Detroit’s Henry Ford Health System Names Chair of Urology Department

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Craig Rogers
Craig Rogers // Photo courtesy of Henry Ford Health System

Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System has appointed Dr. Craig Rogers as chair of its department of urology, effective April 1.

Rogers has served as director of renal surgery at Henry Ford Hospital and director of urologic oncology at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital since joining the health system in 2007. He is also fellowship director of the Vattikuti Urology Institute and medical director of the Vattikuti Urology Institute Center for Outcomes Research Analytics and Evaluation.

Before joining Henry Ford, Rogers completed his urology residency and advanced specialty training at Johns Hopkins Hospital, followed by a urologic oncology fellowship in prostate and kidney cancer surgery at the National Cancer Institute.

“Dr. Craig Rogers has been an invaluable part of our urology department since he began at Henry Ford, earning both national and international recognition for his contributions to the field of urology,” says Dr. William Conway, CEO of Henry Ford Medical Group. “He is the ideal leader to follow Dr. Mani Menon, whose visionary leadership and innovative approaches solidified Henry Ford as a world-class destination for treating the most complex urological conditions.”

Menon will step down as chair of the department of urology but will continue his clinical and academic practice. Under his direction, the first robotic prostate surgery program in the country was created in 2001 at the Vattikuti Urology Institute, which was the first institution to offer robotic prostate surgery on an outpatient basis.

Menon also developed a minimally invasive procedure called the Vattikuti Institute Prostatectomy, which has become the gold standard for the surgical treatment of prostate cancer.

“It is a privilege and incredible honor to be selected as chair of the Henry Ford department of urology,” says Rogers. “Throughout my career, I have learned alongside pioneers of today’s most advanced techniques for urologic surgery. I look forward to building upon on the spirit of innovation that Dr. Menon has instilled within our department over the past 21 years.”

Rogers has more than 150 publications on topics including minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, prostate cancer, kidney cancer, and bladder cancer. He has earned a “Top Docs” recognition in Hour Detroit’s annual physician survey each year since 2010. Rogers was chosen to perform the first live robotic partial nephrectomy surgeries at the American Urological Association National Meeting, and the first live webcast of a robotic partial nephrectomy in 2007.

Rogers completed his medical degree at Stanford Medical School and is a clinical professor of urology at the Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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