Department of Urology, University of Virginia
|Founder||Dr. John Henry Neff, Jr.|
|Chairman||Dr. Raymond Costabile|
|Location||Charlottesville, Virginia, US|
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.
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. 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. 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.
Clinical and research faculty
|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|
|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|
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- 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
- Lehman, Edwin P. "John Henry Neff, Jr. 1887 - 1938" Annual of Surgery 1939 July; 110(1): 153–155.
- Molotsky, Irivin. "Treatment of Kidney Stone Without Surgery Approved". The New York Times. 12|20|1984
- Dr. Gillenwater, Jay, on-camera interview with Eduardo Montes-Bradley for the Oral History Project.