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!
Congratulations to our graduating Chief Residents!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!!
JANUARY 2018: Welcome New Faculty
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.
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.
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.
JUNE 2017: New 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.
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
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.
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.
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
“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.