Complex General Surgical Oncology Program

Complex General Surgical Oncology Program

The University of Toronto offers a 2-year academic fellowship in Complex General Surgical Oncology (GSO) for fully trained General Surgeons. There are two streams or tracks within the program:  a GSO track (3 positions) and a Hepato-pancreato-biliary oncology / GSO track (1 position). Applicants can apply for both tracks or one track at their preference.

The fellowship is accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) (status full accreditation), and is fully recognized by the American Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). There is recognition of training between all ACGME and RCPSC approved programs.    Recognition of training was also granted by the European Board of Surgical Oncology in 2012. The University of Toronto program was founded in 1996 and has trained over 75 Surgical Oncologists who now work in Academic and Community Institutions around the World.

The GSO fellowship at the University of Toronto is dedicated to excellent patient care, research and education, offering high quality training for both sub-specialized Academic Surgical Oncologists and Community General Surgical Oncologists. The vision of the program is to train the future local, national and international surgical oncology leaders.

Excellence Through Equity is one of the three strategic domains of focus in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine.  The GSO Program will reflect and represent Temerty Medicine's commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.  

Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program Video


Number of positions: 4 per year (three positions in Complex General Surgical Oncology and one position in GSO/ Hepato-pancreato-biliary oncologic surgery).  All applications go through ERAS and NRMP.

Matching is through National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).

Deadlines are available on the Society of Surgical Oncology website:

Program Director: Dr. Frances C. Wright

Program Coordinator: Jaime Burke

Assistant Program Director: Dr. Anand Govindarajan

Research Director: Dr. Nicole Look Hong

Contact and address:
Division of Surgical Oncology
OPG Wing, 6th Floor, 6W275
610 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5G 2M9

Phone: (416) 946-6583
Fax: (416) 946-4429