Faculty: Robert Nadler and Boyd Viers

Moderator: Raymond Leveillee

Discussant: Jill Buckley


Dr. Robert Nadler

Dr. Nadler is a Professor of Urology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His  clinical interests include robotic prostatectomy and robotic partial nephrectomy. He is conducting research on robotic prostatectomy outcomes, focusing on erectile function and margin rates. He is also pioneering a technique of robotic partial nephrectomy, which avoids clamping the renal hilum to better preserve kidney function during robotic partial nephrectomy for renal cell cancer. He has written over 130 peer-reviewed manuscripts on minimally invasive surgical management of complex kidney stones, renal pelvis tumors, and UPJ obstruction. He also established one of the premier Laparoscopic Endourology fellowships in the world at Northwestern.

Dr. Boyd Viers

Dr. Boyd Viers is an Associate Professor of Urology specializing in trauma and complex genitourinary reconstruction at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.  He received his undergraduate degree from Iowa State University in Ames, IA. He underwent his medical training at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE and completed residency training in urology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.  He continued subspecialty fellowship training in trauma and genitourinary reconstruction at UT Southwestern in Dallas, TX under the mentorship of Dr. Allen Morey.  Research and clinical interests include open and advanced robotic reconstruction of male urethral stricture disease, male stress urinary incontinence, ureteral stricture, ureteropelvic junction obstruction, and urinary fistula. He also has an interest in the treatment of radiation, trauma, and iatrogenic urinary injury.  Dr. Viers is an active member of American Urological Association, North Central Section, and the Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons. He has published over 75 peer-reviewed original articles and speaks nationally on topics of genitourinary reconstruction. 

Raymond Leveillee, M.D.

Raymond J. Leveillee, M.D., is a urologist and member of Baptist Health Medical Group and the Director of the Bethesda Center for Advanced Robotics and Urologic Care. Dr. Leveillee earned his undergraduate degree from McGill University in Montreal, Québec and his medical degree in Urology from the Brown University Alpert Medical School in Providence, Rhode Island. He completed his residency training at Rhode Island Hospital and fellowship in Endourology & Laparoscopy at the University of Minnesota. For the past 20 years, Dr. Leveillee taught at the University of Miami’s Department of Urology and was the professor of urology, radiology and biomedical engineering, as well as the chief for the division of endourology and laparoscopy. His clinical interests include: laparoscopic surgery, endourology, stone treatment, and minimally invasive techniques for urologic disease, renal cell cancers and general urology.

Jill Buckley, M.D., FACS

Dr. Jill Buckley is a Professor at UC San Diego Health, specializing in Urologic Reconstructive Surgery. She completed her urology residency at UC San Francisco, followed by a fellowship in Reconstruction and Trauma Surgery at UC San Francisco under the mentorship of Dr. Jack McAninch. Prior to joining UCSD in 2013, she was faculty at the Lahey Hospital & Medical Center. Dr. Buckley graduated from UCLA and also earned her medical degree from UCLA. She is board certified in urology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). She is an active member of the American Urological Association (AUA), the Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons (GURS), chair of the GURS fellowship committee, a member of Trauma and Urologic Reconstructive Network of Surgeons (TURNS). She is the director of both the UC San Diego Urology Residency program and the Reconstructive Urology Fellowship (GURS). Dr. Buckley is an expert in complicated urinary disorders including urethral stricture, urinary fistulas, ureteral injuries, urologic trauma and complications following prostate cancer treatment. She has published numerous peer-reviewed research articles, book chapters and editorials. She receives invitations to speak at local, regional and international conferences. She is committed to patient care, resident education and advancing the field of reconstructive urology through clinical and translational research.