Starting in 2018, we have been offering fellowships to critical care physicians interested in pursuing additional training in oncologic critical care. Fellows generally split their time between research and clinical work with their specific career goals in mind.

The fellowship program is based out of Sinai Health System and Princess Margaret Cancer Centre which is the largest cancer centre in Canada and one of the highest ranked in the world. Fellows have the opportunity to be exposed to the full breadth oncologic critical care including stem cell transplant, CAR T-cell therapy, immunotherapy, and complex surgical oncology.

Continue reading below to meet our current and former fellows. If you are interested in applying for a fellowship with us, please contact us.

Current Fellows

Dr. Benny Gershkovich

Dr. Gershkovich attended medical school at the University of Calgary, followed by Internal Medicine residency at the University of Ottawa. He then completed Adult Critical Care Medicine training at the University of Calgary before coming to Toronto. He is interested in outcomes and characteristics of sepsis in oncology patients, as well as sepsis phenotypes and biomarker profiles.

Dr. Lucas Murad

Dr. Murad is from Belo Horizonte, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. He graduated from Faculdade de Ciências Médicas de Minas Gerais (FCMMG) in 2016 and then completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Hospital das Clínicas UFMG (HC-UFMG) from 2017-19. He went on to complete an Adult Critical Care Fellowship at HC-UFMG followed by a Critical Care Fellowship at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto.  

His interests within Hemato-Oncologic Critical Care include severe complications related to immunotherapy, severe complications related to HSTC, respiratory failure in the immunocompromised (especially neutropenic ARDS) and advance care planning. Additionally, he is interested in hemodynamic monitoring, especially using advanced echocardiography and TPTD, as well as patient-ventilator asynchrony and effort monitoring in spontaneous ventilation.

Dr. Shaima Sawan

Dr. Sawan completed her medical degree at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia with a speciality training in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Medicine at King Fahad medical City, followed by fellowship training in Critical Care Medicine at the University of Toronto.

Her research interests include ICU mortality among patients with metastatic tumors, respiratory failure and ECLS. Dr. Sawan is currently an MBA candidate at Johns Hopkins University (Carey Business School), with a focus in Healthcare Management, and Private & Public Sector Leadership.

Former Fellows

Dr. Guillaume Dumas

Dr. Dumas completed his medical degree at Pierre et Marie Curie University in Paris, France with a specialty training in Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. He has completed his PhD in Biostatics and Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Paris.

His research interests include critical illness in immunocompromised patients in particular acute respiratory failure, and biostatistics.

Dr. Bruno Ferreyro

Dr. Ferreyro obtained his medical degree from Universidad de Buenos Aires in Argentina. He completed Internal Medicine residency at the Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires followed by fellowship training in Critical Care Medicine at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Ferreyro is currently completing a PhD in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Toronto and is a Clinical Associate in Critical Care Medicine at Sinai Health System in Toronto. His research interests include critical care interventions and mechanical ventilation in the immunocompromised patients. See more of Dr. Ferreyro’s work here.

Dr. Jenna Spring

Dr. Spring obtained her medical degree at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia followed by Internal Medicine and Critical Care training at the University of Toronto.

She has a Masters Degree in Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality from Johns Hopkins University and is an intensivist at Sinai Health. Her interests including improving systems of care for critically ill oncology patients, advance care planning, and medical education.