Department of Urology

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New urine test has higher diagnostic accuracy for prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death among men in the U.S.

Roger Dmochowski promoted to Vice President and Executive Medical Director of Perioperative Services

Roger Dmochowski, MD, MMHC, professor of Urology, Surgery, and Obstetrics & Gynecology and director of the Section of Female Pelvic Medicine, has been promoted to Vice President and Executive Medical Director of Perioperative Services at Vanderbilt University Hospital. He will function full time in this role.

Phase 3 CELLEBRATE trial testing regenerative stem cell-based therapy to improve urinary control for women

The Phase 3 CELLEBRATE trial to test a regenerative stem cell-based therapy in treating patients with stress urinary incontinence is continuing to recruit additional subjects after changing its study protocol to include only patients who have already tried surgery. 

Renovated Urology clinic in TVC features expanded services

Vanderbilt Urology’s newly renovated TVC clinic features a slightly larger and much more efficient space, nitrous oxide in the procedure rooms, a new high definition C-Arm X-ray machine and a urodynamics unit, thereby expanding the range of procedures that can be performed in clinic without having to go to the operating room.

Sam Chang elected American Board of Urology trustee

Vanderbilt’s Sam S. Chang, MD, has been elected trustee of the American Board of Urology, with a six-year term beginning March 21.

Global health efforts in urology still a major focus for Joseph Smith Jr., MD

Joseph Smith Jr., MD, recent decision to step back from clinical practice is allowing him to focus entirely on global surgery efforts departmentally with faculty, fellows and residents to provide opportunities he believes are a key part of infusing humanitarian intent into their training.

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