It is our philosophy that resident education must include some participation in urologic research. In regard to this philosophy, although not protected time, all residents are required to participate in research and produce at least one abstract and/or publication prior to graduation.


Bladder and Bowel Function in Patients with Anorectal Malformations, $20,000, 2009-present. 

Effect of Novel Paxillin Modulators for the Treatment of Prostate Cancer.  February, 2015. $100,000/1 year. iRISE 

Effect of Novel Paxillin Modulators for the Treatment of Prostate Cancer.  February, 2015. $1,250,000/5 years. NCI. R01

Research Projects

Clinical Predictors of Benign Histology in Small Renal Tumors

Avoiding Foley Catheter Trauma

Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer Database

Follow-up Study of Inpatient PSA Testing After New Guidelines

Factors Affecting Ureteral Stent Symptoms Questionnaire

Comparison of Upper Tract PCC

Factors Contributing to Decisional Regret and Quality of Life in Men Undergoing Treatment for Localized Prostate Cancer

Pediatric Urolithiasis:  Risk Factors and Treatment

Self-Esteem and Feelings of Loss and Shame in Adolescents with Testicular Loss due to Testicular Torsion

Retrospective Review of Pathologic and Radiographic Sequelae of Deflux Sequelae

The Socio-Economics of Circumcision in Neonates.  Does Insurance Status Affect the Occurrence of Circumcision in Neonates?

Risk Factors for Hypospadias: A Single-Institution Assessment

Evaluation and Management of Blunt Renal Trauma

Survey of Parent Perceptions and Primary Care Referral Patterns for Voiding Dysfunction

Health Disparities in Pediatric Surgical Outcomes: A Local and National Evaluation

Long Term Urological Complications from the Development of Hemorrhagic Cystitis in Pediatric Patients with Catastrophic Diseases

Risk Factors for No-Shows in the Pediatric Urology Clinic

Parental Perceptions of Urological Imaging

Assessment of Stretched Penile Length Before and After Hypospadias Repair

Hospital Transfer for Testicular Torsion

Longitudinal Pediatric Urologic Patient Outcome Database

Contact Us

Department of Urology

910 Madison Avenue
Room 409
Memphis, TN  38163
Phone: (901) 448-1026
Fax: (901) 448-1122

Department Chair

Robert W. Wake, MD

Patient Care Offices

UT Regional One Physicians

Christopher K. Ledbetter, MD
Anthony L. Patterson, MD
Robert W. Wake, MD
6555 Quince Rd. , Suite 500
Memphis, TN 38119
Phone: (901) 515-5700
Fax: (901) 515-5729 

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