• 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. Martin Sanda, Dr. John Petros, and Dr. Viraj Master: 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. Akanksha Mehta

Dr. John Pattaras

John Pattaras, MD, initiated Emory Urology's laparoscopic and robotic urologic surgery program at Emory University Hospital. The service has since become the premier laparoscopic and robotics program of its type in Atlanta, serving patients from Georgia, neighboring states, and other countries.

In 2014, he introduced the robotic partial nephrectomy procedure to Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, which involves removing the tumor and reconstructing the patient's kidney.

In addition to robotic surgery, Dr. Pattaras' clinical and research interests include minimally invasive cancer and stone surgery, endourology, and laparoscopy. He lectures both nationally and internationally, and has authored multiple book chapters and scientific articles.

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Top Urology News

Dr. Filson Awarded ACS Mentored Research Scholar Grant

Dr. Chris Filson

Christopher Filson, MD, MS, has been awarded a four-year, $580,000 Mentored Research Scholar Grant from the American Cancer Society (ACS). Funding from the award will support his project "MRI-guided Prostate Biopsy: Maximizing Value and Optimizing Utilization." Martin Sanda, MD, and David Howard, PhD, will serve as mentors on the project, which also includes collaborators from Emory University, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Weill-Cornell School of Medicine.

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Welcome from the Chair

Dr. Martin Sanda

Dr. Martin Sanda

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

Our faculty physicians treat more than 15,000 patients per year, and have been 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.

The Department's research mission is robust, far-reaching, and well funded, as our faculty scientists work to develop new treatments for both urological cancers and non-cancerous urologic problems

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