Medical degree in 1978 from the University of Toronto, urology residency at the University of British Columbia (UBC), founding Director of the Vancouver Prostate Centre. Principle interest in prostate cancer and general men’s health issues. In 2006 he was recognized for his contributions to health care by being inducted into the Order of British Columbia, and in September 2008 he was awarded the British Columbia Innovation Council’s “ Science and Technology Champion of the Year”. In December 2009 he was awarded the Order of Canada and in 2012 he received a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal.
Patient education and decision making , the evaluation of MRI in prostate cancer diagnostics, the development of multiparametric ultrasound, the role of active surveillance in early stage cancer, the potential use of focal therapy, advances in robotic surgery and a variety of new treatments for benign prostatic hyperplasia.