Chair, Division of Urology Professor, Department of Surgery
University of Toronto
Dr. Neil Fleshner is a surgeon and clinician scientist and an established leader in the field of cancer prevention. He holds the Martin Barkin Chair, Division of Urology at the University of Toronto and is a Professor in the Department of Surgery at the same University. Additionally, he is Staff in the Division of Urology at the University Health Network and Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, Canada and holds the Love Chair in Prostate Cancer Prevention at the Princess Margaret Hospital. He is also Head of Urology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Dr. Fleshner earned his MPH degree from the School of Public Health at Columbia University and completed his oncology training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He has achieved international reputation as a talented cancer researcher who has made significant contributions in the field of urologic oncology. His current research priorities include translational, clinical and health services research, focused primarily on understanding of prostate cancer pathogenesis, progression, and prevention. In addition to his clinical, academic and research commitments, he heads the University Health Network GU BioBank, a central data and specimen repository designed to support the use of biological fluids in disease discovery, prognostication and management. Dr Fleshner is an avid music lover and father of three. He has authored over 450 scientific papers and is a sought after speaker, both locally and internationally.