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Urology Chattanooga Faculty

Dr. Singh

Amar Singh, MD
Chair, Associate Professor
Residency: SUNY-Upstate University Hospital
Fellowship: Oncology - National Cancer Institute
Clinical Interest: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Urological Oncology                                                         

Biography

Specialty
BPH/Enlarged Prostate
Prostate Cancer
Robotic Surgery

Biography

Dr. Singh received his M.D. from the SUNY Health Science Center in Syracuse, New York, after graduating cum laude from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. with a B.S. in chemical engineering. He completed his internship and residency training at University Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y., and his fellowship training at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md. Dr. Singh specializes in minimally invasive (laparoscopic) renal surgeries as well as robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy and cystoprostatectomy, with urinary diversion.

Education

  • Medical Degree – State University of New York Health Science Center, Syracuse, NY
  • Urology Internship – SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Urology Residency – SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Fellowship – Urologic Oncology - National Cancer Institute

Learn more about Dr. Singh on erlanger.org.

 

Dr. Shridharani

Anand Shridharani, MD
Program Director
Affiliated Assistant Professor
Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin
Fellowship: Male Infertility and Erectifle Dysfunction at the Medical College of Wisconsin
Clinical Interest: Male Reproductive and Sexual Health                                                                           

Biography
Specialty

Erectile Dysfunction
Peyronie’s Disease
Male Infertility
Vasectomy Reversal
Urethral Reconstruction 

Biography

Dr. Shridharani is a board certified urologist and fellowship trained specialist in male reproductive and prosthetic urology with UT Erlanger Urology in Chattanooga, TN. His practice offers comprehensive Men’s Reproductive and Sexual Health services including comprehensive management of the infertile male, reproductive microsurgery including vasectomy reversal, urologic cancer survivorship, and penile/urethral reconstruction.

In practice, Dr. Shridharani prides himself on applying the most current techniques and data while approaching each patient in an individualized manner. Furthermore, Dr. Shridharani emphasizes patient education and participation in all aspects of care. He believes that although physicians can make treatment recommendations, patients must be closely involved in the decision-making process. He understands that through this process the most successful outcomes with regard to patient satisfaction is obtained.

Dr. Shridharani is a member of the American Urological Association, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Sexual Medicine Society of North America, Society for the Study of Male Reproduction and The Society for Male Reproductive and Urology. He currently reviews journals for the Journal of Urology and the Gold Journal.

Dr. Shridharani continues to perform clinical research on the subjects of vasectomy, varicocele, erectile dysfunction and vasectomy reversal, and has presented his work to several international meetings such as the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and the American Urological Society Annual Meetings. His research has been featured online at U.S. News and World ReportLiveScience, and Health Day.

Education

  • Medical Degree – University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Internship – University of Louisville Hospital (Surgery)
  • Urology Residency – Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • Fellowship - Andrology and Erectile Dysfunction – Medical College of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Website - www.drshrid.com

 

Dr. Waldorf

Benjamin Waldorf, MD
Associate Program Director
Affiliated Assistant Professor
Residency: Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
Fellowship: Minimally Invasive Robotic Oncology and Reconstruction at Temple University
Clinical Interest: Urological Oncology                                                                                                         

Biography

Specialty
BPH/Enlarged Prostate
Prostate Cancer
Kidney/Bladder Cancers
Robotic Surgery

Biography

Dr. Waldorf completed his undergraduate education at Vanderbilt University, earning a B.S. in neuroscience with a minor in chemistry. He completed his medical degree at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, NC. He completed a residency in urology at the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, MA and then went on to complete a fellowship in minimally invasive urologic oncology and reconstruction under Dr. Daniel Eun at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Waldorf offers minimally invasive surgery for urologic malignancies such as prostatekidney and bladder cancers, as well as non-malignant conditions such as ureteral strictures and benign prostatic enlargement (BPH).

Dr. Waldorf is a member of the American Urological Association and the Endourological Society.

Education

  • Medical Degree – University of North Carolina School of Medicine
  • Internship – Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Massachusetts (Surgery)
  • Urology Residency – Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Massachusetts
  • Fellowship - Minimally Invasive Urologic Oncology and Reconstruction – Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 

 

Dr. Wheelock

Argil J. Wheelock, MD
Assistant Professor
General Urology and Stone Disease                                                                               

Biography
Clinical Interests

General Urology
Stone Diseases
BPH/Enlarged Prostate
Vasectomy

Biography

Dr. Wheelock is an Assistant Clinical Professor and the senior urologist at UT Urology at Erlanger and, having started the practice in 2005. He worked in private practice for 17 years and then managed a national urologic services company for 9 years before coming to Erlanger. He is widely known for his work in introducing new technologies to the urologic community. He now works closely with the resident staff, overseeing the weekly resident clinic and the surgical procedures that emanate from the clinic. In addition to his clinical work, he is currently CMO of the Erlanger Medical Group wherein he promotes the well-being and success of the 200+ physicians employed by the Medical Center. 

Education

  • Medical Degree – University of Tennessee College of Medicine – Memphis, TN
  • Internship – City of Memphis Hospitals
  • Urology Residency – Mount Sinai Hospital, NYC, NY

 

Dr. Okafor

Henry Okafor, MD
Affiliated Assistant Professor
Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Fellowship: Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstruction at Cleveland Clinic 
Clinical Interest: Incontinence, Pelvic Reconstruction                                                                               

Biography

Specialty
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS)
Urogynecology

Biography

Dr. Okafor is a board-certified, fellowship-trained urologist who specializes in disorders of the female genitourinary system. After completing an undergraduate degree in Biology at Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia, Dr Okafor earned his Medical Degree from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC. He then completed urology residency training at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse NY and went on to Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio, where he completed a fellowship in Female Pelvic medicine and Reconstructive surgery (FPMRS).

Dr. Okafor offers medical and surgical treatment for various female urologic conditions including complications from prior urogynecologic surgeries. He specializes in minimally invasive robot assisted surgery for pelvic organ prolapse.

Dr. Okafor is a member of the American Urological Association and the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction. 

Education

  • Medical Degree – Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC
  • Internship – Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC (Surgery)
  • Urology Residency – SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
  • Fellowship – Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstruction (FPMRS) – Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.

 

Dr. Lange

Jessica Lange, MD
Affiliated Instructor
Residency: Wake Forest Baptist Health
Fellowship: Endourology and Reconstructive Surgery at George Washington Univ. Hospital 
Clinical Interest: General Urology and Stone Disease                                                                                

Biography
Specialty

Kidney Stones
Minimally Invasive and Endoscopic Surgery

Biography

Dr. Lange is a board-certified, fellowship-trained urologist who specializes in metabolic stone disease, percutaneous renal surgery, and reconstructive urology. Originally from Knoxville, Dr. Lange attended Furman University where she played Division I basketball. Her sports experience instilled a love of teamwork and discipline that continues to inform her medical and surgical practice. Dr. Lange earned her medical degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, and she completed her urology residency training at Wake Forest Baptist Health.

She completed her fellowship training at George Washington University in genitourinary reconstruction and endourology (minimally invasive techniques to treat kidney stones). She specializes in both surgical removal of kidney stones and prevention of future stone episodes through dietary modification and medical management.

Education

  • Medical Degree – University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Internship – Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem, NC (Surgery)
  • Urology Residency and Research – Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Fellowship – Endourology and Reconstructive Surgery - George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC

 

Dr. Herz

Daniel B. Herz, MD
Affiliated Associate Professor
Director of Pediatric Urology 
Residency: University of Pittsburg Medical Center
Fellowship: Pediatric Urology - Hospital for Sick Children, Univ. of Toronto
Clinical Interest: Pediatric Urology                                                                                                                

Biography
Specialty

Pediatric Urology
Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery

Areas of Expertise:

  • Pediatric Urological Robot Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Management of Antenatal Hydronephrosis
  • Management of UTI and Bladder Dysfunction
  • Surgery for Vesicoureteral Reflux and Ureteral Obstruction
  • Surgery for Hypospadias and Urethral Reconstruction
  • Pediatric Penile Reconstruction
  • Surgery for Disorders of Sexual Differentiation
  • Inguinoscrotal and testicular Surgery
  • Surgery for Pediatric Urological Tumors

Biography

Since 2016, Dr. Herz has been the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Urology for our UT Erlanger Urology group. As one of the only board-certified, fellowship trained pediatric urologist in Chattanooga, he has extensive training in open, robotic and minimally invasive surgical techniques to treat a variety of pediatric urologic conditions. With additional masters level training in health policy, Dr. Herz has worked tirelessly to create an efficient and safe pediatric urology practice at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger that focuses on achieving the best outcomes for our patients.

Dr. Herz has published extensively about hydronephrosis, pediatric UTIs, hypospadias, and vesicoureteral reflux in the Journal of Urology and Journal of Pediatric Urology. He also has written several papers describing advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgical techniques to treat these and other conditions. Dr. Herz is currently involved in research into the best way to manage post-operative pain in our pediatric urology patients. He has also been an invited speaker and expert panelist at several local and international meetings, including The Societies for Pediatric Urology and The Society for Fetal Urology.

Education

  • Medical Degree – SUNY Health Science Center, Brooklyn
  • Urology Residency– University of Pittsburg Medical Center
  • Fellowship – Pediatric Urology – University of Toronto Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario Canada
  • Masters in Health Policy and Clinical Practice – Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, Hanover, NH

 

Dr. Walker

Jonathan Walker, MD
Affiliated Instructor
Residency: University of Kentucky
Fellowship: University of Colorado
Clinical Interest: Pediatric Urology                                                                                                                

Biography
Specialty

Pediatric Urology and Pediatric Urologic Oncology
Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery

Areas of Expertise:

  • Pediatric Urological Robot Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Management of Antenatal Hydronephrosis
  • Surgical Management of Pediatric Urologic Oncology
  • Management of UTI and Bladder Dysfunction
  • Surgery for Vesicoureteral Reflux and Ureteral Obstruction
  • Surgery for Hypospadias
  • Pediatric Penile Reconstruction

Biography

Jonathan Walker, MD is one of the newer members of our UT Erlanger Urology team. He joined our practice in 2019, and along with Dr. Daniel Herz, is one of the only two fellowship trained pediatric urologist in Chattanooga. Dr. Walker specializes in a variety of complex congenital and acquired urologic conditions which he treats using open, laparoscopic, and robotic surgical techniques. Dr. Walker prides himself on providing his patients with the most up to date, evidence-based care, and he is excited about teaming with Children’s Hospital at Erlanger to continue to build one of the most comprehensive pediatric urologic care centers in the region.

Dr. Walker has published papers about pediatric urologic cancers such as Wilms tumor, renal cell carcinoma, testicular tumors, and rhabdomyosarcoma. Dr. Walker is also involved in ongoing research into undescended testicles, vesicoureteral reflux, ambiguous genitalia, and hypospadias. He has presented his work at several local and international meetings including the American Urological Association, The Societies for Pediatric Urology, and the Pediatric Urologic Oncology Working Group. His research has also been published in several esteemed journals such as the Journal of Urology, the Journal of Pediatric Urology, Urology, and the Journal of Pediatric Surgery.

Education

  • Medical Degree – University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Internship – University of Kentucky (Surgery)
  • Urology Residency– University of Kentucky
  • Fellowship – Pediatric Urology – University of Colorado

 

Last Published: Apr 16, 2021