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Dr. Robert Siemens reappointed as Head of the Department of Urology

Acting Dean Christopher Simpson is pleased to announce that Benoit-Antoine Bacon, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, has reappointed Dr. D. Robert Siemens as Head of the Department of Urology, Faculty of Health Sciences, beginning January 1, 2018. Dr. Siemens will hold the appointment until June 30, 2022. 

Dr. Siemens graduated from Queen’s University in 1988 with his Bachelor of Science, where he also earned his Doctor of Medicine in 1992. He went on to complete his residency in Urology in 1997. In 2000, he finished his fellowship in Urologic Oncology at the University of Iowa. 

Dr. Siemens first joined the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University in 2000 as an assistant professor in Urology. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2006, and then Professor in 2011. He currently holds cross-appointments in the Department of Oncology and the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences. Dr. Siemens was first appointed as Head of the Department in Urology in 2012. In 2013, he was named Director of the Centre for Applied Urological Research. 

He has published over 150 peer-reviewed original manuscripts and book chapters. He has served on the executive board of many research societies and national as well as international specialty associations. He is currently starting his second term as Editor-in-chief of the Canadian Urological Association Journal. His research is focused on urological oncology and has initiated and directed a multi-faceted program including basic and translational investigations as well as health services and clinical trial studies. His basic and translational research has been supported by strong collaborations with other principal investigators in the Departments of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, as well as Pathology and Molecular Medicine.

For his outstanding work in his field, Dr. Siemens has been honoured with numerous awards, including the 2013 SEAMO Clinician Scientist Award, the 2010 Canadian Association of Medical Education’s Certificate of Merit Award, and the 2005 Canadian Medial Association Award for Young Leaders.