John D. Denstedt

Western University

Dr. John Denstedt graduated from medical school in 1982 at The University of Western Ontario in London, Canada. He completed his residency in Urology at Western between 1983 and 1987 followed by a fellowship in Endourology under Dr. Ralph Clayman at Washington University in St. Louis. He returned to London and joined the Division of Urology in the Department of Surgery at Western in 1990.

In July 2002 he assumed the role of City-Wide Chair and Chief of the Department of Surgery at Western University and served in this role for 14 years. In May 2013, Dr. Denstedt joined the Board of Directors of the American Urological Association, becoming the 3rd Canadian in the organization’s history to do so. Dr. Denstedt is the immediate Past Chair of the Canadian Association of Surgical Chairs.
While maintaining an active clinical practice, Dr. Denstedt is an internationally renowned scholar in urology with career accomplishments encompassing over 250 published papers and book chapters; more than 200 guest professorships in countries throughout the world; and numerous honours and awards including being the first Canadian to have won the Gold Cystoscope Award from the American Urological Association. Dr. Denstedt’s research interests include urolithiasis; biomaterials; and urinary tract infection. With a specific interest in surgical education, he has participated in the development and validation of computer based surgical simulators. Dr. Denstedt serves on the Editorial Board of eight journals in Urology, is currently Managing Editor of the Journal of Endourology and is the Treasurer of the Endourological Society.

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