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Department Reports



Leadership and Faculty

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Featured Faculty


  • Ardavan Akhavan, MD
  • Katie Willihnganz-Lawson, MD

Team Member Spotlight

Valerie Nelson


The Urology team is always striving to improve the care we provide to our patients and their families. We recently developed a care pathway for patients who need to have reconstructive surgery to repair a kidney obstruction (pyeloplasty) using our robotic surgical system. The pathway, which was developed using evidence from our research on minimally invasive pyeloplasty procedures, standardizes the care we provide to patients and leads to better outcomes.

Academic Annual Report