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Divisions: Urology

Welcome to the Divison of Urology

Contact Information for Division of Urology

Mission Statement

The mission of Virginia Commonwealth University's Medical College of Virginia's Division of Urology is to create a dynamic urological service that provides excellence in patient care, outstanding education for residents, a stimulating service for students and an environment that is conducive to clinical and basic research in Urology.

Clinical Programs and Patient Care

VCU's Division of Urology offers comprehensive diagnostic and surgical services for adult and pediatric genitourinary disorders. Areas of interest include urologic oncology; stone disease; prosthetic and reconstructive surgery; pediatric urology; male sexual dysfunction; female incontinence; and the diagnosis and treatment of cancer of the bladder, prostate, kidney and testis.

The Division actively participates in the Urological Tumor Center, a multidisciplinary cancer care clinic through VCU's Massey Cancer Center, which is a National Cancer Institutes' Comprehensive Care Clinic.

Several research studies at VCU's Division of Urology make available diagnostic and therapeutic options not offered at most institutions including new and highly effective immunotherapeutic treatments for bladder and kidney cancers. New laser treatments have greatly improved the management of kidney stones. The division actively participates in the multidisciplinary Minimally Invasive Surgery Center at VCU's MCV Hospitals.

Complete surgical services, including female incontinence surgery and bladder reconstructive procedures and prostheses are available through the Division of Urology at VCU Medical Center. Endourology includes ureteroscopic and percutaneous management of kidney stones (nephrolithotomy) and laparoscopic surgery.

Additional services include laser lithotripsy, extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and the management of impotence, infertility and incontinence. A specialized geriatric urology program will begin in the near future.

The pediatric urology service at VCU's Division of Urology provides for the evaluation and treatment of congenital disorders of the genitourinary tract. Complete pediatric urological care includes reconstructive surgery for hypospadias, neurogenic incontinence and congenital obstructive uropathy. Diagnosis and counseling of prenatally detected urological anomalies are provided in conjunction with VCU's Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Diagnostic and therapeutic services for pediatric abdominal and genitourinary tumors are offered in conjunction with VCU's Department of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, and Division of Pediatric Surgery.

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Divisional Educational Conferences

The Division of Urology has structured educational programs that include weekly conferences that allow for in-depth discussion of adult and pediatric urological problems as well as introduction of important topics from other medical and scientific disciplines. These conferences are fundamental to the Urology Residency Program and allow for active collaboration and participation of both residents and faculty.

Training Programs

The Urology Residency Program is a five-year teaching program (PGY-1 surgery internship plus PGY 2-5 of urology residency) that encompasses all phases of adult and pediatric urology, leading to American Board of Urology certification eligibility. The Division of Urology is enrolled in the American Urological Association Residency Matching Program (AUARMP) and is accredited by ACGME Residency Review Committee.

The prerequisites for the Urology Residency Program include one year of surgical internship through the Department of Surgery. Those accepted into the program must complete their pre-urology year in the Department of Surgery’s General Surgery Residency Program at VCU’s MCV Hospitals.

During the first year of urologic training the PGY-2 resident has a six-month rotation at VCU’s MCV Hospitals and the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center (MVAMC). The major emphasis of the first clinical urological year is to allow the residents to cultivate skills in data collection and decision-making under the supervision of faculty in the outpatient clinics. Skills in endoscopy, surgery and outpatient diagnostic procedures are also taught.

The PGY-3 residents in their second year of the Urology Program, can expect one six-month rotation in comprehensive adult Urology at the MVAMC. The other six months are focused on scholarly basic science and clinical research with periodic clinical duties at VCU’s Medical Center.

The PGY-4 residents spend eight months of rotation at the medical center hospitals and clinics, then spend four months of rotation with Med-Atlantic Urological Associates, a large, private practice urology group. The Med-Atlantic rotation is in Richmond with focus on laparoscopy, oncology, female urology and pediatric urology.

The PGY-5 year is spent in two six-month rotations as chief resident at VCU Medical Center and at McGuire Veterans Hospital.

Applications to the Urology Residency Program should be submitted through The Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).


Lance Hampton, MD, Division Chair
B. Mayer Grob, MD
Georgi Guruli, MD, PhD
Adam P. Klausner, MD
Aaron Krill, MD
Vernon Orton, MD

Research Faculty
Gary Bowlin, PhD
John Speich, PhD
Paul Ratz, PhD

Contact Info

Location/Delivery Address:
West Hospital, 7th Floor, East Wing
1200 E. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23298

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 980118
Richmond, VA 23298-0118

Phone: (804) 828-5320
Fax: (804) 828-2157

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last updated: 01/14/2015