Innovation

Innovation

One of the primary goals of the VUMC Department of Urology is to discover and innovate new ways to prevent, diagnose, treat and manage urologic conditions. This leads to more successful patient outcomes and more cost-effective care. We do this through cutting edge science and state-of-the-art technologies, read more about our history of innovation here.

The Department of Urology is a nationally recognized leader in urologic research. Our faculty actively conducts a full spectrum of basic science, clinical and translational research to improve patient health and develop a more personalized approach to care. Our research programs and faculty regularly receive grant funding through government programs (e.g. the National Institutes of Health), other public and private entities, and healthcare industry. Our research teams partner with other innovative leaders at VUMC and across the country to lead national and international, multi-center studies and clinical trials. You can view active clinical trials here.

Learn more about Innovation and other information by reviewing our various research divisions.

Innovations by Research Division

Basic Science

Basic Science

Health Services

Health Services

Robotic Surgery, Medical Devices, and Image-Guided Surgery

Research and Innovation

Urologic Oncology

Urologic Oncology

Pediatric Urology

Pediatric Urology

Reconstructive Urology and Pelvic Medicine

Reconstructive Urology and Pelvic Medicine

Research Labs

Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering (VISE)

VISE is a joint effort between the School of Engineering and the School of Medicine. Investigators develop, design and test new medical devices and tools, such as an image-guided interface for robotic surgery systems.

Faculty: 

Vanderbilt Center for Surgical Quality and Outcomes Research (CSQOR)

The CSQOR is a collaboration of 11 different surgical and non-surgical Vanderbilt departments. A multidisciplinary team of physicians, surgeons, residents, and biostatisticians all work together to improve outcomes and overall quality of life for surgical patients.

Faculty:

  • David Penson, MD, MPH, Director and Principal Investigator; Professor and Chair, Department of Urology
  • Daniel Barocas, MD, MPH, Co-Director and Principal Investigator; Associate Professor and Vice-Chairman, Department of Urology