September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, which is why we are especially thrilled to welcome two new urologists to our medical staff: Dr. Jafar Hussaen and Dr. James Ross!
Dr. Jafar Hussaen is joining the Division of Urology in the Department of Surgery at SHN and will be based out of the Centenary site.
Dr. Hussaen completed his medical studies at McGill University and following this completed residency training at the University of Toronto. He pursued a one-year fellowship at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre through the University of Toronto in Reconstructive, Functional and Neuro-Urology. He has a research interest in reconstructive urology and patient reported outcomes.
Dr. Hussaen is joining a group of diverse urologists with a breadth of expertise. He hopes to expand on this by providing the SHN community with functional and reconstructive urological care.
There are large numbers of patients with unmet needs in this area across Scarborough, the GTA and Ontario. He also has a keen interest in medical education and hopes to be resource in the training of future of health care providers.
“It is truly a privilege to be joining the SHN community and I look forward to taking part in the care that this community provides,” says Dr. Hussaen on joining our Department of Surgery.
- Urethral Stricture Disease
- Lower and Upper Urinary Tract Reconstruction
- Urinary Diversion
- Fistulas of the Urinary Tract
- Male/Female Urinary Incontinence
- Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy
- Overactive Bladder
- Neurourology and Urodynamics
- Erectile Dysfunction
- General Urology
Office Address: 402-2863 Ellesmere Road, Scarborough, ON M1E 5E9
Temp Location: 200-100 Consilium Place, Scarborough, ON M1H 3E3
Office Phone: 416-266-9588
Office Fax: 416-266-9506
Urine Luck! There is a new urologist at SHN.
Dr. James Ross has joined the Division of Urology in the Department of Surgery at Scarborough Health Network. He will be primarily based out of the Birchmount campus.
Following his residency training, Dr Ross completed a fellowship in functional and reconstructive urology at the University of Ottawa. He has been regularly involved in research and quality improvement initiatives.
Dr Ross has published in peer reviewed journals and had the opportunity to present research findings at national and international conferences. He has also served on the quality improvement committee for the Division of Urology at the University of Ottawa and is completing his Master of Science degree in clinical epidemiology. His research interests include antimicrobial and non-antimicrobial prophylaxis for infection prevention following urologic intervention, standardization of practices for administration of intravesical botulinum toxin, as well as validation of large health administrative datasets to facilitate accurate population-level study of urologic surgery.
One of his most notable achievements during his residency was the creation and implementation of a peri-operative infection prevention bundle which reduced post-operative surgical site infection in patients undergoing cystectomy by over 80%. Dr. Ross hopes that his skillset will help to improve access to functional and reconstructive urological care, which is a field that is chronically underserved not just in Scarborough but across the country.
In the near future, he hopes to help establish a urodynamics program at SHN which is a service that is not readily available in the area. Through his research and quality improvement experience, he plans to get involved in the numerous initiatives with SHN to help further improve patient care outcomes.
Dr. Ross feels that “Scarborough is a vibrant and diverse community that is a true microcosm of the country. I consider it a privilege to be able to call SHN home and to serve the people of Scarborough. I would like to thank the Division of Urology and the entire team at SHN for all of their support.”
- Cystocele/Anterior Prolapse
- Urethral Stricture
- Urethral Diverticulum
- Vesicovaginal Fistula
- Recurrent UTI
- Interstitial Cystitis/Pelvic Pain
- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Peyronie’s Disease
- Prostatitis/Pelvic Pain
- Urethral Stricture
- Post-Prostatectomy Incontinence
- Neurogenic Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction
- Intra-Abdominal Reconstruction
- Benign/Simple Cystectomy
- Ureteric Stricture
Office Address: 4190 Finch Ave E, Unit 314, Scarborough, ON M1S 4T7
Office Phone: 416-332-8737
Office Fax: 416-840-0326