2nd Annual Erich K. Lang Lectureship in Urology | Mani Menon, MD
Mani Menon, MD
Rajendra and Padma Vattikuti Distinguished
Chair in Oncology
Vattikuti Urology Institute, Henry Ford Health System
Erich K. Lang, MD is one of the world’s true pioneers of Interventional Radiology, having authored hundreds of articles pertaining to cardiovascular and urinary tract diagnostic and therapeutic interventional procedures.
Notably Dr. Lang, along with Dr. David Sabiston, first described “Coronary Arteriography in the Selection of Patients for Surgery” in 1960 while working at Johns Hopkins Hospital, among countless other contributions. Dr. Lang’s career has spanned development of IR programs at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Louisiana State University, Tulane University, Hopkins and SUNY Downstate.
Residents in Urology and Radiology at Downstate have been most fortunate to be mentored by a key opinion leader who has combined extraordinary skills and the spirit of innovation with rare kindness and humility. Through Dr. Lang’s magnanimous donation, Downstate Urology is fortunate to establish an eponymous lecture series which will be highlighted this year by Dr. Mani Menon’s presentation of “Prostate Cancer: Lessons from Bernard Fisher”.
Dr. Menon is the Rajendra and Padma Vattikuti Distinguished Chair in Oncology, Vattikuti Urology Institute, Director, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Menon is a pioneer in robotic surgery and one of the foremost urologists in the United States. The robotic approach that Dr. Menon developed, the Vattikuti Institute Prostatectomy (VIP), revolutionized the field of Urology, and has become the gold standard for the surgical treatment of prostate cancer.