MD degree or certification or Board eligibility in pathology.

Stipend: Dependant on level of training.