Michael Woods

MD, Surgery, UNC-Chapel Hill, Clinical Research, Urologic Oncology Program

UNC-Chapel Hill
Clinical Research
Urologic Oncology Program

Area of interest

My cancer related research revolves around the clinical outcomes and techniques of genitourinary cancer treatment. One of my primary interests is the use of minimally invasive techniques (laparoscopy and robotics) in cancer surgery. This includes the use of animal models
to evaluate novel surgical instruments and techniques. I have been actively involved in the evaluation of the use of robotic surgery in the management of muscle invasive bladder cancer. This includes clinical outcomes, with particular attention to complications, oncological
outcomes, and performance of a robotic pelvic lymphadenectomy, as well as technical modifications of the procedure. I am one thirteen clinicians who collaborated to design and obtain NIH funding for a multi-institutional, randomized study comparing open and robotic radical cystectomy. This study will be accruing patients in the near future.

Awards and Honors

Resident Research Award, Tulane University Department of Urology, 2004-2005
Honorable Mention Best Video by a Resident, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting, 2004
Alpha Omega Alpha, Loyola University Chicago School of Medicine, 2000
Scholar of the College, Boston College, 1997

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