- ABMS Urology
- Jawaharlal Inst of Post Graduate, 1969
Residencies & Internships
- Johns Hopkins Hospital, Urology, MD, 1980
- Madras Medical College, Rotating, 1971
- Brady Urological Institute, Urology, MD, 1980
Rajendra and Padma Vattikuti Distinguished Chair in Oncology
Vattikuti Urology Institute, Director, Henry Ford Health System
I specialize in Robotic Prostate and Kidney Surgeries.
Mani Menon, M.D., is a pioneer in robotic surgery and one of the foremost urologists in the United States.
The first robotic prostate surgery program in the United States was started by Mani Menon, M.D., at the Vattikuti Urology Institute in 2001. The VUI was the first institution to offer the surgery on an out-patient basis.
The robotic approach that Dr. Menon developed, the Vattikuti Institute Prostatectomy (VIP), revolutionized the field of Urology, and has become the gold standard for the surgical treatment of prostate cancer. The enhanced nerve-sparing technique developed by Dr. Menon, the "Veil of Aphrodite," has dramatically improved erectile function outcomes following radical prostatectomy. Dr. Menon also developed the first catheter-free approach.
Dr. Menon earned his medical degree from the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIMPER) Pondicherry, one of the premier medical schools and hospitals in India. He completed his residency in Urology at the Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where he trained under preeminent urologist Patrick Walsh, M.D. While working with Dr. Walsh, Dr. Menon developed a technique to measure androgen receptors in the human prostate, the first such measurement. Later, Dr. Menon moved to Washington University in St. Louis where, within two years, he became the youngest tenured clinical faculty member. He also became one of the first surgeons in the world to perform nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy.
In 1983, Dr. Menon joined the University of Massachusetts, where he started the Division of Urological and Transplantation Surgery and, at the age of 34, became the youngest chair of Urology in the United States. Under Dr. Menon's leadership, the Department of Urology at the University of Massachusetts became the largest in New England and one of the best in the country as ranked by U.S. News and World Report.
In 1997, Dr. Menon was recruited from the University of Massachusetts to Henry Ford Hospital to invigorate its prostate cancer program.
Dr. Menon has published more than 300 papers, primarily in the field of robotic surgery, renal transplantation and urolithiasis. His work has appeared in the major urological journals as well as in the New England Journal of Medicine. He is a past member of the National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Advisory Board and a trustee of the American Board of Urology.
Dr. Menon has been a visiting professor at various institutions not only inside the United States, but throughout the world, where he lectures and performs robotic surgery.
Awards and Honors
Gold Cystoscope Award – American Urological Association
Shustruta Award of Distinction in Urology – Indian American Urological Association
Best Doctors in America - Castle-Connolly
Top Doc - Hour Detroit magazine
American Dreamer - Crain’s Detroit Business
Top Indian Doctors in America – Little India magazine
International Who’s Who in Biology and Medicine
Marquis’ Who’s Who in America
Marquis’ Who’s Who in the World