Meet Your Urologic Surgical Team at VA Boston Health Care | VA Boston Health Care

Meet your Urological Surgical Team. Here you will find photos and biographies for the urology team.
Dr. Lerner is Board Certified in Urology and Associate Professor at Boston University School of Medicine

Medical school: University of Arizona School of Medicine

Residence: Internship at the University of Arizona, (Speciality: General Surgery)
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, (General Surgery and Urology)

Brotherhood: Bay of Plenty Urology, Tauranga New Zealand (Fellowship: Endourology and Laser Surgery).

Board Certification: Urology

The clinical interests of Dr. Lerner include male and female voiding dysfunction, benign prostate surgery including laser therapy, neurourology and reconstruction. She is an active member of several professional urology organizations, journal editorial boards, and currently serves as chair of the American Urological Association’s BPH Guidelines. She is very interested in issues related to women in surgery, surgical energy, and resident education. Dr. Lerner has been with the VA for 18 years and considers it a great privilege to work with veterans and their peers at the VA.

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Dr. Garisto Risco is a urologist and assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School.

Medical school: Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Mexico
Residence: University of Panama- General Urology
Brotherhood: University of Toronto (Urologic Oncology Fellowship)
Cleveland Clinic (Advanced Laparoscopy and Robotic Surgery)
Board Certification:

Dr. Garisto is interested in Uro Oncology and Robotic Surgery

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Dr. Latini is Board Certified in Urology and Associate Professor at Boston University School of Medicine

Medical school: Dartmouth Medical School, MD, 1996
Residence: Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Urology, 2002
Brotherhood: University of Iowa, Genitourinary Surgery and Neurourology, 2003
Board Certification: Urology

The clinical interests of Dr. Latini include male urethral stricture and fistula disease, male urinary incontinence and voiding dysfunction, and neurourology. She is an active member of several professional urology organizations and journal editorial boards. She is very committed to the education of medical students and urology residents and mentoring interns and peers.

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Dr. David S. Wang is Board Certified in Urology and is an Associate Professor of Urology at Boston University School of Medicine.

Medical school: Yale School of Medicine, MD, 1996
Residence: Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Urology, 2002
Brotherhood: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery, 2003
Board Certification: American Board of Urology

The interests of Dr. Wang include all aspects of minimally invasive urological surgery.

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Matthew J. Bain is an attending physician in urology

Graduate School: Interservice Physician Assistant Program/University of Nebraska Medical Center 2010
School of Nursing or PA: Interservice Physician Assistant Program/University of Nebraska Medical Center 2011
Board Certification: N / A

PA Bain’s clinical interests include perioperative assessment, management, and optimization in our veteran population. PA Bain also enjoys spending time with his family and providing medical assistance and BH to soldiers as a PA in the US Army Reserve.

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Kimberly Heintz is a Urology Nurse Practitioner and is certified in Family Medicine.

Graduate School: University of Cincinnati – Bachelor of Nursing 2012
School of Nursing or PA: Walden University – Master of Science in Nursing 2020
Board Certification: Family Nurse; FNP-BC

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Lauren F. Lenihan [she / her / hers / herself] is a Board Certified Nurse in Podiatry and Urology Family Medicine

Graduate School: University of Massachusetts-Boston 2013
Nursing : Simmons University 2019
Board Certification: Family Nurse FNP-BC

Lauren Lenihan is currently working with the Urology and Podiatry specialties in VA Boston. In her spare time, she entertains with her family and friends, taking care of her animals and performing as a member of a local dance company.

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Tamarie Wheat, is a Board Certified Urology Nurse and Family Nurse Practitioner.

Graduate School: South University, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 2010
School of Nursing or PA: Bowie State University, 2015
Board Certification: FNP-BC

Tamarie Wheat’s clinical interests are in general urology, including BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia), ED (erectile dysfunction, kidney stones, OAB (overactive bladder) and bothersome urinary symptoms. In Tamarie Wheat’s spare time, she enjoys reading, caring the garden and spend time with your family.

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