Dr. Alp Sener earned his Biology degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1994. Upon concluding his undergraduate studies, he obtained his PhD in renal physiology in 1999, followed by his MD in 2002 from the University of Calgary. Subsequently, Dr. Sener completed his Urology residency at Western University and became a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2007. Dr. Sener spent two years at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore as the American Society of Transplant Surgeons/Novartis Fellow in Transplantation. While in Maryland, he was trained in kidney and pancreas transplantation and completed a research fellowship in transplant immunology. Dr. Sener joined the Departments of Surgery and Microbiology & Immunology in 2009 and was the first surgeon to receive the Schulich Clinician Scientist award from Western University.

Dr. Sener has been the recipient of local, national and international research contribution awards including the Western University Dean’s Award of Excellence, the Canadian Society of Transplantation Research Excellence Award and the Vanguard Award from the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed articles and abstracts. Dr. Sener is the Keith and Leanne Lavergne Chairman of Urology at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Chief of Urology at London Health Sciences Center and St. Joseph’s Health Care London and is the Director of the Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Fellowship program at Western University.

In addition to a general urology and kidney/pancreas transplant directed clinical practice, Dr. Sener maintains an active basic sciences and translational research laboratory focusing on the innate and adaptive immune responses in graft rejection as well as in developing novel methods of mitigating organ injury associated with transplantation and is the pioneer of the use of hydrogen sulphide therapy in modulating organ ischemia reperfusion injury. Dr. Sener is the founder of the Canadian Association of Chairs of Surgical Research and is heavily involved in promoting research and education through his active leadership roles on several committees in both urology and transplant organizations at the national and international levels.


2008 -2009

Post-doctoral Research Fellowship in Transplant Immunology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

1999 -2002

University of Calgary School of Medicine
Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Clinical Fellowship in Multi-Organ Transplantation
University of Maryland Medical Center
Baltimore, Maryland,  USA

1995 -1999

Ph.D., Cardiovascular and Renal Physiology
University of Calgary School of Medicine
Calgary, Alberta, Canada



Residency in Urology
Western University Schulich School of Medicine
London, Ontario, Canada

1995 -1999

Bachelor of Arts in Biology (Honors)
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas, USA