Department of Urology, University of Virginia

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Department of Urology
Fronto sign of the Urology Department at the University of Virginia.jpg
Type Public
Established 1920s
Founder Dr. John Henry Neff, Jr.
Chairman Dr. Raymond Costabile
Location Charlottesville, Virginia, US
Website [1]

The Department of Urology is one of twenty-one clinical departments at The University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Department of Urology is located on the University of Virginia Grounds adjacent to the historic Academical Village. The current Chair of the Department of Urology is Dr Raymond Costabile.

History[edit]

UVa. School of Medicine as seen from The Corner

Almost one hundred years after the establishment of the School of Medicine by Thomas Jefferson, it became evident and necessary to detach what was then known as genito-urinary practices from the general surgery and set it up as a separate service. Dr John Henry Neff, Jr. (1887 - 1938), a specialist in Genitourinary and Rectal diseases, became the first head of what would later be known as the Department of Urology.

The first examining rooms of the pioneer practice where located on the ground floor along the corridor of the Steele Wing of the School of Medicine at UVA. During the initial years, the practice was substantially identified with the treatment of patients and scientific research. New procedures were developed under the supervision of Dr Neff, who was also credited with being the first surgeon in Charlottesville to use spinal anaesthesia.

Dr Jhon Henry Neff died on November 8, 1938, and his former assistant, Dr Edgar Kirby, temporarily succeeded him as head of Urology. In 1941, Dr Samuel A. Vest was appointed Associate Professor of Urology and Director of the Department of Urology filling the vacancy initially created by the death of the late Dr Neff.[1][2] Dr Vest was succeeded in the chair, Dr Albert Paquin. At age 34, Dr. Jay Y. Gillenwater became the youngest chairman of the department in 1967.[3] He was succeeded by Dr William D. Steers in 1994. Dr William D. Steers died in 2015 and was succeeded by the current chairman Dr. Raymond A. Costabile.[4]

Clinical and research faculty[edit]

Name Other Division Clinical Practice Interests
Raymond Costabile, MD Chairman General Urology Male Infertility, Vasectomy Reversal, Sexual Dysfunction Male Infertility, Sexual Dysfunction
Tracey Krupski, MD Vice-Chairman Urology Incontinence, Kidney Cancer, Prostate Cancer: Surgical Oncology, Testicular Cancer Quality of Life, Quality of Care
Noah Schenkman, MD Associate Prof. of Urology Program Director Kidney Stones, Endourology, Laparoscopic + Robotic Surgery, Prostate, Testicular + Kidney Cancer, Robotic Prostatectomy, Benign Prostate Conditions, Robotic + Cryosurgery Kidney Stones, Surgical Education, Robotic Surgery
Sean Corbett, MD. Assistant Prof. of Urology Pediatric Urology Genetic Basis of Congenital Genitourinary Disease States, Robotic Surgery[5]
Nora L. Kern, MD. Assistant Prof. of Urology Pediatric Urology Genetic Basis of Congenital Genitourinary Disease States, Robotic Surgery
Stephen Culp, MD, PhD Assistant Prof of Urology General Urology Translational Urologic Oncology Molecular Characterization of Renal Cell Carcinoma, Resistance to Targeted Therapy in Kidney Cancer, Development of Xenograft Models in Kidney + Bladder Cancer
Jeffrey Lysiak, PhD Assistant Prof. of Urology Research Faculty Mammalian spermatogenesis; Erectile Dysfunction
Mikel Gray, PhD Nurse Practitioner General Urology Neurological Urology Voiding Dysfunction, Urinary Incontinence, Neurogenic Bladder, Interstitial Cystitis Urinary Incontinence, Bio-feedback Therapy, Neurogenic Bladder
Stuart Howards, MD Prof. of Urology and Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics General Urology Pediatric Urology, Microsurgery, Infertility Male Reproductive Physiology and Pathophysiology
Alan Jenkins, MD Associate Prof. of Urology General Urology Kidney Stones, Endourology, Urolithiasis Urolithiasis
Tracey Krupski, MD Associate Prof. of Urology General Urology Incontinence, Kidney Cancer, Prostate Cancer: Surgical Oncology, Testicular Cancer Quality of Life, Quality of Care
Marguerite Lippert, MD Associate Prof. of Urology General Urology Appointment Urologic Oncology, Clinical Trials Prostate Cancer
Ryan Smith, MD Assistant Prof. of Urology Men's Health Male Infertility, Male Reproductive Physiology, Vasectomy Reversal, Sexual Dysfunction, Microsurgery Male Infertility

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sarah S. Matthews, R.R.L. "The University of Virginia Hospital (Its First Fifty Years)" No further description of the book. Historical Collections - Claude Moore Health Sciences Library University of Virginia Health System
  2. ^ Lehman, Edwin P. "John Henry Neff, Jr. 1887 - 1938" Annual of Surgery 1939 July; 110(1): 153–155.
  3. ^ Molotsky, Irivin. "Treatment of Kidney Stone Without Surgery Approved". The New York Times. 12|20|1984
  4. ^ Dr. Gillenwater, Jay, on-camera interview with Eduardo Montes-Bradley for the Oral History Project.
  5. ^ NBC29.com