Dr. Jarvi is Professor of Surgery, Division of Urology, Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto, Chief of Urology and Director of the Murray Koffler Urologic Wellness Centre, and Associate Member of Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute at the Mount Sinai Hospital. He received his urology training at the University of Toronto and his subspecialty training in male infertility at McGill University and the University of California, San Francisco. He helped to establish the fertility program in Urology at the University of Toronto, which has become a well-recognized Canadian centre of excellence for the treatment of male infertility.
The centre also has an active research program. Dr. Jarvi’s main areas of clinical interest are microsurgical reconstruction techniques, sperm retrieval techniques and genetic abnormalities associated with male infertility. His research interests include genetic alterations associated with male infertility, use of proteomics to identify biomarkers in semen and the role of infection in male infertility, prostate cancer and prostatitis. His research projects are funded with grants from the Canadian Cancer Society, MaRS Innovation and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Dr. Jarvi is on the Board of Directors and was the President (2012-13) of the Society for the Study of Male Reproduction.