Dr. Sender Herschorn is Professor in the Division of Urology at the University of Toronto and attending Urologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. He completed an 11-year term as University Chair and holder of the Martin Barkin Chair in Urological Research. He is past Chair of the University of Toronto Department of Surgery Academic Promotions Committee and is a Past-President of the Canadian Urological Association and a past General Secretary of the International Continence Society.
Dr. Herschorn has been a senior investigator in clinical trials relating to functional urology. He has won undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing education awards at the University of Toronto as well as the Zimskind Award of the Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology, the W.T. Aikins award from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine for excellence in undergraduate medical teaching, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology. He has been the Director of the University of Toronto Urology Update since its inception in 1992, the largest yearly urology continuing education seminar in Canada. Dr. Herschorn is the 2018 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Continence Society.
In 2015, he received an American Urological Association Presidential Citation Award for contributions in research for the treatment of urinary incontinence and overactive bladder. In June 2016, he succeeded in obtaining Industry and private support funding to establish the University of Toronto Research Program in Functional Urology. This is the first of its kind in Canada and was set up to create a coordinated infrastructure for functional urology research to address the many unmet needs and knowledge gaps of the speciality. The program is focus on quality of life after cancer therapy; transition of care of pediatric patients and adult follow-up; and gaps in treatment of adult functional problems. Dr. Herschorn was named Director of the University of Toronto Research Program in Functional Urology.
Dr. Herschorn has authored many peer-reviewed publications and has given scientific presentations at local, national, and international meetings. He has been a visiting professor and invited speaker at many conferences and institutions around the world. He has authored the chapters on Vaginal Surgery for Prolapse and Incontinence for 2 editions of Campbell’s Urology and on Injectables for Urinary Incontinence for the 2 recent editions. He is an Editorial Board Member of Canadian Urological Association Journal and Neurourology and Urodynamics. He was Chair of the Committee on Vesico-urethral Stenosis after Treatment for Prostate Cancer at the First International Consultation on Urethral Stricture Disease and Chair of the Committee on Surgery for Male Incontinence at the first five International Consultations on Urinary Incontinence.
Dr. Herschorn has delivered presentations and lectures throughout Canada and in the United States, Europe, Asia, Australasia, Africa, and South America.