Stephen Y. Nakada, MD
Stephen Y. Nakada, MD, a Urology Times editorial consultant, is professor and chairman of urology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
How to reduce opioid use in post-op patients
In this interview, urologist Francis J. McGovern, MD, discusses the scope of the problem of opioid abuse, outlines opioid-sparing strategies, and explains what the future holds in this area.
Burnout: How can it be prevented?
In this interview, Raj S. Pruthi, MD, discusses the factors behind burnout and steps that can be taken to address and prevent it.
MUSIC: How statewide initiative is improving care, outcomes
In this interview, Khurshid R. Ghani, MD, and David C. Miller, MD, MPH, discuss the origins of the Michigan Urological Surgery Improvement Collaborative, what it’s done for prostate cancer care in Michigan, and how a similar model could be rolled out nationally.
Urology work force faces gender pay gap, shortage
Urology work force faces gender pay gap, shortage
In this interview, Angela B. Smith, MD, MS, discusses two work force problems in urology, discrepancies in male and female urologist compensation, and solutions for these issues.
Urolithiasis: Genetics and lifestyle rule
"With better education and research, our stone patients can decrease their disease risk and improve their overall health sooner rather than later," writes Stephen Y. Nakada, MD.
Difficult stones present treatment, training challenges
Difficult stones present treatment, training challenges
In this interview, Dr. Wong describes difficult stones, discusses the skills and training required to treat them, and outlines the role of different treatment modalities.
Breaking new ground (and kidney stones) with ultrasound
Novel ultrasound-based techniques for propelling and breaking kidney stones could soon join ESWL and URS in the urologist’s treatment armamentarium. In this interview, Michael Bailey, PhD, discusses how these technologies work, what they’re capable of, and where they are in development.
'We embrace diversity,' but must do more to compete
More work needs to be done to expand the role of minorities and women in urology leadership positions and to stay competitive with other specialties, Tracy M. Downs, MD, explains in this interview.
Certification, MOC: What's required and what may change
Certification, MOC: What's required and what may change
In this interview, Gerald H. Jordan, MD, executive secretary of the American Board of Urology, discusses various aspects of certification, including the meaning of board eligibility, why the written exam is so difficult, the future of the oral exam, and which urologists are required to undergo maintenance of certification.
Twitter’s benefits extend beyond ‘social’ aspects
In this interview, Stacy Loeb, MD (@LoebStacy), discusses why urologists should participate in Twitter, how it can benefit your daily practice, and some practical “dos and don’ts.”