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SEPTEMBER 2018: VCU Urology one of four specialties recognized by U.S. News & World Report's “Best Hospitals”

U.S. News & World Report National Ranking: VCU Urology named 20th in nation

“U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide, and ranked 158 of them in one or more specialty areas for 2018-19.

VCU Medical Center was ranked #20 for urology — Congratulations team!!

Learn More_ U.S. News:

https://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/va/virginia-commonwealth-university-medical-center-6340860/urology


SEPTEMBER 2018: New Faculty Announcement

Eric Nelson, MD

The Division of Urology is proud to announce Eric Nelson, MD has joined the urology team.

Dr. Nelson joins us from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine where he held the position of assistant professor at.

Dr. Nelson is a pediatric urology specialist in pediatric kidney stone disease with a special interest in adolescent varicocele surgery.

Welcome to VCU Health Dr. Nelson!


AUGUST 2018: Welcome New Faculty

Luriel Smith-Harrison, MD Please join us as we welcome Luriel Smith-Harrison, MD, Assistant Professor to the Division of Urology.

Dr. Smith-Harrison joins us from the Medical College of Wisconsin where he completed his Fellowship in Male Infertility and Sexual Medicine. He completed his residency training at University of Virginia with research interests in oncofertility.

Having grown up in the area, Dr. Smith is excited to be back in Richmond and join the VCU Surgery team!


JULY 2018:
Congratulations to our graduating Chief Residents!


Mark Bell, MD Sarah Caulkins, MD
Mark Bell, MD Sarah Krzastek, MD



JUNE 2018:
Announcing New Faculty Beginning September 2018

The Division of Urology is proud to announce Eric Nelson, MD is joining the urology team in September!!

An assistant professor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Dr. Nelson is a pediatric urology specialist in pediatric kidney stone disease with a special interest in adolescent varicocele surgery.

Eric Nelson, MD, pediatric urologist
Eric Nelson, MD
Pediatric Urology Associates


Congratulations Randy Vince, MD!

Randy Vince, MD urology resident wins NIH travel award. Congratulations to urology resident Dr. Randy Vince, for winning the NIH/National Medical Association Travel Award! He will be attending the 116th Annual Convention & Scientific Assembly in August in Orlando, FL!

website:
NIH/National Medical Association Travel Award

116th Annual Convention & Scientific Assembly


Fellowship — Matched!


Pelvic Health Center opens!

VCU Health opens a new multidisciplinary center for pelvic health at Stony Point Surgery Center. Offering surgical specialists in urogynecology, gastroenterology, urology, colorectal surgery and physical therapy, the VCU Health Pelvic Health Program provides state-of-the-art care for women and men.

Call 804-323-1180 for more information.

Pelvic Health Center at VCU Health



VCU Health Resident & Fellows Research Day

Congratulations to our residents Uzoma Anele, MD and Andrea Balthazar, MD!! Both presented at the 2018 VCU Health Residents & Fellows Research Day. Dr. Anele participated in the oral presentation, clinical research and Dr. Balthazar presented at the poster exhibit session.

Uzoma Anele, MD and Andrea Balthazar, MD pose in front of research poster exhbit at VCU Health Residents & Fellows Research Day


APRIL 2018: Medical Student Research Day

Please join the Division in congratulating Ms. Hameeda Naimi, VCU School of Medicine, on her outstanding poster presentation at this year's Medical Student Research Day!

Ms Naimi's poster, entitled “Characterization of Bladder Sensation Event Descriptions During Non-Invasive Oral Hydration in Health Adults” was awarded FIRST PLACE by this year's judges. This high honor is accompanied by an award of $1000, made possible by the G. Watson James III, M.D. Scholarship Endowment.

Having worked with Warren Koontz Professor of Urologic Research, Adam Klausner, MD, and his research group last summer, Hameeda also won the clinical essay competition at the national Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine, & Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU) meeting on the same project. Her accomplishment will also be recognized at Medical Student Award Day. Congratulations Hameeda!!

research poster session


JANUARY 2018: Welcome New Faculty

Riccardo Autorino, MD, PhD Please join us as we welcome Riccardo Autorino, MD, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor, VCU School of Medicine to the Division of Urology.

Dr. Autorino comes to VCU Health from University Hospitals, Cleveland Medical Center and was Associate Professor of Urology at Case Western University, Cleveland, Ohio.

Learn more



2017: Overview of Academic Achievements

Division of Urology 2017 Academic Achievements
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OCTOBER 2017: New Faculty

Lauren Siff, MD Please join us as we welcome Lauren Siff, MD, Assistant Professor, VCU School of Medicine to the Division of Urology.

Dr. Siff will have joint appointments in both Department of Surgery and OBGYN and is currently seeing patients for female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at VCU Health.

Learn more


JULY 2017: RESIDENT PUBLICATIONS

Please join the Division in congratulating Randy Vince, MD on his first author publication, “Surveillance Strategies for Neurogenic Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction”

Randy Vince, MDhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/28716318/

Dr. Vince is currently a urology resident who received his MD from Tulane University and has two undergraduate degrees, one in Chemistry from Towson University, and another in Medical Laboratory Science from Louisana State.

Hinman's Atlas of Urologic Surgery | Book Chapter authored by Uzoma Anele, MD, et. al.
Congratulations to Uzoma Anele, MD on the publication of his book chapter, “Operations for Priapism” in the 4th Edition of Hinman's Atlas of Urology.

Dr. Anele is a resident in our Urology Residency Program after receiving his MD in 2013 from the University of Maryland, and BS in Biological Sciences in 2009.

Uzoma Anele, MD



JUNE 2017: New Associate Chair for Clinical & Translational Research at VCU Department of Surgery

Adam Klausner, MD, Associate Professor of Urology, and Associate Chair for Clinical & Translational Research at VCU Department of Surgery

Join us in congratulating Adam Klausner, MD, Associate Professor, VCU School of Medicine, to the leadership position of Associate Chair for Clinical & Translational Research at the Department of Surgery.

Dr. Klausner is also the Director of Neurourology, Female Urology and Voiding Dysfunction at VCU Health, and holds additional appointments with VCU Obstetrics & Gynecology at McGuire VA Medical Center and UVA Medical Center.

 


APRIL: Richmond Magazine Names Top Docs for 2017

Top Docs 2017

Congratulations To OUR Top Docs!

Dr. Lance Hampton (top vote getter)

Dr. Tony Herndon (top vote getter, PEDS)

Dr. John Edmondson

LEARN MORE:

http://richmondmagazine.com/topics/top-docs-2017/

 

 


MARCH: 2017 BUNTS-HACKLER CONFERENCE:

THANKS TO ALL WHO JOINED US AT OUR
40th ANNUAL BUNTS-HACKLER CONFERENCE

2017 conference photos | conference archives


NOVEMBER 2016: VCU NEWS

Children's Urology of Virginia Joins Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU

Children's Urology of Virginia Joins Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU


NEW FACULTY ANNOUNCMENT: October 2016

John Edmondson, MD
Dr. Edmondson

VCU News:
Children's Urology of Virginia Joins Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU

Dr. Edmondson joined the Division on October 10, 2016 as a pediatric urologist. A Richmond native, Dr. Edmondson attended James Madison University and Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine.  He trained in Urology at MCV Hospitals before completing his post-graduate training at Monash University in Australia and a Pediatric Urology Fellowship at Northwestern University in Chicago.

Dr. Edmondson’s clinical interests are reconstruction of genitourinary anomalies, hypospadias and ambiguous genitalia, spina bifida, undescended testes and vesicoureteral reflux. Among his research interests are hypospadias and ambiguous genitalia.



NEW FACULTY ANNOUNCMENT: June, 2016

C. D. Anthony Herndon, MD, FAAP, FACS
Dr. Herndon
Please join us in welcoming C.D. Anthony Herndon, MD, Pediatric Urologist at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU. Dr. Herndon comes to us from UVA School of Medicine and is board certified in Urology and Pediatric Urology.

His specialities include: continent urinary reconstruction, hypospadias/ambiguous genitalia, prenatal hydronephrosis, robotic surgery, undescended testes, vesicoureteral reflux, and spina bifada.



CONGRATULATIONS TO GRADUATING CHIEFS 2016

MaryEllen Dolat, MD Shaoqing Zhou, MD
MaryEllen Dolat, MD Shaoqing Zhou, MD


Ranjodh Gill, MD, FACP appointed Adjunct Faculty

Ranjodh Gill, MD, FACP

Ranjodh S. Gill, MD
Associate Professor

VCU Department of Internal Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism

website

Bio


Richmond Magazine Names Top Docs for 2016

Top Docs 2015

Congratulations To OUR Top Doc!

Dr. Lance Hampton

See article:
Richmond Magazine's Top Docs 2016

 



Announcing Joint-Faculty Appointment

Steven Christopher Smith, MD, PhD Welcome to our new faculty affiliate from the Department of Pathology:

Steven C. Smith, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor

Learn more about our Affiliated Partnerships



VCU Urology & IVUmed: “Teach One, Reach Many in Vietnam”

For the past several years, Dr. Lance Hampton and a urology resident has traveled to Hue, Vietnam to volunteer their time and training as part of IVUmed's “Teach One, Reach Many” campaign. This year, Dr. Tyler Roseman will be traveling to Vietnam along with chief resident, Dr. MaryEllen Pace. We encourage you support this year's surgical team by visiting IVUmed's website.

https://teachonereachmany-ivumed.givecorps.com/projects/11385-support-our-surgical-teams-teach-one-reach-many-in-hue-vietnam

Our volunteers donate their time and travel costs to provide life-changing surgical training. We are asking you to join our campaign to fund surgeries, purchase supplies, increase scholarships and provide the support necessary to realize the vision of a world where everyone has access to the urological surgical care they need.



Researchers receive $1.7 million grant to improve diagnosis, treatment of overactive bladder

Adam Klausner, MD“This will hopefully lead to more targeted therapies and improved outcomes for new medications that are used in the treatment of overactive bladder,” said Adam Klausner, M.D., an associate professor and the Warren Koontz Professor of Urologic Research in the Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, VCU School of Medicine.

> Read More: VCU News





Announcing New Joint-Faculty Appointment

Jinxing Yu, MD Welcome to new faculty affiliate from VCU Department of Radiology


Jinxing Yu, MD | Bio

Professor, VCU Department of Radiology
Director, Oncologic & Prostate Imaging
VCU Health

Learn more about our Affiliated Partnerships




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Bunts-Hackler Conference Archives

2017: 2017: State of the Art Urology: Incorporating New Techniques Into Your Practice
Keynote Speakers: Drs. Sammy Elsamra, W. Marston Linehan, Dan Theodorescu, Willie Underwood, III, Daniel Eun
2016: 2016: State of the Art Urology
Keynote Speakers: Drs. Kurt A. McCammon, MD; Peter A. Pinto, MD; Craig G. Rogers, MD; and Jinxing Yu, MD
2015: Pediatric Urology for the General Urologist
Keynote Speakers: Drs. Thomas F. Kolon, MD; H.G. Rushton, Jr., MD; and Lane S. Palmer, MD
2014: Current Controversies in Screening, Diagnosis, & Treatment of Prostate Cancer
Keynote Speakers: Drs. Peter R. Carroll, Judd W. Moul
2013: Current Status of the Multidisciplinary Approach to Testis Cancer
Keynote Speakers: Drs. Lawrence Einhorn, Joel Sheinfeld
2012: Female Urology & Urogynecology
Keynote Speakers: Drs. John DeLancey, Gary Lemack
2011: Robotic & Minimally Invasive Urology
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jihad Kaouk

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