Residency Program

Program Director, Residency Training
Dr. Najma Ahmed


Dr. Ahmed 2015 RevisedWelcome to the University of Toronto’s General Surgery Residency Training Program. The residency training program in General Surgery at the University of Toronto is the largest and perhaps most diverse of its kind in Canada.  Our vision is to ensure excellence in clinical and academic training of our Residents.  We know that we are preparing tomorrow’s leaders in General Surgery.

Our training Program is home to approximately 100 faculty members, over 6 Fully Affiliated Academic Health Centres, and 5 Affiliated Community Hospitals.  In addition, the Program provides rural training opportunities through the Rural Ontario Medicine Training Program.  We offer outstanding opportunities to engage in research activities; via longitudinal research electives or through the Clinical Investigator Program.  Our faculty members are highly invested in Residency Training and many are opinion leaders in their own subspecialty area of General Surgery.

Under the leadership of Drs. Rutka, (University Department Chair), Levine (Department of Surgery, Post Graduate Director), Swallow (University Division Chair) and Ahmed (General Surgery, Program Director), the Program provides a rich environment for learning and enquiry. The University of Toronto teaching hospitals provide surgical care for a large urban population as well as patients from a vast catchment area and referral network. This arrangement provides outstanding learning opportunities and a breadth of clinical volume that is unsurpassed almost anywhere in North America.   We warmly invite you to be part of our Program. 

Please contact Ms. Madeline Ng ( or Dr. Najma Ahmed ( to learn more.

Fully Affiliated Academic Health Centres:
• Mount Sinai Hospital
• University Health Network - Toronto General
• University Health Network - Toronto Western
• St Michael's Hospital
• Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
• The Hospital for Sick Children

Affiliated Community Hospitals:
  • North York General Hospital
• Humber River Regional Hospital
• Trillium Health Centre
• St Joseph's Health Care Centre
• Toronto East General Hospital