Senior Investigator, Lady Davis Institute
Professor of Urology, McGill University
Dr. Corcos is Professor of Surgery (Urology) at McGill University and Director of the Urology unit at the Rehabilitation Institute of Montreal. In 1977, he graduated from Montpellier University (France), where he remained until 1985, completing his training in surgery, urology, and tropical medicine.His research focuses mainly on bladder dysfunction, urodynamic, and neuro-stimulation for which he is funded by the Canadian Health Institutes of Research (CHIR), the Kidney Foundation, and the Fond de recherché en sante du Quebec (FRSQ). He is the Director of the Incontinence Axis of the Geriatric Network of the FRSQ. From 2003-2005 he was the vice president of its “evaluation committee of clinical research.” He has published more than 70 articles in peer reviewed journals and edited four books, Les vessies neurogènes de l’adulte (1996), The Urinary Sphincter (September 2001), Neurogenic Bladders (March 2004), and Evaluation and Treatment of Neurogenic Bladders (December 2004). He is a member of several international societies and associations, chaired the International Continence Society (ICS) meeting in 2005, chaired of the Neuro-urology Promotion Committee of the ICS, and is the Founding President of the Canadian Foundation for Research on Incontinence (www.CFRInc.ca).
Major Research Activities
Dr. Corcos was the head of the department of Urology at the Jewish General Hospital from 1990 until 2010. He continues to be a member of the department, and has become much more personally involved in research, with a particular emphasis on bladder dysfunction.
His clinical involvement in bladder dysfunction and reconstruction began at the outset of his practice in 1985 and he has garnered national and international recognition in this field. He is the lead author of the Canadian Urological Association’s guidelines for incontinence, has published extensively in this field, and was the Secretary General of the International Continence Society from 2008 to 2011, of which he is now an honorary member.
He collaborates closely with the School of Polytechnique with whom he published several articles and obtained two patents related to bladder assessment equipment. Presently, he is working with them on the development of a new artificial sphincter which is undergoing animal testing.
Since 2006, has been working in collaboration with Dr. Jacques Galipeau to acquire additional skills and knowledge in stem cell research. He has published several papers and abstracts in the field during the past few years, among which was a poster that was awarded “best basic science research communication” at the Society for Urodynamic and Female Urology (SUFU) in 2009.
1) Liu, S., Yoshimoto, M., Trpkov, K., Duan Q., Firszt, M., Corcos, J., Squire, J.A., Bismar, T.A. Detection of ERG gene rearrangements and PTEN deletions in unsuspected prostate cancer of the transition zone. Cancer Biol Ther. 2011 Mar 15;11(6):562-6.
2) Afraa, T.A., Campeau, L., Mahfouz, W., Corcos, J. Urodynamic parameters evolution after artificial urinary sphincter implantation for post-radical prostatectomy incontinence with concomitant bladder dysfunction. Can J. Urol. 2011 Jun;18(3):5695-8.
3) Mahfouz, W., Karsenty, G., Corcos, J. Injection of botulinum toxin type A in the urethral sphincter to treat lowerurinary tract dysfunction, review of indications, techniques and results: 2011 update. Can J Urol. 2011 Aug:18(4):5787-95