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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Martin Koyle, MD, MSc, FAAP, FACS, FRCS (Eng.), FRCSC

The Hospital for Sick Children

Women's Auxiliary Chair in Urology and Regenerative Medicine
Women's Auxiliary

University of Toronto
Department of Surgery

Paediatric Urology

Phone: 416-813-6850
Fax: 416-813-7869
Email: martin.koyle@sickkids.ca
Alternate Contact: Lisa Abreu
Alternate Email: lisa.abreu@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. Martin Koyle joined SickKids as the Head of the Division of Urology, and the University of Toronto as a Professor of Surgery in July of 2011.

He was previously Division Chief at Seattle Children’s and the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, where he held the Michael Mitchell Endowed Chair in Paediatric Urology. After completing his medical school education in Winnipeg, Canada, at the University of Manitoba, he undertook residency and fellowship training at Los Angeles – USC Medical Center, Harvard University and in San Francisco.

Koyle completed an M.Sc in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIP) at IHPME at the University of Toronto where he remains on faculty, in addition to being a core faculty member of C-QuIPS (Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety). During his more than a third of a century in academic urology, Koyle has been known for his many innovations and contributions, specifically to the fields of paediatric urology and transplantation, as well as leadership and quality improvement and patient safety.

Research Interests

1. Medical education and efficiencies
2. Reconstructive urology
3. Transplantation
4. Oncology


1.  Past President of the Society for Pediatric Urology
2.  Past President of the American Association of Pediatric Urologists
3.  Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
4.  National Association of Nurse Practitioners – Physician of the Year Award (Colorado chapter)


  1. Koyle MA. Hypospadias: a 30-year personal journey. Scandinavian Journal of Surgery. 100(4): 250-5. Principal Author.
  2. Hidalgo-Tamola J, Shnorhavorian M and Koyle MA. “Open” minimally invasive surgery in pediatric urology. J Pediatr Urol. 5:221-227, 2009.
  3. Snodgrass WT, Koyle MA, Baskin LS, and Caldamone AA. Foreskin preservation in penile surgery. J Urol. 176:711-714, 2006.
  4. Koyle MA, Oottamasathien S, Barqawi A, Rajimwale A, and Furness III PD. Laparoscopic Palomo varicocele ligation in children and adolescents: results of 103 cases. J Urol. 172 (4), Part 2 of 2: 1749-1752, 2004.
  5. Barqawi AZ, Blyth B, Jordan GH, Ehrlich RM and Koyle MA. Role of laparoscopy in patients with previous negative exploration for impalpable testis. Urology. 61(6):1234-1237, 2003.
  6. Koyle MA, Hatch DA, Furness III PD, Lovell MA, Odom LF, and Kurzrock EA. Long-term urological complications in survivors younger than 15 months of advanced stage neuroblastoma. J Urol. 166: 1455-1458, 2001.
  7. Caruso AP, Walsh RA, Wolach JW and Koyle MA. Single scrotal incision orchiopexy for the palpable undescended testicle. J. Urol. 164: 156-159, 2000.
  8. Snodgrass W, Koyle MA, Manzoni G, Hurwitz R, Caldamone A and Ehrlich R. Incised plate hypospadias repair for proximal hypospadias. J Urol. 159: 2129-2131, 1998.
  9. Snodgrass W, Koyle M, Manzoni G, Hurwitz R, Caldamone A and Ehrlich R. Tubularized incised plate (TIP) hypospadias repair: Results of a multicenter experience. J Urol. 156: 839-841, 1996.
  10. Koyle MA, Kaji DM, Duque M, Wild J and Galansky SH. The Malone antegrade continence enema for neurogenic and structural fecal incontinence and constipation. J Urol. 154: 759-761, 1995.
  11. Koyle MA, Woo HH, Kam I, Lum G, Ford D and Karrer FM. Management of the Lower Urinary Tract in Pediatric Transplantation. Seminars in Urology. XII(2): 74-83, 1994.
  12. Koyle MA, Woo HH, Kavoussi LR. Laparoscopic Nephrectomy in the first year of life. J. Ped Surg. 28 (5): 693-695, 1993.

Intellectual Property

Koyle Hypospadias Catheter