Fellowship in Hand, Wrist and Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Number of Positions

1 year; commencing July 1, 2023. A 6-month fellowship may also be possible

University of Alberta Hospital 
Royal Alexandra Hospital 
Misericordia Community Hospital 
Sturgeon Community Hospital

Commensurate to a PGY-6 level of residency training

Dr. Michael Morhart (Program Director) 
Dr. Jaret Olson 
Dr. Hollie Power 
Dr. Adil Ladak 
Dr. Brandon Ball 
Dr. Lisa Korus 
Dr. Matthew Curran

The University of Alberta hand, wrist and peripheral nerve surgery fellowship program is designed to provide comprehensive training in surgery of the hand and upper extremity. The fellow will become proficient in all aspects of hand and wrist surgery, peripheral nerve surgery and microsurgery of the upper limb. Spanning two tertiary and three community sites, this is a high-volume fellowship with a good balance of trauma and elective procedures. The fellowship offers experience with acute hand/wrist trauma, replantation, wrist arthroscopy, hand and wrist arthroplasty, nerve injury (including brachial plexus injuries), nerve reconstruction (including nerve transfer, target muscle reinnervation, and free functioning muscle transfer) and secondary reconstructive procedures of the upper extremity. The fellowship is administered through the Division of Plastic Surgery with rotations in shoulder and elbow incorporated through the Division of Orthopedics depending on fellow clinical goals.


Academic activities will include a formal didactic curriculum, case conferences, hand/nerve journal club, cadaveric anatomic dissections and a formal microsurgery animal training course. The fellow will also be expected to be actively involved in resident education both through didactic and clinical teaching.


Fellows will be expected to complete one research program under the guidance of one of the supervisors.

The successful fellow would be expected to present their research at a national or international conference.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants should meet the following requirements:

- Must be eligible for a license to practice medicine from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA)

- Must be in the process of completing or have completed an accredited residency program with the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada or equivalent

- If the applicant has completed medical school or post-secondary training outside of an English speaking country, they will be required to complete their International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and submit the scores with the application


Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Micheal Morhart via Asha Belisle at psurgpg@ualberta.ca