Dr. J. L Pippi Salle

Dr. J. L Pippi Salle FAAP,FRCSC,MD,PhD

Chief of Pediatric Urology Sidra Medicine Years Of Experience: 48
  • About Pippi
    Dr. Pippi Salle is the Division Chief of Urology at Sidra. He

    Dr. Salle is a pediatric urologist with special interest in genito-urinary reconstruction. He is an innovative surgeon who developed new techniques for the correction of urinary incontinence, disorders of sex development, hypospadias and UPJ obstruction.

    Prior to joining Sidra Medicine, Dr. Salle was the former Chief of Urology of the Montreal Children’s Hospital and Toronto Sick Kids Hospital in Canada.

    He has published 163 papers in peer reviewed journals and 53 book chapters. He was a visiting professor in 40 countries and is one of the senior editors of the widely read textbook Kelalis Clinical Pediatric Urology.

    Dr. Salle is an accomplished teacher, having received several teaching awards at the University of Toronto and McGill University, in Canada. He was the inaugural Women’s Auxiliary Chair of Urology at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto and is proud of having trained many of the world leading pediatric urologists.

    In 2019 he received the Life Achievement Award by the World Federation of Pediatric Surgeons (WOFAPS) in recognition for his academic contributions to pediatric urology worldwide.


    Languages Spoken

    English, French, Portuguese, Spanish

    Years Of Experience

    2006 Oct - 2008 Oct
    Education Scholars Program Certificate (ESP), Faculty Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    1993 Jan - 1994 Nov
    PhD, Experimental Work/Thesis: Urethral lengthening with anterior bladder wall for the surgical treatment of urinary incontinence, Federal University of Rio Grande Do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil

    1995 Apr – 1996 Jun
    Associated Staff, Division of Urology, Sick Kids Hospital, University of Toronto

    1981Feb – 1982 Jan
    Senior Registrar, Pediatric Surgery and Urology, Red Cross Children’s Hospital, University of Cape Town, South Africa

    1980 July – Dec
    Observer, Division of Pediatric Urology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA

    1978 Jan – 1980 July
    Clinical Fellowship Pediatric Surgery and Urology; Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, University of Tennessee, USA

    1973 Jan 1974 Dec
    Residency in General Surgery, Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Federal University of RGS, Brazil

    1967 Mar - 1972 Dec
    MD, Federal University of Rio Grande Do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil

    Areas of Interest

    Hypospadias; Bladder Exstrophy and Epispadias; Intersex, Hydronephrosis.

    Educational Interests

    Original techniques for the treatment of Exstrophy and Epispadias; Urogenital Sinus and DSD; Clitoroplasty; Refractory Urinary Incontinence; Hypospadias, Hydronephrosis.

    Medical Publications

    163 publications in peer reviewed journals

    53 book chapters