Menu UF Health Home Menu
 

Benjamin Kirk Canales, M.D., MPH

Assistant Professor of Urology
Department of Urology



Education:

MD, Louisiana State University
Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
New Orleans, LA

MPH, Louisiana State University
Health Sciences Center School of Public Health
New Orleans, LA

BS in Biological Sciences, Minor in Chemistry
Louisiana Tech University
Ruston, LA


Postdoctoral Training:

Fellow and Clinical Instructor in Laparoscopy,
Endourology, and Robotics,University of Minnesota,
Department of Urologic Surgery, Minneapolis, MN

Urology Residency, University of Minnesota,
Department of Urologic Surgery, Minneapolis, MN

General Surgery Internship, University of Minnesota,
Department of Surgery, Minneapolis, MN


Present Hospital Affiliations:

Shands Teaching Hospital
Assistant Professor of Urology
Department of Urology
College of Medicine
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32610

Shands at Alachua General Hospital
801 SW 2nd Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601

Veteran’s Administration Medical Center
1601 SW Archer Road
Gainesville, Fl 32608


Particular Clinical Interests and Skills:

  • Minimally invasive urologic surgery
  • laparoscopic nephrectomy
  • laparoscopic prostatectomy
  • laparoscopic partial nephrectomy
  • endourology
  • kidney stone disease/pathogenesis

Awards & Professional Interests:

2006 NIDDK Fellow Travel Award

2006 University of Minnesota Urology
Research Contest – 1st and 3rd Place

2006 Leslie Zieve Award – Outstanding Fellow or Resident Research at VAMC

2006 AUA Foundation Research Scholar

2005 WCE 2005 Abstract in 2006 Highlights Issue, Journal of Endourology

2005 AUA/Praecis Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Gerald P. Murphy Scholar

2005 University of Minnesota Urology
Research Contest – 1st Place

2003 Pfizer Scholars in Urology Award

2000-2001 Who’s Who Among Students – America’s Colleges and Universities

1992-1996 Louisiana Tech University Presidential Scholar

1992 National Shakespearean Competition Finalist