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I completed my Bachelor of Science degree at Georgia State University as a distinguished Magna Cum Laude graduate and attended medical school at the University of Texas, Galveston (UTMB). My residency at Brookdale University Hospital (Brooklyn, NY) included two years of general surgery training followed by four years of urology residency. Additionally, I have been involved in research that yielded peer-reviewed articles. I also worked at Memorial Sloan Kettering, which exposed me to high quality urological cancer care. At the Cleveland Clinic, my fellowship training focused on minimally invasive surgery and robotics. More than 80 percent of our procedures were cancer operations, providing me with a strong understanding of oncological surgery and overall treatment for complex cancers. Furthermore, I was exposed to a high volume of reconstructive procedures performed with minimally invasive techniques. Besides my surgical training at the Cleveland Clinic, I co-invented a deployable adjustable pneumatic occlusion device and published over 48 articles in peer reviewed journals. I also authored a book chapter in robotic surgery. In 2012, I joined Kaiser Permanente of Southern California, bringing me closer to my family and hometown. I transitioned to Kern Medical in January of 2016. The changeover allowed me to serve our entire community with advanced urological care in Kern County.
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Minimally Invasive Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Urology*
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
Chronic Kidney Diseases
Congenital Obstruction of Ureteropelvic Junction
Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
Kidney Infection, Chronic
Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
Painful Urination (Dysuria)
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
Complete Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
Endoscopic Surgery for Urinary Obstruction
Erectile Dysfunction Diagnosis and Management
Green Light Photovaporization of the Prostate (PVP)
Kidney Stones Treatment
Kidney and Ureter Removal
Minimally Invasive Ureteral Reimplantation With Robotic Assistance
Partial Cystectomy With Robotic Assistance
Partial Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
Prostatectomy With Robotic Assistance
Pyeloplasty Surgery, Robotic-Assisted
Radical Cystectomy and Prostate Removal
Radical Inguinal Orchiectomy
Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumor (TURBT)
Urinary Incontinence Surgery
Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
Urologic Surgery, Robotic-Assisted
da Vinci® Nephrectomy
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for California.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
Georgia State University
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston
Medical School | Graduated 2004
Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center
Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
Brookdale Hopsital Medical Center
Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
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