• Portrait of Dr. Rahul Bansal
  • Assistant professor

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Department of Surgery  
    St. Boniface General Hospital
    Z3049-409 Taché Ave
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 2A6

    Phone: 204-237-2571
    Fax: 204-237-3429

Cross appointments

Does not hold any cross-appointments.

Research summary

Dr. Bansal’s research is focused on oncological and renal functional outcomes following surgery for renal cancers, strategies to expand organ donor pool and application of minimally invasive surgical techniques in urology. Currently, he is working on projects from multi-institutional Canadian Kidney Cancer research database (CKCis) for oncological outcomes of advanced kidney cancer patients with venous tumour thrombus and paraneoplastic syndromes. Other projects include management of genitourinary malignancies in kidney transplant recipients in Manitoba, oncological outcomes for upper tract urothelial cancers following radical nephroureterectomy and review of living kidney donor registry for peri-operative outcomes of laparoscopic donor nephrectomy in elderly individuals. He has presented at many national and international meetings and has multiple peer-reviewed publications on kidney cancer, minimally invasive surgery and kidney transplant. He is also actively involved in clinical trials with Canadian Clinical Trials Group for kidney cancer. In 2019, he was appointed research director for section of urology.

  • Research interests 

    Oncological and renal functional outcomes of renal cell carcinoma

    Oncological outcomes of upper tract urothelial cancers

    Perioperative outcomes of laparoscopic kidney donation

    Renal functional outcomes after living kidney donation

    De novo malignancy outcomes after kidney transplantation

  • Research groups and affiliations

    Research committee member, department of surgery, Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba

    Canadian Kidney Cancer information system database

    Kidney sub-specialty committee, Canadian Blood Services

    Research director, urology residency program, department of surgery 

  • Research themes

    Kidney transplantation

    Kidney donation

    Urologic cancers


  • Urology
  • Kidney transplant
  • Kidney donation
  • Uro-oncology
  • Kidney cancer
  • Urothelial carcinoma
  • Prostate cancer
  • Minimally invasive surgery


Dr. Bansal joined UM in July 2017 as assistant professor of surgery in section of urology. He is also a staff urologist at St. Boniface General Hospital and Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg. He serves as director of laparoscopic kidney donation program for Transplant Manitoba.

He became board-certified upon completion of residency training in general surgery (Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, 2005 and All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 2007) and urology (Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, 2010) in India.

He became fellow of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada upon completion of urology residency at McMaster University. He completed fellowships at McMaster University and St. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto in renal transplant surgery and genito-urinary oncology with special focus on management of kidney cancer.

In addition to renal transplant surgery, Dr. Bansal developed extensive expertise in open, laparoscopic and robotic surgery for management of genitourinary malignancies during his training. 

He was also selected as American Urological Association (AUA) resident scholar and CUA-AUA international fellow during his training.

He is certified in surgical research methodology from McMaster University and serves as reviewer for European Urology Focus, Canadian Urology Association Journal, Gold Journal of Urology and Indian Journal of Urology. He was named among best reviewers for Canadian Urology Association Journal in 2016 and 2020.

Dr. Bansal is member of many professional organizations including American Urology Association, Canadian Urology Association (CUA), American Society of Clinical Oncology, Canadian Society of Transplantation and Urological Society of India.

  • Education

    Residency (urology), McMaster University, Hamilton, ON (2017)

    Fellowship (renal transplant surgery), St. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto (2014)

    Fellowship (renal transplant surgery and renal oncology), McMaster University (2014)

    Magister Chirurgiae (urology residency), Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India (2010)

    Master of Surgery (general surgery residency), AIIMS New Delhi (2007)

    Master of Surgery (general surgery residency), Dayanand Medical College (2005) 

    Medical Doctorate, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, India (1996-2001)

  • Awards

    Listed among top 10 peer-reviewers of 2020 for Canadian Urology Association Journal (2020)

    Best poster award at 10th Canadian Kidney Cancer Forum, Toronto, Canada (2019)

    Listed among top 10 peer-reviewers of 2016 for Canadian Urology Association Journal (2016)

    Canadian Urology Association-American Urology Association international fellow (2016) 

    Best paper award at Annual Urology Research Day, McMaster University (2015)

    Mahatama Gandhi Pravasi Samman at Global Indian Summit at House of Lords, London, UK organized by NRI Welfare Society of India – Gold Medal (2015)

    Best paper award at Annual Urology Research day - McMaster University (2014)

    CUA-Pfizer fellowship award Sponsored by Canadian Urological Association and Pfizer Canada Inc. (2013)

    Urological Society of India - Olympus International Traveling Fellowship (2010) 

    American Urological Association Resident Scholar (2010)

    Best poster award at 9th Asian Congress of Urology (2008)

Contact us

Max Rady College of Medicine
AE101-820 Sherbrook Street
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1R9 Canada