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  • Assimos receives American Urological Association Distinguished Service Award

    Assimos receives American Urological Association Distinguished Service Award Department Chair and Professor Dean Assimos, M.D., was honored by the American Urological Association (AUA). He received the Distinguished Service Award for voluminous, substantive contributions to the educational resources of the AUA.

  • Rais-Bahrami outlines role of pathologists for MRI-targeted prostate biopsy

    Rais-Bahrami outlines role of pathologists for MRI-targeted prostate biopsy Associate Professor Soroush Rais-Bahrami, M.D., co-authored an article, "MRI-targeted prostate biopsy: key considerations for pathologists," outlining the role of the pathologist for MRI‐targeted prostate biopsy with a focus on specimen processing, reporting of pathological findings and quality assurance in establishing a successful MRI‐targeted biopsy program.

  • Kidney Stones Laboratory shows dietary oxalate induces urinary nanocrystals

    Kidney Stones Laboratory shows dietary oxalate induces urinary nanocrystals Associate Professor John Knight, Ph.D., Professor Ross Holmes, Ph.D., and Assistant Professor Tanecia Mitchell, Ph.D., co-authored Dietary Oxalate Induces Urinary Nanocrystals in Humans.

  • Joseph elected to American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons

    Joseph elected to American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons Professor and Chief of Pediatric Urology David Joseph, M.D., has been elected to active membership in the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons (AAGUS).

  • Lloyd appointed as inaugural Charles Anderson Family Endowed Chair

    Lloyd appointed as inaugural Charles Anderson Family Endowed Chair A number of years ago, Charles Anderson began receiving care from Keith Lloyd, M.D., a professor in the Department of Urology. “I found him to be one of the most outstanding doctors,” Anderson says.

  • Department welcomes three new faculty members

    The Department of Urology welcomes three new faculty members.  

  • Wood, Ferguson become board-certified urologists

    Wood, Ferguson become board-certified urologists UAB Department of Urology Assistant Professors Kyle Wood, M.D. and Jed Ferguson, M.D., Ph.D. have been declared board-certified and admitted as a diplomate of the American Board of Urology. 

  • Incoming, outgoing residents 2020

    Incoming, outgoing residents 2020 The Department of Urology is excited to welcome three new PGY-1 residents and one new endourology fellow while saying goodbye to three graduating chiefs. 

  • Department of Urology faculty and staff to receive UAB Service Awards

    Department of Urology faculty and staff to receive UAB Service Awards In 2019, UAB had more than 1,100 employees eligible for service award recognition. Three of those recipients include faculty and staff from the Department of Urology.

  • Department of Urology researchers receive Urology Care Foundation Research Scholar Awards

    The American Urological Association (AUA) and the Urology Care Foundation have recognized 21 researchers as recipients of the 2020 Urology Care Foundation Research Scholar Awards. Two of those recipients are postdoctoral researcher, Anirban Kundu and incoming fellow, Joseph Crivelli. 

  • UAB basketball player beats cancer

    UAB basketball player beats cancer A harrowing diagnosis shook Luis Hurtado to his core, but the Blazer hoops player and Collat School of Business student beat the disease with the help of his UAB family.

  • UAB Urology to present at SESAUA 2020

    Faculty, residents, and School of Medicine medical students will represent the Department of Urology in podium and poster sessions at the Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association 84th Annual Meeting.   

  • Three medical students match with urology residency program

    Three medical students match with urology residency program The Department of Urology received 228 residency applications, held 21 interviews, and matched with three new residents. The department is excited to welcome a new group of PGY-1 residents to the team.

  • UAB urologist retires after 40 years: 'I've been blessed with a long, wonderful career'

    UAB urologist retires after 40 years: 'I've been blessed with a long, wonderful career' Joseph Davis, M.D., is retiring after practicing for 40 years. He joined the Department of Urology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine in January 2012, after having been in private practice in Montgomery for the previous 27 years.

  • Selph selected as a 2019 American Urological Association Ambassador

    Selph selected as a 2019 American Urological Association Ambassador Patrick Selph, M.D., was slected as a 2019 American Urological Association Ambassador. He was invited to lecture Brazilian chief residents at the Sociedade Brasileira de Urologia-American Urological Association (SBU-AUA) Lessons in Urology in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

  • UAB Urology faculty receive promotions

    UAB Urology faculty receive promotions Two Department of Urology faculty members received promotions. The following rank changes went into effect October 1:Sunil Sudarshan, M.D., has been promoted from Associate Professor to Professor.Jeffrey Nix, M.D., has been promoted from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor.

  • Summer Research Grants

    Summer Research Grants This summer, two UAB medical students and one UAB undergraduate student received grants to conduct research with the Department of Urology.Two medical students, Stephen Leahy and Taylor Tucker, received their grants through the UAB-UCSD O’Brien Center for Kidney Injury Research Summer Program. Ornin Hakim received his grant through the Morehouse, Tuskegee and UAB Cancer Research Symposium.Stephen Leahy received a grant for summer research with P.I. Dr. Rais-Bahrami in collaboration with Dr. Soory Varambally of the Department of Pathology. The title of his research was “Differential Expression of BAP1 in Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma and Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma Stratified[…]

  • UAB Urology Celebrates its 2019 Graduates

    UAB Urology Celebrates its 2019 Graduates The Department of Urology celebrated recent graduates Dr. Justin Martinez and Dr. Vidu Yarlagadda with a party at the Country Club of Birmingham on Saturday, June 15th. The night was filled with distributing awards, sharing memories and giving thanks to everyone who helped the two graduates become the surgeons they are today.Dr. Justin Martinez will be moving to Beverly, Mass. to join the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Urology Institute.Dr. Vidu Yarlagadda will be joining the Clarksville Urology private practice in Clarksville, Tenn.Several awards were also given to faculty and staff:Dr. Luke Ellenburg was awarded the Urology In-Service Award for[…]

  • Inaugural COOKS Obesity & Kidney Stone Conference

    Inaugural COOKS Obesity & Kidney Stone Conference The inaugural COOKS  (Center for Research on Obesity and Oxalate Kidney Stones) Obesity & Kidney Stone Conference was held on July 11th and 12th at the UAB Hill Student Center. The conference brought together a broad network of scientific leaders to define the relationship between obesity and kidney stone disease.The conference format was conducive to open discussions about the research being done to combat kidney stone disease. There were 15 speakers, 10 from UAB and 5 from other institutions. Each speaker provided a 20 minute presentation and 10 minutes of Q&A.Dr. Ayfer Akgul, the first ever travel award recipient of the[…]

  • Welcome New Faculty

    Welcome New Faculty The UAB Department of Urology is excited to welcome two new faculty members to our team!Dr. Charles Peyton has just completed his urologic oncology fellowship with the Department of Genitourinary Oncology at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla. He attended medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina and completed his internship at Wake Forest Medical Center.Dr. Adam Klein will join us as an assistant professor of general urology at the VA. He moves to Birmingham from University Hospitals St. John Medical Center in Westlake, Ohio. Dr. Klein attended medical school at The Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton,[…]