Murali K. Ankem, MD, MCh, FACS, named Professor and Chairman of University of Louisville Department of Urology on October 1, 2011, previously served as Director of Endourology at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School-UMDNJ in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He received his medical degree from the Rangaraya Medical College, Andhra University, India. He completed his four-year urology residency at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, two-year general surgery residency at Mercy Catholic Medical Center, Darby, Pennsylvania and a one-year fellowship in endourology at The University of Wisconsin in Madison. He has published more than 30 papers, abstracts and book chapters relating to urologic surgery. Dr. Ankem is a member of numerous professional and scientific societies such as the American Urological Association, the American College of Surgeons, the Endourological Society and the Society for University Urologists. Dr. Ankem specializes in minimally invasive approaches for urinary stone disease, laparoscopic surgery for kidney, adrenal disorders and prostate cancer. He has special interest in the management of male erectile dysfunction.
The University of Louisville Department of Urology welcomed Pediatric Urologist, Dr. Daniel G. DaJusta in September, 2011. Dr. DaJusta received his medical degree from Universidade Federal Do Ceara Faculdade de Medicina, Fortaleza, CE, Brazil. He completed his urologic training at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and his pediatric urology fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. Dr. DaJusta is certified by the American Board of Urology. He currently serves as Assistant Professor at the University of Louisville in the Department of Urology and as Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics.
The University of Louisville Department of Urology welcomed, Jamie C. Messer, MD in September, 2012. Dr. Messer is a native Kentuckian and earned his medical license at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He completed his urology residency at Penn State University and his urologic oncology fellowship at the University of Texas at San Antonio.Dr. Messer's interests are urothelial cancer, both upper and lower tract, as well as Renal Cell Carcinoma. We are pleased to have the addition of a urologic oncologist to our team of dedicated physicians. Dr. Messer specializes in Urologic Oncology.
The University of Louisville Department of Urology welcomed Sandhya R. Rao, MD, MCh, on May 1, 2013. Dr. Rao received her medical degree at Grant Medical College, Bombay University, Mumbai, India in 1989. She completed a residency in General Surgery at Seth G.S. Medical College and King Edward Memorial Hospital in 1993, a urology residency at TN Medical College & BYL Nair Hospital, Bombay University, in 1996. Dr. Rao specializes in general urology.