Where our residents practice
Henry Ford Hospital, the flagship hospital of the Henry Ford Health, is a 903-bed academic medical center, including 162 intensive care unit beds, the largest ICU bed complex in Michigan. Henry Ford Hospital is a nationally renowned specialty care, teaching and research institution that is affiliated with Wayne State University School of Medicine.
In March 2009 Henry Ford Health opened Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital in the heart of Oakland County. More than 500 primary care and specialty physicians on staff provide world-class health care in an all private room facility featuring numerous amenities and the most advanced technology available in health care today. Nearly all of the pediatric robotic, as well as many of the robotic prostate and kidney cases are performed here. In addition, many female, pediatric, and general urological procedures are performed at this site. Currently there is not a dedicated resident rotation at Henry Ford West Bloomfield, but appropriate level residents are assigned on a day-by-day basis to this institution. For more information regarding this hospital, visit Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital.
Children's Hospital of Michigan is a nationally-recognized free-standing children's hospital on the campus of the Detroit Medical Center (DMC), approximately 10 minutes from Henry Ford Hospital. The pediatric urology department has been recognized as one of the top programs by U.S. News & World Report. Pediatric urological procedures are performed by three full-time pediatric urologists, Dr. Kristina Suson, and Dr. Yegappan Lakshmanan, Dr. Janae Preece, who was recruited from Johns Hopkins to serve as Department Chief. The Department also employs a pediatric nephrologist, Dr. Larissa Kovacevic, who directs the voiding dysfunction program and the pediatric stone clinic.
The Department of Pediatric Urology is extremely busy with regards to clinically, and academically with many multiple presentations during the past AUA national meeting and other national and international meetings. Henry Ford Hospital residents work with a junior resident from the DMC osteopathic program on this rotation. The facility just underwent major renovations and expansion with an additional tower.
The Vattikuti Urology Institute's strengths include a large ambulatory practice, a broad mix of minimally invasive and open surgery, oncology, pediatric urology and basic research, including a full-time biostatistician, With a full access and collaboration with Vattikuti Center for Outcomes Research, analytics, and Evaluation (VCORE) that focus on clinical outcome, and the state wide initiative Michigan Urological Surgery Improvement Collaborative (MUSIC).
Residency teaching is a top priority of all our Senior Staff, and our staff are recognized and are involved nationally in developing resident’s training curriculum . Dr. James Peabody, former Fellowship Director, was awarded the 2013 AUA Resident’s teaching award, Dr. Atiemo serve on the SAU task force committee for “Urology Training 2030” and Dr. Dabaja is a committee member on the ACGME Milestone 2.0 task force.
Our residents benefit from being exposed to a large number and wide variety of patients, as Henry Ford Hospital serves the metropolitan population of Detroit as well as the surrounding suburbs. The Vattikuti Urology Institute provides an exceptional environment for learning because of the multiple populations we serve, the state-of-the-art technology we possess and the breadth of experience of our 15 senior staff members.
The Vattikuti Urology Institute designed the first augmented reality operating room with 3-dimensional technology that takes minimally invasive surgery to new levels. There are 4 da Vinci robots at Henry Ford Hospital and 2 da Vinci robots at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital. VUI also sponsored a $5,000,000 state-of-the-art surgical simulation center that opened in 2007 at Henry Ford Hospital. With available robots for training and practice. The simulation center also allows residents to practice many surgical techniques including laparoscopic, suturing, and microsurgery.
We currently have full time researchers on the Basic Science and Clinical staff. We have a dedicated GU pathologist, Dr. Nilesh Gupta, as well as a dedicated GU medical oncologist, Dr. Clara Hwang, and the department is instrumental and actively developing clinical programs with the newly built Henry Ford Cancer Institute (HFCI).