Wes Kassouf

McGill University Health Centre

Dr Wassim Kassouf completed a clinical and research fellowship in urologic oncology at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas following medical school and urology residency at McGill University. He then arrived back on faculty at the McGill University Health Center in 2006. Dr. Kassouf’s clinical practice focuses on all aspects of urologic oncology (including bladder, prostate, renal, and testes cancer) whereas his research focuses on bladder cancer. He is a Professor in the Division of Urology and Vice-Chair, academic affairs, of the Department of Surgery at McGill University. He has served as program director over the last 6 years and currently is a member of the Royal College Examination board committee.
He has led several national guidelines for optimizing quality of care in urologic cancer management and has published over 280 peer-review manuscripts and book chapters. He has obtained independent peer-reviewed grant funding from the CRS and CIHR. He is an associate editor for BMC Urology, and a section editor for CUAJ, and is/has been on the editorial board of Urology, Clinical Cancer Investigation Journal, and International Brazilian Journal of Urology. He is a course director on bladder and upper tract cancers at the SIU and AUA. He is the founder of the national Canadian Bladder Cancer Network, a cofounder of Bladder Cancer Canada, co-chair of the National Cancer Institute of Canada’s disease-oriented group in bladder cancer, and an executive member of the NIH Genitourinary steering committee Bladder Cancer Task Force. Dr Kassouf is a graduate of the AUA Leadership Program and received several awards including the American Urological Association Young Urologist of the Year, AUA Research Scholar Award, Canadian Urological Association Scholarship Award, FRSQ Senior Clinician Scientist Research Scholar Award, and the Everett C. Reid Teaching Excellence Award.

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