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    J. Curtis Nickel, MD, FRCSC - Urology

    J. Curtis Nickel, MD, FRCSC - Urology

    Dr. J. Curtis Nickel reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Nickel is a Professor of Urology at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. His research has been in the fields of inflammatory diseases of the urinary tract and benign diseases of the prostate gland. He has written more than 340 scientific papers, reviews, chapters, and books on these subjects. Dr. Nickel maintains a laboratory at Queen's University, funded by peer-reviewed and industry grants. Dr. Nickel participates-as organizer, chairman, invited lecturer, or visiting professor-in many local, national and international university events. He has given invited lectures in more than 35 countries and is on the scientific or review panel of numerous granting agencies. He is a regular reviewer for many urological and medical journals and is on the editorial board of a number of national and international urological journals.

    Education and Training

    MD: Queen's University, Kingston, ON, 1978

    Internship in Surgery: Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1978-1979

    Residency in Urology: Queen's University, Kingston, ON, 1979-1980

    Residency in Surgery: Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1980-1981

    Residency in Urology: Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1981-1982

    Chief Resident in Urology: Queen's University, Kingston, ON, 1982-1983


    Urology, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

    American Board of Urology

    Academic Appointments

    Queen's University, Department of Urology, Kingston, ON:

    • Professor of Urology, 1994-present
    • Associate Professor, 1988-1994
    • Assistant Professor, 1984-1989
    • Lecturer, 1983

    Research Fellow, University of Calgary, Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, Division of Microbiology, Department of Biology, Calgary, AL, 1983-1984

    Financial Disclosure

    Dr. Nickel serves as a consultant for the following:

    • Merck Frosst Canada
    • GlaxoSmithKline
    • Sanofi-Aventis
    • Boehringer-Ingelheim
    • Ford Laboratories
    • Threshold Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    • Plethora Solutions

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