Perinatal - Mount Sinai Hospital

Updated: May 8, 2023

Program Director
Dr. Julia Kfouri
Staff, Mount Sinai Hospital 
Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Toronto

Sandy Kaplansky | Fellowship Program Coordinator
Tel: 416 586 4800 x 8178

Site: Mount Sinai Hospital

Application Deadline for Canadians: Submit Application Form by July 1st of the year preceding the year of your anticipated start date

Application Deadline for International Medical Graduates: Submit Application Form by July 1st two (2) years preceding the year of your anticipated start date 

Note: A valid TOEFL IBT score, cover letter and academic curriculum vitae (CV) are required.

Initial enquiries for the Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship training program should be directed to Please forward your CV as well as a cover letter explaining your interest in MFM training as well as your interest in our program specifically. If you fulfill our entry requirements, you will be asked to complete a Fellowship Application Form. You will need to provide 3 written, electronically-signed PDF, or faxed references.

To All Applicants:

If you have also applied to the U.S match through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), please be advised that the University of Toronto is a participating institution and adheres to the match policy. The policy states that "Applicants who have matched to a program or have accepted a position during the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP), shall not apply for, discuss, interview for, or accept a concurrent year position in another program prior to the NRMP granting the requested waiver." More information is accessible at

Program Information

The overall goal of the Fellowship is to gain experience of contemporary North American obstetrical practice as it applies to the assessment, management, and post-partum care of high-risk pregnancies.

This will include exposure to: high-risk ante-partum patients presenting with various complications of pregnancy to the triage area of labour and delivery; intra-partum management of these women; the surgical management of deliveries; the use of intra-partum ultrasound; liaising with clinical colleagues (paediatrics, aesthesia, genetics) and laboratory services (medical imaging, interventional radiology, haematology).

The Fellowship is intended for an overseas graduate of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and it is expected that the Fellow will function as the level of a Canadian PGY5 or PGY6 resident.


The objectives of this Fellowship Program are as follows: 

  • To provide clinical supervision and management of in-patient high-risk obstetrical patients.
  • To develop an in-depth knowledge of the range of obstetrical problems and emergencies managed at this busy North American tertiary-care facility.
  • To understand and learn current management protocols, including SOGC and ACOG guidelines, for these conditions including the concept of risk management.
  • To become familiar with the contemporary ACOG and SOGC clinical practice guidelines as they relate to labour and delivery.
  • To function in an educational capacity to junior (intern-PGY1 and core PGY2-3) postgraduate trainees in the labour and delivery and post-partum environments.
  • To provide educational instruction to the clinical medical students assigned daily to the labour and delivery area.
  • To attend and participate in educational rounds, seminars and conferences provided for Obstetrics, especially noon rounds Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday sign-out rounds on the antenatal floor.