About Us

Program Director
Dr. Niels Jacobsen

Program Assistant
Elizabeth Johnston

Phone: 780-990-7093
Fax: 780-424-3198

Office Hours
Tuesday           1300-1630hrs
Wednesday     1300-1630hrs
Thursday         0830-1630hrs
Friday              1300-1630hrs

University of Alberta Hospital
Royal Alexandra Hospital
Misericordia Community Health Centre
Grey Nun's Hospital
Cross Cancer Institute


Computer access is available through computer stations located in the resident lounges of each hospital. There is a Urology resident's office at the University of Alberta Hospital site and the Royal Alexandra Hospital site. Each is equipped with a computer and Internet access. Each resident is provided with an account on the University of Alberta server which allows them access to e-mail, electronic journals etc.

An endourology simulator (Univeristy site) and laparoscopic dry lab (Royal Alex site) are located in the Urology resident's office. The residents use these resources to assist them in mastering the skills of cystoscopy, ureteroscopy, percutaneous renal access, and laparoscopic suturing skills.

The Urology training program at the University of Alberta is five years in length. The mission of this surgical training program is to provide an individual with a firm knowledge base as well as the clinical and technical skills necessary to practice the discipline of Urology. Upon completion of this training program, the trainee will have obtained the necessary prerequisites set by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for certification in Urology.

The strength of this program is the volume and variety of operative and non-operative cases to which the resident is exposed. Expertise is provided in all disciplines of urology with emphasis on urologic oncology, laparoscopy, stone disease/endourology, urodynamics and female urology, pediatric urology, BPH, erectile dysfunction renal transplantation. A practical exposure to urology is maintained within a strong academic environment.

The Division of Urology actively participates in clinical research as well as basic science research. The University of Alberta has an accredited Clinical Investigator Program. The Urology resident has the opportunity to enter into this program or a surgeon scientist program if so desired.