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Name:  Jack Cassell

Email: cystokd@comcast.net

Address:  717 N. Donnelly St, Mount Dora, FL 32757

Current Job Title:  Chief Florida proctor for HIFU Prostate Services

Institution/Affiliation Name:  Florida Hospital Waterman

Tell Us About Your Family:

  • Big brood…five bouncing babies ranging from 22-34yo! My wife will begin serving her third term as Florida Lake County Commissioner this fall. Michael, our oldest is our IT kid, Scott a few years out of the US Army is finishing his education centered in exercise physiology. Meredyth, our 27yo finished her masters in family counseling, now living in Denver and working in the Human Resources Dept for United Airlines. Chris and his wife passed the Florida Bar and are knocking it out of the park! Chris is a trial lawyer and real estate investor while his wife is a successful corporate attorney. Alexandra just graduated from The University of Florida, a school of which many of you might have heard, and is presently doing epidemiologic research in Gainesville.

What years did you attend UF?

  • I was only in Gainesville for one year 1987-88, during my Urologic Oncology Fellowship with my mentor (tormentor) Zev Wajsman.

Describe your career path?

  • I evolved through the urologic oncology therapies of the time to the more minimally invasive treatments and now mainly directed to the up and coming definitive treatment for clinically localized prostate cancer, HIFU.

What was your most memorable experience during your UF Residency/Fellowship?

  • There were so many, just being made so welcome by Dr. Wajsman and the team. Being invited over to Dr. Wajsman’s house, having dinner with my mentor and his family, it remains my special memory that I live with to this day.  I had a special experience and evolving relationship with Dr. Finlayson during my year in Gainesville which began once we both realized during a casual conversation how much we both loved the (first) Robocop movie. He was brilliant in every sense of the word and I wish our conversations could have continued.

What was your funniest experience during your UF Residency/Fellowship?

  • To put my finger on my most amusing story during that special year in Gainesville would be like trying to select my favorite episode of the Sopranos! My friendship with Howard Epstein, provided all the laughs I needed and more.

Who was your mentor?

  • My own special Israeli drill SGT, Zev Wajsman! He made me laugh, cry, try harder, and question my personal being. I am who I am today to a large extent due to the way he treated me during that year.

What advice would you give someone interested in the field of Urology?

  • In my opinion, urology seems to have become one of the biggest recipients of our technological advances over the last few decades, and most certainly with regard to those of minimally invasive treatments. More times than not, all human pathology appears to have some urologic manifestation which was the deciding factor for me dedicating my life in that direction.

Name:  Adrian Clubb

Email:  adrianclubb@yahoo.com

Address:  67 Elliott St, Hawthorne, QLD 4171  Australia

Current Job Title:  Consultant Urologist

Institution/Affiliation Name:  Mater Hospital Brisbane

Tell Us About Your Family:  

  • Married to Natasha. Two daughters – Scarlett and Anna. Third baby (boy) due Jan 2019.

What years did you attend UF?

  • 2010-2011

Describe your career path?

  • Medical School University of Sydney – Australia1999-2002
  • Internship/General Surgery – Sydney 2003-2006
  • Urology Training – Brisbane, Queensland 2007-2010
  • Urologic Oncology Fellowship – University of Florida 2010-2011
  • Consultant Urologist – Mater Hospital Brisbane 2011-present
  • Academic position University of Queensland (Senior Lecturer)  2011- present

What was your most memorable experience during your UF Residency/Fellowship?

  • The ceremonial pomp of my first Gators game!!!

What was your funniest experience during your UF Residency/Fellowship?

  • Having my Dad present to Grand Rounds sounding very much like the parochial Australian.

Who was your mentor?

  • Chuck Algood, Phillip Dahm, Scott Gilbert, Li-Ming Su amongst others

What advice would you give someone interested in the field of Urology?

  • If you enjoy operating, endoscopic work and technology hard to go wrong… And remember sometimes out best skill is just to listen.

 


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Name: Michael Dennis

Email: Michael.dennis@urology.ufl.edu

Address: 1600 Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL 32601

Current Job Title: Clinical Assistant Professor

Institution/Affiliation Name: UF Urology

Tell Us About Your Family:

  • Spouse—-Mary
  • Son —- Collin

What years did you attend UF?

  • 1975-1982

Describe your career path?

  • General Surgery for four years then three years of urology at UF. Private practice in South Florida then at UF Urology since August 2015 as general urologist and Medical Director of Urology Clinic.

What was your most memorable experience during your UF Residency/Fellowship?

  • Flying with Dr. Finlayson to harvest kidneys for transplant.

What was your funniest experience during your UF Residency/Fellowship?

  • Sharing call with Tom Stringer during PGY 2 general surgery… if you remember the story then laugh and if not the ask me sometime.

Who was your mentor?

  • I was fortunate to be influenced by many faculty during my training. Drs. Woodward, Drylie, Finlayson, Walker, and Grabstaldt played significant roles in helping me develop into a competent surgeon and urologist.

What advice would you give someone interested in the field of Urology?

  • Go for it. That will be the best decision in your life. Urology is an overall happy specialty and the career opportunities are really great.

 


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Name: Nicole Eisenbrown

Former Name (If Applicable): Nicole Eisenbrown

Email: nicole100thmonkey@gmail.com

Address: 2709 Talon Court, Panama City, FL 32405

Current Job Title: Urologist/FPM-RS

Institution/Affiliation Name: Advanced Urology Institute

Tell Us About Your Family:

  • Husband is Walt Eisenbrown, retired and enjoying life. We have a daughter, Sierra, who is now 18 and will be attending the University of Florida this fall! She was born at Shands during my 3rd year of residency. We will be making many trips to Gainesville to watch football games again!

What years did you attend UF?

  • 1991-2002

Describe your career path?

  • Graduated with a business degree in 1985 and worked for 6 years before deciding to go to medical school. Quit my job, sold my house and moved to Gainesville in 1991 to start the post Bach work. I had ALL of the prerequisite courses to take. I started medical school at UF 1993 and graduated 1997. I completed my Urology residency in 2002. I have been in private practice in Panama City with Advanced Urology Institute ever since.

What was your most memorable experience during your UF Residency/Fellowship?

  • Having a baby during my first clinical year in urology. very challenging, but well worth it.

What was your funniest experience during your UF Residency/Fellowship?

  • So many to choose from, but all the practical jokes that the residents and faculty played on each other made residency bearable!

Who was your mentor?

  • Dr. Wajsman, Dr. Walker, Dr. Casione and Dr. Newman all played critical roles in my training, but Dr. Algood spent the most time and energy training me and taught me everything I learned about female urology which is what I do almost exclusively now.

What advice would you give someone interested in the field of Urology?

  • Be open to anything that calls to you, but pay particular attention to lifestyle, tolerance for call and the future outlook on any specialty. All specialties are in demand and have shortages projected in the future.

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Name:  Allan Klaiman

Email: aklaiman@aol.com

Address:   668 N Orlando Ave, Maitland, FL 32751

Current Job Title: MD

Institution/Affiliation Name:  Klaiman Urology

Tell Us About Your Family:

  • Married to Janise for 35 years. Have 3 daughter, Samantha, Michelle and Kimberly. Samantha is married to David and they have the world’s cutest daughter, Zoe. Samantha is a director of an orthopedic surgery center. David is a lawyer. Michelle is a nurse practitioner in Arlington Virginia married to another lawyer, Adam. Kimberly also lives in DC and has a Masters in resource economics. She works for the government.

What years did you attend UF?

  • 1984-1989

Describe your career path?

  • My brother-in-law was a Urologist and married my sister. Anyone who could tolerate my sister has to be a great guy, so I followed in his footsteps.  I applied to UF a few years after Mike Grable. Dr. Drylie thought all people from University of Michigan were great, so I was accepted to the program. It did not take long for Dr. Drylie to realize his error.

What was your most memorable experience during your UF Residency/Fellowship?

  • The camaraderie with my fellow residents and attending was amazing. Even though we worked like dogs, it was some of the best years of my life. We played tennis with Dr. Wajsman every week.

What was your funniest experience during your UF Residency/Fellowship?

  • Back in the day of hand written notes, reading those notes was always a challenge. When Drylie would complain that he couldn’t read my last note, I would claim it was Jimmie Hart’s note. He would do the same.

Who was your mentor?

  • Dr. Wajsman was the leader of our time. Not only was he a great physician and surgeon, but he was a terrific mentor. He understood right from wrong, and instilled integrity into everything he did.

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Name: Tom Stringer

Email: thomas.stringer@urology.ufl.edu

Address:  13503 NW 8th Road, Newberry, FL 32669

Current Job Title: Associate Chairman, Associate Professor

Institution/Affiliation Name: UF Department of Urology

Tell Us About Your Family:

  • Leah and I have been married 23 years. Our children and grandchildren live in London, Denver, Atlanta and Greensboro, NC. 5 grandchildren ranging from 6 months to 13 years. Still playing tennis with the residents as well as golf.

What years did you attend UF?

  • 1975 to 1980. Returned 2011

Describe your career path?

  • Oncology fellowship., followed by private practice for 30 years including years as adjunct professor teaching surgery to the residents at the VA. Full time return 2011 as Medical Director. Now Associate Chairman after stent as Interim Chair. President to the Alumni UroGators now planning for the 60th anniversary of residency training celebration in the fall. Serving 5th year on the Board of Directors of the AUA and in the midst of a current campaign to lead the AUA as President-Elect in 2020. Have served on multiple boards including SunTrust for the last 20 years.

What was your most memorable experience during your UF Residency/Fellowship?

  • Residency was full of memories including learning to be a physician, colleague and surgeon.

What was your funniest experience during your UF Residency/Fellowship?

  • Too many. Greg Oldani, Mike Wehle and I lived together. Wehle’s ski boots melted in the storage trailer parked in the driveway.

Who was your mentor?

  • Dave Drylie, Bird Finlayson, Dixon Walker, John Timmons

What advice would you give someone interested in the field of Urology?

  • A great and adjustable to change career.

 


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