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Instructional Course

020IC - Dermatology for the Practicing Urologist: A Systematic Approach

Friday, May 18
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: MCC WEST, 2009

In this course, we will provide a systematic framework for the diagnosis and management of dermatologic conditions that impact urologic practice. Despite receiving relatively little focus during residency training, dermatologic problems of the genitalia frequently affect urologic patients and create diagnostic dilemmas for practicing urologists. Our ultimate goal is to provide a structured basis for the practicing urologist to (a) diagnose classes of dermatologic conditions that may affect the genitalia and those that may have systemic ramifications to the patient as a whole; (b) identify skin conditions that can be realistically managed by a urologist in practice; (c) identify skin conditions that require subspecialty referral to a dermatologist for more sophisticated treatment; and (d) recognize the rare dermatologic emergency in urologic patients requiring urgent intervention. Although primarily a didactic curriculum, we will lean heavily on visual cues during physical examination and present diverse clinical images to aid diagnosis. Participants should leave the course with a basic foundation in the diagnosis and management of dermatologic conditions affecting the genitalia which they can apply directly to practice.

Learning Objectives:

Richard E. Link

Associate Professor of Urology, Carlton Smith Endowed Chair in Urologic Education, Director Division of Endourology and Minimally Invasive Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine

Richard E. Link, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Urology and the Carlton-Smith Endowed Chair in Urologic Education at the Baylor College of Medicine, is a Board-certified and fellowship-trained urologist specializing in the treatment of urologic disease affecting the kidney, ureter, and prostate. He focuses on the use of laparoscopic, robotic-assisted, percutaneous, and endoscopic techniques to treat kidney tumors, renal and ureteral obstruction, and urinary tract stones. He directs the BCM Division of Endourology and Minimally Invasive Surgery and is active, nationally, in teaching these techniques to other urologists through the American Urological Association Office of Education. He has also directed the BCM fellowship program in Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery since 2008.

Dr. Link has been an early pioneer in the development of laparoendoscopic single-site donor nephrectomy, a less invasive laparoscopic technique in which a donor kidney can be removed via only a single, small peri-umbilical incision for transplantation. He serves as Director of Living Donor Procurement for several major kidney transplant programs in Houston, including CHI/SLEH/BCM, Texas Children’s Hospital, the Houston Methodist Hospital and the Michael E. Debakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He also co-directs the BCM Comprehensive Stone Clinic, which provides a state-of-the-art multidisciplinary tertiary referral center for patients with complex kidney stones.

Dr. Link completed his Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Physiology at Stanford University. His research laboratory studies the genetic basis for renal cell carcinoma and urinary tract stone disease using a combination of genetically engineered mouse models, stem cell biology, and sophisticated whole genome molecular techniques. His clinical research interests include surgical simulation, decision analysis modeling, and the application of 3D reconstruction and printing techniques to surgical education.


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Louis R. Kavoussi

Smith Instiitute for Urology, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

Dr Louis Kavoussi is Waldbaum Gardiner Professor and Chairman of the Smith Institute for Urology at Hofstra- Northwell School of Medicine on Long Island NY. He is a world renouned expert in minimally invasive urology who helped develop laparoscopic kidney and prostate surgery. He has has won multiple awards including the Gold Cystoscope from the AUA, The Computerworld Award from the Smithsonian and The Clayman Mentoring Award from the Endourological Society. He has over 500 Publications and has edited over 10 Texts including Cambell's Urology.


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Nikki Tang

John Hopkins School of Medicine

Nikki Tang, M.D., FAAD, FACMS, is the Director of the Cutaneous Surgery & Oncology Unit, Dermatology representative on the Cutaneous Multidisciplinary Tumor Board, Assistant Residency Program Director, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Tang is a board certified dermatologist and completed an American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS) accredited fellowship in Mohs micrographic Surgery & Dermatologic Oncology. She specializes solely on patients with skin cancer- offering Mohs surgery and facial reconstruction for all types of cutaneous cancers including advanced basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, rare skin cancers such as dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, and melanoma.

Dr. Tang graduated from the combined Program in Liberal Medical Education at Brown University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and medical degree. She completed her internship, dermatology residency and advanced fellowship training at Mt. Sinai-St. Luke's, Roosevelt & Beth Israel Medical Centers in New York, NY.

In addition to being a published author of both basic science and clinical research and presenting her work at national dermatology conferences, she is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and member of the American College of Mohs Surgery and American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.


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Kathryn J. Martires

Kathryn Martires is a medical dermatologist at Palo Alto Medical Foundation. She was formerly on the faculty at Stanford University, where she specialized in Cutaneous Oncology, including melanoma and graft-versus-host disease. Dr. Martires is a prolific researcher, and has published on many topics including melanoma, skin cancer prevention, skin cancer surgery, and graft-versus-host disease.


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