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Blayne Welk, MD FRCSC MSC

  • Medical Education and years: Western University (2000-2004)
  • Residency:  University of British Columbia (2004-2009)
  • Fellowship: University of Toronto (2009-2011) – Neurourology, male and female incontinence, and reconstructive urology with Dr’s Herschorn, Kodama and Carr.

Current position or affiliation:

  • Associate Professor
  • Western University, Department of Surgery (Urology) and Epidemiology and Biostatistics


Dr Welk obtained his Bachelor of Science degree and medical degree at Western University. 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 male and female incontinence, neurogenic bladder dysfunction, and male urethral stricture disease. During his 2-year fellowship he also completed a Masters degree in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Welk is an Associate Professor of Surgery (Urology) and Epidemiology & Biostatics at Western University. His research has been funded by numerous national and international granting agencies; he has been the principle investigator for over $2 million in peer-reviewed funded from organizations such as the: Canadian Urology Association, American Urological Association, Academic Medical Organization of Southwestern Ontario, Lawson Research Institute, PSI Foundation, Rick Hansen Foundation, Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, and Craig Neilsen Foundation. He has published over 200 peer reviewed manuscripts, including original research in several JAMA network journals, the British Medical Journal, the Journal of Urology and European Urology; he has presented his research at numerous national and international meetings such as the Society of Urodynamics Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction, the International Continence Society, the Société Internationale d’Urologie, the International Neurourology Society, and the Canadian and American Urology Association meetings. His research has been cited over 3500 times, and his h-index is 34. He has been invited to write chapters for textbooks such as Essentials in Adult Neurogenic Bladder, Urological Care for Patients with Progressive Neurological Diseases, Neuro-Urology: A Manual for the Clinical Practice, and the SIU-ICUD Joint Consultation on Urological Management of the Spinal Cord Injured Patient. He has been an author for several guidelines for the Canadian Urology Association on subjects such as neuro-urologic dysfunction, nocturia, stricture disease, and female incontinence. He is an active research mentor with numerous publications with a trainee as the first author, and he has been the primary supervisor of several masters degree students. He has served as a frequent reviewer for several top urology journals and he is an associate editor Neurourology and Urodynamics. He is the current vice president of the International Neurourology Society and the President of the Neurogenic Bladder Research Group. 


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