The James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute

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James Buchanan Brady - "Diamond Jim Brady"

The Brady Urological Institute, given through the generosity of James Buchanan Brady, opened January 21, 1915 and was the only one of its kind in the country.

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From 1915 to 2017: continuing on the path of innovation and Discovery
Discovery is a Publication of the Patrick C. Walsh prostate cancer research fund that is bringing you advances in some of our most exciting treatments and research toward preventing and curing genitourinary cancers.

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The Brady Urological Institute, which opened in 1915, was the first urology residency in the United States. From its inception, this Institute has been dedicated to the training of academic urologists. We have well-developed programs in all aspects of adult and pediatric urology including robotics, reconstructive surgery, urological oncology, male infertility and sexual dysfunction, urodynamics, female urology, endourology, laparoscopy, and stone disease.


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The Mission of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is tripartite:
Teaching; Research & Patient Care.

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As an academic teaching hospital, educating generations of medical professionals is essential to our institution.

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Fellowship Opportunities

An opportunity to work directly with research faculty and clinicians using the most up-to-date clinical and research skills

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Our residents primarily take academic positions and have had admirable success in achieving leadership positions.

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The Brady has been a leader in the study of Urologic diseases for over 100 years. Emphasis is placed on finding the causes of diseases as well as developing new treatments to relieve the burden of illness on patients and their families.

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Patrick Walsh Prostate Cancer Research Fund

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The Brady is among the premier Urological Institutes in the world. The Johns Hopkins Hospital and The Brady have been ranked one of the top hospitals and Urology Departments in America by U.S. News & World Report.

The Stephens Professorship to support stone disease research at the Brady Urological Institute is the first professorship of it's kind in the history of the Institute

James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute #2 in the Nation According to U.S. News and World Report’s 2019-20 rankings.

Eugene Fuller Triennial Prostate Award

Dr. Carter, Professor of Urology and Oncology, is an internationally recognized expert in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.

Dr. Carter trained in urological surgery at The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and completed a fellowship in urological oncology at the Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins. In 1989, he joined the Johns Hopkins Medicine faculty as an assistant professor of urology, was promoted to associate professor in 1993, and full professor of urology and oncology in 1998.

Dr. Carter’s career has been focused on promoting a balanced approach to prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment. Although trained as a surgeon, he has been a voice of reason emphasizing the public health concerns of over diagnosis and over treatment of prostate cancer. Dr. Carter’s research interests and academic involvement have been directed toward reducing the harms of prostate cancer screening by improving screening practices. He led the American Urological Association Guideline Panel for the Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer that developed the first urological guidelines for prostate cancer screening. His development of a program in 1995 at Johns Hopkins to reduce the unnecessary treatment of localized prostate cancer has led to the acceptance of active surveillance as a standard of care approach to the management of favorable risk disease.

For his outstanding contributions in the field of prostate cancer, specifically in the areas of PSA screening and surveillance, Dr. Carter has been recognized by the American Urological Association with the Urology Care Foundation Distinguished Scholar Alumnus, the Distinguished Contribution Award, the Eugene Fuller Triennial Prostate Award, and the Huggins Medal from the Society of Urologic Oncology.

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The AUA Gold Cystoscope Award

Dr. Trinity Bivalacqua received the AUA Gold Cystoscope Award, one of the highest honors awarded by the AUA. It recognizes the young urologist who has made the most contributions during the first 10 years following completion of his residency. Recipients of this Award have a distinguished history of going on to become leaders in the field. Examples of this include the following Brady faculty and former residents: Patrick Walsh, William Catalona, Mani Menon, Herbert Lepor, Louis Kavoussi, Alan Partin, Jeffrey Cadeddu, and William Roberts.

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Congratulations to Our Urologist Named Top Doctors by Baltimore Magazine

Mohamad Allaf, M.D. Alan Partin, M.D., Ph.D. Bal Carter, M.D. Heather Di Carlo, M.D. John Gearhart, M.D.

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Thank you to the NIH For supporting our researchers like Dr. Pierorazio!

This weeks NIH Loan Repayment Programs Ambassador Network spotlight goes to Dr. Phillip Pierorazio. Dr. Pierorazio is a Clinical Research LRP recipient - funded by National Cancer Institute and a Associate Professor of Urology and Oncology at Johns Hopkins Medicine.

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Pediatric Urology Ranks #7 U.S. News & World Report’s 2018–19 Best Children’s Hospitals list

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Brady Urology Newsletter
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Faculty Profiles

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Patient Education: Postoperative Care for Urology Patients

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Surgical Videos

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Patient Stories

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Diseases & Conditions Q&A

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Historical Videos

Arthur Burnett, II, M. D., M.B.A. presents:
Erectile Dysfunction- Prevention and Treatment Watch Video

Armine Smith, M.D. presents:
Updates in Women’s Bladder Cancer Watch Video

Christian Pavlovich, M.D. presents:
New More Accurate and Less-Invasive Ways to Detect Prostate Cancer Watch Video

Edward Wright, M.D. presents:
Urinary Incontinence: A Confidential Webinar on When to Get Help Watch Video

Mohamad Allaf, M.D. presents:
Advances in Robotic Prostatectomy Watch Video

Phillip Pierorazio, M.D. presents:
The Management of small renal masses and kidney cancer Watch Video
Robotic Retroperineal Lymph Node Dissection for Early- Stage Testicular Cancer Watch Video
The role of surveillance Watch Video

Trinity Bivalacqua, M.D, Ph.D. presents:
Bladder Cancer: Pathways to a Cure Watch Video

How your gift helps the Brady Urological Institute
Philanthropic support is critical to our continued success in the diagnosis and care of patients and the research that drives new treatments, new therapies and new surgical techniques.

Alan W. Partin, MD, Phd - Chairman

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