The colorectal surgery team at St. Paul’s enrolls one fellow each year into a two-year fellowship program, consisting of one clinical year and one non-clinical year. 

The clinical year of training is at St. Paul’s Hospital, while the non-clinical year consists of classes at UBC.

For details, please see here.

Current Fellows:

Dr. Elizabeth Clement 

Dr. Elizabeth Clement hails from Edmonton, where she completed her residency in general surgery. Before that, she matriculated from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, where she completed medical school. She is thrilled to now be in Vancouver, BC, to finish her training in colorectal surgery.

Dr. Clement’s academic focus is on communication. Her research includes exploring the benefits of multidisciplinary rounds for both patients and doctors, as well as novel methods to explain operative and perioperative processes to patients. In addition, she has undertaken Harvard’s Media and Medicine course, where she is currently working on honing her writing skills in order to advance quality of care and improve the culture within our profession.

Dr. Ameer Farooq

Dr. Ameer Farooq completed general surgery residency at the University of Calgary and is now pursuing a colorectal surgery fellowship at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia.

He is the Associate Digital Editor at the Canadian Journal of Surgery and co-director of Social Media for EBRS. He is interested in decision-making, young colorectal cancer and social media in surgery. He can be found on Twitter @ameerfarooq.​


Fellowship Alumni:

Dr. Humaid AlAdawi

Dr. Hyea Min Yoon

Dr. Reagan Robertson

Dr. François Letarte

Dr. Dilip Gill

Dr. Ryan McColl

Dr. Magdalena Recsky

Dr. Irene Schornagel

Dr. Thamer Al-Tayeb

Dr. François Rouleau Fournier