Having recently hired three fellowship-trained urologists and scientists, The Ohio State University is poised to broaden subspecialty services and launch new research initiatives. Together, these new faculty members will help the Department of Urology improve access to care and health services, strengthen multidisciplinary collaborations, and expand treatments for women with pelvic floor disorders and adults with genitourinary cancers.
Irene Crescenze, MD
With the addition of Dr. Crescenze, an expert in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (FPMRS), the department will broaden its focus on women’s health to include the medical and surgical management of women with pelvic floor disorders including pelvic organ prolapse.
Following completion of her urology residency at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Crescenze obtained a FPMRS fellowship at the University of Michigan. Her urological training and background in biomedical engineering make her uniquely qualified to lead clinical and translational studies that aim to improve bladder care in patients with voiding dysfunction.
As part of that effort, Dr. Crescenze and colleagues from the Department of Urology will partner with clinicians and scientists from The Belford Center for Spinal Cord Injury, a renowned research program within The Ohio State Neurological Institute.
Shawn Dason, MD
Dr. Dason joins the Department of Urology on the heels of completing his urologic oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Drawing on his experience in robotic urologic surgery and other minimally invasive procedures, he will help care for patients with genitourinary cancers.
In addition to maintaining his clinical practice, Dr. Dason will lead research to better understand applications for novel functional imaging in patients with bladder or prostate cancers. One of his priorities is to collaborate on imaging science studies with researchers from the Wright Center of Innovation in Biomedical Imaging at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
John Oliver DeLancey, MD, MPH
With a diverse background in epidemiology, research and general urology, Dr. DeLancey has joined Ohio State as a clinical and health sciences researcher. While he most recently completed a urology residency and research fellowship at Northwestern University, he also has a master’s in public health from Emory University.
In his new role, Dr. DeLancey will help Ohio State better understand the social factors, financing systems, organizational structures and processes, health technologies and personal behaviors that affect healthcare delivery in central and southern Ohio.
On behalf of the Department of Urology, he will also help lead efforts to partner with other Ohio State programs that focus on health services research. These include the Center for the Advancement of Team Science, Analytics and Systems Thinking (CATALYST) in Health Services and Implementation Science Research – a program within The Ohio State University College of Medicine – and the Center for Surgical Health Assessment, Research and Policy (SHARP) within the Department of Surgery.