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Meet The Faculty

Urology program faculty at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.

Department of Urology faculty members at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, subspecialize in all facets of urology.

In addition to caring for patients in their clinical practices, the department's faculty members are committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many of our faculty members have published and lectured extensively and are well-regarded in their fields. You have direct access to these individuals throughout your time in the Urology Residency.

 

From the department chair

Raymond Pak, M.D., M.B.A.I am humbled and privileged to serve as the chair of the Department of Urology. As a graduate of this training program, I am one example of many successful urology alumni.

Our department prides itself on producing quality, practicing community and academic urologists through our innovative mentorship model of training. Our excellent care providers, facilities, and research infrastructure allow for a broad patient-centered training experience that will prepare residents for the practice of their choice. Our commitment to producing the best trained Urologists is reflected not only through the Mayo Clinic culture, but also through our faculty recruitment and expansion, investment in technology, inclusion and diversity, and the growth and success of our residency, as well as our national ranking.

Mayo Clinic’s vision for the coming decade is: 'Bold. Forward.' Two words that describe our strategy to cure, connect, and transform health care. Driven by our values, we'll lead the transformation of health care. Our trainees play an integral part in this mission. Together we will put the needs of the patient first – today, tomorrow, and always.

Raymond Pak, M.D., M.B.A.
Chair, Department of Urology

From the program director

Urology Residency program director Gregory Broderick, M.D.

Mayo Clinic’s mission is to meet the needs of our patients and advance the science of medicine through education and research. Our residents are trained to lead their communities in surgical practice, quality, and safety.

Twenty years ago, when the program was established, my goal was to assure that each trainee fully participated in the circle of patient care: preoperative assessment and diagnosis, intraoperative surgical technique, and postoperative care in the office. I chose the mentorship model – one faculty to one resident – rotating every two months. That mentorship model has served the program well, lending itself to specialty training and laparoscopic/robotic technologies in the operating room.

Under our mentorship model, residents' progress is marked from rotation to rotation rather than from year to year. Skill acquisition is individually paced. With high case volumes and recurring faculty exposures, residents rapidly become proficient in robotic, laparoscopic, endourologic, prosthetic, and reconstructive surgery. Our Board passage rate is 100%.

Thank you for your interest in the Urology Residency at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. I hope you will consider joining our group of remarkable trainees and taking advantage of all the program has to offer.

Gregory Broderick, M.D.
Program director

Faculty

Gregory Broderick, M.D.

Gregory Broderick, M.D.

Program director

Medical school: University of California, San Francisco, CA

Residency: General Surgery and Urology, University of California, San Francisco, CA

Fellowship: Neurourology and Impotence, University of California, Davis, CA

Interests:

  • Men's health with focus on erectile dysfunction (penile implants)
  • Peyronie's disease (reconstructive surgery)
  • Hyperplasia of the prostate (TURP and minimally invasive techniques)
  • Urinary incontinence (male sling and artificial sphincter)
  • Urethral strictures (evaluation and reconstruction of trauma)
  • Surgical stone management
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David Thiel, M.D.

David Thiel, M.D.

Professor of Urology

Medical school: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Residency: Urology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Jacksonville, FL

Fellowship: Endourology, Robotics and Laparoscopy, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Interests:

  • Laparoscopic and robotic surgery for malignant and benign urologic conditions
  • Complex kidney surgery (for tumors, stones, obstruction)
  • Prostate cancer
  • Robotic and laparoscopic reconstructive surgery
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Chandler Dora, M.D.

Chandler Dora, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Urology

Medical school: University of Miami, Miami, FL

Residency: Urology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Rochester, MN

Interests: 

  • Benign Prostatic Enlargement
  • Kidney stones
  • Medical and surgical management of lower urinary tract symptoms
  • Elevated PSA
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Julio Gundian, M.D.

Julio Gundian, M.D.

Instructor in Urology

Medical school: Tulane College of Medicine, New Orleans, LA

Residency: Urology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Rochester, MN

Interests:

  • MR fusion for diagnosis of prostate cancer
  • Evaluation and workup of hematuria
  • Evaluation and treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • Evaluation of renal masses
  • Evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of bladder cancer
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Todd Igel, M.D.

Todd Igel, M.D.

Associate Professor of Urology

Medical school: Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE

Residency: Urology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Rochester, MN

Interests:

  • Robotic prostatectomy
  • Laparoscopic urologic surgery
  • Urologic oncology (prostate cancer, nerve-sparing surgery, kidney cancer, bladder cancer)
  • Endourology
  • Urinary stone management
  • Benign prostatic hypertrophy, including minimally invasive BPH therapy (microwave and thermotherapy)
  • Pelvic lymph node dissection

 

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Timothy Lyon, M.D.

Timothy Lyon, M.D.

Associate Program Director

Medical school: University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS

Residency: General surgery and Urology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Fellowship: Urologic Oncology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Rochester, MN

Interests:

  • Robotic and open radical cystectomy for bladder cancer
  • Orthotopic neobladder reconstruction
  • Intravesical therapy for noninvasive bladder cancer
  • Surgical management of advanced renal cell carcinoma
  • Nephron-sparing partial nephrectomy
  • Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection for testicular cancer
  • Nerve-sparing robotic prostatectomy
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Raymond Pak, M.D., M.B.A

Raymond Pak, M.D., M.B.A

Department Chair

Medical school: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ

Residency: Urology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Jacksonville, FL

Fellowship: BARD Endourology/Robotics/Laparoscopy, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Interests:

  • Robotic surgery
  • Endoscopic surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Laser surgery
  • Urologic cancers (prostate, kidney and bladder)
  • Kidney stone disease
  • Ureteral obstruction and malformations
  • BPH and male voiding dysfunction
  • Nerve sparing robotic prostatectomy
  • Focal therapy for prostate cancer
  • MRI fusion prostate biopsy
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Steven Petrou, M.D.

Steven Petrou, M.D.

Professor of Urology

Medical school: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Residency: Urology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Fellowship: Incontinence and Prosthetic Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Rochester, MN

Interests:

  • Minimally invasive and surgical management of female and male incontinence
  • Redo of female incontinence procedures
  • Bladder fistulas
  • Management of failed bladder surgery
  • Artificial urinary sphincters
  • Urinary retention
  • Urethrolysis
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Paul Young, M.D.

Paul Young, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Urology

Medical school: University of Connecticut, Mansfield, CT

Residency: Urologic surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Interests:

  • Robotic cystectomy
  • Laparoscopic urologic surgery
  • Urologic oncology (prostate cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, testicular cancer)
  • Continent urinary diversion
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia management
  • Urinary stone management
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Amberly Wolber, M.D.

Amberly Wolber, M.D.

Senior Associate Consultant

Medical school: University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas

Residency: University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center, Lexington

Interests:

  • Female urology
  • Voiding dysfunction
  • Neurogenic bladders
  • Stones

Advisers and mentors

The focus of urologic training at Mayo Clinic is in one-on-one mentoring by faculty.

Visiting professors

Prominent professors of adult and pediatric urology come to Mayo Clinic each year as visiting professors. They present their work during lectures and participate in conferences, surgery and hospital rounds. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities.

Visiting professors have included:

  • David Penson, M.D., M.P.H., Vanderbilt University
  • Brian Chapin, M.D., University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • David Kraebber, M.D., Wilmington Health Medical Center