Nathan Perlis, MSc, MD, FRCSC

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Dr. Nathan Perlis is a Staff Urologist in the Department of Surgical Oncology at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto. Dr. Perlis received his B.A. from Tufts University in 2002 and his M.D. from the University of Toronto in 2008. From 2008-2015, he completed his Urology Residency and his Masters of Science in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Toronto’s Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation. Following residency, Dr. Perlis completed his urologic oncology fellowship through the Society of Urological Oncology at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Perlis is interested in understanding the patient experience through studying patient preferences, decision making, and quality of life. He is the recipient of the Early Investigator Research Scholarship Grant awarded by the Canadian Urological Association Scholarship Foundation (CUASF) to create patient-centred prostate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) reports.

Ongoing Research Projects: 
  • Patient preferences, decision making, experience and quality of life in bladder cancer
  • Clinical outcomes, prediction and modelling for prostate cancer
  • Novel therapeutics and technology for treatment of localized prostate cancer including photodynamic therapy, high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), and laser photothermal therapy
  • Clinical trials using Focal Therapy (partial gland ablation) in prostate cancer


For a list of Dr. Perlis's publications, please visit PubMed or Scopus.

Staff Urologist, Department of Surgical Oncology, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto