Board Certification and Education

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Urology - Urology


  • Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), 1969

Residencies & Internships

  • Bryn Mawr Hospital, General Surgery, PA, 1974
  • Temple University Hospital - Episcopal Campus, Surgery, PA, 1973
  • Madras Med College Univ of Madras, Rotating, 1972


  • Johns Hopkins Hospital, Urology, MD, 1980

About Me

Member of the Henry Ford Cancer Institute 


Rajendra and Padma Vattikuti Distinguished Chair in Oncology
Vattikuti Urology Institute, Director, Henry Ford Health System

I specialize in Robotic Prostate and Kidney Surgeries. 


Biographical Statement:

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





Mani Menon, M.D. - Robotic Surgery and Urology, Henry Ford Health System

Blog Posts
  • Prostate Cancer 101

    Henry Ford urologist Dr. Mani Menon explains the FAQs about prostate cancer, including treatment options (including active surveillance or watchful waiting) and screening recommendations.

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