Darren Beiko



Clinician-Scientist, KGHRI

Associate Professor, Department of Urology, Queen’s 



Ambulatory percutaneous kidney surgery
Leadership in the operating room



Darren received his Honours Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Doctor of Medicine degrees from the University of Ottawa. He subsequently completed residency in core surgery and urology at Queen’s University, followed by a two-year clinical and research fellowship at Western University in endourology, kidney stone disease and minimally invasive surgery. He also completed an executive MBA at Queen’s University.

Darren's clinical subspecialty is the surgical management of urinary tract stones and endourologic surgery. He specializes in endoscopic and percutaneous surgical removal of kidney stones. 

Darren's clinical research focus is ambulatory percutaneous renal surgery, but in addition to his pioneering work and clinical research on same-day discharge following percutaneous kidney stone surgery, Darren has leveraged his MBA to build research collaborations with the Smith School of Business at Queen's. These research collaborations study business-related themes in healthcare including leadership and marketing.

Darren graduated from the Canadian Leadership Institute for Medical Education (CLIME) in 2013 and graduated from the American Urological Association (AUA) Leadership Program in 2015. Darren was appointed Vice-Chair of the Urology Executive Board and Examination Committee at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2016.


Education and honours

BSc, MD, University of Ottawa
FRCSC, Queen’s University
MBA, Queen’s University



Dr. Beiko’s research focus is on same day discharge following percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) and leadership in the operating room.