Department of Surgery
Division of Urology
- Mark K. Plante, MD, FRCS(C), FACS
Division Chief, Residency Program Director, Associate Vice Chair, Research,
- Cengiz Esenler, MD
- Peter A. Holoch, MD
- Brian Irwin, MD
- Gerald Mingin, MD
- Scott D. Perrapato, DO, FACOS
- Eric Sargent, MD
- Peter Zvara, MD, PhD
- Katarina Zvarova, MD, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
The full-time faculty and staff in the Division of Urology in the University of Vermont (UVM) Medical Group remain fully invested in delivering the highest quality of care to our patients while also creating an atmosphere that facilitates and maximizes the education of our students and residents and creating an environment that supports discovery through meaningful laboratory and clinical research. With over 12,000 patient visits and surgeries annually, Vermont’s only academic subspecialty urology practice delivers integrated care delivery for the most complex problems that patients may have in the urologic domain. The immediate access and constant interaction with physicians in other specialties in the area ensures that truly patient-centric, multidisciplinary care be delivered to each and every one of our patients, no different than we would personally each expect for the care of our own family members.
The Division faculty are intimately involved in the education of medical students of all stages in the College of Medicine. We truly appreciate the selflessness and generosity that is demonstrated daily on the part of our patients that allows for our efforts and responsibility to train the next generation of physicians to take place and be successful.
The Division has also been successful in reinstating residency training at UVM/Fletcher Allen Health Care (FAHC). Urology remains a specialty that many patients with urologic disorders have limited access to due to the short supply of urologists that exists nationally and, especially in Vermont and New England. Our new training program will afford some improvement in this regard but also allows for the invigoration of the Urology faculty with robust interactions that set the stage for patient care improvement and research strategies.
The Division continues to have research activities both in the clinic and the laboratory that are federally funded as well as industry funded. The attention to discovery, albeit in an ever more challenging funding environment, remains among the most ardent and important efforts we can have to deliver on the necessary symbiosis of quality patient care and academic medicine.
Experienced and highly trained urologist, nurses and support staff help work with patients, their family and friends through evaluations, operations and post-surgical follow-ups to assure high quality care. University of Vermont Medical Group urologists at Fletcher Allen also provide a full-range of treatment options for the evaluation and treatment of many urologic conditions including:
- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
- Cancers of the Genitourinary System
- Erectile dysfunction
- Kidney stone disease
The faculty offer treatment options using the latest available technologies, including laser, laparoscopic, retroperitoneoscopic, and robot assisted surgery.
Visit Urology at Fletcher Allen Health Care, our clinical teacher partner.
Northwestern Medical Center, St. Albans, VT (left) and North Country Hospital, Newport, VT
The faculty within the Division of Urology provide outreach services to several communities outside the Chittenden County area. These include services to adult urology patients at Northwestern Medical Center, North Country Hospital. The importance of coordinated, subspecialty care is the foundation for establishing the highest quality of care for urology patients as well as providing the most appropriate educational environment for the Division’s resident and student trainees.
Last modified January 17 2013 01:05 PM