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Dr. Steven Canfield named urology chief at UTHealth

HOUSTON - (Feb. 21, 2012) - Urologic oncologist Steven E. Canfield, M.D., has been named chief of the Division of Urology in the Department of Surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School. Urologists treat diseases of the urinary tract and male reproductive organs.

“Dr. Canfield has served as the program director of the Division of Urology for the last few years and it has been a pleasure to work with him,” said Richard J. Andrassy, M.D., professor and chairman of the UTHealth Surgery Department. “We are pleased he has accepted the position of chief of urology.”

Canfield, an associate professor of surgery at UTHealth, specializes in the treatment of prostate cancer, bladder cancer and kidney cancer. He utilizes robot-assisted surgery and organ preserving techniques to maximize cure rates and long-term quality of life health. Canfield and his partners at UTHealth offer state-of-the-art treatments for stone disease, voiding dysfunction and incontinence, sexual medicine, female pelvic disorders and all urologic issues.

The division operates a urology residency training program, which prepares physicians to treat a host of health problems including urinary tract stones.

Canfield graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and completed an internship and residency at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. Later, he finished a three-year fellowship at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Canfield is the chief of urology at Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital in partnership with the Harris County Hospital District and the MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is certified by the American Board of Urology. He is an investigator in ongoing clinical trials and has published more than 70 manuscripts, chapters and editorial reviews.

Rob Cahill
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