Â Dr. Jeffrey SulpherÂ medical oncology resident, has been accepted as our first Cardiac Oncology Research Fellow (The University of Ottawa Medical Oncology Training Program,Â The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre)Â and will commence his fellowship training in July 2013.
Number available: 1 annually, starting July 1st
Amount: $76,210.00 (no benefits)
Application deadline: September 30th of year preceding start of fellowship
Dr. Tim Asmis, Fellowship Program Director
c/o Arlette Mendicino
The University of Ottawa Medical Oncology Training Program
The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre
Box 900,Â 501 Smyth Road, Ottawa, ON K1H 8L6
Tel: (613) 737-7700 x70241 Fax: (613) 247-3528
How to apply:
The University of Ottawa Medical Oncology Training Program (MOTP) is affiliated with The Ottawa Hospital Caner Center (TOHCC) â€“ a comprehensive cancer center with over 6500 new patient referrals and 220,000 follow-up visits per year. The Ottawa Health Research Institute (OHRI) is the research arm of the Ottawa Hospital which employs over 100 staff and 14 senior scientists. The TOHCC clinical trials office has over 70 active clinical trials across all disease sites, including a growing phase I/II and translational research program. The Fellowship program at the Ottawa Hospital Cancer Center is designed for trainees who have completed residency training in medical oncology. The structure of the program is individualized and is designed to build on the fellowâ€™s interests and background.
In 2008, The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Center created a multidisciplinary team to facilitate rapid diagnosis and treatment of cardiac complications secondary to cancer therapy. While the initial focus of this dedicated cardiac oncology clinic pertained to women with early stage breast cancer exposed to chemotherapy +/- trastuzumab, the widespread adoption of targeted therapies in oncology has subsequently led to the referral of a much broader patient population. Between October 2008 and December 2010, 190 patients were referred to this dedicated cardiac oncology clinic, the majority (n=128) of whom were breast cancer patients.
The Cardiac Oncology Research Fellowship is designed to provide the opportunity for trainees to increase their knowledge and expertise in the detection and treatment of cardiac complications related to systemic therapy (including chemotherapy and targeted agents).
Feedback and outcomes measures:
Medical Oncologist, The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Clinician Researcher, OHRI
Chair, Canadian Cancer Oncology Network
Cardiologist, The Ottawa Hospital â€“ General Campus
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Training Program
Cardiology Education Coordinator
Clinician Educator, OHRI