Dr. Goldenberg is a urologic surgeon and clinical scientist with an international reputation for excellence in prostate cancer research and treatment. His current research involves the evaluation of the role of multiparametric MRI in prostate cancer, the potential use of focal therapy, patient education, DaVinci robotic prostatectomy and novel treatments for benign prostatic hyperplasia.
He has been recognized for his contributions to health care by being inducted into the Order of British Columbia and the Order of Canada.
Dr. Larry Goldenberg received his medical degree in 1978 from the University of Toronto and became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada in 1984, following urology residency at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He is a founding Director of the Vancouver Prostate Centre, the Men’s Health Initiative of BC, the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation and the Canadian Uro-Oncology Group (CUOG).
He is currently Professor and Head of the Department of Urologic Sciences at UBC, holds the Stephen A. Jarislowski Chair in Urologic Sciences at VGH, and is Director of Development and Supportive Care at the Vancouver Prostate Centre.
He has served as president of the Canadian Urological Association, the Western Section of the American Urological Association, the NorthWest Urological Society, and the Canadian Academy of Urologic Surgeons. He co-Chaired the annual Issues and Controversies in Prostate Care conference for 20 years. He has authored nearly 300 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, videos, and conference submissions. He’s also authored a book entitled Prostate Cancer: All You Need to Know to Take an Active Part in Your Treatment. It’s in its 4th edition and has become an important educational resource for men with prostate cancer in Canada.
In 2006 he was recognized for his contributions to health care in BC by being inducted into the Order of British Columbia and was also appointed a member of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. In September 2008, he received the British Columbia Innovation Council’s “Science and Technology Champion of the Year.” In February 2009, he became an honorary member of the AUA, and he received an AUA Distinguished Service Award.
In December 2009, Dr. Goldenberg was awarded the Order of Canada, and he received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in April 2012.