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Research interests

Dr. Roderick Clark has published numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts related to the epidemiology, genetics and clinical management of Urologic cancers. He has a research interest in prostate cancer and how we can better identify and treat individuals who are at high-risk of dying from this disease. His research also focuses on changing population-level trends in Urologic cancers using large administrative databases.

Teaching and educational interests

Dr. Clark is passionate about teaching both medical students and resident doctors. He is currently a problem-based learning facilitator at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and is an active participant in the Department of Urology educational mandate.

He has received six teaching awards from his time as a resident and fellow including the University of Toronto MD Teaching Excellence Award, University of Western Ontario (UWO) Resident Teaching Award (awarded three times), UWO Class of Meds' 49 Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Resident and the UWO Department of Surgery Dr. Murray Girotti Award for Best Resident Teacher.

Clinical interests

Dr. Clark is a fellowship trained Surgical Oncologist focusing on Urologic cancers. He has a clinical focus on the management prostate cancer for men starting from screening, diagnosis, clinical management and end-of-life care.

Dr. Clark has advanced clinical training in several techniques relevant to his clinical interest including: MRI and micro-ultrasound targeted prostate biopsy, transperineal prostate biopsy, focal therapies for prostate cancer (with a focus on high-intensity focused ultrasound), SpaceOAR hydrogel administration for mitigation of prostate cancer radiotherapy side effects, robotic prostate cancer surgery, open salvage prostatectomy and salvage pelvic lymph node dissection/metastatectomy.

Professional information

American Board of Urology Eligible, American Board of Urology, 2020

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 2020

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Fellowship, Society of Urologic Oncology, University of Toronto

20202022

Fellowship, Familial Breast Cancer Research Unit, Women's College Research Institute

20202022

Residency, Western University of Western Ontario

20152020

Doctor of Medicine, Dalhousie University

20112015

Community Health and Epidemiology, Master of Science, Dalhousie University

20092011

Concentration in Biology, Bachelor of Science, Dalhousie University

20062008

Interdisciplinary Honours, Bachelor of Arts, St. Thomas University

20022006

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