Managing the Side Effects of Prostate Cancer and its Treatment: Emotional Distress, Intimacy Issues, Erectile Dysfunction and Incontinence

Managing the Side Effects of Prostate Cancer and its Treatment: Emotional Distress, Intimacy Issues, Erectile Dysfunction and Incontinence

Sponsored by Boston Scientific.

Presenters

Dr. Krishnan Venkatesan,
MD, Director of Urologic Reconstruction,
Washington Hospital Center

A native of Detroit, Dr. Krishnan completed his undergraduate studies at Columbia University in the City of New York before returning home for medical school at Wayne State University. He stayed on at Wayne State for his residency in Urology, which he completed in 2010. He then undertook a fellowship in Genitourinary Reconstruction at the Institute of Urology at University College London and went on to Pune, India to pursue further training in complex urethral reconstruction at the Kulkarni EndoSurgery Institute. Krishnan then moved to Washington, DC to become the Director of Urologic Reconstruction at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, a 900-bed urban tertiary care and trauma center. He is an Associate Professor in the Georgetown University Department of Urology and participates actively in resident training. Over his 7 years in Washington, he has developed the Reconstructive Unit into a referral center for complex genitourinary reconstruction and prosthetics throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region. He has had his work presented at the regional, national and international level, and has co-authored a number of publications in the urologic reconstruction subspecialty.

William Goeren,
MSW, OSW-C, LCSW-R, Clinical Program Director,
CancerCare, New York.

Bill Goren is the Director of Clinical Programs at CancerCare. Prior to his work at CancerCare, William was the Director of Mental Health for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation in Los Angeles, and, in 1994, opened the first Gilda’s Club in New York City. He is the co-author of the chapter “Unique Issues Confronting Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Individuals Diagnosed with Cancer” for the Oxford University Press Handbook of Oncology Social Work and the author of the chapter Social Work, HIV Disease, and Palliative Care” for the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work.

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