Dr Singal is a graduate of the University of Toronto School of Medicine (1990) and trained within the university’s postgraduate program in urology, obtaining Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certification in 1995. A fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery, Shock Wave Lithotripsy and Kidney Stone disease was completed in 1996 from Western University in London, Ont. Dr Singal is a urologist and has been on the surgical staff at Michael Garron Hospital (Formerly Toronto East General Hospital) since 1996 and served as Head of the Division of Urology from July 2001 until October 2012. Currently, Dr. Singal leads the Surgical Robotics Program (jointly run by MGH and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre) and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto. He supervises the Clinical Endourology Fellowship program at MGH under the umbrella of the University of Toronto. He is a member of the Board of the MGH Foundation as well as the Board of Dignitas International, a Toronto based NGO working on HIV care in Malawi
Since 2016, Dr Singal has worked overseas in Malawi as well as Kenya and Uganda to explore opportunities to build urologic and surgical capacity in the developing world. Efforts to date have included training clinical officers to perform general urological procedures such as TUR surgery as well as implementing surgical safety initiatives in Zomba Central Hospital Malawi. Through COSECSA, mentorship and funding has been provided to train a Malawian surgeon to gain certification in Urology with a plan to return to Zomba in late 2019. A larger Men’s Health research project is currently being formulated in partnership with Dignitas International with implementation to begin in 2019.
A project in partnership with the We Foundation is being planned in the Baraka region of Kenya for 2019 and beyond with focus on perioperative care, surgical safety measures and supporting Bellwether procedures. A further effort to provide urological capacity and training in Jamaica is also being explored for late 2018 and into 2019