The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville



The Department of Urology

Wesley M. White, MD

Associate Professor
Chairman

Clinical Focus

Urologic Oncology (Prostate and Kidney Cancer)
Minimally Invasive and Endoluminal Surgery

Research Focus

Social Determinants of Health as they relate to urologic cancers.

Use of robotics in the management of renal cell carcinoma.

Use of novel drug delivery systems in the treatment of prostate and kidney cancers.

Treatment pathway refinement that leads to opioid-sparing laparoscopic and robotic surgery.

 

Education

Medical School
University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis, TN

Internship
General Surgery, University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine

Residency
Urology, University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine

Fellowship
Laparoscopic and Robotic, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Certification

American Board of Urology

Professional Affiliations

Society of Urologic Oncology
American Urological Association

 

Books and Book Chapters

White, WM, Polin M: Robotic/laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy. In: Female Pelvic Surgery, Cham: Springer, 111-124, 2020.

White WM, Kaouk JH: Difficulties in laparoscopic and robotic living donor nephrectomy. In: Difficult Conditions in Laparoscopic Urologic Surgery. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 373-384, 2018.

Kaouk JH, White WM: Difficulties in laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy. In: Difficult Conditions in Laparoscopic Urologic Surgery. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 93-103, 2018.

Current Publications

Kentros ALH, White WM.
Editorial comment. Urology. 2023 Dec;182:131-132. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2023.06.041. Epub 2023 Oct 6.

Pehrson A, Onar G, Vance M, White W, Buehler J..
The impact of multimodal analgesia on length of stay and patient satisfaction after COVID-19: A retrospective study examining lean methodology in pain management for patients undergoing partial nephrectomies. Am J Med Qual. 2023 Nov 1;38(6):320-321. doi: 10.1097/JMQ.0000000000000143. Epub 2023 Nov 1.

Kentros ALH, White WM..
Re: Impact of inner layer renorrhaphy suture on renal artery pseudoaneurysm formation following robotic-assisted partial nephrectomy. Urology. 2023 Oct 5:S0090-4295(23)00738-0. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2023.06.041. Online ahead of print.

Griffin C, Crute W, White W.
Robotic-assisted laparoscopic repair of a penetrating extraperitoneal bladder injury. Urology. 2023 Aug 22:S0090-4295(23)00699-4. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2023.08.009. Online ahead of print.

White WM.
Editorial comment. Urology. 2022 Jan;159:126. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2021.06.059.

White WM.
Editorial comment. Urology. 2022 Jan;159:126. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2021.06.059.

Morgan TN, Dai JC, Kusin S, Kommidi V, Garbens A, Gahan J, Cadeddu JA, White WM.
Clinical outcomes of robotic assisted partial nephrectomy for pathologic T3a renal masses with venous tumor thrombus. Urology. 2021 Sep 16:S0090-4295(21)00843-8. [Epub ahead of print]

Morgan TN, Dai JC, Kusin S, Kommidi V, Garbens A, Gahan J, Cadeddu JA, White WM.
Clinical outcomes of robotic assisted partial nephrectomy for pathologic T3a renal masses with venous tumor thrombus. Urology. 2021 Sep 16:S0090-4295(21)00843-8. [Epub ahead of print]

Morgan TN, Dai JC, Kusin S, Kommidi V, Garbens A, Gahan J, Cadeddu JA, White WM.
Clinical outcomes of robotic assisted partial nephrectomy for pathologic T3a renal masses with venous tumor thrombus. Urology. 2021 Sep 16:S0090-4295(21)00843-8. [Epub ahead of print]

White WM.
Editorial comment. Urology. 2021 Feb;148:164-165.

White WM.
Editorial comment. Urology. 2020 Jun;140:83-84.

Shachner TR, Riedinger E, Grindstaff AD, Bienvenu J, White WM.
Grand rounds: Nested variant urothelial carcinoma of the bladder. Urology. 2020 Jun 19. [Epub ahead of print]

Cestari A, White WM.
A tale of two cities: Insight and practical considerations during the COVID pandemic. Urology. 2020 May 11. [Epub ahead of print]

Bradshaw AW, Autorino R, Simone G, Yang B, Uzzo RG, Porpiglia F, Capitanio U, Porter J, Bertolo R, Minervini A, Lau C, Jacobsohn K, Ashrafi A, Eun D, Mottrie A, White WM, Schips L, Challacombe BJ, De Cobelli O, Mir CM, Veccia A, Larcher A, Kutikov A, Aron.
Robotic partial nephrectomy versus minimally invasive radical nephrectomy for clinical T2a renal mass: A propensity score matched comparison from the ROSULA (Robotic Surgery for Large Renal Mass) collaborative group. BJU International. 2020 Mar 31. [Epub ahead of print]

Marchioni M, Berardinelli F, Zhang C, Simone G, Uzzo R, Capitanio U, Minervini A MD, Lau C, Kaouk J, Langestroer P, Checcucci E, De Luyk N, Porter JR, Gallucci M, Kutikov A, Larcher A, Mari A, Kilday PS, Rha KH, Quarto G, Perdona S, White W, Eun D, Derwee.
Effect of obesity and overweight status on complications and survival after minimally invasive kidney surgery in patients with clinical t2 renal masses. Journal of Endourology. 2020 Jan 17. [Epub ahead of print]

Bourn J, Rathore K, Donnell R, White W, Uddin MJ, Marnett L, Cekanova M.
Detection of carcinogen-induced bladder cancer by fluorocoxib A. BMC Cancer. 2019 Nov 27;19(1):1152.

Shirk JD, Thiel DD, Wallen EM, Linehan JM, White WM, Badani KK, Porter JR.
Effect of 3-dimensional virtual reality models for surgical planning of robotic-assisted partial nephrectomy on surgical outcomes: A randomized clinical trial. JAMA Network Open. 2019 Sep 4;2(9):e1911598.

Current Presentations

Kentros A, White W, Bienvenu J, Pehrson A, Buehler J, Sisk L. Social determinants of health association to persistent post operative opioid use after laparoscopic partial and radical nephrectomy Presented at 87th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association ; 2023 March - 15; Amelia Island .

Whitaker D, Wright T, White W, Lacy J. De novo urge incontinence after artificial urinary sphincter placement: It's more common than you think Presented at 87th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association ; 2023 March - 15; Amelia Island.

Griffin C, Crute W, White W. Robotic assisted laparoscopic repair of a penetrating extraperitoneal bladder injury Presented at 2023 Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association; 2023 March - 15; Amelia Island.

White W. Gee-Dineen Health Policy Forum II: Panel Discussion: Managing a Practice in 2025, the Post-COVID World. Presented at Southeastern Section of the AUA; 2022 March-19; San Juan, PR.

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 E, Reed K, White WM. Robotic Distal ureterectomy with uretero-enteric reimplant. 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.

Crute W, White W, Lacy J. Financial literacy and education among urology residents in southeastern section. 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.

Riedinger E, Reed K, White WM. Robotic distal ureterectomy with uretero-enteric reimplant. Presented at *Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association; 2020 Mar 18-21; New Orleans, LA.

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