Please join us as we welcome our new interns to the program:

Brandon Wilson, MD from the Medical College of Georgia and Ryan Fogg MD from the Medical College at Thomas Jefferson

2021 Graduating Chief Residents

Best of Luck!

Natalie Swavely, MD

Natalie Swavely, MD

Bio & Fellowship Plans

Natalie Swavely, MD

Natalie Swavely, MD

Bio & Fellowship Plans

Division of Urology

Natalie Swavely is from Charleston, SC. She attended Clemson University for her undergraduate degree and Medical College of Georgia for medical school. She enjoys exploring Richmond’s parks system and close by mountainous trails with her German Shorthaired Pointer, Kramer. She and Kramer can also be found sitting on the patio of a multitude of restaurants, breweries, or cideries. After graduation, she will be pursuing a one-year fellowship in Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgery at Emory University.

Naveen Nandanan, MD

Naveen Nandanan, MD

Bio & Fellowship Plans

Naveen Nandanan, MD

Naveen Nandanan, MD

Bio & Fellowship Plans

Division of Urology

Naveen grew up in Roanoke, Virginia. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University for his undergraduate education where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology in 2009. After college, he worked for 2 years are a therapeutic counselor for abused children in Richmond, Virginia and then worked as a cancer research fellow at the Narrows Institute in Brooklyn, New York. He then obtained his medical degree from the University of Virginia, where he was heavily involved with medical education.

During his residency training, Naveen has been involved with multiple basic science research and quality improvement projects while staying active in resident education. He is also active on the national scene, currently serving as the Mid-Atlantic Section Representative on the National Residents and Fellows Committee of the AUA. After graduation, Naveen plans on pursing further training in Oncology and Advanced Robotics at the City of Hope in Los Angeles, California.

PGY-5

Dielle Duval, MD

Dielle Duval, MD

Resident Bio

Dielle Duval, MD

Dielle Duval, MD

Resident Bio

Division of Urology

Dielle is originally from Vancouver, Canada and her twin sister is also a urology resident! She completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at the Georgia Institute of Technology where she graduated at the top of her class with highest honors. She then attended Mercer University School of Medicine where she was nominated to junior AOA and graduated in the top 10% of her class. She enjoys horseback riding and has a Clydesdale Appaloosa cross named Romeo. She also likes to hike and visit local breweries with friends and family. 

Email: Dielle.Meyer@vcuhealth.org

Samuel Weprin, MD

Samuel Weprin, MD

Resident Bio

Samuel Weprin, MD

Samuel Weprin, MD

Resident Bio

Division of Urology

Samuel A. Weprin completed his dual BA and AA degree from Yeshiva University in Biology and Religious Studies respectively. He subsequently completed a post baccalaureate at Temple University and then continued with Temple Medical School where he obtained his MD degree. He also simultaneously received a Master’s in Healthcare Administration from St. Joseph’s University.  Sam currently lives in Richmond with his wife and three children.

Email: Samuel.Weprin@vcuhealth.org

PGY-4

Theodore Cisu, MD

Theodore Cisu, MD

Resident Bio

Theodore Cisu, MD

Theodore Cisu, MD

Resident Bio

Division of Urology

Born in Romania, Theo spent his early years in Canada before immigrating to New York with his family at the age of eight. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia, graduating with high honors in Biology, Mathematics, and Astronomy. He then pursued two years of graduate research work in fat metabolism research as well as stem cell/regenerative biology at Harvard Medical School before attending the University of Vermont College of Medicine for his medical degree. He was awarded an AUA Summer Medical Student Fellowship for work on developmental origins of hypospadias at the University of California, San Francisco, and was awarded the Endourology Society Medical Student Scholarship for demonstrating that diclofenac is an effective alternative to opioids for pain control after outpatient ureteroscopic procedures.
 
His research interests include oncologic outcomes in the incarcerated population, and medical education. In his spare time, he enjoys adventure travel (off the beaten path) and navigating the aisles of Wegmans.

Email: Theodore.Cisu@vcuhealth.org

William Visser, MD

William Visser, MD

Resident Bio

William Visser, MD

William Visser, MD

Resident Bio

Division of Urology

William was born and raised on the beach in Wilmington, North Carolina.  He received his bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of North Carolina and his medical doctorate from the Wake Forest School of medicine. In his medical training, he received a summer research grant that enabled him to develop a comprehensive database for a Fracture Liaison Program. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer, walking his dogs, and exploring Richmond's unique food scene. Of course, you can also find him yelling at his television anytime the UNC Tarheels step onto the basketball court. 

Email: William.Visser@vcuhealth.org

PGY-3

R. Hart Moore, MD

R. Hart Moore, MD

Resident Bio

R. Hart Moore, MD

R. Hart Moore, MD

Resident Bio

Division of Urology

Hart was born and raised in our very own Richmond VA. He attended the College of William and Mary where he majored in English, and ultimately earned his MD at VCU School of Medicine where he met his wife, currently an OB/GYN resident also at VCU. His research publications thus far have encompassed reconstruction/sexual medicine and prostate cancer. When not placing foleys, you can find Hart out on the James River searching for smallmouth bass, as well as enjoying the bounty of food/beverage that Richmond has to offer.  And yes, he goes by his middle name.

Email: Robert.H.Moore@vcuhealth.org

Christopher Bednarz, MD

Christopher Bednarz, MD

Resident Bio

Christopher Bednarz, MD

Christopher Bednarz, MD

Resident Bio

Division of Urology

Chris is originally from the Bronx, NY. He studied chemical engineering at Manhattan College and received his medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. Outside of urology, his interests include hiking, investing, and animal rescue.

Email: Christopher.Bednarz@vcuhealth.org

PGY-2

Ashley Matthew, MD, PhD

Ashley Matthew, MD, PhD

Resident Bio

Ashley Matthew, MD, PhD

Ashley Matthew, MD, PhD

Resident Bio

Division of Urology

Ashley was born and raised in Boston, MA. She pursued her undergraduate studies at Xavier University of Louisiana, in New Orleans, LA, where she graduated summa cum laude with honors in Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics. She attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School as a student in the Medical Scientist (MD/PhD) Training Program, during which time she was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha and received the Chancellor’s Award for the School of Medicine. Her PhD research entitled “Targeting Drug Resistance in HCV NS3/4A protease: Mechanisms and Inhibitor Design Strategies” was conducted under the tutelage of Celia Schiffer, PhD; she was supported by a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Predoctoral F31 Fellowship Award from the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences.

During medical school, she enjoyed medical education, teaching, advocacy, and minority outreach. Her research interests include urologic drug development, health outcomes and diversity improvement in urology. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, baking, hosting parties, teaching spin class, and traveling around the world.

Email: Ashley.Matthew@vcuhealth.org

Devin Rogers, MD, MPH

Devin Rogers, MD, MPH

Resident Bio

Devin Rogers, MD, MPH

Devin Rogers, MD, MPH

Resident Bio

Division of Urology

Raised in Northern Virginia, Devin began studying dance at the age of nine and continued through his undergraduate education at Nova Southeastern University, earning degrees in both Biological Sciences and Dance. He attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh, where his interest in health disparities and health services research led him to complete a Master of Public Health program at the University of Pittsburgh, focusing in epidemiology, health services and disparities research, and statistics. He was given the honor of choreographing his original medical school class’s musical titled ECMOana, the 65th annual musical created and performed by the graduating class of Pitt Med.

His academic interests include urologic oncology, reconstructive urology, disparities in urology care, health services research, and the opioid crisis, for which his research has won awards.

In his free time, he enjoys cooking, dancing, traveling, and anything associated with large bodies of water.

Email: Devin.Rogers@vcuhealth.org

PGY-1

Brandon Wilson, MD

Brandon Wilson, MD

Resident Bio

Brandon Wilson, MD

Brandon Wilson, MD

Resident Bio

Division of Urology

Medical School: Medical College of Georgia

Email: Brandon.Wilson@vcuhealth.org

Ryan Fogg, MD

Ryan Fogg, MD

Resident Bio

Ryan Fogg, MD

Ryan Fogg, MD

Resident Bio

Division of Urology

Medical School: Medical College at Thomas Jefferson

Ryan was born in St. Louis, MO but considers himself a North Carolina native. He was raised in Charlotte, NC and he completed his undergraduate degree at UNC-Chapel Hill, where he majored in Biology and Chemistry. In his time between undergrad and medical school, he completed an AmeriCorps service year where he worked with Habitat for Humanity to build and rehabilitate homes in Charlotte. Ryan attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. His research interests include prostate cancer screening and outcomes. Ryan lives south of the James River in Richmond with his wife Shannon and their dog, a lab-shepherd mix named Sadie. In his free time, he enjoys DIY-ing, cooking, and exploring new restaurants, and anything related to the outdoors, including backpacking and fly-fishing. He is an avid Carolina Panthers, Arsenal FC, and UNC Tarheels football and basketball fan.

Email: Ryan.Fogg@vcuhealth.org

Urology Program Alumni

2000-2021

Naveen Nandanan, MD | 2021
Currently: Urologic Oncology and Robotic Surgery Fellowship, City of Hope Hospital, Los Angeles, California

Natalie Swavely, MD | 2021
Currently: Genitourinary Reconstruction Fellowship, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia

Uzoma Anele, MD | 2020
Currently: Genitourinary Reconstruction Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute

Andrea Balthazar, MD | 2020
Currently: Pediatric Urology Fellowship, Boston Children's Hospital

Randy Vince, MD | 2019
Currently: Urologic Oncology Fellowship, University of Michigan 

Andrew Tracey, MD | 2019
Currently: Urologic Oncology Fellowship, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York

Marc Bell, MD | 2018
Currently: Alliance Urology Specialists in Greensboro, NC
Medical School: Mercer University School of Medicine—Macon

Sarah Krzastek, MD | 2018
Currently: VCU Medical Center/McGuire VA Medical Center
Fellowship: Andrology Fellowship, University of Virginia
Medical School: VCU School of Medicine

Andrew Colhoun, MD | 2017
Currently: Virginia Urology, Richmond, Virginia
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina

Jay Sulek, MD | 2017
Currently: Urology Associates, Nashville, TN
Fellowship: Laparoscopic & Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship, Indiana University
Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine

MaryEllen Dolat, MD | 2016
Currently: Langley Air Force Base, Hampton, Virginia
Medical School: VCU School of Medicine

Shaoqing Zhou, MD | 2016
Currently: Anne Arundel Urology, Annapolis, MD
Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine

Albert Petrossian | 2015
Currently: California Urology, Lakewood CA
Medical School: VCU School of Medicine

Michael Byrne | 2014
Currently: Virginia Urology
Fellowship: Stone Disease & Advanced Endourology, Cleveland Clinic, OH
Medical School: VCU School of Medicine

Joseph Habibi, MD | 2014
Currently: Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group
Medical School: VCU School of Medicine

Sam Robinson | 2014
Currently: Urology Specialists of Georgia
Medical School: Mercer University School of Medicine

Ashley King | 2013
Currently: Woodlands Medical Specialists, Pensacola, FL
Fellowship: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, OH
Medical School: VCU School of Medicine

Blake Moore | 2013
Currently: Virginia Urology
Fellowship: Robotic Surgery Fellowship, Temple University
Medical School: VCU School of Medicine

Cameron Wilson | 2012
Currently: Sharp Grossmont Hospital, La Mesa, CA
Medical School: VCU School of Medicine

Jeff Wolters, MD | 2012
Currently: Woodlands Medical Specialists, Pensacola, FL
Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine

Corey Johnson, MD | 2011
Currently: Owensboro Health, Owensboro, KY
Medical School: University of Kentucky School of Medicine

Aaron Stike, MD | 2011
Currently: West Texas Urology, Midland, TX
Medical School: VCU School of Medicine

Clinton Collins, MD | 2010
Currently: Baptist Health, Jacksonville, FL
Medical School: University of Mississippi School of Medicine

Christopher Cost, MD | 2010
Currently: Boise VA Medical Center, Boise, ID
Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Vernon Orton, MD | 2009
Currently: Bellingham Urology Group, Bellingham, Washington
Fellowship: Minimally Invasive & Robotic Surgery, City of Hope Medical Center
Medical School: VCU School of Medicine

Michael McManus, MD | 2008
Currently: Private practice, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Post Residency: NIH Research Fellowship, VCU Medical Center
Medical School: Colorado School of Medicine

Jeffrey Lou, MD | 2008
Currently: Virginia Urology
Medical School: VCU School of Medicine

Tristan Berry, MD | 2007
Currently: Urological Assoc of Southern Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Post Residency: Laparoscopic Fellowship, East Virginia School of Medicine
Medical School: VCU School of Medicine

Paul G. Espy, MD | 2007
Currently: Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Urology, Waco TX
Medical School: Tulane University

Michael Kleeman, DO | 2006
Currently: New York, NY
Fellowship: Renal Transplantation & Laparoscopy, Cleveland Clinic

Joshua Perkel, MD | 2006
Currently: Macon, GA

Michael Crone, MD | 2005
Currently: Private Practice – Eagle Pass, TX

Terry Favazza, MD | 2005
Currently: Tuscon, AZ

Ryan Barnes, MD | 2004
Currently: Virginia Urology

Matthew DuMont, MD | 2004
Currently: Fredericksburg, VA

John Edmondson, MD | 2003
Currently: VCU Medical Center Division of Urology
Fellowship: General Urology, Monash Univ, Australia; Pediatric Urology, Childrens Memorial, Chicago, IL

Steven Terranova, MD | 2003
Currently: Wilmington, DE
Fellowship : Endo-urology & Laparoscopy, Duke University, NC

Vidal Despradel, MD | 2002
Currently: Anderson, SC

Geoffrey Kostiner, MD | 2002
Currently: Newport News, VA

H. Christopher Sigman , MD | 2001
Currently: Columbus, GA

Anand Inamdar, MD | 2001
Currently: Cedar Falls, IA

Badar Mian, MD | 2000
Currently: Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
Fellowship: Urologic Oncology, Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Kareem Zaki, MD | 2000
Currently: Galax, VA