Martin Gleave appointed as Head, Department of Urologic Sciences

Dr.-Martin-Gleave-homepageWe are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Martin Gleave as Head, Department of Urologic Sciences, UBC Faculty of Medicine, effective April 1, 2015 to June 30, 2020.

Dr. Gleave brings tremendous experience and success in patient care, leadership, teaching and research. He is a clinician-scientist, urologic surgeon, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Urologic Sciences, BC Leadership Chair in Prostate Cancer Research, and Executive Director of the Vancouver Prostate Centre. He has received numerous awards for his contributions to cancer research, including the recent MSFHR Aubrey J. Tingle Prize, the Eugene Fuller Triennial Prostate Award, the BC Innovation Council Frontiers in Research Award, and the BC Biotech Award for Innovation and Achievement.

In his new role, Dr. Gleave will provide strategic leadership, working collaboratively with faculty, staff and partners, to foster excellence and scholarship in education, research and service to enhance the continued growth and development of the Department.

We would like to express our appreciation to the members of the Search Committee and to all of the individuals who contributed and participated in the recruitment process. The calibre of candidates for this position was very high, and we are grateful to the individuals who stepped forward and presented themselves as candidates.

Dr. Gleave’s appointment follows the leadership of Dr. Andrew MacNeily, interim Head. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. MacNeily for his leadership, and thank the faculty and staff in the Department for their support during the search and recruitment process.