Department of Urologic Surgery Archives
Chang named Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center chief surgical officer
Aug. 26, 2020—Sam Chang, MD, MBA, has been named chief surgical officer at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), a new leadership position responsible for advancing excellence in surgical care in cancer patients, expanding service locations, maximizing resource efficiencies and maintaining high-quality standards among other duties.
Collaborative project from VU and VUMC improves intubation box safety for COVID-19 caregivers
May. 27, 2020—As hospital and health care staff across the country continue learning more about the transmission and spread of COVID-19, caregivers for coronavirus patients continue adapting to the changing needs and best practices for personal protective equipment (PPE).
Genitourinary surgery association honors Smith’s contributions
May. 16, 2019—Joseph Smith Jr., MD, has been awarded the Keyes Medal from the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons (AAGUS).
VISE team seeks to develop new robot to ease prostatectomies
Apr. 11, 2019—The Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering (VISE) team of Robert Webster III, PhD, and Duke Herrell, MD, have received a $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a new surgical robot for endoscopic transurethral prostatectomy.
Society of Urologic Oncology honors Smith’s contributions
Apr. 4, 2019—Joseph “Jay” Smith Jr., MD, professor of Urologic Surgery, has been awarded the 2019 Willet F. Whitmore Jr. Award and Lectureship from the Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO).
Bladder cancer research fund honors mentor’s lasting influence
Mar. 28, 2019—The Terry Burke Fund for Bladder Cancer Research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is supporting a range of discovery research aimed at improving outcomes for bladder cancer patients, and it is helping train the next generation of bladder cancer physician-scientists.
Bladder pain syndrome no laughing matter for comedian
May. 17, 2018—Local comedian Ashley Corby, 35, overshares with her audience as part of her standup routine, including a 5-minute bit about “shady” rest areas she has visited due to interstitial cystitis (IC), a bladder pain syndrome affecting 3 million to 8 million people in the United States.
Ingram sees recent cancer diagnosis as second chance
Apr. 19, 2018—“When it’s you, it’s a whole different feeling,” Orrin Ingram said, gazing at logs burning in the fireplace.
Change positions Department of Urologic Surgery for sustained growth
Apr. 5, 2018—Beginning July 1, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Urologic Surgery, which is currently housed within the Medical Center’s Section of Surgical Sciences, will become an independent department.
Urological association taps Chang to help guide international strategy
Mar. 8, 2018—The American Urological Association has announced three new assistant secretary positions, including Vanderbilt’s Sam Chang, MD, to better align its international growth.
Protocol reduces antibiotic use prior to cytoscopy
Dec. 7, 2017—A study from Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) by Justin Gregg, MD, and colleagues demonstrates how a clinical protocol can help reduce unnecessary use of outpatient antibiotics.
Team developing imaging upgrade for robotic surgery
Oct. 12, 2017—Removing part of a kidney with minimally invasive robotic surgery rather than an entire kidney when operating for smaller tumors is often best for patients from a recovery and health standpoint, but many surgeons hesitate to do so because of the complexity of the robotic partial nephrectomy procedure.