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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

Lane C., Boxall, J., MacLellan, D.L., Anderson, P.A., Dodds, L., Romao, R.L.P. A population-based study of prevalence trends and geospatial analysis of hypospadias and cryptorchidism compared to non-endocrine mediated congenital anomalies. J Ped Uro. 2017.

Duplisea, J.J., Romao, R.L., MacLellan, D.L., Cox, A.R., Anderson,P.A. Urological follow-up in adult spina bifida patients: is there an ideal interval? J Urol, 2016 Nov; 97:269-272.

Massaro, P.A., MacLellan, D.L., Anderson, P.A., and Romao, R.L.P. Does intracytoplasmic sperm injection pose increased risk of genitourinary congenital malformations in offspring compared to in vitro fertilization? Systematic review and meta-analysis. J Urol, 2015; 193(5): 1837-1842.

Crowell, A.M., MacLellan, D.L., Doucette, A.A. A two-stage spin cartridge for integrated protein precipitation, digestion and SDS removal in a comparative bottom-up proteomics workflow. J. Proteomics. 2016; 118:140-150.

Orton, D.J., Doucette, A.A., Maksym, G.N., MacLellan, D.L. Proteomic analysis of rat proximal tubule cells following stretch-induced apoptosis in an in vitro model of kidney obstruction. J. Proteomics. 2014; 100: 125-35