Guest Speaker:  Dr. Rajiv K. Singal, Friday, January 24, 2020
Location: The National /Club, 303 Bay Street
Topic: Early Reflections on Building Surgical Capacity
in the Developing World
Host: John Lloyd
Dr. Singal grew up in Bowmanville Ontario and eventually moved to Timmins where he graduated from high school. He went on to receive his medical degree in 1990 from the University of Toronto. He did his postgraduate surgical training in Toronto, obtaining his board certification in Urology with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1995. A fellowship from the University of Western Ontario in Minimally Invasive Surgery, Shock Wave Lithotripsy and Kidney Stone disease was completed in 1996.
    He joined the surgical staff at Michael Garron Hospital (Formerly Toronto East General Hospital) in 1996 and served as Head of the Division of Urology from July 2001 until October 2012.  Currently, Dr. Singal leads the Surgical Robotics Program (jointly run by MGH and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre) and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto. He supervises the Clinical Endourology Fellowship program at MGH under the umbrella of the University of Toronto and also teaches undergraduate and postgraduate medical trainees. He works on Cancer Care Ontario initiatives related to prostate cancer care and is a member of the Board of the MGH Foundation.  He also serves on the board of Dignitas International
    Since 2016, Dr Singal has worked overseas in Malawi as well as Kenya and Uganda to explore opportunities to build urologic and surgical capacity in the developing world
    Dr Singal continues to spend most of his free time with his wife watching his three kids turn into amazing young adults.  
    • Surgical management of kidney stones
    • Genitourinary cancers, including prostate, kidney and bladder
    • Minimally invasive surgery, including laparoscopic and robotic procedures
    Current Positions