Craig Rogers, MD

Craig Rogers
Education

Board Certifications:
American Board of Urology

Medical School Education:
Stanford University School of Medicine - Graduation Date: 06/11/2000

Post Graduate Education:
Johns Hopkins University (MD) - Surgery
Johns Hopkins University (MD) - Urology
National Cancer Institute (MD) - Urologic Oncology

 

Biography

Dr. Craig Rogers is a senior staff member at Henry Ford Hospital, Vattikuti Urology Institute where he is the Director of Robotic Renal Surgery, and Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, where he is the Director of Urologic Oncology.

Dr. Rogers specializes in robotic surgery for kidney cancer, prostate cancer and adrenal cancer utilizing minimally invasive techniques. He has trained at some of the top medical centers in the country and has learned alongside the pioneers of these techniques. He attended Stanford University School of Medicine and received his M.D. degree. He completed his urology residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital followed by a urologic oncology fellowship in prostate and kidney cancer surgery at the National Cancer Institute.

Dr. Rogers performs both robotic and laparoscopic surgery to remove kidney tumors. Whenever possible, he uses robotic assistance to remove the tumor while saving the rest of the normal kidney in order to preserve kidney function. He also performs open surgery for kidney tumors that are not amenable to a minimally invasive approach. He also offers cryoablation for small kidney tumors in patients who are not candidates for surgical removal.

Dr. Rogers has published extensively on the subjects of minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, prostate cancer, kidney cancer and bladder cancer, with over 75 peer-reviewed publications. He was honored to be chosen to perform the first live robotic partial nephrectomy surgery at the American Urological Association National Meeting two years in a row. He performed the first live webcast of a robotic partial nephrectomy in 2007 and has performed live robotic kidney and prostate surgeries for audiences throughout the world. Dr. Rogers has spoken both nationally and internationally on topics including robotic kidney surgery and robotic prostatectomy and has been featured on CNN.

His research focus is on improving robotic surgical techniques for kidney cancer and the identification and utilization of biomarkers and genes for the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of kidney and prostate cancer.

Faculty Appointments
  • Instructor of Urology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD: 2005-2006
  • Urologic Oncology Fellow: National Cancer Institute: 2006-2007
  • Senior Staff Urologist, Henry Ford Health System: 2007-present
  • Associate Clinical Professor of Urology, Wayne State School of Medicine: 2013-present
Hospital or Other Professional Appointments 
  • Senior Staff Urologist, Henry Ford Health System: 2007-present
  • Director of Renal Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital: 2007-present
  • Director of Urologic Oncology, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital: 2007-present
  • Cancer Coordinating Committee, Josephine Ford Cancer Center: 2007-present
  • Henry Ford Leadership Academy: 2011-2012
  • Operations Council, Henry Ford Hospital: 2011-2013
  • Physician Leadership Institute: 2014
  • Center for Cancer Surgery Cabinet Member: 2012-present
Service for Peer-Reviewed Journals
  • Editorial Board Membership: British Journal of Urology
  • Review of Manuscripts: Urology, Journal of Urology, European Urology, The Lancet, Cancer Research, British Journal of Urology, Journal of Robotic Surgery, Journal of Endourology, Brazilian J. Urology Other Scholarly Service: Moderator for Scientific Sessions
  • American Urologic Association Annual Meeting, 2012-15
  • American Urologic Association-Northcentral Section Meeting, 2012
  • World Congress of Endourology, 2012
Course Curriculum Development

1. Course Director: AUA Renal Mass Hands-On Course, Detroit, MI, 2014
2. Course Director: Vattikuti Urology Institute Advanced Robotic Kidney and Prostate Surgery Course, Detroit, MI, 2009-13
3. Course Instructor: Société Internationale d'Urologie Annual Meeting. Robotic renal surgery course, Vancouver, Sept 2013
4. Course Instructor: American Urologic Association Annual Meeting. Robotic Skills Training Course. San Diego, May 2013
5. Course Instructor: Robotic Renal Course, European Robotic Urology Symposium, France, 2010
6. Course Co-Director: Advanced Robotic Renal Surgery Workshop, 2008-11
7. Course Director: Robotic Renal Course. International Robotic Urologic Symposium, Las Vegas, Nv 2009-2011
8. Course Instructor: Masters in Surgery Robotic Renal Surgery Course, Sunnyvale, CA, 2008
9. Course Co-Director: Robotic Renal Surgery Advanced Workshop, Dallas, TX, 2008

Book Chapters

1. Kaczmarek BF, Rogers CG. Robotic Partial Nephrectomy – Basic Principles & Techniques. Robotic Renal Surgery: Benign and Malignant Surgery of the Kidneys and Ureters. Abaza R (Ed), 2014, p.63-75

2. Rogers CG, Sukumar S, Matin SF. Renal Ischemia and Approach to the Renal Hilum: Tips and Tricks. Robotic Urologic Surgery, third edition. Vipul Patel (Ed), Springer Verlag, 2014

3. Sukumar S, Rogers CG. Robotic Nephroureterectomy. Robotic Urology, second edition. H. John, P. Wiklund (Eds), Springer Verlag, 43-50

4. Rogers CG, Sand M, Petros FG, Stifelman M. Complications of laparoscopic and robotic nephron sparing surgery, Prevention & Management of Laparoendoscopic Surgical Complications, 3rd edition. Wetter PA, Kavic MS, Nezhat C, Winfield H (Eds); Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, 2013.

5. Petros FG, Rogers CG. Robotic partial nephrectomy. Online robotic urologic surgery course/handbook for the AUA 2012.

6. Jeung W, Petros FG, Rogers CG. Robotic Surgery: Basic instrumentation and troubleshooting. Smith’s Textbook of Endourology 3rd Edition. Smith Ad, Badlani GH, Preminger GM, Kavoussi LR (Eds), Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.

7. Rogers CG, Petros FG, Matin SF. Renal ischemia and approach to the renal hilum-Tips and tricks. Robotic Urologic Surgery, 2nd edition, Patel V (Ed): Springer, Aug, 2011.

8. Patel MN, Menon M, Rogers CG. Robotic urologic surgery: Robot-assisted partial nephrectomy. Robotics in Genitourinary Surgery. Hemal A, Menon M (eds); Springer-Verlag, 2011.

9. Narra V, Rogers CG, Menon M. Robotic urologic surgery: Robot-assisted adrenalectomy. Robotics in Genitourinary Surgery. Hemal A, Menon M (eds); Springer-Verlag, 2011.

10. Patel MN, Patil N, Bhandari M, Narra V, Menon M, Rogers CG. Robotic assisted total and partial adrenalectomy. Atlas of Robotic Urologic Surgery. Su LM (ed); Springer science, 2011.

11. Rogers CG. Penile and urethral cancer. The Brady Handbook of Urology. Parsons JK and Wright EJ (eds); Taylor and Francis: June, 2006.

Video Presentations

1. Barod R, Penna F, Dalela D, Morgan J, Menon M, Rogers CG. Two stage management of renal tumors with atrial thrombus: a novel hybrid technique with robotic assistance.  European Association of Urology award winning video, 2015.

2. Robotic Assisted Redo Partial Nephrectomy and Partial Adrenalectomy. Barod R, Dalela D, Rogers CG.  American Urological Association Annual Meeting (New Orleans), 2015.

3. Robotic partial nephrectomy for multiple renal tumors.  Dalela D, Barod R, Rogers CG. American Urological Association Annual Meeting (New Orleans), 2015.

4. Rogers CG, Kumar RK, Ghani KR, Jeong W, Menon M. Intracorporeal cooling and extraction (I.C.E.) technique of robotic partial nephrectomy. Journal of Endourology part B, videourology 2014, June 2014

5. Rogers CG, Kumar RK, Ghani KR, Jeong W, Menon M. Robotic partial nephrectomy with cold ischemia and early tumor extraction: recapitulating the open approach. European Association of Urology annual meeting (Milan) and American Urologic Association annual meeting (San Diego), 2013.

6. Kaczmarek BF, Trinh QD, Menon M, Rogers CG. Remote patient rounding with tablet videoconferencing. Société Internationale d'Urologie Congress and World Congress of Endourology (Japan), 2012.

7. Jeong W, Ghani K, Kaczmarek BF, Rogers CG. Robot Assisted Adrenalectomy for Challenging Cases. European Robotic Urology Symposium-London, 2012.

8. Jhaveri J, Jeong W, Ghani K, Kaczmarek BF, Sukumar S, Friedman A, Muhletaler F, Trinh QD, Peabody J, Menon M, Rogers CG. Robotic Nephrectomy with left renal vein thrombectomy requiring sutured vascular reconstruction. European Robotic Urology Symposium, London 2012.

9. Jhaveri J, Ghani K, Kaczmarek BF, Jeong W, Ehlert M, Gupta N, Trinh QD, Peabody J, Menon M, Rogers CG. Robot assisted Partial Nephrectomy: Focal Xanthogranulomatous Pyelonephritis. European Robotic Urology Symposium, London 2012

10. Trinh QD, Sukumar S, Ghani K, Sammon J, Jeong W, Jhaveri J, Muhletaler M, Ehlert M, Menon M, Rogers CG. Complications during robotic kidney surgery. European Urology Journal Video of the Year, 2012.

11. Sukumar S, Trinh QD, Petros F, Rogers CG. Technical advances in robotic partial nephrectomy. Winner of Video Contest, European Robotic Urology Symposium, 2011.

12. Sukumar S, Trinh QD, Petros FP, Rogers CG. Robotic partial nephrectomy. J Endourology part B, Videourology,  Jan, 2011.

13. Kaul S, Petrol F, Sammon J, Menon M, Rogers CG. Robotic partial nephrectomy in the setting of renal insufficiency: techniques to minimize warm ischemia time and preserve renal function. J Endourology Part B, Videourology, Dec 2010. Top Video Award, World Congress of Endourology (Chicago), 2010.

14. Jeong W, Sammon J, Dusik S, Rogers CG. The role of the bedside assistant in robotic partial nephrectomy. J Endourology part B, Videourology, Oct, 2010.

15. Sammon J, Bhandari A, Petros F, Pokala N, Rogers C. Barbed suture for renorrhaphy during robot-assisted partial nephrectomy. J Endourology part B, Videourology, Oct, 2010.

16. Kaul, Sammon J, Bhandary A, Peabody J, Stricker H, Rogers C, Menon M. Assistantless urethrovesical anastamosis during robot-assisted radical prostatectomy using a unidirectional wound closure devise. J Endourology part B, Videourology, Aug, 2010.

17. Patel MN, Bhandari A, Laungani R, Shrivastava A, Menon M, Rogers CG. Single incision robotic surgery for radical nephrectomy.  American Urological Association Northcentral Section, Scottsdale, AZ, November 2009.

18. Patel MN, Bhandari A, Laungani R, Shrivastava A, Menon M, Rogers CG. Robotic assisted partial nephrectomy for renal hilar tumors. American Urological Association Northcentral Section, Scottsdale, AZ, November 2009. Winner of Video Contest, European Robotic Urology Symposium, 2010.

19. Patel MN, Kaul S, Bhandari A, Laungani R, Shrivastava A, Elder JS, Menon M, Rogers CG.  Robotic assisted management of congenital renal abnormalities in adult patients.  American Urological Association Northcentral Section, Scottsdale, AZ, November 2009.

20. Patel MN, Kaul S, Bhandari A, Laungani R, Shrivastava A, Elder JS, Menon M, Rogers CG.  Robotic partial nephrectomy: evolution of technique. American urological association northcentral section meeting, Scottsdale, AZ, November 2009

21. Patel MN, Kaul SA, Laungani S, Eun D, Bhandari M, Menon M, Rogers CG. Retroperitoneal robotic renal surgery.  Winner of Video Contest, European Robotic Urology Symposium, 2008.

22. Rogers CG, Patel MN, Laungani R, Krane LS, Bhandari A, Shrivastava A, Menon, M. Robotic radical nephrectomy. European Robotic Urology Symposium, 2008.

23. Patel MN, Eun D, Laungani R, Menon M, Rogers CG. Combined robotic-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy and radical prostatectomy. European Robotic Urology Symposium, 2008.

24. Patel MN, Kaul SA, Laungani R, Eun D, Bhandari M, Menon M, Rogers CG. Retroperitoneal robotic renal surgery: technique and early results. World Congress of Endourology, 2008.

25. Patel MN, Laungani R, Shrivastava A, Bhandari A, Menon M, Rogers CG. Robotic-assisted retroperitoneal renal cryoablation. World Congress of Endourology, 2008.

26. Rogers CG, Linehan WM, Pinto PA. Robotic radical nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma in a horseshoe kidney with renal vein thrombus. World Congress of Endourology, 2007. Winner of Video Contest, European Robotic Urology Symposium, 2008.

27. Rogers CG, Singh A, Blatt AM, Linehan WM, Pinto PA.  Robotic partial nephrectomy for complex renal tumors: surgical technique.  Eur Urol, 53:514-23, 2008.

28. Tajkarimi K, Vira MA, Rogers CG, Linehan WM, Coleman JA, Pinto PA. Laparoscopic partial adrenalectomy. AUA, 2007.

29. Allaf ME, Rodriguez R, Rogers CG. Left sided renal cell carcinoma with complete renal vein thrombus: novel technique for pure laparoscopic management. World Congress of Endourology, 2006.

Invited Lectures/Presentations

International meetings

1. Moderator for Prostate Cancer Podium Session: AUA Annual Meeting, New Orleans, May 2015.

2. Course Director: American Urological Association Renal Mass Hands-on Course, Detroit, Oct 2014. Live surgery demonstration of robotic partial nephrectomy. Lecture: “Complications-prevention and management”. Director of Hands-on Lab.

3. Course Faculty: AUA Small Renal Mass 360 Consensus Conference, Los Angeles, Oct 2014. Lecture “Partial nephrectomy in 2014-Robotic”

4. 2nd Techno Urology Congress: improving minimally invasive surgery: Course Faculty and Live Surgical Demonstration, Jan 2014.

5. Moderator for Scientific Sessions: AUA Annual Meeting, Orlando, Fl, May 2014

6. American Urologic Association Plenary Speaker “Expanding indications of robotic partial nephrecomy”, 2012; “Adrenal Wars”, 2013

7. Société Internationale d'Urologie Annual Meeting. Course Instructor: Robotic renal surgery course, Vancouver, Sept 2013.

8. American Urologic Association Annual Meeting. Course Instructor: Robotic Skills Training Course. San Diego, May 2013.

9. Japan Urologic Association Keynote Speaker, “Robotic Partial Nephrectomy”, April 2013.

10. Keynote Speaker, Intuitive Surgical World Wide Sales Meeting. “Extending Indications of Robotic Kidney Surgery”.  Dallas, Tx Jan 2013.

11. Keynote Speaker, Intuitive Surgical World Wide Sales Meeting. “Extending Indications of Robotic Kidney Surgery”.  Boca Raton, FL 2008.

12. Wexham Park, United Kingdom. Robotic Kidney Surgery Course Faculty and Live Surgical Demonstration, Jan 2012.

13. European Robotic Urology Symposium, Kidney Surgery Course Faculty and Live Surgical Demonstration, 2010 (Bordeaux), 2012 (London), 2013 (Stockholm)

14. World Congress of Endourology, invited faculty, 2011 (Kyoto Japan), 2012 (Istanbul, Turkey).

15. Asian Robotic Urology Symposium, “Robotic Partial Nephrectomy”, Korea 2011, 2012.

16. University Hospital, Zurich Switzerland. “Current concepts for surgical treatment of renal tumors”. Live Surgical Demonstration, Jan 2010.

17. International Robotic Urologic Symposium, Las Vegas, NV. “Robotic Renal Surgery” and Live surgical demonstration, Jan 2009, 2010, 2011.

18. Korean Prostate Society, Yonsei University Hospital, Seoul, Korea. “Robotic prostatectomy” and Live surgical demonstration, March 2008.

19. World Robotic Urology Symposium, Orlando, Fl 2008. Chair of scientific session and poster session.

20. Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. “Robotic kidney surgery”, November, 2007.

21. Intuitive Surgical World Sales Conference, Boca Raton, Florida.  “Robotic kidney surgery”. July, 2006.  

 

Local/Regional Meetings

1. Advanced Robotic Renal Oncology Workshop, Las Vegas, NV, course faculty, March 2015.  Showed tape delay demonstration of robotic radical nephrectomy complete case.

2. The 7th Annual Excellence in Urology Seminar, Intermountain Urological Institute, Park City Utah, Feb 2015.  Gave 3 faculty lectures: 1. Current management of the small renal mass: what is the role for biopsy and active surveillance? 2.Who should get a partial nephrectomy and how? 3. Important factors for preserving kidney function during partial nephrectomy

3. Advanced Robotic Renal Oncology Workshop, Las Vegas, NV, course faculty, Feb 2014.  Showed tape delay demonstration of 4 arm robotic partial nephrectomy complete case.

4. Ohio State University Resident Robotic Surgery Training Course Faculty: March 2014 “Robotic partial nephrectomy for increasingly complex patients and tumors”

5. University of Miami-Urologic oncology and robotic surgery course, Miami, Fl, May 2014. Moderator for session “Challenging cases in urologic oncology-kidney cancer”

6. 148th Michigan State Medical Society Annual Scientific Meeting 2013. Course Faculty “Urology for the non-urologist” (received highest evaluations of urology presenters)

7. Henry Ford Health System Annual Research Symposium Presentation 2008-2013.

8. University of Chicago Robotic Renal Course-faculty, August, 2012, 2013

9. Swedish Hospital Robotics Symposium, Course Faculty 2011.

10. University of Southern California Robotics Symposium, Course Faculty “Robotic partial nephrectomy”, March 2010.

11. Cleveland Clinic, Robotic Renal and Adrenal Surgery Symposium, Course Faculty 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. Lectures on robotic adrenal and kidney surgery.

12. New York University School of Medicine Symposium of Renal Surgery: Simplifying complex procedures, Course Faculty 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. Lectures on robotic pyeloplasty and kidney surgery.

13. Advanced Robotic Renal Oncology Workshop, Las Vegas, NV. Course Faculty 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014. Lectures on margins, oncologic outcomes, and techniques of robotic kidney surgery.

14. Wake Forest International Robotic Urology Symposium, March 9-10, 2012. Course Faculty: “Robotic partial nephrectomy-functional and oncologic outcomes”

15. Ohio State University Resident Robotic Surgery Training Course Faculty: 2013

16. Society of Urologic Oncology, Bethesda, Md. “Robotic partial nephrectomy: benchmarks of laparoscopic partial nephrectomy to beat”, Dec 2008.

17. Robotic Renal Surgery Advanced Workshop, Dallas, Tx. “Robotic radical nephrectomy”, Nov 2008.

18. CME talk: “Understanding robotic prostate and kidney surgery”. Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, December 2008.

19. World Robotic Renal Symposium, St. Louis, Mo. “Robotic Renal Surgery”, July 2008.

20. Pre-AUA Robotics Conference, Orlando, Florida. “Technical innovations in robotic nephrectomy and partial nephrectomy”, May 2008.

21. Michigan Prostate Research Colloquium, Van Andel Research Institute, Grand Rapids, MI. “New surgical treatments for kidney cancer and implications for research”. May, 2008.

22. Michigan Urological Society. “Minimally-invasive treatments for kidney cancer”. October, 2007.

Invited Seminars and Grand Rounds

1. Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital, Nadiad, Índia. “Extending Indications of robotic partial nephrectomy”. Live surgical demonstration Jan 2013.

2. Henry Ford Hospital, Department of Endocrinology. Teaching Rounds Lecture: “Minimally-invasive treatments for kidney cancer”. September, 2012.

3. Vattikuti Urology Institute, Detroit, MI. Grand Rounds Lecture: “Hereditary kidney cancer”. September, 2008, 2012, 2014

4. Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital Grand Rounds: Robotic surgery for prostate and kidney cancer, 2012

5. Henry Ford Hospital, Department of Medicine. Grand Rounds Lecture: “Minimally-invasive treatments for kidney cancer”, 2011.

6. Henry Ford Hospital, Department of Medicine. Teaching Rounds Lecture: “Minimally-invasive treatments for kidney cancer”. September, 2007.

7. Henry Ford Hospital, Department of Transplant Surgery. Grand Rounds Lecture: “Management of Renal Cysts”, 2011.

8. Henry Ford Hospital, Departments of Medical Oncology and Division of Transplant Nephrology. Grand Rounds Lecture: “Minimally-invasive treatments for kidney cancer”. October, 2007.

9. Vattikuti Urology Institute, Detroit, MI. Grand Rounds Lecture: “Minimally-invasive treatments for kidney cancer”. September, 2007.

10. Van Andel Research Institute, Grand Rapids, MI. “Robotic kidney surgery”. September, 2007.

11. Van Andel Research Institute, Grand Rapids, MI. “Prostate cancer detection by molecular urinalysis”. November, 2006.

12. Johns Hopkins Department of Surgery, Resident teaching conference. “Urologic emergencies and malignancies”. April, 2006.

Patents

1. “Method for suturing with reduction or elimination of use of robotic needle drivers”. Provisional Patent Application, 61/009,499.  

2. “Laparoscopic sponge for minimally invasive surgery” (Provisional Patent).

3. Cooling syringe and method for selective hypothermia during minimally invasive prostatectomy and partial nephrectomy. US patent serial #61/705,615. Filed 9/25/12

Grants

1. Co-PI in funded study: HFHS-WSU INPHAASE program  (PI Christine Neslund-Dudas) 2013-2014 Metals and JAZF1 in Prostate Cancer Disparities  Study of cadmium, lead, arsenic, copper and zinc levels by JAZF1 genotype in prostate normal and tumor tissue of men with prostate cancer

2. Co-PI in funded study: Wayne State University –Presidents Research Enhancement Program-Urban Research (PI Christine Neslund-Dudas) 2010-2013 Effect of lead exposure on delta-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase and the 26S proteasome: A new pathway for resolving race disparities in prostate cancer? Study of the association between metals, ALAD activity, and proteasome activity in African American and White prostate cancer cases.

3. Co-PI in funded study by Schering Plough (Merk). “A study to investigate the relationship between chronic viral infection and kidney cancer and colon cancer, 2011-present.

4. Laboratory Research Year in residency funded through the Brady Urological Institute Research Grant, 2003-2004.

5. National Kidney Foundation of Maryland: “Biomarkers of renal cell carcinoma recurrence and metastasis in primary nephrectomy tissue”, 2004-2005

Clinical Trials Activities

1. PI of clinical trial: “An International Phase-3 Randomized trial of Autologous Dendritic Cell Immunotherapy (AGS-003) plus standard treatment of Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma (ADAPT). Protocol AGS-003-007

2. Co-PI in clinical trial: “A study to investigate the relationship between chronic viral infection and kidney cancer and colon cancer. Registered in clinical trials.gov:  NCT01405183.

Educational Activities
  • Journal Peer Review Activities: Urology, Journal of Urology, European Urology, The Lancet, Cancer Research, British Journal of Urology, Journal of Robotic Surgery, Journal of Endourology, Brazilian J. Urology
  • Director: Robotic Renal Course, International Robotic Urologic Symposium, Las Vegas, NV: 2009-2011
  • Course Instructor: Robotic Renal Course, European Robotic Urology Symposium, France: 2010
  • Course Co-Director: Advanced Robotic Renal Oncology Workshop, Las Vegas, NV: 2/09, 4/11
  • Course Director: Advanced Robotic Renal Surgery Workshop, Detroit, MI: 8/09, 8/10, 9,11
  • Course Instructor: Masters in Surgery Robotic Renal Surgery Course, Sunnyvale, CA: 2008
  • Course Co-Director: Robotic Renal Surgery Advanced Workshop, Dallas, Tx: 11/08
  • Preceptor for “Advanced Laparoscopy AUA Course”, Baltimore, MD: 12/03
    Course Director, Louis Kavoussi
  • Instructor for General Surgery Resident Teaching Curriculum: 3/06
    “Common Urologic Problems and Emergencies”
  • Mentoring/lectures for medical students and residents: 7/05-present
  • Mentor for Research Assistants: James Ross, Adrian Pichurko, Jay Kachoria, Henna Tirmizi, Roger Chen, Navneet Mander: 2008-present
  • Mentor for Research Fellows: Manish Patel, Firas Petros, Shyam Sukumar: 2008-present
Administrative Responsibilities
  • Director of Renal Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital: 7/07-present
  • Director of Urologic Oncology, West Bloomfield Hospital, Henry Ford Health System: 7/07-present
  • Cancer Coordinating Committee, Josephine Ford Cancer Center, Henry Ford Hospital: 9/07-present
Professional Societies
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Urological Association
  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
  • European Association of Urology
  • Society Internationale Urologie
  • Endourological Society
  • Michigan Urological Society
  • Michigan State Medical Society
  • Society of Urologic Robotic Surgery
  • Society of Urologic Oncology
Licensure and Certification
  • Medical Licensure - State of Michigan: 2/07-present
  • Medical Boards - Passed USMLE Step I (6/98), II (4/00), and III: 10/01
  • Specialty Boards - Passed qualifying (part 1) examination of American Board of Urology: 8/06
  • Specialty Boards - Passed certifying (part 2) examination of American Board of Urology: 1/09

 

Awards, Honors and Publications

Honors & Awards
  • AUA Teaching Award Finalist, 2014
  • Invited Guest, American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons Meeting, 2014
  • Interviews on Frank Beckman Show, Paul W. Smith Show, and Channel 4 News, Fox News, 2011, 2012, 2015
  • Featured on “Minds of Medicine” television documentary about robotic kidney surgery, 2012, 2014
  • “Best Doctors in America” and “America’s Top Urologists” selection, 2010-15
  • “Top Doc” Hour Detroit Magazine peer-reviewed survey, 2010-15
  • Winner, World Congress of Endourology Video Contest, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Winner, European Robotic Urology Symposium Video Contest, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • European Urology Journal Video of the Year, 2012
  • Winner, European Association of Urology Poster Contest, 2011
  • Winner, European Robotic Urology Symposium Poster Contest, 2010
  • Winner, AUA Northcentral Section Annual Meeting Video Contest, 2010
  • Performed first robotic partial nephrectomy with kidney cooling and early tumor evaluation, 2012
  • Performed first single-incision robotic nephrectomy in state of Michigan, 2008
  • Performed first robotic retroperitoneal renal cryoablation procedure, 2008
  • Performed first “Twittered” robotic kidney surgery-featured on CNN and NPR, 2009
  • Performed first live telecast of robotic partial nephrectomy at AUA meeting, 2008, 2009
  • Performed first live webcast of robotic partial nephrectomy (OR Live), 2007
  • AUA Foundation/SUO/NCI Urologic Oncology Research Training Scholar, 2006-2007
  • Astellas/AUA Abstract Award, Annual AUA Meeting, Atlanta, GA , 2006
  • AUA Midatlantic Clinical Research Essay Contest Prize Winner, 2004, 2005
  • 2nd Prize, AUA Midatlantic Clinical Research Essay Contest, 2004
  • Top Resident Score, General Surgery and Urology In-Service Examinations, 2001, 2002, 2005
  • Graduation with Honors, BYU, Summa Cum Laude, 1995
Media Presentations and Educational Outreach

1. Featured on Fox News about new treatments for advanced kidney cancer, 2015

2. Featured on “Minds of Medicine” T.V. documentary about robotic kidney surgery. 2012-13

3. Interviewed by Channel 4 News about Telemedicine and patient care, 2012

4. Interviewed on Frank Beckman Show about PSA screening for prostate cancer, 2011

5. Interviewed on Paul W. Smith Show about PSA screening for prostate cancer, 2011