Dr. Hark Randhawa
Hometown: Mississauga, ON
Undergraduate: McMaster University (BHSc, Specialization in Global Health)
Medical School: McMaster University
Why did I choose Urology? Wide scope of operative procedures including endoscopic and open intervention, lots of opportunity to optimize patient care from a multidisciplinary perspective, and a unique mix of medical and surgical management.
Why McMaster Urology? Incredible mentors and support staff, co-residents that go to bat for you, high volumes of clinical and operative exposure, and to earn the ‘Mac Lifer’ badge
Urological Interests: Oncology, transplant, and basically everything else at this point
Other Interests: Family, friends, travel, global health, education, fitness
Dr. David Sands
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Undergraduate: McMaster University
Medical School: University of Ottawa
Why did I choose Urology? The mix of both medicine and surgery, the importance of empathy, strong interpersonal skills, and affability within the profession, and the resulting number of positive patient outcomes achieved from urologic surgery
Why McMaster Urology? High volume centre spanning the breadth of all urological subspecialties with great mentors and a fantastic resident group
Urological Interests: I am still exploring the variety of specialization options within the field of urology but currently have a particular interest in urologic oncology.
Other Interests: All sports, in particular hockey, music, quality time with family and friends, food (the Hamilton food scene is fantastic!)
Dr. Omar Aljarallah
Undergraduate: Arabian Gulf University
Medical School: Arabian Gulf University
Why did I choose Urology? I always loved working within the abdomen at the same time I wanted to do a specialty where I can be focused rather than generalized. I found that Urology suited my interests as I can do a wide variety of procedures from minor procedures to major abdominal and pelvic surgeries. And because we do a lot of Robotic surgeries and we are kind of at the Frontier when it comes to using technology in surgery, I found that this was very special and intriguing to me.
Why McMaster Urology? Our Program is highly reputable amongst other urology programs across Canada. We are known to be a busy with a high volume of surgeries. In addition, McMaster is one of the leading universities in research, this was very appealing to me as there is great research opportunities and encouragement from the program and the university. Our team is very cohesive and we value this greatly. I like how Hamilton is a city that is growing and improving by the day. It is in a strategic location between Toronto and the US. Most major cities are within reasonable driving distances. It is also great city for starting a family.
Urological Interests: Although I'm still exploring urology and different aspects of it, I believe I lean more towards Andrology and UroOncology. Both specialties are quite different but each one of them has its own appeal to me.
Other Interests: I enjoy cooking(you never had steaks in your life if you haven't tried mine). It is definitely a release for me. I also enjoy playing FIFA on PS4. I love watching European Soccer teams as well as Mixed Martial Arts, namely UFC(Go GSP!!). If I get the time I play around with my RC car(I own a crawler); it's time consuming though. Maybe when I become a senior!!Sports, in particular hockey (Go Oilers!), golf, and tennis. I also take as many opportunities as possible during time off to travel and explore new countries and cultures.
Dr. Jaskirat Saini
Hometown: Toronto, ON
Medical School: All Saints University School of Medicine, Dominica
Why did I choose Urology? I think urology is one of the most unique specialty in medicine and surgery. During my time on urology electives I realized urology is well balanced consisting of both surgery and office-based practice. Great diversity of complex surgeries and surgical procedures. What I liked about urology the most is the impact we have on the patient’s life and how happy we feel after improving their quality of life. Another reason I became interested in this field is the diversity of subspecialty options urology offers in combination with tremendous research opportunities.
Why McMaster Urology? Excellent faculty staff with great interest in resident education and who are very supportive, large patient volume center and early hands on experience. Great Collegial environment with great colleagues.
Urological Interests: Urological Oncology and Endourology. Too early to decide.
Other Interests: Spending time with family and friends, hockey, volleyball and listening to music.