Caring for our children
Whether you're attending school in Halifax or New Brunswick, you'll have plenty of opportunity to gain experience in pediatric urology. We collaborate with the IWK Health Centre in Halifax and the Saint John Regional Hospital in New Brunswick.
The IWK, which is the only pediatric hospital in the Maritimes, serves the population of all three provinces. It's staffed by two urologists with subspecialty training: Drs. Peter Anderson and Dawn MacLellan, as well as a pediatric general surgeon with additional training in urology, Dr. Rodrigo Romao.
Regularly scheduled clinics cover all aspects of pediatric urology problems and surgical procedures are also scheduled weekly. With approximately 2,200 patient visits in the clinics every year, you're sure to receive excellent exposure to pediatric problems. Opportunities to participate in clinical research are abundant, and Dr. MacLellan also has an active lab-based research program.
We also participate in a multi-disciplinary clinic for children with spina bifida and other neurogenic-related urology issues. We have a full urodynamics facility staffed by a dedicated, subspecialty trained nurse. The pediatric urologist at the Saint John Regional Hospital, Dr. James Ashfield, will add further clinical expertise when they you visit the site for training.