Dr. Joana Dos Santos joined the Division of Urology at SickKids in July 2015 as the first Medical Urologist in Canada, and subsequently to the University of Toronto as an Assistant Professor of Paediatrics. After completing medical school at the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, she underwent paediatrics and paediatric nephrology residency training at the Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Dos Santos started at SickKids in 2011 as research fellow in Paediatric Nephrology, later to become a true pioneer as the first Medical Urology Fellow with training focused on clinical management of urological conditions.
Dos Santos is the Director of Sickkids Urology clinic. She also leads a dedicated Medical Urology Clinic, as well as the Newborn Circumcision clinic. She’s the supervisor for paediatric residency training in Urology. Dos Santos leads the Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction Network, an innovative initiative in which children with BBD who are referred to Urology at SickKids are re-referred to a network of community paediatricians in the GTA (closer to home) with close support from SickKids' Division of Urology. She is the Director of the CIRCLES course – Circumcision Learning Experience using simulation. Dos Santos is passionate about the medical management of urological conditions and continuous improvement of the care of children.