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The Doctors of Academic Urology & Urogynecology of Arizona

Dr. Aaron LaTowsky, MD

Jeffrey A. Stern, MD, FACS

Dr. Jeffrey A. Stern is an international speaker and a leader in the field of urologic surgery.  He has presented at conferences throughout the United States and in Europe.  Recently, he was invited to Kyoto University in Japan as a visiting professor to lecture about the da Vinci robotic prostatectomy.  The robotic prostatectomy is the most advanced treatment for prostate cancer.

During his laparoscopic fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, Dr. Stern was involved in hundreds of laparoscopic procedures. His expertise is in minimally invasive surgery for prostate cancer, kidney cancer, and bladder prolapse.

Dr. Stern attended prep-school at the prestigious Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. Following Andover, he attended college and medical school at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. 

He completed his urology residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he worked with leaders in the nerve-sparing technique of radical prostatectomy. 

While at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, Dr. Stern applied his expertise in the potency-preserving technique to robotic surgery.

Dr. Stern continues his interest in cutting-edge technology, and is also proficient in robotic surgery and minimally-invasive surgery for bladder prolapse and urinary incontinence, interstim treatment for urinary urgency and incontinence, and the GreenLight laser treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

In addition to lecturing across the globe, Dr. Stern has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.

Education, Publications & Experience

Jeffrey A. Stern, MD, FACS

Urology Training

Mayo Clinic Arizona - Scottsdale, AZ
July 2005-June 2006
Fellowship in Laparoscopic and Reconstructive Urology

Northwestern University Medical Center - Chicago, IL
Urology Residency, July 1999 – June 2005

Education

Northwestern University
Chicago, IL
Medical School, Class of 1999

Mayo Clinic Scottsdale
Scottsdale, AZ
Clinical Externship in Urology, Summer 1996

University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL
School of Public Health

Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
Bachelor of Science in Speech, June 1994

Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Biology, summer 1992

Universite Laval
Quèbec, Canada
French, summer 1991

Phillips Academy, Andover
Andover, MA
Secondary School, graduated June 1990

Honors & Awards

1. First prize in the 2002 American Urologic Association/American Geriatric Society Geriatrics Prize Essay Contest (AUA Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida): Residual Urine in an Elderly Female Population: Novel Implications for Estrogen Replacement and Impact on Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection

2. Winner of 2002 Northwestern Urology Department’s annual essay contest: Residual Urine in an Elderly Female Population: Novel Implications for Estrogen Replacement and Impact on Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection

3. Recipient of “Posters on Disk” at the 2002 AUA Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida. (top three posters in each category): Residual Urine in an Elderly Female Population: Novel Implications for Estrogen Replacement and Impact on Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection

4. Recipient of “Posters on Disk” at the 2002 AUA Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida. (top three posters in each category): Coronal Imaging to Assess Urinary Tract Stone Size.

5. Recipient, 1998 American Foundation for Urologic Disease / American Urological Association Summer Scholar Fellowship: IgA levels in vaginal fluid and urinary tract infections in girls (with Anthony J. Schaeffer, M.D.)

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Presentations

1.Cost effective evaluation of individuals with indeterminate urinary cytology. Annual Meeting of the Western Section of the American Urological Association. Monterey, Ca. 1999.

2. The impact of post-void residual urine on urinary tract infection in women. Annual Meeting of the American Urologic Association. Dallas, Texas, 1999

3. Adrenomedulin: A novel tumor marker for prostate cancer. Annual Meeting of the American Urologic Association. Atlanta, Georgia, 2000.

4. Residual urine in an elderly female population: Novel implications for estrogen replacement and impact on recurrent urinary tract infection. Annual Meeting of the American Urologic Association. Orlando, Florida, 2002.

5. Coronal imaging to assess urinary tract stone size. Annual Meeting of the American Urologic Association. Orlando, Florida, 2002.

6. The use of computerized tomography to determine stone composition. Annual Meeting of the American Urologic Association. Orlando, Florida 2002.

7. Cystoscopic dissection of the distal ureter with bladder cuff. 20th World Congress on Endourology and ESWL 18th Basic Research Symposium. Genoa, Italy, Sep. 19-21, 2002.

8. Hounsfield Unit density accurately predicts success of extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy. 20th World Congress on Endourology and ESWL 18th Basic Research Symposium. Genoa, Italy, Sep. 19-21, 2002.

9. Cystoscopic dissection of the distal ureter with bladder cuff. 20th World Congress on Endourology and ESWL 18th Basic Research Symposium. Genoa, Italy, Sep. 19-21, 2002.

10. Computerized tomography density accurately predicts success of shockwave lithotripsy. Annual Meeting of the American Urologic Association. Chicago, Illinois, April 26-May 1, 2003.

11. Evaluation of the cytokines macrophage inflammatory protein-1 a and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 as indicators of inflammation in prostatic secretions. Annual Meeting of the American Urologic Association. Chicago, Illinois, April 26-May 1, 2003.

12. Long term follow-up of the male bulbourethral sling procedure for post-radical prostatectomy incontinence. Annual Meeting of the American Urologic Association. Chicago, Illinois, April 26-May 1, 2003.

13. MIP 1-a and MCP-1: Novel Biomarkers for Chronic Prostatitis. Annual Meeting of the American Urologic Association. San Antonio, Texas. May 21-26, 2005.

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Publications

1. Clemens Q., Stern JA, Bushman WA, and Schaeffer, AJ: Long term results of Stamey bladder neck suspension: Direct comparison with Marshall-Marchetti-Krantz procedure. Journal of Urology. 160: 372-376. 1998

2. Novicki DE, Stern JA, Lidner TK: Cost effective evaluation of individuals with indeterminate urinary cytology: Journal of Urology 160: 734-736. 1998.

3. Stern JA, Schaeffer AJ: Tuberculosis of the Genitourinary Tract: An Update, AUA News Nov/Dec 1998.

4. Stern JA, Schaeffer AJ: Chronic prostatitis: Western Journal of Medicine. 2000;172:98-101

5. Stern JA, Clemens JQ: Osteomyelitis of the pubis: A complication of a chronic indwelling foley catheter. Urology 61 (2):462, 2003 Feb.

6. Eggener SE, Stern JA, Smith ND, Gonzalez CM. Penile refracture: Case Report. Journal of Trauma, Vol 55, Page 793, October 2003

7. Stern JA, Schaeffer AJ: Residual urine in an elderly female population: Novel implications for estrogen replacement and impact on recurrent urinary tract infection. J Urol 171: 768-70, 2004 Feb.

8. Stern JA, Nader RB: Pneumothorax masked by subcutaneous emphysema after laparoscopic nephrectomy. J. Endourology. 18 (5) 457-8, 2004 June.

10. Jain PN, Goharian N Weiser AC, User HM, Kimm S, Stern JA et a;: Efficacy and safety of the Healthtronics lithotron lithotripter. J. Endourology. 18 (1): 1-5. 2004 Feb

11. Stern JA, Simon SD, Ferrigni RG, Andrews PE. TissueLink device for laparoscopic nephron-sparing surgery. J. Endourology. 18 (5): 455-6. 2004 Jun

12. Nadler RB, Stern JA, Kimm S, Hoff F, Rademaker AW: Coronal imaging to assess urinary tract stone size. Journal of Urology. 172 (3): 962-4. 2004 Sep

13. Stern JA, Clemens JQ, Tiplitsky S, Matschke M, Jain PM, Schaeffer, AJ: Long-term follow-up of the male bulbourethral sling procedure. 173 (5): 1654-6. 2005 May

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Book Chapters

1. Stern, JA: A 27-year-old man with a scrotal mass. In Resnick MI, Schaeffer AJ, ed: Urology Pearls, 136-138. Philadaelphia, 1999. Hanley & Belfus, Inc.

2. Stern, JA: A 34-year-old woman with the acute onset of hypertension. In Resnick MI, Schaeffer AJ, ed: Urology Pearls, 139-141. Philadaelphia, 1999. Hanley & Belfus, Inc.

3. Stern JA, Schaeffer AJ: Chronic Prostatitis. In Godlee F, ed: Clinical Evidence. 1:341-346, June 1999. London, BMJ Publishing Group.

4. Stern JA, Schaeffer AJ: Chronic Prostatitis (updated this issue). In Godlee F, ed:Clinical Evidence. 
2:311-316, Dec. 1999. London, BMJ Publishing Group.

5. Stern JA, Schaeffer AJ: Chronic Prostatitis (updated this issue). In Godlee F, ed: Clinical Evidence. 3:389-394, June 2000. London, BMJ Publishing Group.

6. Stern JA, Schaeffer AJ: Chronic Prostatitis (updated this issue). In Barton S, ed: Clinical Evidence. 4:462-467, Dec 2000. London, BMJ Publishing Group.

7. Stern JA, Schaeffer AJ: Chronic Prostatitis (updated this issue). In Barton S, ed: Clinical Evidence. 5:599-604, June 2001. London, BMJ Publishing Group.

8. Stern JA, Schaeffer, AJ: Chronic Prostatitis (updated this issue). In Barton S, ed: Clinical Evidence. 6: 660-666, Dec 2001. London, BMJ Publishing Group.

9. Stern, JA, Schaeffer, AJ: Chronic Prostatitis (updated this issue). In Barton S, ed: Clinical Evidence. 7: 788-795. June 2002. London, BMJ Publishing Group

10. Stern JA, Schaeffer, AJ: Chronic Prostatitis (updated this issue). In Barton S, ed: Clinical Evidence. 8: 864-871, Dec 2002. London, BMJ Publishing Group.

11. Stern JA, Schaeffer, AJ: Chronic Prostatitis (updated this issue). In Barton S, ed: Clinical Evidence. 9: 946-953. June 2003. London, BMJ Publishing Group.

12. Stern JA, Schaeffer, AJ: Chronic Prostatitis (updated this issue). In Barton S, ed: Clinical Evidence. 10. 994-1002. Dec 2003. London, BMJ Publishing Group.

13. Stern JA, Fitzpatrick JM and McVary KT: Prostate Anatomy, Etiology Theories, Pathophysiology and Natural History of BPH. In: Management of Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy. Current Clinical Urology series. McVary (ed). The Humana Press, Inc., Totowa, NJ (in press, 2003).

14. Stern, JA, and Dalton DP: Urinary Diversion. In Intestinal Stomas: Principles, Techniques, and Management, 2nd Edition. Cataldo, MacKeigan Eds, New York: Marcel Kekker, Inc. In Press 2003.

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Abstracts

1. Novicki DE, Stern JA, Lidner TK: Cost effective evaluation of individuals with indeterminate urinary cytology. Annual Meeting of the Western Section of the American Urological Association. Monterey, Ca. 1999.

2. Stern JA, Hsish Y-C, Schaeffer AJ: The impact of post-void residual urine on urinary tract infection in women. Annual Meeting of the American Urologic Association. Dallas, Texas, 1999Journal of Urology 161, 4: 7. 1999.

3. Stern JA, Wang Z, Cuttita F, and Kozlowski, J: Adrenomedulin: A novel tumor marker for prostate cancer. Annual Meeting of the American Urologic Association. Atlanta, Georgia, 2000.

4. Stern JA, Hoff F, Rademaker AW, Jain PJ, Rubenstein, JN, Nadler RB: Computerized tomography to measure stone density. 19th World Congress on Endourology and ESWL 17th Basic Research Symposium. Bancock, Thailand. Nov. 14-17, 2001. J. Endourology 15: A19, Nov 2001

5. Stern JA, Hoff F, Rademaker AW, Jain PJ, Rubenstein JN, Nadler RB: Coronal imaging to assess urinary tract stone size. 19th World Congress on Endourology and ESWL 17th Basic Research Symposium. Bancock, Thailand. Nov 14-17, 2001. J. Endourology 15: A19, Nov 2001

6. Jain PJ, Weiser AC, Kim SC, Stern JA, Rubenstein JN, Yap R, Blunt L, Pazona J, Wambi C, Nadler RB: Efficacy and Safety of the Healthtronics Lithotron Lithotriptor. 19th World Congress on Endourology and ESWL 17th Basic Research Symposium, Bancock, Thialand. Nov 14-17. J Endourology 15: A53, Nov 2001.

7. Jain PJ, Rubenstein JN, Kim SC, Stern JA, Nadler RB: Pediatric ESWL: Results of the Northwestern Experience. 19th World Congress on Endourology and ESWL 17th Basic Research Symposium. Nov. 14-17, 2001. J. Endourology 15:A54, Nov 2001

8.. Rubenstein J, Gonzalez C, Blunt L, Stern J, Clemens J, Bushman W, Nadler RB: Safety and efficacy of percutaneous nephrolithotomy in patients with neurogenic bladder dysfunction. 19th World Congress on Endourology and ESWL 17th Basic Research Symposium. Bangkok, Thailand. Nov. 14-17, 2001. J. Endourology 15 A113, Nov 2001.

9. Stern JA, Schaeffer AJ: Residual urine in an elderly female population: Novel implications for estrogen replacement and impact on recurrent urinary tract infection. Annual Meeting of the American Urologic Association. Orlando, Florida, 2002. Journal of Urology 167 4: 362, 2002.

10. Stern JA, Kimm S, Rademaker, AW, Hoff F, Jain PJ, Rubenstein J, Nadler RB: Coronal imaging to assess urinary tract stone size. Annual Meeting of the American Urologic Association. Orlando, Florida, 2002. Journal of Urology 167, 4: 359, 2002.

11. Stern JA, Kimm S, Rademaker AW, Hoff F, Jain PJ, Rubenstein JN, Nadler RB: The use of computerized tomography to determine stone composition. Annual Meeting of the American Urologic Association. Orlando, Florida 2002. Journal of Urology 167, 4: 362, 2002.

12. Kim SC, Jain PJ, Rubenstein JN, Yap R, Campbell, Stern, JA, Nadler RB: Laparoscopic renal cryosurgery; the Northwestern experience. Annual Meeting of the American Urologic Association. Orlando, Florida, 2002. Journal of Urology 167, 4: 3, 2002.

13. Clemens J, Stern JA, Tiplitsky S, Matschke M, Schaeffer AJ: Long-term follow-up of the male bulbourethral sling procedure for post-radical prostatectomy incontinence. Annual Meeting of the North Central Section of the American Urological Association, Chicago, IL. 2002.

14. Stern JA, Kimm S, Nadler RB: Hounsfield Unit density accurately predicts success of extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy. 20th World Congress on Endourology and ESWL 18th Basic Research Symposium. Sep. 19-21, 2002. J. Endourology 16(1): A18, Sep 2002.

15. Kim S, Rubenstein J, Yap R, Stern JA, Troe TE, Pins MR, Campbell SC, Nadler RB: Pathologic follow-up of laparoscopic renal cryosurgery. 20th World Congress on Endourology and ESWL 18th Basic Research Symposium. Sep 19-21, 2002. J Endourology 16(1): A150, Sep 2002.

16. Stern JA, Kim S, User HM, Kimm S, Gonzalez CM, Nadler RB: Flexible cystoscopic dissection of the distal ureter with bladder cuff. 20th World Congress on Endourology and ESWL 18th Basic Research Symposium. Sep. 19-21, 2002. J. Endourology 16(1): A152, Sep 2002.

17. Stern JA, Kimm S, Gonzalez CM, Nadler RB: Flexible cystoscopic dissection of the distal ureter with bladder cuff. North Central Section of the AUA 76th Annual Meeting. Sep. 18-21, 2002.

18. Stern JA, Kimm AY, Chang C, Jain PM, Hoff FL, Kim SC, User HM, Weiser AC, Kube DS, Nadler RB: Computerized tomography density accurately predicts success of shockwave lithotripsy. Annual Meeting of the American Urologic Association. Chicago, Illinois, April 26-May 1, 2003. J. Urol. 169(4):460, 2003.

19. Stern JA, Koch AE, Campbell PL, Schaeffer AJ: Evaluation of the cytokines macrophage inflammatory protein-1 a and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 as indicators of inflammation in prostatic secretions. Annual Meeting of the American Urologic Association. Chicago, Illinois, April 26-May 1, 2003. Journal of Urology 169, 4:28.

20. Stern JA, Clemens JQ, Tiplitsky SI, Matschke HM, Jain PM, Schaeffer AJ: Long term follow-up of the male bulbourethral sling procedure for post-radical prostatectomy incontinence. Annual Meeting of the American Urologic Association. Chicago, Illinois, April 26-May 1, 2003. Journal of Urology 169, 4:122, 2003

21. Stern JA, Dalton, DP, Garnett JG, Carter MC: The double barreled wet colostomy: long term experience with the first fifteen patients: 77th Annual Meeting of the North Central Section, Vancouver, Canada, September 15-20, 2003

22. Stern JA and Nadler, RB: Retroperitoneal approach for a laparoscopic simple prostatectomy: 21st World Congress on Endourology and SWL, Montreal, Canada, September 21-24, 2003. J. Endourology. 17 (1):A157, 2003.

23. Stern JA, Koch AE, Landis JR, , Schaeffer AJ: MIP 1-a and MCP-1: Novel Biomarkers for Chronic Prostatitis. Annual Meeting of the American Urologic Association. San Antonio, Texas. May 21-26, 2005.

Dr. Stern Lectures in Kyoto, Japan

Dr. Stern was invited as a Visiting Professor to Kyoto University in Japan to speak on the topic of robotic technology. Read about Jeff Stern’s presentation on robotic technology at the Kyoto University conference.

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Prostate Cancer

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da Vinci Robotic
Prostatectomy

The da Vinci Robotic Prostatectomy represents the next revolution in surgery for prostate cancer. Powered by state-of-the-art robotic technology, it allows the surgeon to remove the prostate using small incisions instead of the traditional large incision. For the patient, this typically means less blood loss, a shorter hospital stay, less pain, and a quicker return to normal activities after the procedure.

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Meet the Providers

Urology:

Jeffrey A. Stern, MD, FACS

Aaron W. LaTowsky, MD

David J. Kaplan, MD

Chandan Kundavaram, MD

John Mai, MD

Paul M. Papoff, MD, FRCS(C)

Amy Schlaifer, MD

Urogynecology:

Jennifer Klauschie, MD

Keri Wong, MD

Gynecology:

Loren L. Faaborg, MD, FACOG

Advanced Practice Providers:

Tyler W. Chavez, MHS, PA-C

Katie Gillies, MMS, PA-C

Madison Palmer, PA-C

Debbie Sullivan, PhD, RN, PA-C

Jamie Tumbleson, ANP


Areas of Expertise

Prostate Cancer
da Vinci Robotic Surgery
GreenLight Laser
Vasectomy
Incontinence
Female Vaginal Prolapse
Erectile Dysfunction
Laparoscopic Nephrectomy

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