University of Toronto - Hematological Pathology - Toronto


Program Director

Dr. David Barth


Postgraduate Coordinator

Paula Nixon

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  • Wide spectrum of clinical material from routine to very rare cases.

  • Multiple training sites within the program allows residents to see different practice patterns, sites that have particular expertise in subsections of hematologic pathology, train with different staff that have particular expertise in subsections of hematologic pathology.

  • Ability to train across all disciplines of hematologic pathology on site.

  • High faculty to resident ratio.

  • Opportunity for interprovincial and international electives.

  • Research opportunities are very wide given spectrum of clinical activity and relationships with multiple research institutions associated with the University and Hospital Research Centres.

  • Weekly Academic Half Days covering wide spectrum of topics. Inclusion of Hematologic Pathology residents in the University of Toronto Clinical Hematology Academic Half Days and other Hematology teaching rounds

Toronto Highlights

  • Completing your residency with us means you will be based in a world-class, vibrant, multi-cultural city.

  • Our downtown historic St. George campus will place you in the heart of Canada’s largest health care network undertaking innovative medical research.

  • The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) can fulfill any interest from professional sports, to literature. We have a bustling theatre scene, a leading fashion design industry and much more.

  • Cosmopolitan gems like Chinatown, The Gay Village, Little Italy, the Annex and Kensington Market blend with the natural beauty of Toronto Island, the Scarborough Bluffs and Mississauga’s Greenbelt.

  • Often identified as one of the world’s “most livable cities,” Toronto was ranked as one of the world’s “best places to live” in a report by The Economist Intelligence Unit.

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Thank you for your interest in the Postgraduate Education program in the Department of Hematological Pathology at The University of Toronto. This is the one of the largest Hematological Pathology residency programs in Canada in number of teaching staff, research productivity, hospital facilities and patient volume. (The University of Toronto is the tertiary referral centre for a metropolitan population of more than 2,600,000 and a surrounding population of about 6,000,000) These resources offer an unequalled opportunity for Hematological Pathology residency training. The very large research establishment and strong academic program provide a supportive environment for learning and enquiry in all aspects of Hematological Pathology.

Our program seeks to equip trainees to be the pathology leaders of the future. Accordingly, we are looking for a cohort of residents that are committed to a career in pathology, keen to advance the evolving role of pathology in patient care and are capable of learning, understanding and integrating the large volume of material required.

The University of Toronto offers a comprehensive program in Hematological Pathology, which is accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Over 20 staff hematological pathologists at multiple sites are involved in resident education. These sites include: The Hospital for Sick Children; Mount Sinai Hospital; St. Michael's Hospital; Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre; Michael Garron Hospital; The University Health Network; Trillium Health Partners, and St. Joseph’s Health Centre. Each of these sites has particular strengths and allows the program as a whole to offer residents experience in all areas of Hematological Pathology practice.

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