Thrombosis/Hemostasis Fellowship

The Paediatric Haemostasis and Thrombosis Fellowship in the Division of Haematology/Oncology at The Hospital For Sick Children, Toronto, is a combined clinical and research fellowship that may be completed over one, two, or three-years.

Training occurs at our internationally renowned centre, in the area of childhood bleeding and clotting disorders. The program was launched in 2001 due to the visionary work of Dr. Victor Blanchette and Dr. Maureen Andrew, changing the landscape of this area. Graduates of the program have gone on to successful academic and clinical careers in centres around the world.

For all candidates accepted into the program at The Hospital For Sick Children, the first year is primarily clinical. Training at a quaternary referral centre such as The Hospital For Sick Children ensures exposure to a high patient volume and high complexity level of care (i.e., > 650 open heart surgeries per year; 40-50 ECMO patients per year; 40-50 kidney transplants per year). Consequently, the entire spectrum of bleeding and clotting complications is represented. The rotations during the first year include 6 months in Thrombosis and Haemostasis in-patient and out-patient clinical services (including the paediatric comprehensive care hemophilia program), 1 month in the in-patient and out-patient paediatric stroke service, 2 months of laboratory training, and 3 months of elective rotations.

The second and third year (optional) may either be a) primarily research focused (laboratory or clinical research focused on the study of Paediatric Thrombosis and Haemostasis) or b) a combination of clinical work and research. In both cases, the trainee will work under the direct supervision of a member of the thrombosis and haemostasis team for the development of the research proposal. In the second case b), the trainee may also design a customized schedule to fulfill their clinical goals of learning, choosing from a variety of clinical rotations throughout the vast Toronto hospital network. In both cases (a and b), trainees are encouraged to develop collaborative projects involving both SickKids and the original or future academic centre of the trainee.

The schedule of the fellowship will be outlined prior to the start of the year in consultation with the Medical Director of the Paediatric Haemostasis and Thrombosis Program. The final duration of the fellowship will be determined according to the needs and feasibility of conducting and developing the proposed research.

For both streams outlined above, trainees are expected to contribute to clinical coverage throughout their stay at The Hospital For Sick Children. This includes attending one of the continuity clinics (one day per week) over the entire fellowship duration, as well as participation in the on-call after-hours haematology coverage schedule. For all research projects, the trainee will be expected to present a research proposal, an interim report and a final report to the Haematology/Oncology Division, with the goal of publication within 6 months of completion of fellowship training.


  • Applicants should be certified or board-eligible in Paediatric Haematology/Oncology or Paediatric Haematology.
  • Applicants may be Canadian or International.

Application requirements and platform

The interested fellow would open the hyperlink shown below which indicates what documents would be necessary. It is most important for interested fellows to fill out the application (found in hyperlink) as well as to upload through the hyperlink their letter of intent, CV, copy of medical degree and copy of Pediatrics Subspecialty Certificate by April 30, 2020.

The Hospital For Sick Children Haematology/Oncology Training Application

Application Timeline

Application Opens

January 1, 2020

Application Deadline

April 30, 2020

Application Review & Interview Period

May/June, 2020

Notification of Decision

August – September, 2020

Fellowship commences

July 1, 2021