Sender HerschornBSc, MDCM, FRCSC
Professor of Surgery/Urology
Attending urologist and head of urodynamics Sunnybrook
Dr. Sender Herschorn graduated from McGill University Medical School in 1972 and completed the University of Toronto Urology training program with in 1978. He completed clinical fellowships in urodynamics, incontinence, and reconstruction in 1979 at the Institute of Urology in London UK and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston Tx.
Dr. Sender Herschorn is Professor in the Division of Urology at the University of Toronto and attending Urologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. He completed an 11-year term as University Chair and holder of the Martin Barkin Chair in Urological Research. He is past Chair of the University of Toronto Department of Surgery Academic Promotions Committee and is a Past-President of the Canadian Urological Association and past General Secretary of the International Continence Society.
Dr. Herschorn has been a senior investigator in clinical trials relating to functional urology. He has won undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing education awards at the University of Toronto as well as the Zimskind Award of the Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology, the W.T. Aikins award from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine for excellence in undergraduate medical teaching, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology. He has been the Director of the University of Toronto Urology Update since its inception in 1992. In 2015, he received an American Urological Association Presidential Citation Award for contributions in research for the treatment of urinary incontinence and overactive bladder.
Dr. Herschorn has produced many scientific publications, among them the chapters on Vaginal Surgery for Prolapse and Incontinence for 2 editions of Campbell’s Urology and on Injectables for Urinary Incontinence for the recent and forthcoming editions. He is an Editorial Board Member of Canadian Urological Association Journal and Neurourology and Urodynamics. He was Chair of the Committee on Vesico-urethral Stenosis after Treatment for Prostate Cancer at the First International Consultation on Urethral Stricture Disease and Chair of the Committee on Surgery for Male Incontinence at the five International Consultations on Urinary Incontinence.
Dr. Herschorn has delivered presentations and lectures throughout Canada and in the United States, Europe, Asia, Australasia, Africa, and South America.
Areas of Specialty and Research Interests
- Urinary incontinence
- Neurogenic bladder
- Urologic reconstruction
- Radiation and post-surgical complications
- Overactive bladder
- Male erectile dysfunction