Emory Urology Newsletters

2013 Newsletter (Fall)

2013 Newsletter (Spring)

Dr. Marty Sanda Selected As New Chairman

Martin G. Sanda, MD, an internationally recognized prostate cancer surgeon and scientist, has been appointed chair of the Department of Urology at Emory University School of Medicine and service chief for Emory Healthcare. He will also serve as director of the Prostate Cancer Center, which will be established within Emory’s Winship Cancer Institute. Learn More >>

Emory Urologists Continue Free Care in Haiti

In summer of the past five years, either Dr. John Pattaras or Dr. Viraj Master (both associate professors of Urol­ogy) travelled to the central plateau of Haiti to provide free surgical care to the local population. They go as part of Emory Medishare (which is a branch of Project Medishare-a 501(c)3 non-profit organization) which travels each year to Hinche, which is about 100 kilometers north of Port-au-Prince. Along with General Surgery and Anesthesiol­ogy personnel, John and Viraj work with Medishare’s local medical staff to set up clinics at the Hopital Saint Terese, train local healthcare workers, and assist in the improvement of the healthcare infrastructure. Medical students from Emory School of Medicine organize and run the entire trip including pre and post-operative care. Learn More >>

Study Shows Exercise is Associated with Better Erectile Function

Dr. Chad Ritenour’s article titled “Exercise is Associated with Better Erectile Function in Men Under 40 as Evaluated by the International Index of Erectile Function” was published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine in December of 2011. The study reported improved erectile function in men under 40 with increased exercise, as well as higher rates of sexual dysfunction in sedentary men under 40. Learn More >>

New PA Residency Program in Urology

Emory Urology’s Tania Wieker Solomon, MMSc, PA-C, is leading the way in establishing a Physician Assistant residency program in urology at Emory School of Medicine. This 12-month full-time program will lead to a residency certificate for two residents each year. The mission is to provide a broad-based educational experience whereby a certified physician assistant is trained in the diagnosis and treatment of urological conditions. Learn More >>