Research

Current Project
Afshar K, Shadgan B, Nigro M: Use of NIRS in diagnosis of Testicular Torsion

Current Projects
Afshar K: Metanalysis of varicocelectomy in children

Current Projects
Afshar K, Skarsgard E: Use of WHO Z score to predict post surgical complications:

Honours & Awards

First Prize, Clinical Research Poster, Canadian Association of Pediatric Health Centers, Oct. 2012

Northwest Urological Society Award For Excellent Paper Presentation, Seattle, WA (2000)

Randomized Clinical Trials in Pediatric Urology: Room for Improvement: Best Paper Award Northwest Urological Society, Portland, Oregon Dec 2005

Robson Award for Best Basic Science Research, University of Toronto (2004)

First Rank in National Examination for Senior Urology Residents of Canada, QUEST, London, ON (2002)

Canadian Urological Association Scholarship (June 2004)

Best reviewer Award Journal of Urology, American Urological Association 2013

Department of Urologic Sciences Undergraduate Teacher of the Year 2014-15

M. Etminan Award of Clinical Epidemiology, University of Toronto

Northwest Urological Society Conqueror Award, Vancouver, BC (2001).

2008 WAFMR/WSCI Subspecialty Award: Chew B, Masson R, Afshar K: Is ESWL associated with development of Diabetes Mellitus?

American Urological Association In Service Examination: Ranked 100% (1998) & 96% (2001)

Department of Urologic Sciences 2009 Merit award

First prize: American Urological Association / Society for Pediatric Urology 2015 : Treatment Of Persistent Urinary Incontinence In Children With Possible Occult Tethered Cord Syndrome With Section Of The Filum Terminale: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study

Iranian Ministry of Health Award for Outstanding Graduating Specialist (1995)

2008 Canadian Urological Association Essay Prize: Hennessey K, Afshar K, MacNeily A: Top 100 Cited Urology Papers

Dietary Interventions in Hypercalciuria: Best Paper Award Northwest Urological Society, Spokane, WA 2006

Tehran University Award and Scholarship for “Top 3%” Graduates (1991)

Department of Urologic Sciences Undergraduate Teacher of the Year 2009-10

Best reviewer Award Journal of Urology, American Urological Association 2015

STELLA Award for advanced surgical learning: Department of Pediatric Surgery BCCH, Nov.2007

First Prize for Clinical Paper, American Academy of Pediatric, Section on Urology Boston, MA 2008 (Most Prestigious Clinical Award in Pediatric Urology)

STELLA Award for Advanced Surgical Learning BC Children’s Hospital 2009

Research Group Members

Maria Chaperon
Maryam Noparast, Research Assistant