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Surgery Welcomes New Chief of Urology

Published March 2004

The UC Department of Surgery has named James F. Donovan, Jr., MD, chief of the Division of Urology. Dr. Donovan brings special expertise and research experience in minimally invasive surgery, including robotic technology in the areas of urological oncology, stone disease, sexual dysfunction, and urodynamics. He also brings significant experience in the field of male infertility.

“The addition of Dr. Donovan as chief of the Division of Urology is the latest coup for the UC Department of Surgery,” said Jeff Matthews, MD, chairman of the UC Department of Surgery. “Dr. Donovan’s expertise in minimally invasive and robotic-assisted technology furthers the UC “brain gain” and advances our mission to provide world-class health care to the people of Greater Cincinnati.”

Dr. Donovan received his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado in Boulder and his MD degree from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. He completed his internship and residency in general surgery and urology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, as well as Evanston Hospital, Children’s Memorial Hospital and VA Lakeside Hospital. He completed advanced training in male infertility at Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Donovan is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of numerous prestigious organizations including the American Urological Association, the Urologic Society for Transplantation and Vascular Surgery, the American Lithotripsy Society, the Society for Male Reproduction and Urology (of which he was a charter member), and the Society for Minimally Invasive Therapy.

He has served as an associate editor for the textbooks “Laparoscopic Urology” and “Laparoscopic Urologic Surgery,” and is an ad hoc editor for the Journal of Endourology. Dr. Donovan has over 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals and is the author of nearly 30 book chapters. He is an American Cancer Society funded researcher with clinical expertise in minimally invasive surgery, including robotic technology.

Dr. Donovan is certified in general and urologic surgery by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Urology. He will see patients in the Medical Arts Building on the UCMedical Center campus and he can be reached at 475-8787.

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