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Dr. Welk grew up in the small town of Rossland, British Columbia, Canada. He obtained his Bachelors of Science degree and Medical Degree at the University of Western Ontario. He then went on to complete his urology residency at the University of British Columbia and obtained his Royal College certification in Urology. He completed additional clinical training at the University of Toronto, where he specialized in the evaluation and treatment of neurogenic bladder dysfunction, male and female incontinence, and male urethral stricture disease. During his 2-year fellowship he also completed a Masters Degree in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Toronto.
In 2011 he was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Department’s of Surgery (Urology) and Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Western University. He is an Adjunct Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. He has previously been award the Canadian Urologic Association Scholarship Award, and is a current receipt of the Department of Surgery Clinician Scientist award. He has received peer-reviewed grants for his academic work from several national and international organizations such as the Canadian Urologic Association, Academic Medical Organization of Southwestern Ontario, PSI Foundation, Rick Hansen Foundation, SUFU and Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation. He has published over 35 peer reviewed manuscripts in journals such as the Journal of Urology, BMJ, and JAMA Surgery.
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