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Ouida L. Westney, MD

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Associate Professor, Department of Urology, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Dual/Joint/Adjunct Appointment

Associate Professor, Department of Urology, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Department of Urology
Unit Number: 1373
Houston, TX 77030
Room Number: CPB7.3237
Phone: 713-792-3250
Fax: 713-794-4824
Email: owestney@mdanderson.org

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1992 Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, MD, Medicine
1988 Howard University, Washington, DC, BS, Zoology

Board Certifications

2/2001 The American Board of Urology

Experience/Service

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX, 6/1999-8/2005

Administrative Appointments/Responsibilities

Chief of Urology Service, Memorial Hermann Hospital System, Houston, TX, 1/2009-12/2009
Division Head, Department of Urology, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX, 1/2005-12/2009
Program Director (authorized GSBS program), Department of Urology, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX, 1/2005-12/2009
Fellowship Co-Director, Female Urology, Neurology and Pelvic Reconstruction, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, 7/2001-6/2009
Medical Director, Department of Urology, Urology and Continence Center, Memorial Hermann Hospital System, Houston, TX, 6/1999-6/2005

Other Appointments/Responsibilities

Operating Room Committee, Memorial Hermann Hospital Committee, Houston, TX, 1/2002-12/2009
Medical Information Committee, Memorial Hermann Hospital System, Houston, TX, 1/2002-12/2004
Clinical Information Systems Practice Committee, Memorial Hermann Hospital System, Houston, TX, 1/2002-1/2003

Endowed Positions

Edward J. McGuire Distinguished Chair in Urology, C.R. Bard, Inc., Houston, TX, 1/2007-12/2009

Institutional Committee Activities

Sub-Commitee of the CCMS, Focused Professional Practice Evaluation Committee, 12/2011-8/2012
Committee Member, MD Anderson Credentials Committee of the Medical Staff (CCMS), 9/2011-8/2014
Member, Orthopedic Surgery Chairman Search Committee, 10/2006-12/2006
Committee Member, MD Anderson Graduate Medical Education Committee, 7/2006-present
Member, Otolaryngology Chairman Search Committee, 1/2006-5/2006
Member, Internal Review Executive Committee, 1/2005-12/2005

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Lee D, Westney OL, Wang R. Combination surgery for erectile dysfunction and male incontinence. Curr Urol Rep 12(6):461-9, 12/2011. PMID: 21956147.
2. Ghoniem G, Corcos J, Comiter C, Westney OL, Herschorn S. Durability of urethral bulking agent injection for female stress urinary incontinence: 2-year multicenter study results. J Urol 183(4):1444-9, 4/2010. e-Pub 2/2010. PMID: 20171691.
3. Gorbatiy V, Westney OL, Romero C, Wang R. Outcomes of simultaneous placement of an inflatable penile prosthesis and a male urethral sling through a single perineal incision. J Sex Med 7(2 Pt 1):832-8, 2/2010. e-Pub 9/2009. PMID: 19796057.
4. Zafirakis H, De EJ, Pisters LL, Pettaway C, Westney OL. Long-term outcomes and patient satisfaction of continent catheterizable limb and augmentation cystoplasty simultaneous with salvage prostatectomy. Neurourol Urodyn 29 Suppl 1:S51-6, 2010. PMID: 20419802.
5. Yuan J, Westney OL, Wang R. Design and application of a new rat-specific vacuum erectile device for penile rehabilitation research. J Sex Med 6(12):3247-53, 12/2009. e-Pub 9/2009. PMID: 19758281.
6. Yuan J, Westney OL, Ruan KH, Wang R. A new strategy, SuperEnzyme gene therapy in penile rehabilitation. J Sex Med 6 Suppl 3:328-33, 3/2009. PMID: 19267856.
7. Ghoniem G, Corcos J, Comiter C, Bernhard P, Westney OL, Herschorn S. Cross-linked polydimethylsiloxane injection for female stress urinary incontinence: results of a multicenter, randomized, controlled, single-blind study. J Urol 181(1):204-10, 1/2009. e-Pub 11/2008. PMID: 19013613.
8. De EJ, Hou P, Estrera AL, Sdringola S, Kramer LA, Graves DE, Westney OL. Pelvic ischemia is measurable and symptomatic in patients with coronary artery disease: a novel application of dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging. J Sex Med 5(11):2635-45, 11/2008. e-Pub 8/2008. PMID: 18761598.
9. Sotelo TM, Westney OL. Outcomes related to placing an artificial urinary sphincter using a single-incision, transverse-scrotal technique in high-risk patients. BJU Int 101(9):1124-7, 5/2008. PMID: 18399828.
10. Zafirakis H, Wang R, Westney OL. Combination Therapy for Male Erectile Dysfunction and Urinary Incontinence. Asian J Androl 10(1):149-54, 1/2008.
11. Yuan J, Desouza R, Westney OL, Wang R. Insights of Priapism Mechanism and Rationale Treatment for Recurrent Priapism. Asian J Androl 10(1):88-101, 1/2008.
12. Hou P, De EJ, Kramer LA, Westney OL. Dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI study of male pelvic perfusion at 3T: Preliminary clinical report. J Magn Reson Imaging 25(1):160-9, 2007.
13. De E, Pisters LL, Pettaway, CA, Scott S, Westney OL. Salvage Prostatectomy with Bladder Neck Closure, Continent Catheterizable Stoma and Bladder Augmentation: Feasibility and Patient-Reported Continence Outcomes at 32 months. Journal of Urology 177(6):2200-4, 2007.
14. Westney OL, Scott S, Wood C, Eddings T, Johnson MM, Taylor JM, McGuire J, Pisters LL. Suburethral Sling at the Time of Radical Prostatectomy in Patients at High Risk for Postoperative Incontinence. BJU Int 98(2):308-313, 2006.
15. Westney OL. Diagnostic Discordance of Electromyography (EMG) versus Voiding Cystourethrogram (VCUG) for Detrusor-External Sphincter Dyssynergy (DESD). Neurol Urodyn 24(7):616-21, 2005.
16. Westney OL, Bevan-Thomas R, Palmer JL, Cespedes RD, McGuire EJ. Transurethral Collagen Injection for Male Intrinsic Sphincter Deficiency: The UT-Houston Experience. Journal of Urology 173(3):994-997, 2005.
17. Sotelo T, Westney OL. Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections in Women. Current Women's Health Reports 3:313-8, 2003.
18. Westney OL, Lee JT, Palmer JL, Cespedes RD, Amundsen CL, McGuire EJ. Long-term results of Ingelman-Sundberg Denervation Procedure for Urge Incontinence Refractory to Medical Therapy. Journal of Urology 168:1044-7, 2002.
19. Graham CW, Dmochowski RR, Faerber GJ, Clemens JQ, Westney OL. Public Osteomyelitis Following Bladder Neck Surgery Using Bone Anchors: A Report of 9 Cases. Journal of Urology 168:2055-7, 2002.
20. Austin PF, Westney OL, Leng WW, McGuire EJ, Ritchey ML. Advantages of Rectus Fascial Slings For Urinary Incontinence in Children with Neuropathic Bladders. Journal of Urology 165:2369-2371, 2001.
21. Westney OL, Amundsen CL, McGuire EJ. Bladder Endometriosis: Conservative Management. Journal of Urology 163:1814-1817, 2000.
22. Morgan TO, Westney OL, McGuire EJ. Pubovaginal Sling: 4-Year Outcome Analysis and Quality of Life Assessment. Journal of Urology 163:1845-1848, 2000.
23. Pister LL, English SF, Scott SM, Westney OL, Dinney CPN, McGuire EJ. Salvage Prostatectomy with Continent Catheterizable Urinary Reconstruction: A Novel Approach to Recurrent Prostate Cancer Following Radiation Therapy. Journal of Urology 163:1771-1774, 2000.
24. Clemens JQ, DeLancey JO, Faerber GJ, Westney OL, McGuire EJ. Urinary Tract Erosions After Synthetic Pubovaginal Slings: Diagnosis and Management Strategy. Urology 56:589-594, 2000.
25. Westney OL, Del Terzo MA, McGuire EJ. Balloon Dilation of Posterior Urethral Stricture Secondary to Radiation and Cryotherapy in a Patient with a Functional Artificial Urethral Sphincter. J Endo 13:585-586, 1999.
26. Westney OL. Collagen Injections for Stress Urinary Incontinence. Jpn J Endourul ESWL 12:28-37, 1999.
27. Westney OL, Pisters LL, Pettaway CA, Tu SM, Pollack A, Dinney CP. Presentation, Methods of Diagnosis and therapy for Pelvic Recurrence Following Radical Cystectomy for Transitional Cell Carcinoma of the Bladder. Journal of Urology 159:792, 1998.
28. Pisters LL, Westney OL. The Management of Locally Recurrent Invasive Bladder Cancer Following Radical Cystectomy. Seminars in Urologic Oncology 14:112-119, 1996. PMID: 8734739.

Invited Articles

1. Lee D, Westney OL, Wang R. Combination Surgery for Erectile Dysfunction and Male Incontinence. Curr Urol Rep 12(6):461-9, 12/2011.
2. Westney OL. The neurogenic bladder and incontinent urinary diversion. Urol Clin North Am 37(4):581-92, 11/2010. PMID: 20955909.
3. Westney OL. Salvage surgery for bladder outlet obstruction after prostatectomy or cystectomy. Curr Opin Urol 18(6):570-4, 11/2008. PMID: 18832941.
4. Sotelo T, Westney OL. Treatment of voiding dysfunction following radiation therapy for carcinoma of the prostate. Current Reports (Bladder Dysfunction) 2(3):180-5, 2007.
5. Sotelo T, Westney OL. Voiding Dysfunction after Radiation Therapy for Carcinoma of the Prostate. Current Reports (Bladder Dysfunction) 2(1):49-54, 2007.
6. Sotelo T, Westney OL. Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections in Women. Current Women's Health Reports 3:313-8, 2003.
7. Westney OL, McGuire EJ. Surgical Procedures for the Treatment of Urge Incontinence. Tech Urol 7:126-32, 2001.
8. Westney OL, McGuire EJ. Compliance as a Determinant of Obstructive Uropathy. Issues in Incontinence 1:5-8, 1999.

Editorials

1. Westney OL, Leng WW, McGuire EJ. Urethral Diverticulum: Diagnosis, Classification and Management. AUA News September/October, 1998.
Other Articles
1. Westney OL, Kwong PO, McGuire EJ. Genitourinary Fistulae. Clinics of Colon and Rectal Surgery 16:39-49, 2003.

Abstracts

1. Lee D, Hinh P, Westney OL. Outcomes Of Artificial Urinary Sphincter Prosthesis Implantation For Treatment Of Stress Urinary Incontinence In Patients With Ileal Neobladder. Neurourol Urodyn 30(2):276 (#Poster #NM50), 2011.
2. Zafirakis H, Alba F, Shapiro A, Westney OL. Outcomes Following Transcorporal Placement of an Artificial Urinary Sphincter. Neurourol Urodyn 28(7) (#90), 2009.
3. Zafirakis H, Alba F, Westney OL. Preoperative pad weight and pad number as a predictor of failure of single cuff Artificial Urinary Sphincter. Neurourol Urodyn 28(7) (#89), 2009.
4. Yuan J, Chunn JL, Mi T, Molina JG, Abassi S, Sun C, Zhang J, Miller CS, Westney OL, Blackburn MR, Kellems RE, Xia Y, Wang R. Adenosine Deaminase Knockout in Mice Induces Priapism via A2B Receptor. Journal of Urology 177:227, 2007.
5. Westney OL, Romero CA, Wang R. Inflatable Penile Prosthesis Implantation and Male Sling: A Perineal Approach. Journal of Sexual Medicine 4 (Suppl 1):78, 2007.
6. Handel LN, Ashok S, Shapiro AM, Westney OL, Morey AF, Klutke C, Brandes SB, Miller KS. Multicenter experience with tandem cuff artificial urinary sphincter as primary and salvage treatment for male urinary incontinence. J Urol 175:117, 2006.
7. De E, Patel C, Tharian B, Westney OL, Graves DE, Hairston, JC. Diagnostic Discordance of Electromyography (EMG) versus Voiding Cystourethrogram (VCUG) for Detrusor-External Sphincter Dyssynergy (DESD). J Urol 173:353, 2005.
8. De E, Patel C, Tharian B, Westney OL, Graves DE, Hairston JC. Diagnostic Discordance of Electromyography (EMG) versus Voiding Cystourethrogram (VCUG) for Detrusor-External Sphincter Dyssynergy (DESD). Neurourol Urodyn 24(2):163-4, 2005.
9. Patel C, De E, Tharian B, Westney OL. Intrathecal Baclofen Improves Capacity in Neurogenic Bladder But Overall Function Remains Unchanged. Neurourol Urodyn 24(2):162-3, 2005.
10. Ghoneim G, Bernhard P, Corcos J, Comiter C, Tomera K, Westney O, Herschorn S, Lucente V, Smith J, Wahle G, Mulcahy J. Macroplastique® for the Treatment of Female Stress Urinary Incontinence: Two-Year Outcome. Int Urogyn J 16 (Suppl 2):S130, 2005.
11. Ghoneim G, Bernhard P, Corcos J, Comiter C, Tomera K, Westney O, Herschorn S, Lucente V, Smith J, Wahle G, Mulcahy J. Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial to Evaluate Macroplastique® Urethral Bulking Agent for the Treatment of Female Stress Urinary Incontinence. Int Urogyn J 16 (Suppl 2):S129, 2005.
12. Taylor J, Hairston JC, Graves DE, Sipski ML, Westney OL. Preliminary Data from the Validation of a Questionnaire on Sexual Function in Women with Spinal Cord Injury. J Spin Cord Med 28(3):148, 2005.
13. De E, Pisters LL, Pettaway CA, Scott S, Westney OL. Salvage Prostatectomy with Bladder Neck Closure and Continent Catheterizable Bladder Augmentation: 31 Month Follow-up by Patient Report and Incontinence Symptom Index. J Urol 173:78, 2005.
14. Westney OL, Wilson SK. Simultaneous Penile Prosthesis and Artificial Urinary Sphinicter via a Transverse Scrotal Incision. J Urol 171(4):387, 2004.
15. Westney OL, McGuire EJ. Transvaginal Urethrolysis with Circumferential Martius Urethral Fat Wrap at a Minimum of 2.5 Years Follow-Up. BJU 90(2):157, 2002.
16. Habenicht K, Westney OL, Blalock HJ, Fredriksson W, Leng WW, McGuire EJ. Long-Term Results of Detrusor Myectomy for Intractable Detrusor Instability, Hyperreflexia or Poor Compliance. J Urol, 2001.

Book Chapters

1. Zafirakis H, Westney OL. Artificial Urinary Sphincters. In: Glenn’s Urologic Surgery 7th Edition. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins: Pennsylvania, 2010.
2. Westney OL. Vesicorvaginal Fistula. In: Glenn's Urologic Surgery 7th Edition. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins: Pennsylvania, 2010.
3. Westney OL. Bladder Neck Slings for Stress Urinary Incontinence. In: Female Urology: A Practical Clinical Guide. Ed(s) Goldman HB, Vasavada SP. Humana Press: Totowa, New Jersey, 131-158, 2007.
4. Kwong PO, Westney OL. Management of Post-Operative Detrusor Instability and Voiding Dysfunction. In: Female Urology and Urogynecology, 437-445, 2005.
5. Kwong PO, Westney OL. Vesicovaginal Fistula. In: Glenn's Urologic Surgery, 6th Edition. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins: Pennsylvania, 198-205, 2004.
6. McGuire EJ, Westney OL. Case 17: Incontinence with Areflexic Bladder. In: Urogynecology and Reconstructive Surgery, 449-450, 2000.
7. Westney OL, McGuire EJ. Pubovaginal Sling. In: Atlas of the Urologic Clinics of North America. 8, 23-38, 2000.
8. Westney OL, McGuire EJ. Pubovaginal Slings. In: Urogynecologic Surgery. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins: Philadelphia, 1999.
9. Westney OL, Ritchey ML. Wilm's Tumor. In: Glenn's Urologic Surgery. Chapter 85, 5th Edition. J.B. Lippincott: Pennsylvania, 691-98, 1998.

Last updated: 7/1/2014