Chan won first place for his submission titled "Can Urinary Nerve Growth Factor be used as a Biomarker in Anatomically Obstructed Females?"

Robert C. Chan, M.D., a recent graduate of the Continence, Neurourology, and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship at Houston Methodist Hospital and of the Urology Residency at Baylor College of Medicine, won first place in the prestigious Fellows Essay Research Competition at the 2014 American Urological Association South Central Section annual meeting. His prize winning submission highlights the novel role of nerve growth factor as a biomarker for voiding dysfunction in women.

Chan currently serves as the Director of the Center for Voiding Dysfunction at Northwoods Urology of Texas. He is the north Houston area’s first fellowship trained urologist specializing in female urology, neurourology, and incontinence. Chan offers minimally invasive options for surgical treatment of pelvic organ prolapse and complex incontinence with the use of the DaVinci robotic surgical system, as well as general urologic care.

Northwoods Urology was founded as the first large urology practice in North Houston in 1980 by Ronald G. Henry, M.D. Northwoods currently features six providers in three locations: The Woodlands, Kingwood and Huntsville. The group is known and recognized for being progressive, innovative, and compassionate.


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