John D. Denstedt, MD, FACS, FRCS(C)
Chair/Chief/Professor, department of surgery, division of urology, schulich school of medicine & dentistry, the university of western ontario , Ontarion, Canada
John Douglas Denstedt, MD, graduated from medical school at The University of Western Ontario (Western) in London, Ontario. He did his residency in urology at Western, and completed a fellowship in endourology at Washington University in St. Louis. He has been on the faculty at Western in the Division of Urology, Department of Surgery at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry since 1990, and is currently Professor of Urology. In July 2003, he assumed the role of Chairman and Chief of the Department of Surgery at Western University and continues in this capacity. While maintaining an active clinical practice, Dr. Denstedt has served on many boards and committees, and is currently a member of the AUA’s Board of Directors. Dr. Denstedt is a member of the Northeastern Section of the AUA, where he served as Treasurer and President. Additionally, Dr. Denstedt served as Chair of the Canadian Association of Surgical Chairs and is currently Treasurer of the Endourological Society. His clinical practice at St. Joseph’s Health Care London and London Health Sciences Centre is primarily in endourology, with research interests in urolithiasis, biofilms, lasers and minimally invasive techniques in urology.
Dr. Denstedt has authored more than 200 scientific articles and book chapters and has been a guest professor at over 200 universities, national meetings or instructional courses throughout the world. He serves on the editorial board of most major urology journals, and is currently Managing Editor of the Journal of Endourology. In 1998, he became the first Canadian to win one of the AUA’s highest honors, the Gold Cystoscope Award. Dr. Denstedt has been a member of the AUA since 1991.