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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.


Dr. Bansal joined UM in July 2017 as assistant professor of surgery in section of urology. He is a staff urologist at St. Boniface General Hospital and Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg. He also 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. During his training, in addition to renal transplant surgery, Dr. Bansal developed extensive expertise in open, laparoscopic and robotic surgery for management of genitourinary malignancies. 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. He 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. During his training, he was selected as American Urological Association (AUA) resident scholar and CUA-AUA international fellow.



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