In 1928 he wrote to 39 Canadian Urologists suggesting that a Canadian Urology Association Annual Meeting be held but it was not until 1945 that the Association was formerly incorporated with Dr. Robin Pierce as the first President.
In 1937 the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognized Urology as a member of its first sub-specialty group.
Dr. James McLelland became the Head in 1947. He was co-founder of the North Eastern Section of the American Urological Association as well as a founder of the Canadian Urological Association. He trained at Johns Hopkins after graduating from the University of Toronto.
Dr. Carl Aberhart subsequently became the University Chairman and was ultimately based at Sunnybrook Hospital.
Dr. Charles J. Robson, who was renowned for codifying radical thoracoabdominal nephrectomy and staging for renal carcinoma became the chair in 1966.
In 1982, Dr. Andrew W. Bruce, a graduate of the University of Aberdeen and formerly of Queen’s University, was recruited from McGill as the Chairman. He was a senior author of the first report of the use of BCG in superficial bladder cancer which has been a major contribution in the management of human cancer since 1976. He also contributed in the field of urinary tract infection and prostatic cancer.
In 1991, Dr. Michael A.S. Jewett became Chairman. He is known for his contributions in Oncology, particularly in the management of cancers of testis and kidney.
In 2001, Dr. Sender Herschorn, a global leader in female/reconstructive urology, took the reigns of leadership. He significantly advanced the Division’s academic and educational missions.
Dr. Neil Fleshner is the present Divisional Chair. He is known for his interest in urologic oncology.
Division of Urology Chairs
2012 – Present
1991 – 2002
Charles J. Robson
David R. Mitchell