DETROIT – Mani Menon, M.D., director of the Vattikuti Urology Institute at Henry Ford Hospital, has been elected to the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars. Each year, the Society of Scholars Selection Committee elects a limited number of scholars from the candidates nominated by Johns Hopkins University faculty.
The first of its kind in the nation, the Society of Scholars inducts former postdoctoral fellows, postdoctoral degree recipients, house staff, and junior or visiting faculty who have served at least a year at Johns Hopkins and thereafter gained marked distinction elsewhere in their fields.
Known internationally for his work, Dr. Menon established the world or robotic surgery, ranging from prostate, bladder and kidney cancer, to kidney transplantation. The first robotic prostate surgery program in the United States was started by Dr. Menon at the Vattikuti Urology Institute in 2001. The robotic approach that Dr. Menon developed, the Vattikuti Institute Prostatectomy, revolutionized the field of Urology, and has become the gold standard for the surgical treatment of prostate cancer.
Dr. Menon earned his medical degree from the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research 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.