Charlie and Pat Devine, pioneers in reconstructive urology, founded the Urology Residency Program in 1965, prior to the start of EVMS, and became a program of EVMS when it started operations in 1974. Past chairmen include Charlie Devine, M.D. (1965-1990), Paul F. Schellhammer, M.D. (1990-2000), Gerald H. Jordan, M.D. (2000-2003), and Donald F. Lynch, Jr., M.D. (2004-2010). Kurt McCammon, M.D., is the chairman, appointed January 1, 2011, and the program director of the residency, appointed July 1, 2006.
The Urology Residency of Eastern Virginia Medical School follows a one-plus-four format—one year of general surgery followed by four years of urology. The program is fully accredited by the ACGME. One position per year is available through the American Urological Association match program, and one position from the Department of Defense. Fellowship programs are available in Adult and Pediatric Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgery and Endourology/Laparoscopy.
The Urology program at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital has been ranked in the Top 50 programs by U.S. News & World Report.
The Department of Urology is under the direction of 26 attending staff urologists, fellowship-trained in oncology, endourology/laparoscopy, reconstructive/female urology, pediatric urology, minimally invasive surgery and stone disease, and male infertility. Sentara Norfolk General Hospital (SNGH) and the adjoining Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters (CHKD) serve as the primary teaching centers for surgery, inpatient care and conferences. Residents rotate through Portsmouth Naval Hospital, which is a new facility and currently has four full time staff, one fellowship-trained in oncology, and one in renal transplantation.
With the large faculty of 26 active teaching members, residents have access to the full array of urologic procedures. Residents generally finish well above the 50 percent in index procedures, and for over 20 years have had a 100 percent pass rate for the American Board of Urology.
In addition to general urologic surgery, residents receive significant exposures to laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, radical cystectomy with continent diversion, laparoscopic radical and donor nephrectomy, pelvic reconstruction for incontinence/prolapse, urethral reconstruction, and microscopic infertility procedures. Recent chief resident case logs are provided for review during interviews.