University of Calgary

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Training Program Director: Lloyd A. Mack, MD, FRCSC, FACS

University of Calgary medical buildingThe University of Calgary, the Department of Surgery and the Department of Oncology offer a two-year Surgical Oncology Fellowship. One position is offered each year, which can be designed according to the candidate’s requirements for their future career. Besides the general surgical oncology training, a candidate may subspecialize in sarcoma, melanoma, breast, advanced GI, head and neck, hepatobiliary, or endocrine oncology.

breast, advanced GI, head and neck, hepatobiliary, or endocrine oncology.

About the Program

The program includes a minimum of 16 months clinical rotations with the remaining time for electives, pathology, radiation and medical oncology, and research. The educational program involves multidisciplinary weekly rounds in surgical oncology, grand rounds in oncology, a basic oncology course running three hours weekly, sarcoma rounds, breast melanoma rounds, advanced GI and hepatobiliary rounds. The candidate is offered courses in biostatistics and clinical epidemiology. Laboratory expertise in molecular biology, genetics, and immunology is available for those who wish to pursue a laboratory academic career. Candidates are expected to pursue and publish prospective clinical or basic research.

The Division of Surgical Oncology includes 18 surgical oncologists who have general training as well as subspecialty interests in head and neck surgery, sarcoma, melanoma, breast, colorectal, advanced GI recurrent tumors, hepatobiliary, and endocrine surgery. The Division works in close collaboration with surgical oncologists in thoracic surgery, colorectal surgery, head and neck surgery, orthopedic surgery, and plastic and minimally invasive surgery. The Cancer Centre is an integrated institution with the University with radiation oncology, medical oncology, gynecologic oncology, surgical oncology, psychosocial services, palliative oncology, and neuro-oncology training programs. Multidisciplinary clinics and multidisciplinary rounds are conducted in each disease site. The Cancer Centre is active in national and international clinical trials.


Eligibility for clinical fellowship includes completion of a recognized General Surgery training in a USA or Canadian program or equivalent foreign program and interest in a career in academic surgical oncology.

Contact Information

Program Director:Lloyd A. Mack, MD, FRCSC, FACS
Associate Professor
Department of Oncology and Surgery
University of Calgary
Address:Tom Baker Cancer Centre
1331 – 29 Street NW
Calgary AB T2N 4N2
Phone:(403) 521-3596
Fax:(403) 283-1651
Program AdministratorJudy McFadzen
Phone:(403) 521-3596
Fax:(403) 283-1651
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