HUMC Department of Urology Presents 26 Abstracts at American Urological Association 2022 Annual Meeting

12 abstracts on single-port robotic surgery demonstrate department’s leadership in urology research, innovation

26 Abstracts

Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center’s Department of Urology presented 26 abstracts at the American Urological Association’s (AUA) 2022 Annual Meeting, held in New Orleans, LA, from May 13-16, 2022. Department physicians also won three first-place awards for poster and video presentations, participated in seven sessions as moderators, debaters or lecturers, and served on the faculty of two AUA instructional courses.

“Our entire team — including attendings, fellows, residents and students — is involved in pioneering research across a range of urological subspecialities, which is leading to advances in the field of urology,” said Michael D. Stifelman, M.D., Chair of Urology and Director of Robotic Surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center and Professor and Founding Chair of Urology at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine. “Our 12 abstracts on single-port robotic surgery demonstrate our passion for innovation and distinguish us as international experts in using this groundbreaking technology.”

The department’s abstracts, sessions and courses reflect their commitment to high-quality research and the breadth of urological care services provided at Hackensack University Medical Center.

“Our research on male infertility and sexual health is improving quality of life for men and their partners,” David Shin, M.D., chief, Center for Sexual Health and Fertility, Department of Urology, Hackensack University Medical Center and Vice Chair, Urology, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine. “I am honored to participate in discussions with my AUA colleagues on topics including the effect of systemic racism on male infertility care and whether diet, exercise and antioxidants improve male fertility.”

“Our team is pioneering single-port surgery for pelvic organ prolapse and conducting other innovative research in female urology, including studies to determine best practices in the treatment of recurrent urinary tract infections,” Debra Fromer, M.D., chief of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center’s Department of Urology. “AUA provides us with an opportunity to not only share our research, but to learn from and collaborate with others.”

Learn more about our urology advancements at Hackensack University Medical Center.

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