Urology faculty members have diverse areas of specialization, ranging from laser treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia to prostate ultrasound. Below is a list of current faculty members and their interests:
Dr. Sonstein is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Urology. He graduated Cum Laude from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Psychology. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch, and stayed on at UTMB for residency training in Urology. His current areas of research include prostate cancer screening and testosterone replacement therapy. His areas of clinical interest include robotic surgery, reconstructive urology, as well as general urology.
Dr. Susan Tarry is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Urology. She attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine in Morgantown, West Virginia, where she also did her residency in general surgery and specialization in urology. Her areas of specialty include minimally invasive urologic surgery including robotics, laparoscopy, endoscopic stone treatment, percutaneous stone treatment; erectile dysfunction including penile prosthesis; male, female genital reconstructive surgery; and urologic oncology.
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According to the National Kidney Foundation, kidney and urologic diseases affect more than 26 million people. More than 85,000 US adults die each year from kidney failure. The number of people affected by these diseases is expected to grow.
The most serious and debilitating of kidney and urinary tract diseases includes end-stage renal disease (ESRD); kidney stone disease; urinary incontinence; benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH); interstitial cystitis; urinary tract infection; and polycystic kidney disease.
Other diseases also have a tremendous impact on the disability and death associated with kidney and urologic diseases, including cancer, diabetes and hypertension.