Eleven physicians from Georgia Urology — the largest urology practice in the state and the Southeastern United States — were recently honored as Top Doctors in metro Atlanta.
Drs. Roosevelt Allen, Carl Capelouto, Mark Haber, Andrew Kirsch, A. Keith Levinson, Scott Miller, Hal Scherz and Barry Ziholtz received the honor from Atlanta magazine in its July issue. Drs. Lawrence Goldstone, Allen Futral and Fred S. Shessel earned the honor from Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. In all, those doctors represent 27.5 percent of Georgia Urology’s practice.
Castle Connolly, an established healthcare research company based in New York, compiles Atlanta magazine’s list of Top Doctors annually. Its physician-led team of researchers selects Top Doctors through a rigorous screening process that includes evaluation of education and professional experience. Top Doctors were nominated by both a nationwide survey administered by Castle Connolly and by licensed physicians in DeKalb, Fulton, Cobb, Clayton and Gwinnett counties who submitted online votes for exceptional colleagues they would send their own families to.
Dr. Haber, Georgia Urology’s managing partner, said receiving the award is a great honor.
“These awards are a testament to the quality of our doctors and the quality of our practice – something our patients already know,” he said. “Our goal is to be the preeminent practice in the region and these honors show that we are achieving that. We are very proud of this recognition and will continue to strive to provide the very best of care.”
Dr. Roosevelt Allen practices at Georgia Urology’s Lawrenceville and Snellville offices. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia, where he was selected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical school honor society, during his junior year. He performed his general surgery internship and residency at the University of Tennessee at Memphis. He is board certified by the American Board of Urology.
Dr. Carl Capelouto practices at Georgia Urology’s Canton and Woodstock offices. His areas of expertise include erectile dysfunction, Peyronie’s Disease, low testosterone, vasectomy, voiding difficulties, urinary leakage, overactive bladder and vaginal prolapse. A graduate of Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. Capelouto completed his residency at the Harvard program of urology and his internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He is a member of the American Urological Association, Southeastern Urological Association and Atlanta Urological Association. Atlanta magazine has named him a Top Doctor for four consecutive years.
Dr. Mark Haber practices out of Georgia Urology’s Cumming and Northside Tower offices. His areas of expertise include female urology, endourology, urologic oncology and robotic surgery. He received his medical degree from the Emory University School of Medicine and completed an internship in internal medicine there, along with a residency in general surgery. He also completed a residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Urological Association. He has been the managing partner at Georgia Urology since 2000.
Dr. Andrew J. Kirsch practices out of Georgia Urology’s Meridian Mark office. His ares of expertise include pediatric urology. He has written about vesicouretal reflux, cryptorchidism and magnetic resonance urography. He received his medical degree from the State University of New York Health Science Center, where he received two research fellowship awards from the National Institutes of Health. He completed residencies in general surgery and urology at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his fellowship in pediatric urology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where he was an American Foundation for Urological Diseases Scholar. He has invented a surgical device and developed an endoscopic technique to correct urinary reflux in children that has become the standard of care worldwide. He is a past president of the Society for Fetal Urology and is a member of the American Urological Association, American Association of Pediatric Urologists, American Academy of Pediatrics and Society of Pediatric Urology. He has served on the advisory committee to the American Board of Urology and was sub-speciality editor of the Journal of Urology.
Dr. A. Keith Levinson practices out of Georgia Urology’s Decatur office. His areas of expertise include urologic oncology, female urology, enlarged prostate, kidney stones and no-needle-no-scalpel vasectomy. A graduate of the Medical College of Pennsylvania, he completed a surgical internship at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia and a urology residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York along with a fellowship in urologic oncology at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
Dr. Scott Miller practices out of Georgia Urology’s Northside Tower office. He is a graduate of the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his urologic residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center and his residency program was one of the first globally to introduce advanced urologic laparoscopy tenchniques. Dr. Miller is board certified by the American Board of Urology and he is an active member of the American Urological Association, the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons and the Endourological Society. Dr. Miller was the first urologic laparoscopist in the state of Georgia. Specializing exclusively in laparoscopic and robotic urologic surgery, he performs approximately 300 procedures of this type annually. He actively develops new surgical techniques and shares his methods and results with surgeons around the world. His most recent development is LapaRobotic Surgery™ (LapaRobotics™). The technique involves the melding of two separate but related surgical techniques – laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery. Dr. Miller has been board certified by the American Board of Urology since 1997. Dr. Miller has previously been selected as one of America’s Top Doctors for Cancer by Castle Connolly. He has been recognized as a Top Doctor by Atlanta magazine for seven consecutive years.
Dr. Hal Scherz practices out of Georgia Urology’s Alpharetta, Marietta and Meridian Mark offices. He is a pediatric urologist. He earned his medical degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio and performed his surgical residency at the University of California, San Diego and completed his urology residency there, as well. He completed a fellowship in pediatric urology at the Children’s Hospital of San Diego and the University of California, San Diego. He is a former past president of the American Association of Pediatric Urology and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics – Urology Section. He also is a member of the American Urological Association, Genitourinary Reconstructive Society, UROPAC, American Association of Clinical Urologists, American College of Surgeons, Medical Association of Georgia and the Greater Atlanta Pediatric Society. Dr. Scherz also is an associate professor of urology at Emory University School of Medicine and is an original member of the board of directors for the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Ambulatory Surgery Center. He is the managing partner of Georgia Pediatric Urology and former president of Georgia Urology. He has been recognized as a Top Doctor by Atlanta magazine every year since 2007.
Dr. Barry Ziholtz practices out of Georgia Urology’s Camp Creek and Riverdale offices. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, prostate cancer, overactive bladder, urinary incontinence, low testosterone and erectile dysfunction. He received his medical degree from New York Medical College. He was awarded a summer fellowship in pulmonary medicine at Metropolitan Hospital in New York. He performed his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York and completed a surgical internship there, as well. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is board certified by the American Board of Urology. He also is a member of the American Urological Association and has served as vice chief, chief of surgery and chairman of the medical staff at Southern Regional Medical Center.
Dr. Allen Futral practices out of Georgia Urology’s Conyers office. His areas of expertise include all areas of urology with a special emphasis in erectile dysfunction, female incontinence, prostate cancer and interstitial cystitis. He received his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and completed his residency in urology at Emory University School of Medicine where he was awarded the Grady Service Award and the William Hollis Cooner Award for compassion and clinical ability. He is board certified by the American Board of Urology. Dr. Futral is a member of the American Medical Association and the American Urological Association.
Dr. Lawrence Goldstone practices out of Georgia Urology’s Alpharetta and Northside Tower offices. His areas of expertise include male infertility, erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence and prostate cancer. He received his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School. He received his general surgery training at the University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center and served his residency in urology at Baylor College of Medicine, where he also was a fellow in urologic oncology. He is a member of the American Board of Urology, the American Urological Association, the American Cancer Society, the American Fertility Society, the Society for the Study of Male Reproduction and the American Society of Andrology. Dr. Goldstone also is a board member of the Atlanta Chapter of the American Jewish Committee.
Dr. Fred S. Shessel practices out of Georgia Urology’s Alpharetta and Northside Tower offices. His areas of expertise include urinary incontinence, InterStim® Therapy, prostate disease, stone disease and interstitial cystitis. He received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine and completed his intership at Emory University School of Medicine. He also performed a residency at the University of Miami Hospital. Dr. Shessel is a member of theAmerican Urological Association and American College of Surgeons.
Georgia Urology is the largest urology practice in Atlanta and throughout the Southeast. Georgia Urology has 29 locations and six ambulatory surgery centers. The practice is composed of 40 physicians, many of whom are fellowship-trained and hold advanced specialty training in oncology, laparoscopy, infertility, incontinence and pediatrics. Georgia Urology’s physicians use state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and advanced treatment techniques, including robot-assisted technology and minimally invasive procedures, to manage all urological problems in men, women and children. It is the practice’s mission to deliver the highest possible quality of care to all patients and to be the preeminent urology practice in the region.