• 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. Mehrdad Alemozaffar: Surgeon-scientists, 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. Haydn Kissick

Dr. Haydn Kissick

Haydn Kissick, PhD, is a senior research associate in tumor immunology in the area of translational research at Emory Urology and the Emory Vaccine Center. He received his PhD in immunology from the University of Western Australia and completed his fellowship in prostate cancer immunology at Harvard Medical School.

His research focuses on next generation sequencing to identify mutations to be used in personalized vaccine targets for prostate cancer. Having used these techniques in mouse models to identify novel vaccine candidates targeting mutations, Dr. Kissick and colleagues found that the immune system responds effectively against these mutations.

He is also interested in defining how the immune response to cancer is impaired by inducing exhaustion in tumor-specific CD8 T-cells.

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Top Urology News

Golfers Raise Funds for Winship Prostate Cancer Research

Roswell golfers presenting check to Dr. Curran and Dr. Sanda.

The 20th annual "Drive for a Cure" golf tournament at the Country Club of Roswell raised over $32,000 for prostate cancer research at Winship Cancer Institute. Event chair Ed Hoppe and club members stopped by Winship on Feb. 28 for a check presentation with Walter J. Curran, Jr. MD, executive director of Winship, and Martin Sanda, MD, chair of Emory Urology.

Welcome from the Chair

Dr. Martin Sanda

Dr. Martin Sanda

The Emory Department of Urology is among the foremost programs for delivering sophisticated, patient-centered care across the spectrum of adult and adolescent urological conditions.

Our faculty physicians treat more than 15,000 patients 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, all of which are top-tier programs that offer broad opportunities and experiences in both clinical and research realms.

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