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Urological Surgery

Visiting Professors


We have been honored to have a number of distinguished visiting professors spend time with our program.  These national experts provide insight into current Urologic thought.  We also encourage and support visiting professors to attend our educational conferences and help train our residents. Some of our recent visitors included:

  • Margaret Pearle, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Urology, and Center for Mineral Metabolism and Clinical Research “Advances in PCNL, “Medical Management of Stones in 2012,” “The Role of Imaging in the Diagnosis, Management and Follow-up of Renal Calculi.” June 20 - 22, 2012
  • Pramod Reddy, M.D.,   Professor or Surgery and Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.  "Transition of Care issues for Pediatric Urology Patients", Improving the assessment and documentation of renal function and chronic kidney disease stage in patients with posterior urethral valves (PUV), and N of 1 studies for patients with PUV", "Monosymptomatic Nocturnal Enuresis".  February 29 - March 3, 2012
  • Hunter Wessells, M.D., Professor and Chairman of Urology at University of Washington, School of Medicine. "Diabetes Associated Erectile Dysfunction:  Searing for Clues to a Cure", "Genitourinary Injuries:  Treatment and Prevention Strategies", Ceruloplasmin and Diabetic ED:  Is there a story to tell?".  June 16-18, 2011
  • William Cromie, M.D., Former CEO of Capital District Physicians Health Plan.  "Trends of Social Authority in Medical Practice" April 7 - 8, 2011.
  • Christopher Kane, M.D., Professor of Surgery and Chief of Urology at University of California, San Diego.  "Update on Laparoscopic and Robotic Nephron Sparing Surgery for Kidney Cancer", "Update on Prostate Cancer Risk Assessment (The Impact of PSA Kinetics, Biopsy Details, and Obesity and Outcomes", "The Indications, Technique and Outcomes of Lymphadenectomy at the Time of Robotic Radical Prostatectomy".  June 16 - 18, 2010
  • Anthony Caldamone, M.D., Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at Brown University.  "Prenatal Hydronephrosis", "VUR Risk Assessment:  A Pilot Study", "Re-do Hypospadias", "Who Should Have a VCUG?", "Should I Have My Child Circumcised?".  April 15 - 17, 2010.
  • Cheryl Lee, M.D. , Associate Professor of Urology, Department of Urology at University of Michigan.  "Quality of Life Following Radical Cystectomy for Bladder Cancer", "Taking Care of Cancer Patients:  Issues of Advocacy and Survivorship", "Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer:  Optimizing the Paradigm". March 31 - April 3, 2010
  • James Montie, M.D., Valassis Professor of Urologic Oncology, Department of Urology at University of Michigan.  "Improving Patient Outcomes in Bladder Cancer", "What Drives Me Crazy About Prostate Cancer", "Urologic Quality of Care". June 17 - 20, 2009.
  • Bradley Leibovich, M.D., Associate Professor of Urology, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic.  "Management of Small Renal Masses", Surgical Management of Locally Advanced and Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma", "Immunology of RCC and Prostate Cancer", March 4 - 7, 2009.
  • Timothy Boone, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Urology, Scott Department of Urology, Baylor College of Medicine.  "Neurourology", "Synthetic Mesh and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery:  Should We be Doing This?", "Post-Prostatectomy Incontinence and the Artificial Sphincter:  History, Diagnosis, and Treatment", "Bladder Sensation: Dawning of a new Era", September 24 - 26, 2008.
  •  Joel Nelson, M.D.,  Professor and Chairman of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. “Surgical Management of Prostate Cancer”, “Future of Prostate Cancer”, “Targeting the Endothelin Axis in the Treatment of Prostate Cancer: Bench to Bedside”, June 18 – 20, 2008.
  •  Glenn Preminger, M.D., Professor of Urologic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center. “Surgical Management of Renal
    And Ureteral Calculi”, “Practical Advice for Medical Stone Management”, “Innovations in Surgical Stone Management”, April 30 – May 3, 2008.
  •  John Mulcahy, M.D., M.S., Ph.D., F.A.C.S., Professor of Urology, Indiana University School of Medicine.  “Prevention and management of Penile Implant complications”, Peyronie’s Disease”, “Artificial Urinary Sphincters”, Penile Prostheses Cases”, Techniques of Penile Implants placement”, “Priapism”, October 17-19, 2007.
  •  Paul Lange, M.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Urology at University of Washington. “The Surgeons Scientist of Urologic Oncology: A Glorious past, but Does it Have a Future”, “Lesson’s Learned as a Prostate Cancer Warrior (Hitherto Survivor)”, “Investigations into Circulating Cancer Cells in Prostate Cancer: Revealing a New Paradigm”, “Lessons learned from my Bench/Bedside Interactions”. June 20-23, 2007.
  •  Rama Jayanthi, M.D., Chemical Assistant Professor of Ohio State University. “Laparoscopic Applications in Pediatric Urology; Where are We Today”, Changing Concepts in Vesicoureteral Reflux”. April 4-6, 2007
  •  Ronald Sutherland, M.D., F.A.A.P., F.A.C.S., Colonel, Medical Corps, U.S. Army Chief, Urology Service, Tripler Army Medical Center.  “Urotherapy for Urologist”, October 10-12, 2006.
  •  O. Lenaine Westney, M.D., Associate Professor of Surgery, Director of Urology Residency Program, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX. “Pelvic Organ Prolapse, A Brief Explanation of Technique for AUS in Women and Men”, “Complex Genitourinary Reconstruction”, August 24-26, 2006.
  •  David Wood, M.D., Professor, Department of Urology at the University of Michigan.  “Quality of Care Research: A New Pathway for Academic Urologist”.  August 9-11, 2006.
  •  Claus G. Roehrborn, M.D., Professor and Chairman, Department of Urology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas.  “A Critical Appraisal of MIST Interventions for LUTS/BPH”, “Prostate Cancer Chemoprevention-Potentials and Realities”, June 21-24, 2006.
  •  Mark P. Cain, M.D., Associate Professor of Pediatric Urology, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, Indiana. “Mitrofanoff’s Legacy”, May 3-6, 2006.
  •  Margot S. Damaser, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Molecular Medicine, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH. “Failure of Elastic Fiber Homeostasis Leads to Pelvic Floor Disorders,” February 1-3, 2006.
  •  Ananias C. Diokno, M.D., Professor and Chair, Division of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. “Evaluation & Management of Stress Urinary Incontinence,” October 27- 28, 2005.
  •  William Steers, M.D., Professor of Urology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. “A New Simplified Classification and Management Scheme for Disorders of Lower Urinary Tract," August 11-14, 2005. 
  •  Michael Ferragamo, M.D., Assistant Professor of Urology, State University of New York at Stonybrook, Long Island, New York. “Basics of Coding for Residents,” August 11-14, 2005. 
  •  Bedford Waters, M.D., Professor of Urology/Surgery, University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, Tennessee.  "Urinary Diversion: Ileal Conduit to Orthotopic Neobladder," June 22-24, 2005.
  •  Ricardo M. Munarriz, M.D., Assistant Professor of Urology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts.  “Female Sexual Dysfunction,” April 21, 2005. 
  •  Mark Jordan, M.D., Chief, Division of Urology, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ.  “Role of New Technologies in the Management of Prostate Cancer,” February 11-12, 2005. 
  • Craig A. Peters, M.D., Associate Professor of Urology, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA.“Robotically Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery in Pediatric Urology: Star Wars or Lost in Space?”, “ Fetal Bladder Obstruction: Merging Clinical and Basic Science Perspective,” November 10-13, 2004.
  •  Michael Marberger, M.D., Professor and Chairman, Department of Urology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria. “Energy Ablative Therapy of Renal Tumors”, “Early Detection of Prostate Cancer: A Practical Approach”, Prostate Biopsy: When, How, and How Often,” August 10-15, 2004.