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Dr. Paul Cheon


Hometown: Born in Seoul, raised in Woodbridge

Undergraduate: Health Sciences, McMaster University

Medical School: University of Toronto

Why did I choose Urology?  I fell in love with the complexity and breadth of procedural skills, diversity of practice, and an environment full of down-to-earth people I can thrive in!

Why McMaster Urology? Early hands-on experience, rigorous training, wide range of urological exposure, ample opportunities for research, supportive staff and administration, collegial and tight-knit group of residents, and coming back to Hamilton - where it all began!

Urological Interests: Too early to tell, as all areas of urology are equally interesting to me so far!

Other Interests: Travelling, music, hitting the gym, chilling with friends, sports (Raptors, Leafs, Red Sox), and video games to hone my hand-eye coordination for urological procedures. 

Dr. Cameron Lam

CameronLamHometown: St. Albert, Alberta

Undergraduate: Mechanical Engineering at the University of Toronto

Medical School: McMaster University

Why did I choose Urology? I really enjoyed working with the diverse patient population and as a surgical specialty it offered the ideal mix between surgery and medicine. Urology has a wide range of procedures and the advancement of surgical technology/technique make it an exciting time to be training in this field.

Why McMaster Urology? McMaster Urology offered a great combination of early exposure, excellent surgical training, and patient volume. A big draw for me was that the entire group was tight-knit and clearly enthusiastic about their training.

Urological Interests: I think it's still too early for me to know, but I have really enjoyed general urology, MIS, and endourology so far!

Other Interests: Skiing, basketball, volleyball, golf, cooking, and spending time with my family

Dr. Catherine Lovatt

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Name: Catherine (Kate) Anne Lovatt

Hometown: Vancouver, BC

Undergraduate: Bachelors of Science in Physiology UBC

Medical School: UBC

Why did I choose Urology? I love the combination of large and small surgical procedures with a good sprinkling of medical management! Urological conditions have a huge impact on patients' lives and it is the best feeling to know that you are actively improving someone's quality of life!

Why McMaster University? The community spirit of McMaster Urology was palpable! I was also impressed by the quality of research and dedication to innovation at McMaster.

Urological Interests: Too early to tell!

Other Interests: I love to travel and explore new places! I also fill my time with swimming, yoga and spending time with family and friends. 


Dr. Richard Di Lena


Hometown: Woodbridge, Ontario

Undergraduate: Life Science at Queen's University

Medical School: Queen's University

Why did I choose Urology? Unique speciality that allows for balance of surgical and medical management of patients.  Great patient population in an innovative and exciting field.

Why McMaster Urology?  Great, supportive group with excellent surgical training. 

Urological Interests: General Urology, Endourology, MIS

Other Interests: Hockey, golf, outdoors, travelling, and obviously Nonna's home cooking

Dr. George Goucher


Hometown: Fredericton, New Brunswick

Undergraduate: McMaster University 

Medical School: Memorial University of Newfoundland

Why did I choose Urology?  It’s an incredibly rewarding field that allows you to combine surgical skills, technology and clinical knowledge to make a real difference for your patients. Often times our treatments directly improve the quality of life of our patients, and the bond we form with them is strong. I also found Urologists to be the most enjoyable physicians to work with in the hospital.

Why McMaster Urology? McMaster allows me to get great surgical training working with nationally recognized staff who prioritize resident education, while being surrounded by a supportive and outgoing group of residents.

Urological Interests:  I find working with oncology patients to be fulfilling, especially as urologists where we have such a diversity of treatment options and plans to offer our patients. Otherwise I am interested in exploring the breadth of urology as I progress through my residency.

Other Interests: I’m a fairly straightforward guy; I like getting outdoors and staying active, spending time with friends and family, travelling when I get the chance and enjoying good food. 

Dr. Yanbo Guo


Hometown: Shanghai, China and Markham, Ontario

Undergraduate: McMaster University

Medical School: McMaster University

Why did I choose Urology? The ability to provide direct interventions in wide variety of situations and make definitive impacts on patient's lives. Urology is also a field that embraces technology and innovation, something I've been passionate about and would want to incorporate into my future.

Why McMaster Urology? It is somewhere with the training, resources and environment to push me to the most of my ability.

Urological Interests: All of it, in particular, oncology and minimally invasive surgery.

Other Interests: Family, friends, travel, photography, sports, and fitness.


Dr. Udi Blankstein

UBlanksteinHometown: Toronto

Medical School: University of Toronto

Why did I choose Urology? I was exposed to the field early on and quickly realized I enjoyed working with the patient population and being able to provide practical solutions to a majority of their urological ailments. Additionally, there is a balanced mix of surgical and medical treatments and a broad variety of procedures to choose from.

Urological Interests: Too early to tell and too much to choose from!

Other Interests: Travel, Hiking, Cycling, Guitar, Tacos.


Dr. Andrew Stokl

AStoklHometown: Ancaster

Undergraduate: McMaster University

Medical School: University of Ottawa

Why did I choose Urology? During medical school I found urology to be the best fit for me as this speciality encompasses a diverse patient population, a large variety of procedures and a perfect mix of medicine and surgery. I thoroughly enjoyed my elective experiences and found that I meshed well with the multidisciplinary team involved in urologic practice.

Why McMaster Urology? Home sweet home! Being born and raised in Hamilton (Ancaster), it was a fairly easy decision for me to continue my medical training in this great city! McMaster's Urology program provides its residents with excellent surgical exposure, outstanding teaching opportunities and an overall collegial atmosphere.

Urological Interests: General Urology, Endourology, MIS; But I am open minded to the great variety of sub-specialities urology has to offer.

Other Interests: Family, friends, travelling and sports namely hockey, baseball and golf. I also enjoy fishing and weight lifting (separately). Go Leafs Go! 

Dr. Alaya Yassein


Hometown: Bowmanville, Ontario

Undergraduate: Life Sciences at Queen's

Medical School: McMaster University

Why did I choose Urology? Diverse patient population, huge scope of practice, good balance between surgery and clinic.

Why McMaster Urology? Excellent surgical training. Approachable, tight-knit group.

Urological Interests: Everything !

Other Interests: Running, hiking, gardening, podcasts.


Dr. Yuding Wang


Hometown: Scarborough

Undergraduate: Queen's University

Medical School: University of Western Ontario

Why did I choose Urology: To me, urology is a dynamic field encompassing an array of sub-specialties with a diverse patient population and wide spectrum of pathologies. This variety is challenging but highly stimulating. Furthermore, many urological diseases occupy a unique position that is amenable to medical and/or surgical management, allowing you to be more than just “the surgeon” but also to participant in the long-term care of patients. Lastly, urology is constantly at the forefront of applying new research and new surgical innovations, such as implementing life prolonging chemotherapeutic and immunologic agents for advanced RCC or defining the use of new minimal invasive surgical techniques such as robotic assisted surgeries- means you'll never be bored!

Why McMaster Urology: Wonderful group of peers. Great mentors. Ample research opportunities and lots of hands on experience guided by some of the best urological surgeons in Canada.

Urological Interests: almost everything so far

Other Interests: spending time with family and friends,sports (baseball, volleyball, soccer), travelling, movies, eating great food!




Dr. Jason Akerman 


Hometown: Saint John, NB

Undergraduate: McMaster University

Medical School: Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador

Why did I choose Urology? Between my second and third years of medical school, I spent the summer doing research and attending ORs with a urologist. I found urology had the perfect mix of interesting surgical procedures and outpatient management/consultation.

Why McMaster Urology? Of the programs I visited on elective, McMaster offered the best combination of clinical exposure, patient volume, and operative experience.

Urological Interests: Oncology, general urology

Other Interests: Running, sailing, skiing

Dr. Derek Bos 

DerekBosHometown: Timmins, Ontario

Undergraduate: Health Sciences at Western University

Medical School: Northern Ontario School of Medicine

Why did I choose Urology? Urology is an exceptional surgical specialty that allows you to enhance the quality of life of your patients both medically and surgically. Even as a subspecialty, Urology offers such a wide breadth of pathologies. It’s an exciting time to be in the field, as Urology is on the forefront of technology advanced surgical techniques, including robotic surgery.

Why McMaster Urology? The top-tier laparoscopic program at McMaster is an aspect of the program that sets it apart from the rest. Residents in the program possess exceptional surgical skills, allowing them to excel once in practice. The collegial atmosphere amongst staff and residents was a major draw for me.

Urological Interests: Endourology. But still exploring the field as Urology has so much offer. 

Other Interests: Spending time with family and friends, hockey, golf, and travelling.


Dr. Taehyoung Lee


Hometown: Ottawa, ON

Undergraduate: Biomedical Science at University of Ottawa

Medical School: Queen's University

Why did I choose Urology: Balance of surgical and medical management of patients which allows urologists to truly make a positive impact on their health and quality of life

Patients are also generally very appreciative of the outcome

Why McMaster Urology: McMaster Urology really has the best of both worlds; amazing surgical exposure, excellent teaching and supervision by the staff, as well as collegial atmosphere that allows for an enjoyable training experience

Urological Interests: I am still exploring different aspects of the field as a junior member of the community.

Other Interests: Soccer, fitness, many more.

Dr. Nathan Wong


Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta

Undergraduate: BSc. Pharmacology Honours with Distinction, University of British Columbia

Medical School:Doctor of Medicine,University of British Columbia

Why did I choose Urology? Dynamic speciality with the greatest diversity in surgical procedures and techniques.

Why McMaster Urology? Excellent staff, residents and facilities.

Urological Interests: Everything. In particular, urologic oncology and minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopic, robotic and endoscopic procedures).

Other Interests: Surgical simulation and education.

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