Speakers

Dr. Burks received his Bachelor of Arts degree (cum laude) from the University of Missouri-Columbia and medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He completed his internship and Urology residency at William Beaumont Hospital, with continued fellowship training in Trauma and Urologic Reconstructive Surgery at Detroit Receiving Hospital. He provides expertise in the management of urologic trauma and complex urologic reconstruction including the surgical treatment of urethral stricture disease. Dr. Burks also specializes in general urology including laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery. Dr. Burks has multiple peer-reviewed publications on voiding dysfunction, neuromodulation of the lower urinary tract and management of urethral stricture disease. He is an active member of the American Urologic Association and Societe Internationale d’Urologie, has traveled internationally to scientific meetings and is an expert in the field of urethral stricture disease.

Dr Frank Burks

Professor and Chief - Urology Department - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro- Brazil Coordinator - Trauma and Reconstructive Urology Department - Brazilian Society of Urology Dr. Cavalcanti have been dedicated to the Reconstructive Urology during the last 20 years since he finished his Urological Trainning. Since 2002 after I year working with Guido Barbagli and Jack McAninch, he has been working to the development of the Reconstructive Urology in your country.

Dr. André Cavalcanti

Dr. DeLong specializes in pelvic floor and genitourinary reconstruction, including urethral stricture, Peyronie’s disease, erectile dysfunction, male and female incontinence, female prolapse, and complicated urinary disorders. She is board certified in urology and is a member of the American Urological Association (AUA), Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons (GURS), Société Internationale d’ Urologie (SIU), and Society of Women in Urology (SWIU). Dr. DeLong has published in many journals and texts regarding her work. She has presented her research extensively, both at the national and international level. She is co-chair for a Pelvic Floor/Women’s Health center at a local hospital. She is committed to work in resource poor settings, and has traveled as a volunteer both while in training and as a visiting professor, to set up sustainable training models for surgical care. She is the co-founder of the first genitourinary reconstructive urology fellowship in the Caribbean. Dr. DeLong is fluent in English and Spanish.

Dr. Jessica DeLong

Dr Desai is a consultant Urologist with special interest in Minimally invasive uro-oncology and Reconstructive Urology. Having finished his urological training in Australia Dr Desai went on to undertake a year in minimally invasive urology with special emphasis on robotic surgery and thereafter a GURS and AUA approved fellowship in reconstructive urology under Dr Sanjay Kulkarni. Dr Desai set up reconstructive services in Toowoomba, Australia which is the first of its kind in regional and rural Australia. Dr Desai has completed a Masters in Urology and is a keen researcher. He currently holds senior lecturer position with University of Queensland and is a reviewer for various Urological journals.

Dr. Devang Desai

Dr Miroslav L Djordjevic is a Professor of Urology and Surgery at the School of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia. The main field of his multidisciplinary work is urogenital reconstructive surgery, encompassing treatment of all anomalies of the genital system, regardless of gender or age. Professor Djordjevic has been multiply awarded for his comprehensive scientific work. He is the Editor of many leading Journals and Books, and a member of all relevant international associations in the field of urology and genital reconstructive surgery. Professor Djordjevic has been invited lecturer and Visiting Professor on many universities all around the world. As a member of humanitarian societies he actively participated in humanitarian missions over the world. Last but not least, he is the founder and leader of Belgrade Center for Genital Reconstructive Surgery, which is chosen as a fellowship program center by 20-30 foreign colleagues every year.

Dr. Miroslav L Djordjevic

Dr. Roger R. Dmochowski is Professor at the Department of Urology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. He is Director of the Section of Female Pelvic Medicine and program director of the Fellowship in Pelvic Medicine at Vanderbilt. He also holds appointments as Professor of Surgery and Professor of Gynecology at Vanderbilt. He is Clinical Assistant Professor in Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. He is also Vice Chair, Section of Surgical Sciences Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Associate Director of Quality and Safety, Vanderbilt Health System, Executive Director of Risk Prevention for Vanderbilt Health System, Executive Medical Director for Patient Safety and Quality (Surgery),Associate Chief of Staff, and Medical Director of Risk Management at Vanderbilt University Hospital. Dr. Dmochowski received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He completed an internshipand residency in surgery and urology at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and at the M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute in Texas. In addition, Dr. Dmochowski is subspecialty fellowship trained in female urology, neurourology, urodynamics and reconstructive urology. He is board certified in urology and female pelvic medicine and reconstruction. He received aMasters in Medical Management from Owen School of Business at Vanderbilt in 2014. He is devoted to dogs and dog rescue and enjoys the luxury of a good dog treat (shared with friends) at the end of a day.

Dr. Roger R. Dmochowski

Dr. Bhavatej Enganti is a Consultant Urologist, who specializes in Reconstructive Urology and Andrology. He received the SVIMS University Gold Medal in 2013 at the final exit exam of Genito-urinary surgery. Since the past 4 years, is associated with Asian Institute Nephrology & Urology, Hyderabad, India. He is passionate in teaching and academics and is actively coordinating the current Resident teaching and research programme at the institute. He regularly conducts teaching programmes, symposiums, Live operative workshops and conferences with multidisciplinary teams. Dr. Bhavatej has around 20 academic awards and publications; over 50 presentations at various National and International forums. Currently, he is coordinating and collaborating many clinical trials and research work at multiple institutions.

Dr. Bhavatej Enganti

Prof. Dr. Margit Fisch (F.E.B.U., F.E.A.P.U.) trained with Prof. Dr. Rudolf Hohenfellner, Prof. Dr. Joachim W. Thüroff in Mainz and Prof. Dr. Dr. Friedhelm Schreiter in Hamburg, Germany. Her major scientific interest was and is reconstructive urology, especially urethral reconstruction and urinary diversion. In cooperation with the Center of Urology and Nephrology in Mansoura, Egypt, and the University College in Dublin, Ireland, she did major contributions on ureteral implantation techniques and forms of urinary diversion like the “Sigma-rectum Pouch and the “Transverse Colonic Pouch”. In 2000 she moved to Hamburg and 2 years later became Director of the Dep. of Urology and Pediatric Urology at the AK Harburg. Since 2008 she has served as Director and Chair of the Department of Urology and Pediatric Urology at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany. Margit Fisch was President of the Society of Genitourinary Surgeons (GURS) and the European Society of Genitourinary Surgeons (ESGURS). She is a member of the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons (AAGUS) and the Society of Pelvic Surgeons (SPU).She organizes every three years the International Meeting on Reconstructive Urology (IMORU). ). She is also Board Member of the Ralph Hopkins Jackson Hole Seminars responsible for Reconstructive Urology. Another field of her clinical interest is pediatric urology. She is member of the European Association of Pediatric Urology (ESPU) and the Society of Pediatric Urologic Surgeons (SPUS).

Dr. Margit Fisch

After general surgical training in the Royal Air Force, Steve Foley joined the Institute of Urology, London, to research and specialise in female urology, bladder dysfunction and spinal cord injury. In January 2001 Steve Foley was appointed to the Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as the lead specialist in female urology. Over the past decade Steve Foley has developed an extensive experience in all aspects of urology especially incontinence, and has built up a wide range of surgical and non-surgical options to manage these sometimes very difficult problems. This is also the case with interstitial cystitis. In the past 8 years Steve Foley has been one of the pioneers of the surgical management of male incontinence (particularly the 'Male Sling' - following prostate cancer surgery). This is proving to be highly effective in selected men. He is now one of the most experienced Surgeons in the UK with this type of operation, and regularly trains UK and International Surgeons how to perform it. He is the Managing Partner of Reading Urology which was formed in 2002.

Dr. Steve Foley 

Mr Giulio Garaffa has obtained his Degree in Medicine and Surgery with honours in 2001 at the University of Trieste, Italy, before completing his training in Urology. He is now Consultant Urological Surgeon and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Urology at the Institute of Urology, UCLH. Mr Garaffa is very active in research and has published more than 100 papers and chapters in peer reviewed journals.

Dr. Giulio Garaffa

Ms Tamsin Greenwell is an Honorary Associate Professor at UCL and a Consultant Urologist at UCLH. She is the Clinical Lead for the Female, Functional and Restorative (FFR) Urology Unit. Since her appointment in 2002 she has developed a subspeciality practice in FFR urology. Her main interests are vesicovaginal and other urinary tract fistulae, female urethral diverticulum, male and female urethral stricture, complex male and female urinary incontinence and lower urinary tract reconstruction. She runs a large multidisciplinary service with collaborative working with her Urogynaecological and Colorectal Colleagues. She has been the Chairman of the BAUS section of Functional, Neurourology and Urodynamics, the BAUS Director of Education and the RCS(Eng) Urology Tutor. She is the current Clinical Lead for the development of Specialist Commissioning for Mesh Complications services and for Vesico-Vaginal Fistula services, and has been the BAUS liaison on the development of Specialist Commissioning for Recurrent Urinary Incontinence and Prolapse services. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed publication and 16 chapters and books.

Dr. Tamsin Greenwell

Matthias Hofer is an attending surgeon and assistant professor in the Department of Urology at Northwestern University in Chicago. He graduated from the University of Ulm in Ulm, Germany, as medical doctor in May 2002. Matthias began his Urology training at the University Hospital of Ulm in Germany and interrupted his training for a research fellowship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston focusing on biomarkers of prostate cancer progression. After three years and wanting to pursue a career as physician-scientist he completed a residency in anatomic pathology also at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. After graduating in 2009 and driven by the desire to return to his original passion of urology, he became a urology resident at Northwestern University in Chicago graduating in 2016. He subsequently completed a fellowship specializing in urologic reconstruction, trauma and prosthetics at UT Southwestern in Dallas with Al Morey after which he returned to Northwestern University in 2016 as attending urologist. Matthias authored over 75 peer-reviewed publications and his current research is focused on wound healing and factors modulating scar formation, specifically of the urethra.

Dr. Matthias Hofer

Dr. Pankaj specializes in Genitourinary Reconstructive at Pune, India. He completed Masters in General Surgery from University of Mumbai where  he secured second place and DNB in Urology in Pune. He achieved the highest honour in the field; The H S Bhat Gold Medal in the final exit  examination conducted by the National Board, Urology (DNB) in 2010. For over nine years, he has been actively associated with Centre for Reconstructive Urology, Pune working as a core team member under the able guidance of Dr. Sanjay B Kulkarni, an eminent International Faculty. Dr. Pankaj is passionate about his work, an avid researcher. His has innovated novel technique (MRI in Pelvic fractures) and a device (Penile retractor) which has won the third prize at BANTU, SIU 2017. This retractor is very useful for management of hypospadias, penile surgeries including Peyronie’s disease. It is self-retaining and improves surgeon as well as assistant ergonomics. He has recently published technique of using Vicryl tackers for quilting in anterior urethroplasty. His latest work on 3-D printing of Pelvic fracture urethral injuries has won award at the IAUA meeting, Chicago,2019. Pankaj won the prestigious IAUA Chakraborty Fellowship for 2018 and visited Cleveland Clinic. He is multiple book chapters to his credit and over 34 Publications. He has been invited as Operating Faculty for Urethroplasty and hypospadias surgeries across India and many countries abroad. He is a faculty for GURS And University Fellowship program in Reconstructive Urology. He was elected as Board of Directors of GURS from 2016-19 and now continues as a Fellowship committee member. Dr Pankaj is happy to contribute in any role given to take forward the education and surgery in the field of Reconstructive Urology. At the Service of Society.

Dr. Pankaj Joshi

I qualified from Mumbai University, India as a Consultant Urologist completing MCH and DNB in urology. Later I took higher experience in senior positions in the UK completing Diplomat Urology (London), FRCS (Edinburgh) and FRCS (Urology) (London). I did Fellowship in Thomas Jefferson Univ. Philadelphia (USA). I had firsthand experience in reconstructive uro-oncology in Mansoura, Egypt. On return to India, I established an Institute of Urology in nonurban area, providing services to the underprivileged section of society. I have developed Reconstructive Urology as subspecialty and have two fellowship positions in Reconstructive Urology under the state university. We do over 300 reconstructive procedures a year including various forms of urethroplasty. I have presented in the National and International forums like USICON, SIU, AUA, EAU, ISORU and IMORU. I have 15 publications as dissertations and in peer reviewed journals. I am a member of USI, AUA, SIU, ISORU and GURS.

Dr. Rajiv Kore

Sanjay B. Kulkarni, MD, MS, Diploma Urology (London), FRCS (Glasgow), Hon. FRCS(London) is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in urethral reconstruction. He underwent Urology training in England from 1981 to 1986. He was trained by Mr Richard Turner Warwick, considered as father of urethral reconstruction. Dr Kulkarni returned to motherland India to serve the people of his country. His wife Dr Jyotsna Kulkarni and Sanjay were pioneer in introducing Laparoscopy in India. They started India’s first animal lab for Laparoscopy training. Dr Kulkarni established Centre for Reconstructive Urology in 1995. The centre performs one of the largest number of Genito-Urinary Reconstructive Surgeries in the world today. The centre is ethical and no patient is denied surgery for economic grounds. Kulkarni School of Urethral Surgery was established in 2006. The centre is engaged in permanent educational activities for urologists who are interested in the in-depth training in reconstructive urethral surgery. They conduct an operative workshop on a weekend once every month where about 8-10 Urologists from India and abroad attend inside the OR and watch surgeries LIVE. Kulkarni school of urethral surgery is very popular amongst the urologists. This is a purely academic activity with no registration fees.Dr Kulkarni invented many techniques of reconstruction. The “Kulkarni Urethroplasty” for pan urethral stricture is popular around the world. He was awarded “President’s Gold Medal” by the Urology Society of India for outstanding contribution to Urology in India in 2011. Dr Kulkarni was the President of the society of Genito Urinary Reconstructive Surgeons in 2014.In 2016 Dr Sanjay Kulkarni was awarded “Dr BC Roy” award by the President of India for developing new speciality. In 2017 he was conferred Honorary membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and made Honorary member of the British Association of Urological Surgeons. He currently serves as the President Elect of the Society International de Urology(2018-19).

Dr. Sanjay B. Kulkarni

Estevao Lima has 50 years old, married and father of 3 children. Professor of Urology at the School of Medicine - University of Minho, Braga – Portugal, Coordinator of Urology in José de Mello Saúde and Director of Urology Division of the Hospital of Braga, Portugal. He has an enormous surgical curriculum and extensive experience. Estevao Lima is also a pioneer and an innovator, with international recognition in the application of minimally invasive surgical techniques and new technologies in the field of urology and surgery such as Natural Orifice Endoscopic Transluminal Surgery, Endoscopy, Laparoscopy and Recently, in surgical navigation and ureteral stenting. He has 3 patents and has h index of 20. He received 16 research awards, many of them international. He is a member of several international scientific societies and reviewer of international journals. He obtained funds and grants for research in total accounted of EUR 826,238.00. He is a founding partner of "HydrUStent Company".

Dr. Estevao Lima

Francisco Martins obtained his Medical Degree at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon in 1983. He earned his title as Specialist in Urology by the Portuguese Medical Association, College of Urology, in 1993. He has been engaged in several humanitarian outreach clinical visits in Ethiopia, Angola and Tanzania. His areas of major clinical and research interest are: Genito-urethral and Pelvic Trauma and Reconstruction, Vesicovaginal and Rectovaginal Fistula, Female Pelvic Medicine, Erectile Dysfunction, Urinary Diversion, and Penile Cancer. He has been Consultant Urological Surgeon at Santa Maria University Hospital (2008-present date). In May 2017, he was elected to the GURS Board of Directors (Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons) and is member of several national and international societies and associations. He is member of the first EAU (European Association of Urology) Guidelines Panel for Urethral Strictures. He is peer reviewer for several journals, including, Acta Urológica Portuguesa, Actas Urológicas Españolas, Advances in Urology, Biomed Research International, British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, European Urology, International Urology and Nephrology, Journal of Men’s Health, Journal of Surgery, World Journal of Urology and Journal of Urology. He has presented and lectured at numerous national and international meetings, conferences and congresses and has published and co-authored over 60 articles in peer review journals, 7 book chapters and edited 3 books on erectile dysfunction and male genitourethral reconstruction as well as 2 Special Issues for Advances in Urology and Biomed Research International.

Dr. Francisco E. Martins

Dr. Morey is a graduate of Lafayette College and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Following Urology residency at Tripler Army Medical Center, he completed a fellowship in Urologic Trauma and Reconstruction at the University of California San Francisco with Dr Jack McAninch from 1995-1997. In 2007, Dr Morey completed 20 years of active duty service in the US Army Medical Corps including assignments as Chief of Urology at Brooke Army Medical Center and Urology Consultant to the Army Surgeon General. His military honors include the Legion of Merit award, the Airborne Parachutist’s Badge, and a combat service patch for duty in Iraq. Dr. Morey is Professor in Department of Urology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, where he currently holds the Paul C. Peters, M.D. Chair in Urology and the Distinguished Chair in Urologic Reconstruction in honor of Allen F. Morey, M.D. Since 2008, he has directed the successful UTSW Fellowship program in Urologic Trauma, Reconstruction, and Prosthetics which has since had 15 graduates. Dr. Morey served as the 2013 AUA South Central Section President and the 2014 Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons (GURS) President. His honors include the 2016 AUA Distinguished Contribution Award and the 2019 Valentine Award from the New York Medical Academy for contributions to the field of urology. He is a member of the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons (AAGUS) and has published over 300 peer reviewed articles.

Dr. Allen F. Morey

Dr. Rosenstein is a native of Montreal, Canada. Following his training at McGill University, he completed two sequential fellowships in Traumatic and Reconstructive Urology. He then joined the Stanford Urology Faculty for 11 years. In 2015, Dr Rosenstein shifted his practice to the Permanente Medical Group in Northern California. His practice currently focuses exclusively on Reconstructive Urology and Gender Affirming Surgery for the Transgender Population. Dr Rosenstein has been active on the Board of Directors of GURS and contributed to the ICUD Consensus Panel on Urethral Stricture Disease. His research has focused on novel approaches to urethroplasty and urinary reconstruction in the spinal cord injured patient. Since 2012, Dr Rosenstein’s humanitarian efforts have focused on teaching and developing regional expertise in Reconstructive Urology in Haiti.

Dr. Daniel Rosenstein

Paksi Satyagraha MD, is an Indonesian Urologist specializing in Genitourinary Reconstruction. Graduated from Padjajaran University Bandung for his medical doctor in 2004. He continued taking master degree in Microbiology and graduated in 2006. He started his urology residency program at Airlangga University Surabaya and finished at 2012. During his early years of career, his interest in genitourinary reconstruction and stone disease grew, he then attended post graduate training program at Kulkarni Center in Pune India to intensify his passion in urogenital reconstruction at the end of 2012. He has also visited several international center of excellence as clinical observers in some countries. He is now working as Urologist at Department of Urology Saiful Anwar General Hospital/ Faculty of Medicine Brawijaya University, Malang Indonesia, and establishing one of few referral centers in genitourinary reconstruction surgery in Indonesia. In 2016 he was appointed as vice president of Indonesian Genitourinary Reconstructive Society (InaGURS), Board Member of Genitourinary Reconstructive Society (GURS) and also member of SIU, ISSM/APSSM, UAA, EAU and AUA.

Dr. Paksi Satyagraha

Dr. Rene Sotelo is a pioneer and international leader in robotic and laparoscopic surgery, with more than 20 years of experience using these techniques to treat both urologic cancers and benign conditions. He joined the USC Institute of Urology in 2015, and was recently appointed to the position of Medical Director of the International Medicine Department of USC, to lead initiatives both regionally and internationally. Recently was incorporated to the Société Internationale d’Urologie Board of Directors as Director of the Membership and International Relations-Americas.

Dr. Rene Sotelo

Dr Stoffel is Professor of Urology and Chief of the Division of Neurourology and Pelvic Reconstruction (NPR) within the University of Michigan, Department of Urology. He completed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Lahey Clinic, followed by a fellowship in female/neuro/reconstructive urology at the University of Michigan. His clinical interests include urinary incontinence, neurogenic bladder, and complex abdominal reconstructive surgery and he has received several grants, both federal and industry sponsored, to study these topics. He is certified in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (FPMRS) and a member of the Society of Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU) and the Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons (GURS). He currently is president of the Neurogenic Bladder Research Group (NBRG.org) which is a collaboration of researchers from across the United States and Canada who study quality of life outcomes in neurogenic bladder patients. He has chaired national white paper work and been a committee member for Practice Guidelines and Quality Improvement/Patient Safety for the American Urological Association.

Dr. John Stoffel

Prof Andre van der Merwe is an Associate Professor of Urology at Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Academic Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa. He is Head of the Division of Urology. He obtained his primary medical degree form Stellenbosch University in 1993 and studied in the United Kingdom to obtain the MRCS(London) and MRCS(Edinburgh) in 1999. He quailified as an Urologist in 2003 with the Fellowship of the College of Urologists of South Africa, FC(Urol)SA. He obtained his MMEd Urology degree completing a research project on gunshot wounds to the male external genitalia. He did a Masters degree in Clinical Epidemiology in 2013 and 2014, MScClinEpi, at Stellenbosch University. He heads a dynamic unit of multitalented urologists making a large and diverse impact on research and patient care in his region and beyond. His special interests are PCNL, reconstructive urology and renal transplantation. He is known for leading the team that performed the world’s first and third penis transplantation. He published more than 40 articles, editor of one book and several book chapters

Dr. André van der Merwe

Dr. Voelzke is an adult reconstructive urologist from Spokane, Washington, USA. After completing a urologic trauma and reconstruction fellowship in 2008 with Dr. Jack McAninch, he spent ten years at the University of Washington providing urologic trauma and adult reconstructive care. In December 2019, he moved to the Spokane, Washington to provide surgical and medical care for patients with complex urologic reconstructive issues. Dr. Voelzke is currently a member of Spokane Urology and Associate Professor at Washington State University Medical School. His clinical interests include all aspects of genitourinary reconstruction, male genital skin deficiency (buried penis), surgical management of pelvic radiation complications, genitourinary trauma, surgical management of male stress incontinence, and surgical management of male sexual dysfunction. Dr. Voelzke is a founding member of the Trauma and Urologic Reconstruction Network of Surgeons (TURNS). In addition to serving as past president twice for TURNS, other notable achievements have included serving on the board of directors for GURS, serving on the AUA guideline committee for urethral stricture disease, and completion of a career development K award. Dr. Voelzke has over 100 publications in the field of urologic reconstruction and has a particular interest in development of outcome measures following urethral reconstruction.

Dr. Bryan Voelzke

Alan J Wein MD, PhD(hon), FACS is Founders Professor and Emeritus Chief of Urology and Director of the Urology Residency Program, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Health System. He obtained his MD in 1966, holds an honorary PhD from the University of Patras, Greece and was conferred an Honorary Professorship by the Institute of Urology, Russian Ministry of Health. His clinical and research interests include, lower urinary tract, urinary incontinence and lower urinary tract dysfunction, prostate enlargement, and evaluation/management of prostate, bladder and kidney cancer. He is a recipient of numerous awards/honors, recognized nationally and internationally through his many affiliations and professional memberships. He has authored/co-authored over 1,000 papers and book chapters, holds multiple editorial positions on scientific journals and has edited/co-edited over 30 books. Dr. Wein is editor-in-chief of the 9th, 10th, and 11th editions of Campbell-Walsh Urology and the name of the 12th, and succeeding editions, has been changed to Campbell-Walsh-Wein Urology to reflect his contributions to the field.

Dr. Alan J Wein

Dr. Rusilko practices reconstructive and trauma urology, including urethral and ureteral strictures, urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction, Peyronie’s disease, urinary and penile prosthetic surgery, urinary fistulae and adult acquired buried penis conditions at the University of Pittsburgh Medical University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA. He earned his medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Rusilko completed his urology residency at Northeast Ohio Medical University and fellowship training in reconstructive and trauma urology at The Detroit Medical Center with Richard Santucci, MD. Prior to joining UPMC, Dr. Rusilko was an assistant professor in the Department of Urology at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Science in Washington, D.C. He is an active member of the Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons, and is board certified by the American Board of Urology.

Dr. Paul Rusilko

Lee C. Zhao, MD, MS, assistant professor of urology, is a reconstructive urologist at NYU Langone. Prior to becoming a physician, he attended graduate school for biomedical engineering and volunteered in the Peace Corps. Combining his interest in fixing problems and his desire to help people led him to the field of urologic reconstructive surgery—a field that focuses on restoring a person’s quality of life. At NYU Langone, he treats urethral strictures, ureteral obstruction, urinary fistulae, and complications of transgender surgery. He has pioneered the use of robotic surgery for urologic reconstruction, such as repair of ureteral strictures using oral mucosa, and closure of rectourethral fistulae. As a component of his reconstructive urology practice, Dr. Zhao is co-director for transgender reconstructive surgery program at NYU Langone. He performs both primary and revision gender affirming surgery as part of a multi-disciplinary team. In addition to clinical care, Dr. Zhao has authored numerous articles on trauma, urologic reconstruction, and surgical outcomes. As a member of the Trauma and Urologic Reconstructive Network of Surgeons (TURNS), he is actively involved in studying improvements in surgical outcomes and patient safety by participating in collaborative research. He is an author of the American Urologic Association guidelines on Male Urethral Stricture

Dr. Lee Zhao