Dr. John Denstedt’s appointment as Chair/Chief, Department of Surgery receives extension
Dr. John Denstedt has received an extension on his appointment as Chair/Chief, Department of Surgery in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University and its teaching hospitals, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care London. The additional term is from June 30, 2015 to December 31, 2015.
Dr. Denstedt graduated from medical school at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University in 1982. He then completed his residency in Urology in 1987 at Western University, and a fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis.
He joined the Division of Urology in the Department of Surgery at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry in 1990. Dr. Denstedt’s previous administrative experience includes the Richard Ivey Professor and Chair/Chief, Department of Surgery (2002-present); Special Advisor to the Dean, Health Globalization, Internationalization and Simulation; Integrated Senior Medical Director, Surgery Services, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London (2003-2012); Residency Program Director, Division of Urology (1996-1998); and Chief of Urology, St. Joseph’s Health Care (1991-2002).
Dr. Denstedt is an internationally renowned scholar with career accomplishments encompassing more than 200 publications and book chapters; more than 250 guest professorships in countries throughout the world; and numerous honours and awards. He serves on the Editorial Board of six major Urology journals and is Managing Editor of the Journal of Endourology. He also serves as a member of the Board of the American Urological Association. His research interests include minimally invasive surgery, 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, which help train the next generation of surgeons.