Thoracic Anesthesia (TGH)

Toronto General Hospital

(2 positions per year)

Clinical Curriculum

The thoracic anesthesia program is dedicated to the care of patients undergoing major thoracic surgery, surgery of the mediastinum and lung transplantation. There are 2 to 2.5 fellows per academic year. Fellows are assigned to two to three days per week in a thoracic surgery operating room. When not in thoracics they may be assigned to a major head and neck list or surgical oncology list. 

At the end of the fellowship the fellow will be adept at the management of lung isolation, open and video assisted thoracotomies, surgery of the mediastinum, esophageal surgery, diagnostic bronchoscopy and mediastinoscopies, management of myasthenia gravis and insertion and management of thoracic epidurals. 

Anesthesia is also actively involved in the lung transplant assessment clinic. 

Call duties

On call duties are restricted to home call for lung transplantation. TGH performs a 120 lung transplants/calendar year and is major center for lung transplantation. There are no other call responsibilities. 

Education Curriculum

Thoracic fellows participate in Tuesday weekly fellows rounds at 17:00. They are active in the assessment of the lung transplant candidates and also attend weekly transplant rounds. 


Research is integrated into the fellowship with and average of one academic day per week throughout the year. Academic days can be clustered to accommodate research projects and presentation preparation. There are ongoing trials in which they may participate or they may embark on their own individual research projects. Participation and presentation in academic conferences is encouraged.

Applications and Enquires

Please send an updated Curriculum Vitae and Letter of Intent to:

Dr. Coimbatore Srinivas 
Director, Fellowship Program 
Toronto General Hospital 
200 Elizabeth Street, EN3-438 
Toronto, ON Canada M5G 2C4

Note: Due to high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will receive a response.

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