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Director Bios

Undergraduate: Hampden-Sydney College (1984)
Medical School: Medical College of Virginia (1988)

Residency: Medical College of Virginia (Urology/General Surgery 1993)

Fellowship: University of Florida (1994)

Academic/Professional Appointments:
Ann and Paul Schellhammer MD Professorship
Associate Professor of Urology, Eastern Virginia Medical School
Cancer Committee, Chesapeake General Hospital/Eastern Virginia Medical School
Quality Improvement Committee, Sentara Hospitals
Secretary-Treasurer of Tidewater Urological Association/ President
Chief of Urology Service, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
President, Virginia Urological Society
Surgical Service Committee, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

A native of Norfolk, Dr. Given earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, VA, in 1988 after completing his undergraduate studies at Hampden-Sydney College. He completed his surgical internship and urologic residency training at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond in 1993. Following his residency training, Dr. Given earned a urologic oncology fellowship at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, in 1994. He has been practicing urologic oncology in the area since that time.

As a urologic oncologist, Dr. Given’s focus is on the treatment of prostate, bladder, kidney and testes cancer. He is also active in clinical research trials in urologic oncology and serves as principal investigator in several of these trials. He is an associate professor of urology at Eastern Virginia Medical School and is currently a member of the COLD Registry Board.

Dr. Given has served as president of the Tidewater Urologic Society, president of the Virginia Urological Society and chief of urology at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Urology and the National Board of Medical Examiners.

Dr. Given is a member of the American Urological Association, the Society of Urologic Oncology, the Mid-Atlantic Section of the American Urological Association, and the Virginia Urological Society. He has presented at numerous meetings of these organizations. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Given is married and has 3 children. When not working, he enjoys golf, skiing, and spending time with his family.

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