Ryan Hankins, MD, has clinical expertise in general urology; urologic oncology related to kidney, bladder and prostate cancer; and men's health including erectile dysfunction. Additionally, he is skilled in the use of minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery. Dr. Hankins also performs the UroLift System procedure for patients with enlarged prostate (BPH).
Dr. Hankins attended the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine where he was awarded the distinguished J.K. Robinson award for outstanding achievement and service. He next completed an internship in general surgery at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital followed by his urology residency at MedStar Georgetown and MedStar Washington Hospital Center. While a urology resident, Dr. Hankins also trained at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Children's National Medical Center and the D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center. At NIH, he conducted research in surgical approaches to multifocal kidney cancer and has given presentations on the topic.
Dr. Hankins delivers individualized diagnosis and treatment strategies while providing an empathetic approach to patient-centered practice. He believes in a coordinated multimodal approach to patient care embodied in the spirit of cura personalis or care for the entire person.
"Robotic Multiplex Partial Nephrectomy: Comparison of Renal Function Outcomes Stratified by Chronic Kidney Disease Stage." American Urologic Association 03/2015.
"Renal Functional Outcomes after Robotic Multiplex Partial Nephrectomy: The National Cancer Institute Experience with Robotic Partial Nephrectomy for 3 or More Tumors in a Single Kidney." South Central Section meeting 03/2014.