Paediatric Surgery Residency Program

The University of Ottawa offers a two-year Royal College accredited residency training program in paediatric surgery. Our academic teaching faculty, which includes Drs. Bass, Bettolli, Cowan, and Nasr, are committed to the highest quality of patient care with a strong focus on education and innovative research.

The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario is the sole tertiary pediatric care center and level one pediatric trauma center in Eastern Ontario. We provide surgical care to Eastern Ontario, Western Québec, and Eastern Nunavut representing a population base of approximately 1.5 million people. We have modern newly renovated neonatal intensive care, pediatric intensive care, day care surgery, and post-anesthesia care units.

In addition to a diversified, high-volume clinical experience, our program has a strong emphasis in academic research with Dr. Nasr focusing on evidence-based clinical research and Dr. Cowan leading a translational pediatric surgery vascular and tumor biology research laboratory.

Application Deadline

Resident / fellowship selections are made through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

Contact and Application Information

For additional information on our Paediatric Surgery Residency Program, how to apply to the program, or to schedule an elective, please contact:

Dr. Kyle Cowan
Program Director
401 Smyth Road, Room 3360 
Ottawa, ON K1H 8L1 
613-737-7600 ext. 2675   

Ann-Marie Tessier
Program Administrator
401 Smyth Road, Room 3365
Ottawa, ON K1H 8L1 
613-737-7600 ext. 2803