Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds are held monthly on  the 1st Wednesday mornings and are formal lectures by faculty, guest speakers, and residents on a variety of related topics. Please see below for the schedule of speakers and topics. If you are interested in attending Grand Rounds virtually please contact Meghan Rover at

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

7:00-8:00 a.m. Cancer of the External Male Genitalia – Surgical Management and Tidbits – Dr. Stephen Culp

Journal Club Articles: Scrotal cancer 1, EM Pagets 1, Penile Cancer 1 (002)

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Wednesday, April 6th, 2022

7:00-8:00 a.m. Reducing Health Disparities Among Transgender & Gender-Diverse People: the Urologist’s Role – Dr. Geolani Dy

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022

7:00-8:00 a.m. Behavioral Economics for the Urologist: Core Concepts and Nudges – Dr. Jack Farhi

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Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022

7:00-8:00 a.m. American Board of Urology Updates – Dr. J. Brantley Thrasher

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Wednesday, January 5th, 2022

7:00-8:00a.m. Colovesicular Fistulae – Dr. Traci Hedrick

Journal Club Articles: Article 1

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Wednesday, December 1st,  2021

7:00-8:00 a.m. The PSA is High –Now What? New Approaches to Prostate Cancer Detection and Diagnosis – Dr. Sumit Isharwal

Journal Club Articles: Stefanova et al J Urol 2019  Shoag et al NEJM 2016 Meyer et al Urology 2018 Ahdoot et al NEJM 2020

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Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021

7:00-8:00 a.m. A Urologist’s Guide To Cancer Predisposition Syndromes – Dr. Martha Thomas

Journal Club Articles: Lynch Syndrome 2021 Review Urothelial Carcinoma Genetics in Urologic Practice 2020

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Wednesday, October 6th, 2021

7:00-8:00 a.m. The Current Landscape of Molecular Classification in MIBC – Dr. Sima Porten

Journal Club Articles: Molecular and Clinical Insights into the Role and Significance of Mutated DNA Repair Genes in Bladder Cancer Impact of Molecular Subtypes in Muscle-invasive Bladder Cancer on Predicting Response and Survival after Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Comprehensive Molecular Characterization of Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer (002) A Consensus Molecular Classification of Muscle-invasive Bladder Cancer (002)

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

7:00-8:00 a.m. Androgen Receptor Signaling in Prostate Cancer – Dr. Daniel Gioeli

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Journal Club Articles: Ta_et_al-2019-Molecular_Cancer,  Schwartz2008

Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

7:00-8:00 a.m. The urinary microbiome: A new frontier for framing lower urinary tract disorders– Dr. Monique Vaughan

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Journal Club Articles: Neugent 2020 – minireview of microbiome in UTI, Shrestha 2018 – UM in prostate cancer

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

7:00-8:00 a.m. Multispecialty panel: Develops case for gender confirming surgery in a transfemale– Dr. Susan Kirk, Dr. Catherine Casey, Dr. John T Stranix, and Dr. Amit Shahane

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Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

7:00-8:00 a.m. Analgesia for Urologic Surgery- Dr. Peter Amato
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Journal Club Articles: Magnesium for bladder spasm_Park 2020, Exparel vs Bupiv TAPs_Hutchins 2016, Cystectomy OG ERAS_Kehlet 2001

Wednesday, February 3rd 2021

7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Percutaneous Image Guided Renal Mass Biopsy-Dr. Ayman Mithqal
How Radiology and Pathology Guide the Treatment of Renal Masses– Dr. Helen Cathro
Click Here to View a Video of Dr. Mithqal and Dr. Castro’s Talk 

Journal Club Articles: Incidence of Malignancy in Complex Cystic Renal Masses (Bosniak Category III): Should Imaging-Guided Biopsy Precede Surgery? / Role of Percutaneous Needle Biopsy for Renal Masses / Five decades of urologic pathology: the accelerating expansion of knowledge in renal cell neoplasia

Wednesday, January 6th 2021

7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Urodynamics 2.0 – The Development of Next-Generation Urodynamics
Adam Klausner, MD
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Journal Club Articles: Ultrasound Shear Wave Elastography: A Novel Method to Evaluate Bladder Pressure. / Urodynamic Investigation: A Valid Tool to Define Normal Lower Urinary Tract Function?/ Evaluation of bladder shape using transabdominal ultrasound: Feasibility of a novel approach for the detection of involuntary detrusor contractions. 

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Renal Cell Carcinoma: Chronic Kidney Disease and Treatment-Related Nephrotoxicities, A Nephrologist’s Perspective
Amanda Renaghan, MD
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Journal Club Articles: Clinical Features and Outcomes of Immune Checkpoint
Inhibitor–Associated AKI: A Multicenter Study
/ Renal Cell Carcinoma for the Nephrologist

Wednesday, November 4th, 2020

7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Prostatic Artery Embolization—The Latest
Ziv Haskal, MD

Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Evidence-Based Practice for Pelvic Reconstruction after Oncologic Resection
Christopher Campbell, MD
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Journal Club Articles: abdomen versus thigh /Algorithm paper/ VRAM Technical modifications

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

7:00 – 8:00 a.m. MRI to Improve the Diagnosis and Treatment of Prostate Cancer
Peter Pinto, MD-NCI – Urologic Oncology Branch
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