Faculty Development

In Kansas City, The Department of Urology at The University of Kansas Medical Center is dedicated to providing the best and most knowledgeable specialized patient care where patients always come first, from routine to complex cases. One of the reasons is because our physicians have dedicated their careers to specialized care within urology and have been responsible for setting standards for urology care in Kansas City, the region and nationally.  It is the ultimate goal of the Department of Urology to maintain the caliber of our faculty membership and their standards for the practice in Kansas City, the State of Kansas and the Mid-West region of the United States at this level.

The purpose of mentoring our young faculty members is to create a culture which will ensure the department goal is met and our faculty experience a successful career as defined by both personal and professional success.  Our Department of Urology's Mentoring Program provides each junior faculty member with a Senior Faculty Career Mentor along with a web based Virtual Mentor filled with resources necessary to become an excellent scholar for the Department, University and the community at large.

Faculty Development & Mentoring Committee


J. Brantley Thrasher, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Committee Chair
Professor and William L. Valk Chair of Urology

Ajay K. Nangia, MBBS
Associate Professor of Urology

Joshua A Broghammer, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Urology

A faculty member's career is his or her responsibility the mentoring program is designed to help them be successful in making the appropriate decisions to advance their career.

Merit, advancement and/or promotion are assessed according to the mission criteria of each academic track in the school of medicine.

Last modified: Apr 29, 2014