DETROIT – Mani Menon, M.D., director of the Vattikuti Urology Institute at Henry Ford Hospital, received the Hugh Hampton Young Award May 20 at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association’s Annual Meeting in Orlando.
The award is given to an individual for outstanding contributions to the study of genitourinary tract diseases. Dr. Menon was honored “for innovation in robotic surgery, changing the field of surgical therapy for prostate cancer and improving the quality of life for many patients.”
Dr. Menon is known internationally for his groundbreaking work in minimally-invasive prostatectomy. He developed robotic surgery for prostate cancer, a procedure that removes cancer while offering a high probability of preserving sexual function and urinary control. His innovations have made robotic prostatectomy the surgical standard of care for prostate cancer.
He performed the first robotic prostatectomy at Henry Ford Hospital in 2001. Dr. Menon and the Vattikuti Urology Institute team continue to have the longest and largest robotic prostate surgery program in the world, with more than 8,000 robotic prostate surgeries performed. Patients have come from all 50 states and more than two dozen countries.
He has published more than 1,000 manuscripts and abstracts, primarily in the field of robotic surgery, renal transplantation and urolithiasis.
In 2008, the President of India awarded him the B.C. Roy National Award for Eminence in Medicine for his key role in developing the field of robotic surgery.
The AUA is a leading advocate for the specialty of urology, and has more than 20,000 members throughout the world. It is a premier urologic association, providing invaluable support to the urologic community as it pursues its mission of fostering the highest standards of urologic care through education, research and the formulation of health policy.