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News from UF Health Urology |  UroGators Update

March 2021

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The U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals and Best Children’s Hospitals survey is NOW open. 

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In 2020 UF Health Shands Hospital emerged as Florida’s No. 1 hospital, with nine medical specialties placing in the nation's Top 50. Our department was recognized as the No. 17 urology program in the nation and No. 1 in the state of Florida, our highest ranking in the 63-year history of the program.


UF Health Urology places a high value on this recognition, which informs patients, our community and our physician partnerships of the commitment and excellence provided in urologic care by our team of physicians and providers.  In keeping with UF Health’s overarching missions, we remain committed to our primary focus of providing outstanding patient-centered care, conducting innovative research, and training tomorrow’s leaders.

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Voting through Doximity for our specialty is open now for all who previously claimed their profile through Doximity.com. For those with a claimed Doximity profile, you may have received or will receive an email from Doximity entitled Request: Nominate US News Best Hospitals in Urology.”  When you do, please take a moment to connect through the link and vote.

Some eligible physicians may receive a paper survey via mail, so please check all your inboxes and respond to these invitations.

If you do not receive an email, you may still be able to go directly to Doximity to vote. Simply go to your Doximity profile page, and the vote button should appear once ballots become available for your specialty.  

U.S. News & World Report does not publish specific dates for when the survey will end, so voting now will ensure your vote counts.  
Be sure to complete your ballot.  

Follow instructions and if you feel UF Health Shands Hospital is one of the nation’s top hospitals for providing care to adult and pediatric urology patients who have challenging urologic conditions, please vote for UF Health Shands Hospital!  

Pay attention to the drop-down selections to make sure you choose the correct hospital – system names can create confusion.  Please note that our program is listed under the name UF Health Shands Hospital.


*Tip: If you have trouble locating our institution, you can type “Shands” into the search.  

If you have voted for us in the past, we appreciate your support. 

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TRUS Biopsy Simulation to Improve Precision for Prostate Imaging and Ablation

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Since the 1980s, the standard prostate biopsy technique has been transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsy, or TRUS. Recommendations for biopsy are most commonly driven by elevated values of prostate-specific antigen. “This is essentially a random, non-targeted and non-specific biopsy technique,” said Thomas F. Stringer, MD, an associate professor of urology in the UF College of Medicine. “A falsely negative biopsy misses existing cancer and may delay diagnosis and treatment as well as impact survival.”

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Multidisciplinary Specialty Care Benefits Patients with Genitourinary Cancers

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At the University of Florida,  patients with genitourinary cancers can receive multidisciplinary care from specialists in urology, medical oncology, radiation oncology and any other expert they need in one environment, as part of a group effort.

“For the more complicated cases, we enlist surgical specialists from our top-notch thoracic, lung and liver transplant, acute care surgery and cardiac surgery groups,” explained Padraic O’Malley, MD, MSc, FRCSC, a clinical assistant professor in the UF College of Medicine’s department of urology. “We provide both robotic surgery and open surgery, and we can handle surgeries that would not be possible in some other centers.”

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Grateful and Committed: Florida Couple Establishes Fund for Prostate Cancer Research and Innovation in the UF Department of Urology


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When Lou Oberndorf reflects on his time at UF Health Shands Hospital being cared for by Li-Ming Su, MD, professor and chair of the UF Department of Urology, the word “miracle” comes to mind.
 

“Three years ago, we confirmed I had prostate cancer,” says Oberndorf, CEO and chair of Operative Experience Inc., a Maryland-based company that creates high-fidelity simulators for use in medical education. “Dr. Su performed my prostate surgery. Thank God, as of today, the surgery was a complete success. I describe Dr. Su as someone who saved my life.”

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University of Florida Department of Urology 2021 Virtual Visiting Professor with Amy Krambeck, MD 

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Save The Date

Friday, 05. 14. 21.

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

2021 Virtual Visiting Professor

with

Amy Krambeck, MD

Professor of Urology

Northwestern Medical, Chicago, IL

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Coronavirus and COVID-19: What People with Cancer Need to Know

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Merry Jennifer Markham, MD, FACP, FASCO, is the Acting Chief of the University of Florida (UF) Division of Hematology & Oncology, a Clinical Professor in the UF College of Medicine, and the Associate Director for Medical Affairs at the UF Health Cancer Center. She specializes in the treatment of gynecologic cancers. 

The first 2 COVID-19 vaccines to receive emergency use authorization in the United States were the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. The third vaccine to receive emergency authorization was the Janssen vaccine, which is made by Johnson & Johnson. While these are not official FDA approvals, the authorization does allow use of these vaccines in the United States.

 

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UF Health MedMatters

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MedEd Cast (free CME podcast) provides engaging insight on today’s trending health care topics. Earn CME credits while learning about clinical issues & research advances from experts at UF Health Shands Hospital, part of one of the nation’s top academic health centers.

After listening to each episode, licensed physicians can take a brief test and earn .25 hours of CME credit.

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Career Opportunities

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We offer a comprehensive set of solutions for our patients, ranging from traditional to state-of-the-art and excellent
post-surgical care. 

Join Us! 

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A Year of Change

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Thinking about the impact of COVID-19 can stir a variety of emotions. For some, the past year has brought us closer to family while in quarantine, taught us how to stay active without a gym, or shown us new hobbies that spark joy. For many of us, COVID-19 has also brought feelings of isolation, pain, anger, sorrow or even numbness. Whether we want to admit it or not, we’re fundamentally different than we were one year ago. But we’ve learned we are resilient.

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Congratulations To All Who Had Research Accepted to the 2021 SESAUA!

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Southeastern Section of the AUA

Virtual 85th Annual Meeting

April 23 - 24, 2021
#SESAUA2021

 

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