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 recent fellows.


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.

Recent 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. 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.