Dr. David Barth

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Paula Nixon

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Program Highlights

  • Wide spectrum of clinical material from routine to very rare cases.
  • Multiple training sites within the program allows residents to see different practice patterns, sites that have particular expertise in subsections of hematologic pathology, train with different staff that have particular expertise in subsections of hematologic pathology.
  • Ability to train across all disciplines of hematologic pathology on site.
  • High faculty to resident ratio.
  • Opportunity for interprovincial and international electives.
  • Research opportunities are very wide given spectrum of clinical activity and relationships with multiple research institutions associated with the University and Hospital Research Centres.
  • Weekly Academic Half Days covering wide spectrum of topics. Inclusion of Hematologic Pathology residents in the University of Toronto Clinical Hematology Academic Half Days and other Hematology teaching rounds


Toronto Highlights
  • Completing your residency with us means you will be based in a world-class, vibrant, multi-cultural city.
  • Our downtown historic St. George campus will place you in the heart of Canada’s largest health care network undertaking innovative medical research.
  • The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) can fulfill any interest from professional sports, to literature. We have a bustling theatre scene, a leading fashion design industry and much more.
  • Cosmopolitan gems like Chinatown, The Gay Village, Little Italy, the Annex and Kensington Market blend with the natural beauty of Toronto Island, the Scarborough Bluffs and Mississauga’s Greenbelt.
  • Often identified as one of the world’s “most livable cities,” Toronto was ranked as one of the world’s “best places to live” in a report by The Economist Intelligence Unit.
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General Information

Thank you for your interest in the Postgraduate Education program in the Department of Hematological Pathology at The University of Toronto. This is the one of the largest Hematological Pathology residency programs in Canada in number of teaching staff, research productivity, hospital facilities and patient volume. (The University of Toronto is the tertiary referral centre for a metropolitan population of more than 2,600,000 and a surrounding population of about 6,000,000) These resources offer an unequalled opportunity for Hematological Pathology residency training. The very large research establishment and strong academic program provide a supportive environment for learning and enquiry in all aspects of Hematological Pathology.

Our program seeks to equip trainees to be the pathology leaders of the future. Accordingly, we are looking for a cohort of residents that are committed to a career in pathology, keen to advance the evolving role of pathology in patient care and are capable of learning, understanding and integrating the large volume of material required.

The University of Toronto offers a comprehensive program in Hematological Pathology, which is accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Over 20 staff hematological pathologists at multiple sites are involved in resident education. These sites include: The Hospital for Sick Children; Mount Sinai Hospital; St. Michael’s Hospital; Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre; Michael Garron Hospital; The University Health Network; Trillium Health Partners, and St. Joseph’s Health Centre. Each of these sites has particular strengths and allows the program as a whole to offer residents experience in all areas of Hematological Pathology practice.

Our program places the wellness of our residents as a high priority. The LMP Wellness Subcommittee includes representation from all LMP residency programs. It meets on an as needed basis to plan Wellness events for residents in all programs.  The committee is responsible for the planning of various wellness events such as the Annual Residents’ Wellness Day retreat, program-specific wellness activities and welcome events for new residents.

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Salary Information

Post graduate salaries and benefits differ by province and are determined by two things: your training year, and the province you work in. See below the salaries and benefits for University of Toronto - Hematological Pathology - Toronto.
Effective October 4th, 2023 
Professional Leave
7 working days/year
Additional time off provided for writing any CND or US certification exam, leave includes the exam date and reasonable travel time to and from the exam site. Additional RCPSC & CFPC Certification Examination
Prep Time
  1. Subject to operational requirements and at the request of a resident, a resident will not be scheduled for call duties for a period up to fourteen days prior to a CFPC or RCPSC certification exam.
  2. Subject to operational requirements and at the request of a resident, a resident *will be granted up to seven consecutive days off during one of the four week*s preceding a CFPC or RCPSC certification exam.
Annual Vacation
4 weeks
Meal Allowance
Frequency of Calls
1 in 4 In-hospital, 1 in 3 home
Pregnancy Leave
17 weeks
Parental Leave
35 weeks, 37 weeks if resident did not take pregnancy leave
Supplemental Unemployment Benefit (SUB) Plan
Top-up to 84% 27 weeks for women who take pregnancy and parental leave; 12 weeks for parents on stand-alone parental leave.
Provincial Health Insurance
Extended Health Insurance
Provincial Dues (% of salary)
Dental Plan
85% paid for eligible expenses
CMPA Dues Paid
Under current arrangements, residents are rebated by Ministry of Health and Long Term Care for dues in excess of $300.
Long-Term Disability Insurance
Yes – 70% of salary, non-taxable.
Statutory and Floating Holidays
2 weeks leave with full pay and benefits;
10 stat days plus 1 personal floater.
Residents are entitled to at least 5 consecutive days off over the Christmas or New Year period, which accounts for 3 statutory holidays (Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day), and 2 weekend days.
Life Insurance
Yes, 2x salary
Salary and Benefit Continuance
A resident that can’t work due to illness or injury will have salary and benefits maintained for 6 months or until end of appointment (whichever occurs first)
Call Stipend
$127.60 in-hospital; $63.80 home call or qualifying shift on shift-based services.
Weekend premium:
$140.36 in-hospital; $70.18 home call or qualifying shift on shift-based services.
Updated October 4, 2023

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Toronto, the capital of the province of Ontario, is a major Canadian city along Lake Ontario’s northwestern shore. It’s a dynamic metropolis with a core of soaring skyscrapers, all dwarfed by the iconic, free-standing CN Tower. Toronto also has many green spaces, from the orderly oval of Queen’s Park to 400-acre High Park and its trails, sports facilities and zoo.

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