The Multi-Organ Transplant Program is one of the leading transplant programs in Canada, performing about 160 transplants annually. Almost 5,000 Canadians have received transplants, including heart, kidney, kidney-pancreas, liver, and multi-organ transplantation, at University Hospital and Children's Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre.
Currently, the Multi-Organ Transplant Program has Fellows in kidney transplantation (both surgery and nephrology) and liver transplantation (surgery and hepatology). Kidney transplant Fellows will also gain experience with kidney-pancreas transplantation.
The Fellowship Program is accredited with the American Society of Transplant Surgeons http://asts.org/ for surgical training in kidney and liver transplantation. Fellowships are usually two years in duration; after training, Fellows are competent in all aspects of transplantation including multi-organ procurement, pre-transplant assessment, operative and perioperative care (including immunosuppression), and long-term followup.
Many Fellows are Canadian, although doctors come here for training from many other countries, including Australia, China, England, India, Ireland, Japan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and the United States among others.
Clinical Fellows are categorized as physicians who are acquiring post-certification training. By definition, these physicians are recognized specialists in their given field who are obtaining a purely educational experience beyond certification requirements. Applicants who are graduates of acceptable, unaccredited medical schools (outside of North America), must hold approved temporary work authorizations for the duration of their appointment, which cannot exceed a 24-month period.
All positions will be funded by non-Ministry of Health funding sources and physicians who will be strictly engaged in clinical functions will hold a certificate of registration on the educational registry with the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons. It is recognized that these physicians will not add to the physician resource pool as they are required to provide an annual signed waiver indicating their intentions to return to their country of origin upon completion of their training program. As clinical functions will not be pursued during research fellowship appointments, no certificate of registration authorizing postgraduate training is required. There is a minimum of six months lead time required which should allow for the necessary procedural and regulatory requirements to be completed.
Multi-Organ Transplant Program (MOTP)
London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital
339 Winderemere Road London, ON N6A 5A5
Program Director: Dr. Douglas Quan
For further details on how to apply for a fellowship please contact the Postgraduate Medical Education Office.