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Dawn MacLellan

Associate Professor

Department of Urology , Department of Pathology

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



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




  • 2012-2013 - Pediatric Grand Rounds Award, for the best Pediatric Grand Rounds, IWK Health Centre


Dr. Dawn MacLellan completed a Bachelor of Science degree, medical school and Urology residency training at Dalhousie University. She spent three years as a fellow at the Boston Children’s Hospital performing clinical and basic science research in pediatric urology. Dr. MacLellan was appointed as Assistant Professor to the Department of Urology at Dalhousie University in 2004. She was cross-appointed to the Department of Pathology and Faculty of Graduate Studies in 2006. Dr. MacLellan’s current interests are the clinical care of children with urologic disease and clinical and basic science research in the pathophysiology of kidney obstruction and other congenital anomalies.

Selected Publications

  • Crowell AM, MacLellan DL, Doucette AA.. (2014). A two-stage spin cartridge for integrated protein precipitation, digestion and SDS removal in a comparative bottom-up proteomics workflow. Journal of Proteomics. Co-Author, In Press, Elsevier
  • Orton, D.J., Doucette, A.A., Maksym, G.N., MacLellan, D.L.. (2014). Proteomic analysis of rat proximal tubule cells following stretch-induced apoptosis in an in vitro model of kidney obstruction. The Journal of Proteomics. 100: 123-135. Published, Elsevier
  • Funding Sources: IWK Health Center; Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation (NSHRF)
  • MacLellan, D., Orton, D., Doucette, A. (2012). Exosomal proteomics: In vitro identification of protein biomarkers of kidney obstruction. CUA Annual Meeting, Banff, Alberta
  • MacLellan, D., Orton, D. (2012). Quantitative proteomic analysis of extracellular microvesicles in an in vitro model of urinary tract obstruction. AUA Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA
  • Breau, L., McNeely, P., MacLellan, D., Anderson, P., Connor, L., Cox, A.R. (2011). Transition of care to an adult spina bifida clinic: patient perspectives and medical outcome. The Journal of Urology, 186(4 Suppl), 1590-1594.