Advanced Gynaecologic Surgery

Date Posted: July 6, 2016

Program Directors:
Dr. Ally Murji MD, MPH, FRCSC
Assistant Professor
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
University of Toronto
Mount Sinai Hospital


Dr. Jonathon Solnik MD, FACOG, FACS
Head of Gynecology & Minimally Invasive Surgery
Associate Professor
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
University of Toronto
Mount Sinai Hospital

Site: Mount Sinai Hospital

Application Deadline: Submit Application Form by August 1 of each year (to start July 1 in the following year)

Pls send applications to Debbie Yorke:

At the current time, we are only accepting applications from Canadian-trained graduates.

To All Applicants:

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." More information is accessible at

Program Information 

Mount Sinai Hospital is offering a 2-year Fellowship in advanced gynecologic surgery.  This training program will give trainees further expertise with the medical and surgical gynecological care of women. The program will also allow the trainee to engage in clinical research in a related area of interest.  We will accept one fellow per year such that at any given time there will be a senior and junior fellow.  Our goal is to train academic surgeons who are committed to advancing the field of gynecological surgery.


Surgical: 2 – 2 ½ days per week will be spent in the operating room. Our Division has six fellowship-trained minimally invasive gynecologic surgeons who operate at one of two sites. The fellow will be trained in advanced laparoscopy (laser laparoscopy, treatment of severe endometriosis, uterine/internal-iliac artery clipping, minimally-invasive myomectomy, ovario-salpingo lysis), hysterectomy (TLH, LAVH, VH), advanced hysteroscopy (myomectomy, ablation, resection of symptomatic cesearean section cleft). Opportunities and exposure to the following will be a unique aspect of the program:

  • Participation in surgical management of invasive placentas – at MSH we treat approximately 20 increta/percreta patients
  • Ambulatory procedures – global endometrial ablations, hysteroscopic tubal occlusion, hysteroscopic morcellation

During the senior fellowship year, there will be an emphasis on protected time for academic activities (masters coursework, completion of research projects etc).  The senior fellow may also assist in training residents and other staff in advanced surgical procedures. 

Clinical: Maximum 2 days per week will be spent in a variety of outpatient clinics.

Research and Professional Development: ½ - 1 day per week. The fellow will be expected to complete a research project over the course of the fellowship and present at local, national and international conferences.  Our fellow will also be expected to create at least one video abstract for presentation.  The fellow will be mentored by staff who are trained in clinical epidemiology/research/quality improvement. 

It is expected that the candidate pursue a professional development course/endeavor during the course of the fellowship.  Examples may include: a masters program, certificate course in education or quality improvement.  Pursuing a master’s degree in a field of choice is strongly encouraged, as this will provide the trainee with a solid academic foundation. 


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