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Urology Resident Research

Resident Research

Urology residents have opportunities to be involved in basic science, clinical and surgical research projects throughout their residency. Many urology teaching faculty have national and international statures and work closely with residents in the research process. Areas of focus include cancer, reconstruction, pediatrics, stone treatments and more.

The Department of Urology is part of the American Urological Association and has databases in testis cancer, prostate cancer, laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery. All residents are required to submit one paper for publication every year of the five-year program. All residents are also expected to present at regional and national urology meetings. Residents are also given two three-month flex rotation in the third and fourth years, and most of this time is used for research.

Clinical Trials

The Department of Urology is involved with several clinical trials. To learn more, click the link below.

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Active Resident Research

Urology residents have many active research projects currently underway. Below is a sample of some of those projects and the resident and faculty members involved.
  • Solitary kidneys and partial nephrectomy
  • Testis cancer outcomes after RPLND
    Antoin Douglawi,MD
  • Penile cancer review
    Antoin Douglawi,MD; Timothy Masterson, MD
  • Identifying characteristics of partial nephrectomies in patients with CKD that worsen patient renal function
  • Small renal mass project
  • Pre-op testosterone in prostate cancer
  • Use of flexible cystoscopy in AUS placement
    Maria Francesca Monn, MD
  • Use of epidural analgesia in pediatric urology
    Maria Francesca Monn, MD
  • Surgical approach for robotic fascial latal sacral colpopexies
    Mark Pickhardt, MD; Charles Powell, MD
  • Omission of cortical renorraphy in robotic partial nephrectomies
    Mark Pickhardt, MD; Clint Bahler, MD, MS
  • Prostate database
    Isamu Tachibana, MD; Adam Calaway, MD