Casale, Henson and Marsh selected for top posts in urology
Lindsey Kerr, M.D., Kristian Novakovic, M.D., and Carolyn V. Smith, M.D., have joined the School of Medicine faculty as associate professors in the Department of Urology.
Lindsey Kerr previously served as codirector of the Pelvic Care and Continence Center at the University of Utah.
She earned her medical degree from Duke University and holds a master's degree in immunology from Harvard. Kerr completed her urology training at The Mayo Clinic before undertaking a fellowship in lower urinary tract dysfunction and pelvic reconstructive surgery at Harvard.
She has been awarded numerous grants, including National Institutes of Health-funded studies that examined the biological and familial aspects of urinary incontinence and prolapse, a weakening of the muscles at the base of the pelvis.
Her clinical and research interests also include female bladder cancer, kidney stone disease in women and benign lower urinary tract problems in men.
Kerr has been appointed to the executive board of directors of the Society for Women's Health Research and is nationally known as a consumer advocate in the field of urinary incontinence.
Kristian Novakovic last served as a clinical fellow at the Urologic Oncology Branch of the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md.
He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1999 and served as a resident and chief resident of urology at Loyola University Medical Center and Hines VA Hospital through 2005.
Novakovic has co-authored several papers on a variety of urologic subjects, including clinical management of renal tumors and the genetic basis of kidney cancer. He also co-authored the textbook, "Robotic Surgery in Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology."
His research focuses in part on the molecular science behind prostate cancer, including protein expressions and genetic changes in tumor tissue.
Novakovic is a member of the American Urologic Association and the American College of Surgeons.
Carolyn V. Smith is an officer in the U.S. Army Medical Corps and currently serves as chief of the urology section at Ireland Community Hospital at Fort Knox, Ky.
She earned her medical degree from the F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md., in 1993. She then completed a surgical internship and served as a urologic surgery resident at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., through 2000.
Smith is board-certified by the American Board of Urology and is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Urologic Association, the Society of Women in Urology and the American Association of Clinical Urologists.
Her areas of interest include benign prostate disease, urinary incontinence, pelvic floor dysfunction, cancer treatment and clinical research trials.