Dr. Michael McCormack is a urologist, the assistant head of urology at the University of Montreal Hospital Centre (Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal, CHUM) and associate clinical professor in the Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal.
After completing his studies in medullary neurophysiology at McGill University, Dr. McCormack studied medicine at the University of Montreal. He received his doctorate in 1983 and finished his urology training in 1988. He chose to begin his career in private practice in Saint-Jean-sur-Rlchelieu, where he was also head of urology and head of the surgery unit at the local hospital. In 2000, he joined the urology team at the University of Montreal Hospital Centre.
Dr. McCormack served as chair of the Quebec college of physicians’ urology examination committee and vice-chair of the Examination Board in urology at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. A past president of the Quebec Urological Association, he is currently responsible for the website of that organization as well as that of the surgery department of the University of Montreal. He has chaired the IT Committee of the Canadian Urological Association and is now co-editor of a quarterly journal put out by the University of Montreal surgery department.
Dr. McCormack has contributed several chapters to medical books and is the author of two books on medical topics for the general public: Male Sexual Health (2003) and Understanding Prostate Cancer (1st edition, 2004), which he co-authored and which has sold over 150,000 copies.
In 2010, Dr. McCormack was awarded a Prix Esculape in recognition of the excellence of his teaching at the University of Montreal Hospital Centre.