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TUCC Physicians

Congratulations to TUCC physicians Eric Gross, Eli Hsu and Richard Heppe who have been named 2016 Top Docs by 5280 MagazineLearn more about this recognition.

TUCC physicians are known throughout the country for their highly specialized skills and are actively involved in clinical research trials and national urology presentations. Download the TUCC Clinical Staff Biosheet. 

For more information on a specific TUCC physician, please click on a link below.

  • Brett Abernathy, M.D.

    Practice areas: stone disease, vasectomy, minimally invasive prostate surgery

  • Richard Augspurger, M.D., F.A.C.S.

    Retired December 2017
    Practice areas: pediatric urology – spina bifida, neurogenic bladder, bladder augmentation, continent urinary diversion

  • Benjamin Carpenter, M.D.

    Practice areas: urethral stricture disease, including urethroplasty, urologic oncology, minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery (kidney, prostate), erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence, stone disease, vasectomy

  • Eric Gross, M.D.

    Director, TUCC Radiation Oncology Department
    Practice areas: radiation treatment of urologic cancers, external beam radiation therapy utilizing 3D conformal, IMRT, IGRT, SBRT and VMAT, prostate brachytherapy, Xofigo, SpaceOAR


  • Richard Heppe, M.D.

    Practice areas: minimally invasive prostate surgery, prostate disease, stone disease, vasectomy, vasectomy reversal, men's urologic health, male fertility and microsurgery, penile implants

  • Elias Hsu, M.D.

    Practice areas: female and male urinary incontinence, female urology (including vaginal vault prolapse), laparoscopic and robotic surgery (prolapse, ureteral reimplantation, vaginal fistulas, bladder, kidney, prostate, ureter)

  • Mark Jones, M.D.

    Practice areas: minimally invasive robotic surgery (bladder, kidney, prostate, ureter), laparoscopic surgery, urologic oncology

  • Lawrence Karsh, M.D., F.A.C.S.

    Director, TUCC Clinical Research Department
    Practice areas: genitourinary cancer, male and female urinary incontinence, minimally invasive prostate surgery, stone disease

  • Donald May, M.D.

    Practice areas: laparoscopic and robotic surgery, pediatric urology, female incontinence and pelvic floor prolapse, bladder augmentation, continent urinary diversion

  • Juan Montoya, M.D., F.A.C.S.

    TUCC President

    Practice areas: Robotic surgery (including da Vinci prostatectomy and pyeloplasty), stone disease

  • Ferdinand Mueller, Jr, M.D.

    Practice areas: neurogenic bladder, disorders of the testis, vasectomy, stone disease

  • Alexander Philpott, M.D.

    Practice areas: robotic da Vinci prostatectomy, prostate disease, stone disease, vasectomy

  • David Ragan, M.D.

    Practice areas: medical management of prostate and bladder cancer, stone disease treatment and prevention, percutaneous (PCNL) removal of large kidney stones

  • Stephen Ruyle, M.D., F.A.C.S.

    Practice areas: laparoscopic/robotic radical prostatectomy, neurogenic bladder, stone disease, vasectomy

  • Brian Smith, M.D.

    Practice areas: brachytherapy for prostate cancer, minimally invasive prostate surgery, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), stone disease, neurogenic bladder

  • Carsten Sorensen, M.D.

    TUCC Medical Director 
    Practice areas: stone disease treatment and prevention, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), prostate cryotherapy, minimally invasive prostate surgery

  • John Tillett, M.D., F.A.C.S.

    Practice areas: male fertility and microsurgery, stone disease, chronic testicular pain, robotic and laparoscopic kidney surgery, men's urologic health (erectile dysfunction and testosterone replacement)

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