Dr. Rafael Sanchez-Salas, MD
Stephen Jarislowsky Chair in Urology
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Urology
Attending Surgeon, McGill University Health Center
Rafael Sanchez-Salas is a surgeon and clinician-scientist with the main interest in minimally invasive treatments in Urological Oncology. He is an established leader in the emerging field of Focal Therapy for the Treatment of Localized Prostate Cancer. Dr. Sanchez-Salas earned his Medical degree from the Universidad de los Andes in Mérida, Venezuela. He completed his basic Surgical and Urological training at Hospital Clinico Universitario at Universidad Central de Venezuela in 2005.
He was awarded Scholarships from Confederation Americana de Urologia and The European Association of Urology to pursue fellowship training in urological oncology and minimally invasive urological surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in the United States, Clinica Santa Maria in Chile, and L’Institut Mutualiste Montsouris in France, where after his training he joined their Faculty from 2008 until 2021. During his time in Paris, Dr. Sanchez-Salas worked extensively on robotic surgery and the development of partial gland ablation for Prostate Cancer treatment. He was responsible for the fellowship program organization at L’Institut Mutualiste Montsouris and he actively participated in the mentoring and training of a number of young urological surgeons.
Dr. Sanchez Salas has recently joined the Division of Urology at McGill University with the aim of further developing Localized Prostate Cancer and minimally invasive surgery research. Dr. Sanchez-Salas has coined a sound international career as a talented surgical proctor and cancer researcher.
Dr Sanchez-Salas serves on Boards of the Société International d’Urologie (SIU) and the Confederacion Americana de Urologia (CAU). He is among the founder’s members Focal Therapy Society.
He is a Reviewer for major Urological and Oncological journals. He has authored over 250 indexed scientific papers.
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Friday, May 13, 2022
2:15 PM – 2:30 PM
Saturday, May 14, 2022
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM