The Meagan’s Hug Fellowship in Paediatric Neuro-Oncology at the Hospital for Sick Children is completed over a one, two or three-year period. It is an academic clinical and/or research fellowship that will provide trainees with the opportunity to train in one of the largest, world-renowned paediatric brain tumour programs and affiliated paediatric brain tumour research centres in the world. The combined clinical and research programs have a global reputation for state-of-the-art multi-disciplinary care of paediatric brain tumour patients, and excellence in clinical and research training.

Trainees will have the option to pursue a strict 12-month clinical training program with opportunities to develop the clinical academic skills necessary to practice as an expert consultant in Paediatric Neuro-Oncology at the highest level and to pursue additional research training thereafter.

The Paediatric Brain Tumour Program at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) has 100 primary diagnoses per year and consults on more than 200 patients worldwide, with a very active early phase clinical trials program and a robust personalized medicine program. The program is a member of several major international clinical trials consortia including the Pediatric Brain Tumour Consortium (PBTC) and CONNNECT, in addition to several investigator-initiated studies and industry sponsored trials. There are dedicated international twinning programs for clinical care and clinical research with centres in Brazil, Jordan, Pakistan, Latin America, Caribbean and others. Trainees are mentored to develop strong clinical academic skills through involvement in clinical trials, preparation of clinical manuscripts, involvement in focused clinical/translational research projects, and attendance at international meetings.

Trainees who have an interest in further clinical academic or translational/basic research beyond the core 12-month clinical Neuro-Oncology training as a Meagan’s Walk Fellow will have opportunities to be considered for research funding through the Garron Family Cancer Centre, and work with faculty investigators with research expertise in clinical or translational/basic science. Successful candidates will lead the Neuro-Oncology service, and also provide limited weekend daytime coverage on the in-patient Haematology/Oncology ward.


  • Certified or board-eligible in Paediatric Haematology and/or Oncology in either Canadian or International jurisdictions
  • Applicants may be Canadian or International

Contact Details:

Please submit your application here 

Please submit any inquiries to

Neuro-Oncology Fellowship director: Dr. Vijay Ramaswamy
Dr. Ramaswamy’s Administrative Assistant: Christian Youn

Application deadline: April 30th, 2024