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Peter Anderson


Department of Urology

Phone: 902-470-8861
Fax: 902-470-8267
Mailing Address: 
IWK Health Centre
5850 University Ave
Halifax, NS B3J 3G9
Research & Clinical Interests:
  • Pediatric urology
  • Urology education



  • BSc (University of New Brunswick)
  • MD (Dalhousie University)
  • Internship (London, Ontario)
  • Urology Residency (Dalhousie University)
  • Post-Fellowship (Gothenburg, Sweden & Liverpool, England)
  • MEd (Acadia University)


  • Director of Education (Department of Urology, Dalhousie University)


Dr. Peter Anderson is a graduate of UNB (BSc) and Dalhousie University (MD).  After an internship in London, Ontario, he completed his residency in urology at Dalhousie, receiving his FRCSC in 1988.  Two years of post-Fellowship training in Gothenburg, Sweden and Liverpool, England preceded his return to Halifax to join the urology department in the pediatric division.  He was residency program director for nine years (1997-2006).  Other activities have included serving on the medical school admissions committee, which he chaired in 1999-2000, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada urology examination committee, the Royal College governing Council, Chair of Professional Development Committee at the Royal College, President of Pediatric Urologists of Canada, President of the Canadian Academy of Urological Surgeons and President of the Canadian Urological Association.

Selected Publications

C. Lane, J. Boxall, D. MacLellan, P. Anderson, L. DObbs, R. Romao, A Population Based Study of Prevalence Trends and Geospatial Analysis of Hypospadias and Cryptorchidism Compared with Non-Endocrine Mediated Congenital Anomalies, J. Ped Urol http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j..jpurol.2017.02.002, 2017

A.Wajchendler, P. Anderson, M. Koyle. The transition process of spina bifida patients to adult-centred care: an assessment of the Canadian urology landscape. Can Urol Assoc J 11:S88-91, 2017*

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

P. Anderson.  Creating an adequate support system to transition the care of pediatric patients with spina bifida into adulthood. Can Urol Assoc J 10:313, 2016*

M. Acker, R. Clark and P. Anderson. Gravity-assisted drainage imaging in the assessment of pediatric hydronephrosis.  Can Urol Assoc J 10: 96-100, 2016*

P. Massaro, D. MacLellan, P. Anderson and R. Romao. Does Intracytoplasmic sperm injection pose increased risk of genitourinary congenital malformations in offspring compared to in vitro fertilization? Systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Urology 193:1837-1842, 2015*