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October 15, 2001


Emory Names Dr. Jeff Carney as Chief of Urology at Grady Memorial Hospital

K. Jeff Carney, MD, Pharm.D., assistant professor at Emory University School of Medicine and urology surgeon, is the new chief of urology at Grady Memorial Hospital. Carney, who is the first physician to hold the position full-time, began working at Grady Aug. 1. His specialties include general urology, oncology, trauma and reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Carney received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia, and completed his urology residency training in Norfolk, Va., at Eastern Virginia Medical School, a major center for reconstructive surgery. There he performed extensive reconstructive surgery of the genitourinary system following trauma.

After residency training, Dr. Carney completed a two-year fellowship in surgical oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, N.Y., where he treated prostate, kidney, bladder and testicular cancers. In 2000, Dr. Carney trained under the direction of Jack McAninch, M.D., a trauma and reconstructive surgeon at the University of California at San Francisco. His extensive training has included general urology, oncology, trauma and reconstructive surgery.

Now that he is at Grady Hospital, Dr. Carney said he couldn't feel more at home. While studying to become a pharmacist in the late 1980s, Dr. Carney worked as a poison information specialist with the Georgia Poison Center from 1987 to 1989, which was then located inside Grady Hospital.

Dr. Carney has performed significant surgery already at Grady, including both cancer and reconstructive cases, and said he is motivated by compassion for his patients.

While the average man may not be diagnosed with prostate cancer until the age of 71, Dr. Carney said he is doing his best to spread the message of early detection and prevention. While living in Norfolk, Buffalo and San Francisco, Dr. Carney often addressed audiences of men and their families and loved ones, educating them about the signs and symptoms of prostate cancer, and encouraged them to be tested and treated.

Fray Marshall, M.D, professor and chairman of the Department of Urology in Emory School of Medicine, said he is pleased to have Dr. Carney on Emory's medical staff.

"We are all exceedingly fortunate to have such a nice, capable, well-trained urologist to run the urology service at Grady," Marshall said. "He will make a big difference."


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