Dr Dharm Singh, MD, FACS
Dr. Dharm Singh chose to become a urologist because of the positive impact he, as a surgeon, could have on seniors’ care, an issue close to his heart and a priority for his term as President of the New Brunswick Medical Society.
“When an elderly patient tells me ‘Dr. Singh, Thank you, I am doing very well. You did a good job.’ during a post-operative follow-up visit, I feel overwhelmed, and feel that my years of training have been worth it, says Dr. Singh. “Seniors deserve timely access to quality healthcare at this stage of their life. It is their right, and when done properly, will also help in the sustainability of our healthcare system.”
Among Dr. Singh’s other priorities are physician health issues, speciality care reforms, focusing on preventative care, greater emphasis on social determinants of health and increasing adoption of electronic medical records.
“A conversation between a physician and patient about the importance of a healthy diet and lifestyle should be a routine part of medical practice,” says Dr. Singh. “These patient-led steps have a role in reducing many illnesses, including cancer.”
Dr. Singh is currently the Chief of Urology at Campbellton Regional Hospital and St. Joseph Health Center in Dalhousie.
He completed his medical degree in 1991 and Master of Surgery in 1995 from the Institute of Medical Sciences at Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, India. Dr. Singh then moved to Mumbai to complete his Urology residency training at P.D. Hinduja Hospital.
In 2001, Dr. Singh moved to Canada to complete the American Society of Transplant Surgeons accredited renal transplant fellowship from Dalhousie University in Halifax. In 2004, Dr. Singh undertook further sub-specialisation in male infertility at the University of Toronto.
Apart from General Urology, Dr. Singh has special interest in male infertility including vasectomy reversal surgery and renal transplantation. He has received many awards and presented papers in various international meetings and journals.
Dr. Singh was the Restigouche Medical Society President from 2014 to 2017 and a member of the NBMS Governance Committee from 2012 to 2014 as well as an NBMS Board Member since 2014. Dr. Singh was also a member of the CMA Political Action Committee in 2014-2015.
Outside of medicine, Dr. Singh enjoys travelling, a passion supported by his wife, Akansha, and two daughters, Sharanya and Tanisha. Dr. Singh and his family reside in Campbellton.