Georgia Urology is proud to announce that 12 of our physicians appear in the May issue of Georgia Trend magazine and rank among its exclusive list of Top Doctors for 2022.
Georgia Urology would like to recognize the following doctors for outstanding patient care: Drs. Andrew J. Kirsch, Wolfgang Cerwinka, Michael Garcia-Roig, Edwin A. Smith, Warren Todd Oberle, Lambda Msezane, Carl Capelouto, Shaya Taghechian, Lewis S. Kriteman, Harry Rutland, Allen Futral, and Bert Chen.
Georgia Trend’s third annual listing of the state’s top doctors was created in partnership with DataJoe Research. The process included peer voting and a review of government sources.
Congratulations to our Georgia Trend magazine Top Doctors, who serve as yet another example of Georgia Urology’s commitment to excellence.
Dr. Carl Capelouto
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 Urology Residency Program and his internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Mass. He is a member of the American Urological Association, Southeastern Urological Association, and Atlanta Urological Association. Dr. Capelouto is a multiple recipient of Top Doctors honors by Atlanta magazine.
Dr. Wolfgang Cerwinka
Dr. Wolfgang Cerwinka practices at Georgia Urology’s Duluth, Johns Creek, and Sandy Springs offices. His areas of expertise are pediatric urology and treatment of congenital genitourinary diseases. Dr. Cerwinka graduated from Karl Franzens University Graz in Austria. He then completed his residency at the University of Miami in Florida. He also completed fellowships in molecular and cellular physiology at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, and Pediatric Urology at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Cerwinka was the 2020 recipient of the William F. Meyers, MD Quality Award through his work with the Children’s Care Network (TCCN), a physician-led, taxable nonprofit subsidiary corporation of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Dr. Bert Chen
Dr. Bert Chen practices at Georgia Urology’s Conyers and Decatur offices. In addition to general urology, Dr. Chen’s areas of expertise include laparoscopic and robotic surgery, stone disease, urinary incontinence, and urologic oncology. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Yale University. He earned his medical degree at Medical College of Georgia where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical school honor society. He completed his general surgery internship and urology residency at the University of Michigan. Dr. Chen is a diplomate of the American Board of Urology and a member of the American Urological Association.
Dr. Allen Futral
Dr. Allen Futral practices at Georgia Urology’s Conyers office. Dr. Futral’s 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. Dr. Futral 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. Michael Garcia-Roig
Dr. Michael Garcia-Roig practices at Georgia Urology’s Decatur, Cumming, and Sandy Springs offices. Committed to improving patient outcomes, Dr. Garcia-Roig has continued to be involved in research, focusing on topics such as vesicoureteral reflux, kidney stones, and spina bifida related outcomes. His knowledge and expertise have led him to spearhead a variety of research projects. He has published extensively, serving as author or co-author of more than 60 publications, including peer-reviewed articles, reviews, and abstracts. He is board-certified by the American Board of Urology, a diplomate of the American Board of Urology, and an active member of the American Urological Association. He also serves as the director of the HAWK Center, the co-director to the Differences of Sexual Differentiation (DSD) clinic, and a member of multiple subcommittees within Georgia Urology.
Dr. Andrew J. Kirsch
Dr. Andrew J. Kirsch practices at Georgia Urology’s Sandy Springs pediatrics office. His areas of expertise include pediatric urology. He has written about vesicoureteral 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 Urologic Disease 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 member of the American Urological Association, American Association of Pediatric Urologists, American Academy of Pediatrics, and Society for Pediatric Urology. Dr. Kirsch is a multiple recipient of America’s Top Doctors honors by Castle Connolly.
Dr. Lewis S. Kriteman
Dr. Lewis S. Kriteman practices at Georgia Urology’s Cumming and Roswell offices. In addition to general urology, he has a particular interest in male and female voiding dysfunction, and treatment of enlarged prostate (BPH), utilizing minimally-invasive procedures such as UroLift, Rezūm, and Aquablation. Dr. Kriteman graduated as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. He completed his general surgery and urology residencies at Emory University. He has presented numerous papers at both national and international meetings, and he is a member of the American Urological Association and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Lambda Msezane
Dr. Lambda Msezane practices at Georgia Urology’s Dectur office. In addition to general urology, she treats prostate cancer, urinary incontinence, and overactive bladder. Dr. Msezane is an expert in robotic and laparoscopic surgery, women’s health, and urologic cancers. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, Penn. She completed her residency in surgery and in urology at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Msezane was awarded the American Urology Association’s Travel Urology Award, the Novecea Gerald M. Murphy Scholar Award, and the Schoenberg Research Scholar Award at the University of Chicago for her research on prostate, urothelial biology, and bladder cancer.
Dr. Warren Todd Oberle
Dr. Warren Todd Oberle practices at Georgia Urology’s Marietta and Sandy Springs offices. Dr. Oberle is a board-certified urologist who specializes in advanced laparoscopy and robotic surgery. He uses his skills in robotics and minimally-invasive surgery to treat prostate, kidney, and bladder cancer as well as benign diseases such as kidney stones, vaginal prolapse, and ureteral obstruction. His primary focus is on urologic oncology, with a particular interest in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate, kidney, and bladder cancer. He works closely with primary care physicians, oncologists, and radiation oncologists to offer treatment tailored to individual patients and their disease. Dr. Oberle completed his general surgery training and urology residency at the University of Maryland after earning a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch.
Dr. Harry Rutland
Dr. Harry Rutland practices at Georgia Urology’s Cumming and Roswell offices. He practices general urology with a particular interest in the treatment of stone disease, enlarged prostate (BPH), and urological cancers. He specializes in laparoscopic kidney surgery. He received his medical degree from University of Alabama School of Medicine. He completed his internship in surgery and residency in urology at Emory University Hospitals where he was Chief Resident in Urology from 2005-2006. Dr. Rutland is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Urological Association.
Dr. Edwin A. Smith
Dr. Edwin A. Smith practices at Georgia Urology’s Sandy Springs and Marietta pediatrics offices. He has a special interest and broad experience in the management of pediatric urinary stone disease and genitourinary reconstructive surgery. A graduate of Davidson College, he received his medical degree at Emory University School of Medicine. His general surgery internship and urology residency were completed at Emory University affiliated hospitals. Dr. Smith completed a two-year postgraduate fellowship in pediatric urology at Egleston Children’s Hospital and Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital. Dr. Smith is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of several professional medical associations, including the American Urological Association, Society for Pediatric Urology, and the Society for Fetal Urology. Dr. Smith is a clinical faculty member at Emory University. He has published numerous scientific articles and book chapters.
Dr. Shaya Taghechian
Dr. Shaya Taghechian practices at Georgia Urology’s Marietta and Woodstock offices. In addition to general urology, Dr. Taghechian’s special interest and expertise include prostate health, female urology, urinary control problems, and sexual dysfunction. Dr. Taghechian received her Bachelor of Science in biology and Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Emory University. She remained at Emory University, attending the School of Medicine, where she completed her medical degree. Dr. Taghechian completed a residency in surgery and urology at the University of Texas in Houston. She is a member of the American Urological Association.