Shaun E. L. Wason MD FACS is an Assistant Professor of Urology at the Boston University School of Medicine and is a practicing urologist at Boston Medical Center. He received his BSc from the University of Toronto in Forensic Science and his MD from Howard University. He completed his internship in General Surgery at Washington Hospital Center, residency training in Urology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and fellowship in Endourology, Laparoscopy, and Robotic Surgery at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He was recruited to join the faculty at EVMS in 2012 and was an Assistant Professor of Urology at EVMS prior to joining the faculty at Boston University/Boston Medical Center in 2016. He is the 3rd year Clerkship Coordinator and Faculty Student Advisor for Urology at the Boston University School of Medicine.
He specializes in minimally invasive urologic surgery using robotic, laparoscopic, percutaneous and endoscopic techniques to treat a wide variety of urologic disorders. His clinical areas of expertise are in the surgical management of BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia), complex kidney stones, and minimally invasive urologic surgery. He performs laser enucleation of the prostate using the Holmium (HoLEP) and the 1470nm diode laser, (DiLEP) and has extensive experience in the management of complex kidney stones using ultrasound guidance for percutaneous renal access and nephrolithotomy (PCNL). He performs laparoscopic radical nephrectomy, robotic partial nephrectomy, prostatectomy, sacrocolpopexy and reconstruction of the urinary tract for ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction and stricture disease.
His research interests include radiation reduction in the operating room, patient education, quality improvement, surgical simulation, and the application of 3D printing for surgical training. He currently collaborates with two engineering research departments at Boston University including the Ultrafast Optics and Material Robotics Laboratory. He has successfully mentored over 25 trainees including undergraduate, medical, and post-doctoral residents and fellows on a variety of research projects. Grants for student research have come from the BU Medical Student Summer Research Program, BU Educational Seed Grants, and the Endourological Society.
Dr. Wason is board-certified by the American Board of Urology and is a Fellow of the Endourological Society and American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of the American Urological Association.
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Lim R, Wang JC, Wang LB, Ng L, Wason SE, Wang DS. Assessing the Content and Readability of Robotic and Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy Information Online. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2022 Jun 01; 28(6):e201-e204.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35421013
Helrich S, Pate W, Garg N, Barbosa P, Wason S. Comparison of magnetic resonance imaging to ultrasound for prostate sizing. Can J Urol. 2021 12; 28(6):10889-10899. PMID: 34895393
Boyko AW, Merheb S, Hill S, Ceraolo CA, Biebel M, Wason S, Wang DS. Ureteral stenting after routine ureteroscopy: Is earlier stent removal feasible? Can J Urol. 2021 10; 28(5):10865-10870.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34657660
SARS-CoV-2 vaccination modelling for safe surgery to save lives: data from an international prospective cohort study. Br J Surg. 2021 Sep 27; 108(9):1056-1063. PMID: 33761533; PMCID: PMC7995808; DOI: 10.1093/bjs/znab101;
SARS-CoV-2 infection and venous thromboembolism after surgery: an international prospective cohort study. Anaesthesia. 2022 Jan; 77(1):28-39. PMID: 34428858; PMCID: PMC8652887; DOI: 10.1111/anae.15563;
Effects of pre-operative isolation on postoperative pulmonary complications after elective surgery: an international prospective cohort study. Anaesthesia. 2021 11; 76(11):1454-1464. PMID: 34371522; DOI: 10.1111/anae.15560;
Liz Wang, Michel Apoj, Remington Lim, Shaun Wason, Mark Katz, David Wang. Comparison of Minimally Invasive Surgical Approaches in the Management of Small Renal Masses at a Safety Net Hospital. International Journal of Clinical Urology. 2021; 5(1):38-42.
Wason SEL. Editorial Comment. J Urol. 2021 08; 206(2):380. PMID: 33983825
Ionson A, Monfared SHB, Ursiny M, Katz M, Wang D, Babayan R, Wason S. Economic Evaluation of 1470?nm Diode Laser Enucleation vs Bipolar Transurethral Resection of the Prostate. J Endourol. 2021 08; 35(8):1204-1210.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33499745
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2022-2023 Endourological Society:
Endourology Summer Student Research Program
2022-2023 Boston University School of Medicine:
Medical Student Summer Research Program
2021 Boston University School of Medicine:
White Coat Ceremony
2020-2022 Boston Magazine:
Best of Boston
2020-2022 MA Top Docs:
2018-2019 Boston University School of Medicine:
Educational Assessment Mini Grant
2017-2022 Boston University School of Medicine:
Faculty Hooder, Graduation Ceremony
2015-2022 American College of Surgeons:
2015-2016 Endourological Society:
First Place in Endourological Society Annual Fellowship Essay (Fellow Ashley Brandon)
2010-2011 International Volunteers in Urology :
Traveling Resident Scholarship
2008-2009 American Medical Association:
2000-2001 University of Toronto:
Student Endowment Award
1999-2000 National Science & Engineering Research Council of Canada :
Student Research Award
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I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urology, the 3rd year Clerkship Coordinator, and Faculty Student Advisor for Urology at the Boston University School of Medicine. My research interests and expertise are in the surgical management of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia focusing on laser enucleation of the prostate using the 1470nm diode laser, management of complex kidney stones, and minimally invasive robotic, laparoscopic and endourologic surgery. I have successfully mentored ~25 trainees including undergraduate, medical, and post-doctoral students on a variety of research projects. Grants for student research have come from the BU Medical Student Summer Research Program, BU Educational Seed Grants, and the Endourological Society. I have a fundamental commitment to student research growth and mentoring. In mentoring I view my role as facilitating students' personal and professional growth to achieve their career goals.
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