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. François Rouleau Fournier

Dr. François Rouleau Fournier is the colorectal fellow currently completing his non-clinical year at the University of British Columbia.

Dr. Rouleau Fournier completed medical school and General Surgery residency at Laval University in Quebec City. He began his research year in July and is currently undertaking a Master's of Health Sciences at the University of British Columbia. His research currently focuses on quality of care for patients suffering from Crohn's disease. He also has a particular interest for the field of minimally invasive and organ sparing surgery. 

Dr. Rouleau Fournier enjoys being involved in teaching and training future doctors and surgeons. Following the completion of his fellowship, he plans to join the Colorectal Surgery team of the CHU de Quebec, the academic center in Quebec City. 


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