Education & Innovation Excellence- since 1999 -

50 Charlton Ave E,
Rm T2141
Hamilton, Ontario
L8N 4A6

P  905.522.1155 x 35144
F  905.521.6194

Education & Innovation Excellence- since 1999 -


Fellowship Council Logo

The CMAS MIS Fellowship has been accredited through the Fellowship Council since 2003. Three candidates are selected on a yearly basis through the Fellowship Council Match process and begin the one year program on August 1st.

The MIS Fellowship at the Centre for Minimal Access Surgery (CMAS) provides each candidate a comprehensive experience in a diversity of advanced MIS procedures including esophageal, gastric, colorectal, solid organ (adrenal, spleen) bariatric and abdominal wall hernias. The candidate will work closely with minimally invasive surgeons in the OR, endoscopy and outpatient clinics and will have the benefit of experience in one of Ontario’s leading MIS/Bariatric Training Centres. The volume of procedures is significant and provides extensive training, as well as exposure to robotic surgery. The fellowship also offers training in an established skills lab complete with inanimate and animate models and computerized simulators (LapSim, MIMIC dV-Trainer & Simbionix) for skill refinement. CMAS holds a national reputation for high quality courses in advanced MIS, and the candidate will benefit from participation in these courses. There is opportunity for clinical research and attendance at international meetings.

There are 6 MIS/Bariatric general surgeons associated with the Centre. The fellows rotate with each staff for a period of 3 months, getting exposure to a wide variety of advanced MIS and Bariatric procedures.

The application can be accessed through


  • Application Process Opens: December 4, 2017
  • Applications Closes and Letters of Recommendation Deadline:  February 13, 2018
  • Deadline to Inform Applicants of Interviews: March 16, 2018
  • Match Date: June 13, 2018
  • Fellowship Begins: August 1, 2019

Urology Fellow in Laparoscopic and Endourology

CMAS also offers a Clinical Fellowship in Laparoscopic Urology. Fellows will have training in the diagnosis and work up advanced urological cases in reconstruction and in oncology including UPJO, renal cancers, adrenal disease, prostate cancer and donor nephrectomies. They will independently perform advanced urological laparoscopic surgery including partial nephrectomy, pyeloplasty, radiofrequency and cryoablation, adrenalectomies, thrombectomy, and radical prostatectomy. They will manage complications associated with laparoscopic surgery as well as the long-term follow-up of patients treated laparoscopically for the various diseases.

Each year 1 candidate is chosen. If you are interested in more information on this Fellowship, please contact Dr. Edward Matsumoto at