• Emory Urology faculty with the 2018-2019 class of residents and fellows.

  • Much of the research conducted by our faculty includes multidisciplinary teams of experts, and often results in important clinical trials.

  • Emory Urology's faculty, residents, and staff are situated in a well-established academic center that includes an NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center and highly rated affiliate hospitals.

  • Our faculty surgeons and their teams treat more than 15,000 patients annually.

  • Emory Urology offers a variety of hands-on, simulation-based training workshops every year.

  • Dr. Kenneth Ogan and Dr. Aaron Lay: Surgeons, colleagues, and collaborators.

  • The dedication of Emory Urology faculty and trainees to cancer research not only includes basic science studies and clinical trials, but participation in such fund-raising events as the Winship 5K.

  • Emory Urology's training programs value a thoughtful balance between mentored learning and supervised independence.

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Jessica Hammett

Jessica Hammett, MD, assistant professor of urology, joined Emory Urology in 2017, and specializes in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at Emory University Hospital and the Women's Center at Emory St. Joseph's Hospital.

Dr. Hammett received her MD at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She completed her general surgery internship and urology residency at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, followed by a female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery fellowship at the University of California, Irvine.

In October 2019, Dr. Hammett was named an Emory SOM Hidden Gem, an award which recognizes faculty whose contributions to Emory and beyond often go unnoticed or unrecognized.

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Top Urology News

Haydn Kissick is lead author of an investigation of how immune system keeps cancer from recurring

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Haydn Kissick, PhD (third from left), was lead author of a study published in Nature that found that patients with well-supported immune cells in their tumors are more likely to control their cancer's growth for a longer time. Viraj Master, MD, PhD (far right), performed most of the kidney cancer surgeries that provided tumor samples for the study. MD/PhD student Carey Jansen was first author (left), and graduate student Nataliya Prokhnevska was a co-author (second left).

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Welcome from the Chair

Dr. Martin Sanda

Dr. Martin Sanda

As one of the top academic urology centers in the Southeast, the Emory Department of Urology delivers sophisticated, patient-centered care across the entire spectrum of adult and adolescent urological conditions. Our faculty physicians have over 40,000 urology care encounters per year, and are consistently recognized with national and regional awards and commendations.

Our specialties span routine urological procedures up to extremely complex cases, and our clinical services receive referrals from across the region and throughout the country.

Emory Urology's educational component includes a urology surgical residency, a urology physician assistant training program, and a two-year pediatric urology fellowship.

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