Walid A. FarhatMD
Dr. Walid A. Farhat joined the Division of Urology at The Hospital for Sick Children as a staff surgeon in 2001, and was appointed as an Assistant Professor with The University of Toronto. Prior to this he completed both a 3 year General Surgery, a 3 year Urology residency with the University of Toronto, and subsequently a 3 year clinical/research fellowship in Urology at SickKids. In 2014 Dr. Farhat was promoted to the rank of Professor with the Department of Surgery, University of Toronto.
Dr. Farhat has gradually developed his own unique niche within the urology field in minimal invasive surgery (MIS). Dr. Farhat focuses on MIS as a surgical tool, but also introduces, disseminates, and trains others on performing laparoscopy cases in the Division. He started his practice performing ablative laparoscopic surgery and is very eager to implement these tools to urologic reconstructive procedures.
The teaching aspect of Dr. Farhat's job allows him to be involved with the fellows in addition to working closely with the residents and medical students rotating from the University of Toronto. He is continuously involved with hands on education in the operating room, the clinic and the research lab, and through formal and informal education sessions. Dr. Farhat was appointed Associate Surgeon in Chief - Education effective September 1, 2009. In this role, Dr. Farhat works with the University of Toronto and the Fellowship Coordinator to ensure the Fellowship Programs offered in Perioperative Services at SickKids are world renowned.
As a Team Investigator at the Research Institute at SickKids, Dr. Farhat's basic science research focus is urinary bladder tissue engineering. His research goals are to study the fundamental structure of the urinary bladder, and its critical physical characteristics to create a suitable bladder substitution that carries the same biocompatibility and versatility as the normal bladder.
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