Urology Center and Services in Rhode Island

Urology Research

The urology professionals at Rhode Island and The Miriam hospitals lead their field in vital, life-saving scientific and clinical research. Ventures into preserving and improving sperm health, researching the health benefits of scar-inhibiting peptides, and multidisciplinary approaches to the epigenetic effects of low-dose treatment therapies prove that the urology staff is committed to current and future patient health and disease prevention.

Notable research projects include ventures into pediatric renal traumas, treatment for hypospadias, and a partnered, longitudinal study on sperm health. Researchers are also looking to expand an international descriptive classification system for urological results. Currently used by Brown University, Duke University, and certain hospitals abroad, this technology would provide an international database for the comparison of certain medical outcomes. This promising technique has the potential to greatly accelerate urological research.

Current Research Grants

Anthony Caldamone, MD
  • Update on pediatric renal trauma: Our experience at a Level One Trauma Center
  • Latrogenic testicular ascent following inguinal surgery
Mary Flynn, PhD, RD, LDN
  • Dietary treatment of non-muscular invasive bladder cancer

Dragan J. Golijanin, MD

  • A prospective, open, comparative, within patient controlled multicenter phase 3 study of blue light cystoscopy with Cysview and white light cystoscopy using Karl Storz D-Light C PDD Flexible
  • Outcome of Fournier’s gangrene
  • Urethroplasty outcomes
  • Robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy: The Miriam experience with 1,000 cases
  • Emergent retrograde ureteral stent versus percutaneous nephrostomy in the setting of obstructing calculi and urosepsis
  • The effect of weight gain during early adulthood on stone burden

Mark Sigman, MD

  • Identification of molecular biomarkers in rat Sperm and testis exposed to bisphenol A
  • Impact of obesity on sperm transcriptonomicand epigenomic profiles in relation to sperm health
  • DNA methylation in sperm and male infertility