Kassouf, Wassim

Kassouf, Wassim

Full time member

Degrees & Professional Designations: MD, CM, FRCS(C)

Academic Position:
Past Director, McGill Urology Training Program
Professor, Department of Surgery (Urology), McGill University

Primary Appointment:
Department of Surgery (Division of Urology)

Cross Appointment(s): n/a

Hospital Appointment:
Attending Surgeon, McGill University Health Center

Clinical Interests:

  • Urologic Oncology (bladder, prostate, kidney, testes, and penile cancer)
  • Robotic, laparoscopic, and open surgery

Research Interests:

  • Biology and Therapy for Bladder Cancer
  • Molecular Markers for Bladder Cancer 
  • Patterns of practice and outcomes in urologic oncology 

Dr Wassim Kassouf completed a clinical and research fellowship in urologic oncology at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas following medical school and urology residency at McGill University. He then arrived back on faculty at the McGill University Health Center in 2006. Dr. Kassouf’s clinical practice focuses on all aspects of urologic oncology (including bladder, prostate, renal, and testes cancer) whereas his research focuses on bladder cancer. Presently, he is the Program Director of the McGill Urology Residency. He also serves as the chair of the MUHC Urology Quality of Care Assurance committee and a member of the Royal College Urology Specialty committee as well as the Royal College Examination board committee. 
He has led several national guidelines for optimizing quality of care in urologic cancer management and has published over 230 peer-review manuscripts and book chapters. He has obtained independent peer-reviewed grant funding from the CRS and CIHR. He is an associate editor for BMC Urology and is on the editorial board of Urology, CUAJ, Clinical Cancer Investigation Journal, and International Brazilian Journal of Urology. He is a course director on bladder and upper tract cancers at the SIU and AUA. He is the founder of the national Canadian Bladder Cancer Network, a cofounder of Bladder Cancer Canada, chair of the National Cancer Institute of Canada’s disease-oriented group in bladder cancer, Vice-President (communications) of the Canadian Urological Association, and an executive member of the NIH Genitourinary steering committee Bladder Cancer Task Force. Dr Kassouf is a graduate of the AUA Leadership Program and received several awards including the American Urological Association Research Scholar Award, Canadian Urological Association Scholarship Award, FRSQ Clinician Scientist Research Scholar Award, and the Everett C. Reid Teaching Excellence Award.

Contact Information
Mailing Address:
MUHC GLEN - Cedars Cancer Center Site
1001 Decarie Boulevard, Room D02.7210
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
H4A 3J1
Tel: (514) 934-8246
Fax: (514) 934-8297

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