Peritoneal Oncology Fellowship

The Department of Surgery at the QEII Health Sciences Center in Halifax, Nova Scotia offers a one-year fellowship in Peritoneal Oncology. The fellowship provides training in the multidisciplinary management of peritoneal malignancy within one of Canada’s highest volume peritoneal programs.  

The management of peritoneal malignancy has rapidly evolved over the last two decades along with our understanding of the unique biology of peritoneal tropism and advances in locoregional and systemic treatment. A cornerstone of the modern management of peritoneal malignancy is the application of curative intent cytoreductive surgery and the selective use of intraperitoneal (IP) chemotherapy.

Fellows will become proficient in the evaluation, intraoperative and perioperative management, as well as post-operative surveillance, for patients requiring cytoreduction and IP chemotherapy for primary and secondary malignancies of the peritoneal cavity. Although the fellowship places emphasis on the management of gastrointestinal cancers with peritoneal involvement, applicants from a number of different sub-specialties will be considered, including General Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology, and Surgical Oncology.

Fellows will work at the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax, NS. Over the course of the fellowship, trainees are expected to participate in the operative management of 30-50 cases requiring complex cytoreductive surgery, including multi-visceral abdominal/pelvic resections, peritonectomy, and foregut / diaphragmatic resections. Fellows will function as a member of the Surgical Oncology Service team with regular rounding and overnight call responsibilities. Research is an important component of the fellowship. Trainees are expected to produce a research project suitable for publication during their fellowship and will be expected and supported to present their work locally and internationally.

Successful candidates must be able to obtain a full or defined practice license from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia as well as full coverage medical liability insurance prior to commencement.

Interested candidates should submit the following to Mrs. Tatiana Cook:
1) a cover letter, including:
    a. career goals
    b. future employment / committed positions
    c. any funding from sponsoring institution or country
2) a curriculum vitae
3) two letters of reference

Application Deadline:

February 19th, 2024

Start Date:

October 1st, 2024

Program Director:

Dr. Gregory Knapp


Mrs. Tatiana Cook (
1276 South Park Street
8-028 Victoria Building
Halifax, NS, B3H 2Y9
F: 902-423-1629