Peter Anderson, MD, FRCS(C) - Pediatric Urology

Dr. Peter Anderson reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Anderson is a professor of urology and past director of the Residency Training Program at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is on the medical staff at the IWK Health Centre and the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, both in Halifax.

Board Certifications

Medical Council of Canada Examination—1982
Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of Canada—1988

Healthwise Knowledgebase Topics Reviewed

Undescended Testicle
Urinary Problems and Injuries, Age 11 and Younger
Urinary Tract Infections in Children
Congenital Hydrocele


MD: Dalhousie University, 1982
Rotating Internship: St. Joseph's Hospital, London, ON, 1982–1983
Residency in General Surgery: Dalhousie University, 1983–1985
Residency in Urology: Dalhousie University, 1985–1988
Laboratory Research in Urinary Tract Infections: Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden, 1988–1989
Pediatric Urology: Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital, Liverpool, UK, 1989–1990

Academic Appointments

Training Programme Director, Dalhousie University Urology Residence, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, 1997–present
Professor of Urology, Dalhousie University, 2004–present
Vice President of Education, Canadian Urological Association, 2007–present
Council member, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 2006–present

Hospital Affiliations

Active Medical Staff, IWK Health Centre, Halifax, NS
Active Medical Staff, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, NS

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Pediatrics
American Urological Association
Canadian Academy of Urological Surgeons
Canadian Medical Protective Association
Canadian Urological Association
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia
Doctors Nova Scotia (formerly known as Medical Society of Nova Scotia)
Pediatric Urologists of Canada Society (Past President)
Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Society for Fetal Urology

Selected Publications

  1. Nicolle L, Anderson PA, Conly J, et al. (2006). Uncomplicated urinary tract infection in women. Canadian Family Physician, 52(9): 612-618.
  2. Pelletier AK, Anderson PA, Schwarz RD. (2005) Comparison of different substances for subureteric injection in the management of vesicoureteric reflux in children. Canadian Journal of Urology, 12(4): 2774-2777.
  3. Metcalfe PD, Anderson PA, Wright JR. (2002) MCDK not excluded by virtue of function on renal scan. Canadian Journal of Urology, 9(6): 1690-1693.
  4. Wong CD, Anderson PA, et al. (1999). Congenital hydronephrosis: Who requires intervention? Canadian Journal of Urology, 6(3): 812–818.
  5. Padmore DE, Anderson PA, et al. (1997). Evaluation of a non-invasive method to determine bladder volume in children. Canadian Journal of Urology, 4(1): 305–308.
  6. Anderson PA (1994). An alarming approach to the treatment of nocturnal enuresis. Canadian Journal of Paediatrics, 1: 204–207.

Financial Disclosure

This reviewer reported no financial conflicts.

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