Canadian Fellowships by Subspecialty

The COA is pleased to offer a Fellowship Directory to the Canadian orthopaedic community. If you are looking for a fellowship opportunity or are expanding your fellowship program, the Fellowship Directory is designed to help you in your search.

The Fellowship Opportunities Service is designed as a free service to the members of the COA. Opportunities that are submitted by professional or commercial recruiters, advertising or management agencies are subject to a fee.

Below are postings for available Canadian Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowships. If you would like to add your orthopaedic fellowship web site, please email the details of your fellowship to for consideration.

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If you are interested in any of the fellowships listed below, please contact the centres directly.

Ongoing Recruitment

University of Toronto Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship

The Department of Hand Surgery at the Toronto Western Hospital, in conjunction with the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Toronto, is offering a one-year clinical fellowship in hand and wrist surgery from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023. The deadline for applications has been extended to March 1, 2021.

The Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship is a collaborative training program between the Divisions of Plastic Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery. The fellowship is based at the Toronto Western Hospital, though fellows will also rotate on the hand surgery service at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Fellows will have the opportunity to train with ten clinical attending hand and upper extremity surgeons.

Fellows will receive significant exposure to the management of common and subspecialty upper extremity injuries and conditions, including: fractures of the hand and wrist, tendon injuries, microvascular replantation, microvascular reconstruction, reconstructive hand/wrist surgery, and peripheral nerve/brachial plexus injuries. The Hand Program at Toronto Western Hospital is closely aligned with an active Hand Therapy service. A formal didactic education program includes weekly hand surgery conference, journal club, as well as monthly complex upper extremity trauma case rounds. Fellows are expected to complete one clinical research project during their training.

The Hand Program at Toronto Western Hospital is responsible for training residents in Plastic and Orthopedic Surgery, and clinical fellows will be expected to participate in this education curriculum. On-call requirements are an average of 1 in 4 nights, and call is home-based providing support to junior and senior residents.

Applicants must have completed (or are planning to complete) residency training in Plastic or Orthopedic Surgery prior to the start date of the fellowship. Applicants must be eligible to obtain an independent practice license in the Province of Ontario. This fellowship is not funded, and salary support will be based on clinical billings as a surgical assistant. Fellows not eligible for an independent practice license in Ontario must provide funding from an external source.

For more information and application requirements please visit:

Andrea Chan, MD, FRCS(C)
Director (Interim), Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship

Qualified applicants should send completed applications before March 1, 2021 deadline to:
Dr. Andrea Chan (