The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville



The Department of Urology

Ryan B. Pickens, MD

Assistant Professor

Clinical Focus

Minimally Invasive/Robotic Surgery focusing on: Kidney Cancer, Kidney Stones, BPH, and Ureteral Reconstruction.

Education

Medical School

University of Louisville College of Medicine

Internship

University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine
Residency

University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine

Fellowship

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Certification

American Board of Urology

Professional Affiliations

Endourological Society
American Urological Association,
American College of Surgeons
Tennessee Medical Association
Knoxville Academy of Medicine
Kentucky Medical Association
American Medical Association
Sigma Chi Fraternity

Current Presentations

Fisher JS, Reed K, Patel N, Pickens R, Lacy J, Bienvenu J, White W. Potential benefits of a dedicated difficult urinary catheter (DUC) team: The 4-year experience at a single institution. Presented at *American Urological Association; 2020 May 15-18; Washington, DC.

Riedinger EC, Pickens RB, Bienvenu JM, Shirk JD, Thiel DD, Wallen EM, Linehan JM, Badani KK, Porter JR, White WM. Effect of 3-Dimensional, virtual reality models for surgical planning of robotic-assisted partial nephrectomy on surgical outcome: A randomized clinical trial. Presented at *Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association; 2020 Mar 18-21; New Orleans, LA.

Fisher JS, Crute W, Benton O, Reed K, Lacy J, White W, Pickens R. Outcomes and financial impacts of mini PCNL in stones larger than 1.5 centimeters versus PCNL. Presented at *Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association; 2020 Mar 18-21; New Orleans, LA.

Fisher JS, Reed K, Patel N, Pickens R, Lacy J, Bienvenu J, White W. Potential benefits of a dedicated difficult urinary catheter (DUC) team: The 4-year experience at a single institution. Presented at *Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association; 2020 Mar 18-21; New Orleans, LA.

Fisher S, Pickens R. Comparison of robotic assisted donor right nephrectomy to laparoscopic left nephrectomy in patient undergoing living donor renal transplant. Presented at 83rd Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Section of American Urological Association; 2019 Mar 12-17; Phoenix, AZ.

Earl JA, Benton O, Sorensen M, Clark CJ, Pickens RB, White WM. Prostate imaging reporting and data system version 2: A predictor of biopsy outcome? Presented at 83rd Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Section of American Urological Association; 2019 Mar 12-17; Phoenix, AZ.

Fisher S, Pickens R. Comparison of robotic assisted donor right nephrectomy to laparoscopic left nephrectomy in patient undergoing living donor renal transplant. Presented at 3rd Annual North American Robotic Urology Synosium; 2019 Feb 8-11; Las Vegas, NV.

Winter CA, White WM, Pickens RB. Bulb suction drainage is not necessary after routine robotic-assisted partial nephrectomy: A large case-control analysis. Presented at American Urological Association; 2017 May 12-16; Boston, MA.

Basham KB, Pickens RB. Tubeless mini percutaneous nephrolithotomy: A single institution experience with outpatient management of renal calculi. Presented at American Urological Association; 2017 May 12-16; Boston, MA.

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