Dr. Dawn MacLellan

Associate Professor

Dr. Dawn MacLellen

Email: dawn.maclellan@iwk.nshealth.ca
Phone: 902-470-8943
Fax: 902-470-8267
Mailing Address: 
IWK Health Centre
Division of Pediatric Urology
5850 University Ave
Halifax, NS B3J 3G9
Assistant: Susan.nicholson@iwk.nshealth.ca
Research & Clinical Interests:
  • Pediatric urology
  • Biomarkers

Recent Publications

Google Scholar

Bouhadana, David, Stacy de Lima, David-Dan Nguyen, Naeem Bhojani, Jason Y. Lee, Peter Metcalfe, Dawn L. MacLellan, and Trustin Domes. “Introducing the Canadian Urology Student Interest Group (CUSIG): Initial Experience from a National Webinar.” Canadian Urological Association Journal 17, no. 4 (2023): 137.

MacNevin, Wyatt, Amanda MacDonald, Paul Hong, Dawn L. MacLellan, Peter A. Anderson, and Rodrigo LP Romao. “Shared Decision-Making for Pediatric Elective Penile Surgery.” Canadian Urological Association Journal 16, no. 10 (2022): 340.

Mahboubi, Kiana, Landan MacDonald, Beau Ahrens, Ciaran Lane, Dawn MacLellan, Peter Anderson, and Rodrigo LP Romao. “Geospatial Analysis of Hypospadias and Cryptorchidism Prevalence Rates Based on Postal Code in a Canadian Province with Stable Population.” Journal of Pediatric Urology 19, no. 1 (2023): 91-e1.


  • BSc (Dalhousie University)
  • MD (Dalhousie University)
  • Urology Residency (Dalhousie University)
  • Pediatric Urology Research & Clinical Fellowship (Boston Children’s Hospital)




  • October 2010, American Academy of Pediatrics Clinical Prize Finalist Urology Section, "Transition of care to an adult Spina Bifida clinic: Patient perspectives and medical outcomes", San Francisco, California
  • December 2010 - IWK Auxiliary Award Winner 2009, awarded for highest score of IWK Category B Grant Competition for "Urinary metabolites in Wilms Tumor"
  • 2012-2013 - Pediatric Grand Rounds Award, for the best Pediatric Grand Rounds, IWK Health Centre

Current Department Roles

  • Undergraduate Urology Coordinator (COPS/Tutor Coordinator)
  • Member RPC (Resident Research)
National/External Roles
  • President, Canadian Academy of Urologic Surgeons
  • President, Pediatric Urologists of Canada
  • Member, Canadian Undergraduate Urology Curriculum of Canadian Urological Association



Dr. MacLellan is an Associate Professor of Urology at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has practiced as a pediatric urologist at the Izaak Walton Killam Health Centre since 2004. She graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Science and then attended Medical School there. She completed her residency in Urology at Dalhousie University and her pediatric urology fellowship training at Boston Children’s Hospital.  
Dr. MacLellan has served on the Board of the Northeastern Section of the American Urological Association and as the President of the Pediatric Urologists of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Urologic Surgeons.  Dr. MacLellan’s academic interests lie in education and research. She is responsible for Urology Undergraduate Medical Education and been a long-standing member of the Canadian Undergraduate Urology Curriculum Committee (CanUUC). Her research interests include clinical research in pediatric urology.  Her basic science research includes proteomic and metabolomic evaluations of kidney obstruction and Wilms Tumor.