Faculty Providers

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Dr. Murali K. AnkemMurali K. Ankem, MD, MBA 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 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. Dr. Ankem is certified by the American Board of Urology and the Indian Board of Urology.

 The University of Louisville Department of Urology welcomed Kellen Bo Yung Choi, DO, Assistant Professor of Urology, Director of Female Urology, Urodynamics and Voiding Dysfunction in January, 2018. Dr. Choi earned her medical degree at Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, Texas. She completed her residency at Charleston Medical Center and fellowship in Female Urology, Neurology and Pelvic Floor Reconstruction at the Center for Continence Care and Female Urology, Minneapolis, Minnesota. We are excited to have Dr. Choi join our team. She has already gained the attention and respect of the entire department, the university, and each patient she has served. Dr. Choi specializes in reconstructive urological surgery of both female and male genitourinary systems. Dr. Choi holds membership in several professional and scientific societies and has published numerous articles on this sub-specialty.

The University of Lo uisville Department of Urology welcomed, Jamie C. Messer, MD, Assistant Professor of Urology in September, 2012. Dr. Messer is a native Kentuckian and earned his medical degree 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 is certified by the American Board of Urology. Dr. Messer specializes in Urologic Oncology.