Stephen Overholser, M.D.
Dr. Stephen Overholser graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in biology from Miami University. He received his medical doctorate from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Upon commissioning into the U.S. Army, Dr. Overholser spent a transitional year at Madigan Army Medical Center where he served as class president. He completed his general surgery internship at Brooke Army Medical Center and his urology residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
His military medical officer career proved colorful, including serving as a battalion surgeon in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, working as a urologist at a military hospital in Rwanda, East Africa, and serving as chief of urology at Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg. Dr. Overholser ended his military service with the rank of Major, having received numerous awards and decorations, including the Meritorious Service Medal.
Dr. Overholser is a member of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States; the American Medical Association; the American Urologic Association; and the Society of Government Service Urologists. He served as an assistant professor at the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Additionally, Dr. Overholser has co-authored many publications, participated in several presentations at professional conferences, and worked on various research projects, including a multi-institutional collaboration to develop fully autonomous surgical robotics.
He practices general urology and focuses on enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia), prostate cancer, kidney masses, kidney stones, and erectile dysfunction. His specialties include robotic, laparoscopic, and endoscopic surgeries, and percutaneous stone surgery.
“I was drawn to urology, because of the relationships you form with patients,” he says. “Many of the people you’re seeing you know by name, you know their families, and you know their stories. You get the opportunity to work with them for years, and that type of kinship is pretty awesome.”
When not working, Dr. Overholser enjoys family time, golfing, long-distance running, and writing fiction.