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Faculty Profiles

Teresa, Danforth
Danforth, Teresa, MDAssistant Professor of Urology
Email: danforth@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 859-2212

Specialty/Research Focus:
Urology

Research Summary:
My clinical practice includes general urology with a focus on female urology, male voiding dysfunction and neurogenic bladder. I am located at the Buffalo General Medical Center. I trained in Buffalo for residency and then had an opportunity to do a fellowship under Dr. David Ginsberg at the University of Southern California. Our focus included male and female incontinence and voiding dysfunction, pelvic organ prolapse, recurrent urinary tract infections, fistulae and neurogenic bladder. My experience at USC as well as Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center allowed me to work with spinal cord injured patients, Spina Bifida, stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson‘s disease and other various neurologic disorders. My research interests include long-term outcomes of neurogenic bladder management, the use of botulinum toxin in the management of neurogenic bladder and its effects on long-term treatment and outcomes of treatment of pelvic organ prolapse.

Kevin, Pranikoff
Email: kpraniko@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 898-5008

Specialty/Research Focus:
Urology

Research Summary:
Research interests include interdisciplinary studies in neurourology and urinary incontinence. These studies involve rehabilitation of the patient with spinal cord injury, particularly as relates to the urinary tract and the treatment of incontinence, particularly in geriatric patients. I am also interested in female urology and in particular, mechanisms and strategies of female urinary control and its treatment. Finally, new approaches to the treatment of reconstruction of the lower urinary tract in general, and in reconstruction of bladder function in particular are other areas of research interests.

Gerald, Sufrin
Sufrin, Gerald, MDProfessor & Chairman
Email: sufrin@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 859-2212

Specialty/Research Focus:
Urology

Research Summary:
My research interests in general are in urologic oncology and in specific prostate and renal malignancy. Research interests are primarily clinical research and translational research. We are presently investigating novel therapies in the treatment of prostatic malignancy. The effect of early diagnosis and therapy on long term survival is also under investigation, as is the use of neoadjuvant therapy. In addition, I am active in national urologic research planning and strategies serving as a member of a National Institute of Health Study Section (NIDDK) and as chair of the research committee of the American Urological Association. In the latter capacity regular meetings are held with representatives of the various institutes of the National Institutes of Health.

Britton, Tisdale
Tisdale, Britton, MDAssistant Professor
Email: brittont@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 898-5008

Specialty/Research Focus:
Urology

Research Summary:
My clinical practice focuses on male and female genitourinary (genitals and urinary system) reconstruction, as well as minimally invasive and general urology. This includes the surgical and non-surgical management of: 1. Vaginal prolapse (also known as female pelvic prolapse, vaginal bulges or vaginal hernias). 2. Reconstruction or repair of urethral strictures (scarring of the urethra). 3. Management, prevention and treatment of kidney stones. This includes minimally invasive surgery, removing or breaking up stones with a laser, teaching proper diet and fluid management, etc) 3. Female and male incontinence (problems with unwanted urine leakage or urine accidents). Treatment options include medications, pelvic floor muscle training, Botox injection of the bladder, implantation of a bladder pacemaker/Interstim), bladder or urethral slings (using your own tissue or synthetic material, and others. 4. Female voiding dysfunction (for example, problems or complaints related to passing urine too frequently, too often during the day or night, trouble passing urine, etc) 5. Male voiding dysfunction (for example, problems or complaints related to passing urine too frequently, too often during the day or night, trouble passing urine, not being able to pass urine at all, etc). These issues can be managed with medications or surgeries. Surgeries include minimally invasive surgeries such as laser vaporization of the prostate (laser TURP) for those with enlarged prostates whose symptoms are not well controlled with medications. 6. Female and male urinary tract infections. 7. Female and male urinary fistulas (abnormal connections between the bladder or urethra and the bowel, vagina, skin, etc.) 8. Neurourology (bladder issues caused by spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson‘s disease and other disorders). 9. Laparoscopic (minimally invasive) surgeries for cancer or non-cancer conditions. For example, nephrectomy (kidney removal), partial nephrectomy (removal of part of a kidney), ureteropelvic junction repair / pyeloplasty, ureteric stricture / scar repair, etc. 10. Other male genitourinary conditions such as hidden/buried penis, scrotal enlargement, erectile dysfunction (trouble with erections), etc. 11. Other general urology issues for both men and women. I trained and then practiced as a pharmacist for 5 years in the province of Ontario, Canada, before going to medical school at Queen‘s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. For my Urology residency, I trained at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, a center with a renowned training program in laparoscopic urological surgery. I underwent further sub-specialty surgical training in male and female genital-urinary reconstruction at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia with Drs. Gerald Jordan, Stephen Schlossberg and Kurt McCammon.

James, Turecki
Turecki, James, MDAssistant Professor of Urology
Email: jturecki@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 898-5008

Specialty/Research Focus:
Urology

Research Summary:
Dr. Turecki practices general urology which includes BPH, male and female incontinence, urologic oncology, stone disease, trauma and neurogenic bladder. His practice is based at Erie County Medical Center.