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Current Fellowship Opportunities

Applications for the 2019 CASL-CLF Clinical Hepatology Fellowship Program are now being accepted!

The Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver and the Canadian Liver Foundation are pleased to announce that we will offer two (2) clinical hepatology fellowships in the 2019 competition.

Clinical Fellowships are intended for candidates pursuing additional training in advanced clinical hepatology.  Applicants who have completed Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology training, and who intend to devote their future clinical practice to the management of adult or pediatric patients with liver diseases in Canada are prioritized.  The fellowship placement will begin in the year following the application.

A list of all fellowship guidelines and application requirements is available here.

Submit your completed application form and all required documents by email to no later than September 30, 2018.


Congratulations to our 2018 CASL-CLF Clinical Hepatology Fellowship Recipients:

Amine Benmassaoud, Royal Free Hospital

                       Amine_Benmassaoud Dr. Benmassaoud graduated from medical school and completed his training in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at McGill University. He decided to further his training in Hepatology at the Royal Free Hospital in London, UK. His research interests include the use of non-invasive markers of fibrosis to determine the outcome in patients with portal hypertension. After completing his fellowship, he will return to Canada and will actively participate in the care of patients with liver disease.

Victor Dong, University of Alberta

Dr. Dong completed his undergraduate, medical school, and Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Alberta. He is currently finishing his Gastroenterology training and is particularly interested in acute liver failure and critical care management of liver disease.                       Dong

Michael Ney, Kings College

                       Ney Originally born and raised in Calgary, Michael completed medical school and his internal medicine residency in Edmonton, prior to returning to his hometown for Gastroenterology fellowship. Upon completion of his training in Canada, he is excited to take the opportunity to complete a hepatology fellowship at King’s College in London, UK.

M. Omair Sarfaraz, University of Toronto, Toronto Liver Centre

Dr. Sarfaraz graduated from Sindh Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan. He completed Internal Medicine residency at McMaster University where he is currently completing a fellowship in Medical Biochemistry. His primary research interest is in developing clinical biomarkers to assess the severity of liver fibrosis. He looks forward to starting a hepatology fellowship at the University of Toronto where he will pursue clinical and translational research relating to liver fibrosis. He enjoys spending free time with family and friends, travelling, gardening and collecting fountain pens.                       Sarfaraz


Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors: 

  • BTG International
  • Gilead Sciences
  • Merck
  • AbbVie

To review the fellowship guidelines, please click here.