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Alp Sener MD, PhD, FRCSC

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Program Director, Urology

Associate Professor of Surgery and Microbiology & Immunology
Director, Renal Transplant Fellowship Program
Schulich Clinician Scientist, Western University

London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital
339 Windermere Road
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5A5
Phone:  519.663.3352
Fax:  519.663.3858
Email:  Angela Gough


Dr. Alp Sener earned his Biology degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1994. Upon concluding his undergraduate studies, he obtained his PhD in renal physiology in 1999, followed by his MD in 2002 from the University of Calgary. Subsequently, Dr. Sener completed his Urology residency at the University of Western Ontario and became a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2007. Dr. Sener spent two years at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore as the American Society of Transplant Surgeons/Novartis Fellow in Transplantation. While in Maryland, he was trained in kidney and pancreas transplantation by pioneers in the field and completed a research fellowship in transplant immunology. Dr. Sener joined the Division of Urology in 2009 as an Assistant Professor of Surgery and of Microbiology & Immunology and was the first surgeon to receive the Schulich Clinician Scientist award from Western University.
Dr. Sener has been the recipient of several national and international awards, has co-authored more than 120 peer-reviewed articles and abstracts and has presented at numerous international transplant and urology meetings. Dr. Sener serves as the Chair of Surgical Research as well as the Director of the Kidney Transplant Fellowship program and of the Urology Residency Program at Western University.
In addition to a general urology and kidney/pancreas transplant directed clinical practice, Dr. Sener maintains an active basic sciences and translational research laboratory focusing on the adaptive immune responses in graft rejection as well as in developing novel methods of mitigating organ ischemia-reperfusion injury associated with transplantation. He is heavily involved in promoting research and education through his active roles on various Urology and Transplant organization steering committees at the local, national and international levels.