History of Triangle Urology Associates, P.A.

Triangle Urology Associates, P.A. ("TUA") has been in existence since 1927 and was one of the first surgical specialty groups in Urology in the country.  It would not be until 1930 that Duke University Medical Center would form their own division of Urology within the Department of Surgery. TUA surgeons were the first in the state of North Carolina to perform an ileal loop urinary diversion following radical cystectomy (removal of the bladder) for bladder cancer. This innovative spirit continues to this day with TUA developing the first Brachytherapy Program for Prostate Cancer in Central North Carolina, in conjunction with the Radiation Oncology Department at Duke University Medical Center, in 1997.

With excellent academic training programs in Urology at Duke University Medical Center and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (indeed, some of our physicians have trained at these programs), people in the Triangle often choose to receive their urologic care from TUA for the more personal professional relationships of an intimate private practice setting than is possible in a larger, multi-specialty research-oriented and resident-training focused institutional environment. Since the practice of Urology is our only focus, we are more accessible to both patients and referring physicians and can be more responsive to changes in patient needs as well as changes in the delivery of health care.   This is evident in the our adoption of numerous recent advances in Urology, many of which are only available in the Triangle through TUA, for example, in office Prostate Brachytherapy, our advanced prostate cancer clinic, in office CT scanning, and in office Urolift and Rezum for the treatment of BHP.* These services, coupled with those offered through Duke Regional Hospital such as laparoscopic renal surgery, laparoscopic, robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy, cryotherapy of the prostate and Holmium Laser Endoscopic Surgery allow us to provide patients of TUA the cutting edge in Urologic care in the comfort available only through a private practice setting.

Many people take comfort in the knowledge that their care is delivered by five urologists (we do not employ PAs or Residents in our practice) allowing prompt evaluation of urgent conditions as they arise, in a personal and caring environment.

*Note that we do not charge facility fees for our office procedures. This includes vasectomies.

OUR DOCTORS

 

E. Ross Houser, II, MD

Practice History

2010 to Present 
Triangle Urology Associates, P.A.

Durham, North Carolina

Education

2001 - 2005 
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

1997 - 2001 
University of North Carolina 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

 

Post Graduate Training

2006 – 2010 
Eastern Virginia Medical School

Urology Residency Program|

Norfolk, Virginia

 

2005 – 2006 
Eastern Virginia Medical School

General Surgery Residency Program

Norfolk, Virginia

Board Certification

2010 - Present 
North Carolina Board of Medical Examiners

2012 - Present 

American Board of Urology

Professional Society Memberships

2006 - Present 
American Urological Association

Samuel F. Huang, MD, FACS

Practice History

2002 - Present 
Triangle Urology Associates, P.A.

Durham, North Carolina

Education

1990 – 1994 
University of California 

San Diego School of Medicine

La Jolla, California

1985 – 1989 
Stanford University

Palo Alto, California (BA in Human Biology)

Honors: Graduated with distinction

 

Post Graduate Training

2000 - 2002 
Clinical Fellow in Urologic Oncology

MD AndersonCancer Center

Houston, Texas

1996 - 2000
Residency in Urology

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA

1995 - 1996
Residency in General Surgery

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA

1994 - 1995 
Internship

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA

Board Certification

1995 - Present 
North Carolina Board of Medical Examiners

2004 - Present 

American Board of Urology

Professional Society Memberships

1996 - Present 

American Urological Association

 

2010 - Present

Fellow of American College of Surgeons

 

2002 - Present 

North Carolina Medical Society

 

1996 

Western Section of the American Urological Association

 

2000 

Southwestern Section of the American Urological Association

 

2002

Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association

 

1996 
European Urological Association

Awards and Honors

2000 
Pfizer Excellence in Research Award

 

1994 
Samuel H. Hamburger Award for Research Excellence

 

1991 
Pre-doc Summer Stipend, University of California San Diego

 

1990-1994 
Regents Scholarship of California

 

1988 
Edward Whiting Hopkins Scholar

 

1985 
Chinese Community Center Scholarship

 

1985
Regents Scholar of New York

Jay H. Kim, MD

Practice History

1996 - Present 
Triangle Urology Associates, P.A.

Durham, North Carolina

Academic Appointments

1998 - Present 
Duke University Medical Center

Assistant Consulting Professor of Urology

Durham, North Carolina

Education

1983 - 1989 
Boston University School of Medicine

Boston, Massachusetts

Honors: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (Elected,1988)

1983 - 1989 
Boston University (BA in Medical Science)

Boston, Massachusetts

Accelerated Six – Year Combined BA/MD Program

Honors: Magna Cum Laude

 

Post Graduate Training

1992 – 1996 
Resident in Urology

Duke University Medical Center

Durham, North Carolina

1991 – 1992 


Urology Research Fellow

Duke University Medical Center

Durham, North Carolina

1990 – 1991 
Junior Assistant Resident

Duke University Medical Center

Durham, North Carolina

 

1989 – 1990 
First Year Resident

Duke University Medical Center

Durham, North Carolina

Board Certification

1998 - Present 
American Board of Urology

1991 - Present 
National Board of Medical Examiners

1993 – Present 
North Carolina Board of Medical Examiners

Professional Society Memberships

1997 - Present 
North Carolina Medical Society

1997 - Present 
American Medical Association

1992 - Present 
American Urological Association

Awards and Honors

1991

Second Prize

The Montague L. Boyd Prize Essay Contest

 

1992

First Prize

The Montague L. Boyd Prize Essay Contest

Jason R. Rothman, MD

Practice History

2009 - Present 
Triangle Urology Associates, P.A.

Durham, North Carolina

Education

1999 - 2003
UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Camden, New Jersey

1995 - 1999
University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia


Post Graduate Training

2005 - 2009
Temple University Hospital

Department of Urology

Philadelphia, PA

2003 - 2005
Temple University Hospital

Department of Surgery

Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

2009 - Present
North Carolina Board of Medical Examiners

2011 - Present
American Board of Urology

Professional Society Memberships

2003 - Present
American Urological Association

2006 - Present
Endourological Society

Mimi Zhang, MD

Practice History

2019 - Present 
Triangle Urology Associates, P.A.

Durham, North Carolina

2018 - 2019
IU Health

Indianapolis, IN

Education

2009 - 2013
Baylor College of Medicine, Texas

2005 - 2009
Rice University 

Houston, TX

Post Graduate Training

2014 – 2018 
Indiana University School of Medicine

Urology Residency Program

Indianapolis, Indiana

 

2013 – 2014 
Indiana University School of Medicine

General Surgery Residency Program

Indianapolis, Indiana

Board Certification

2019 - Present
North Carolina Board of Medical Examiners

2018 - Present
American Board of Urology (Board Eligible)

Professional Society Memberships

2014 - Present
American Urological Association

OUR NURSES

 

We have 8 persons that help our doctors provide the best care available to you.

Lisa Brown, CMA 


Donna Carter, CMA 


Cindi Emory, BSRT (CT and X-ray technician) 

Judith Kirk, RT(CT)(R) (CT and X-ray technician) 


Angie Clements, RN (Durham and Chapel Hill) 


Debbie Spain, LPN  (Durham and Brier Creek Offices)


Cathy Stutts, RN – Head Nurse

Shannon McCord, NA

If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact:

Cathy Stutts

Head Nurse

205 Frasier Street

Durham, North Carolina 27704

Direct 919-313-3609

cathys@tua-nc.com

Davin W. Brown
Chief Financial Officer
Direct 919-313-3672
dbrown@tua-nc.com

Davin W. Brown, CPA started with Triangle Urology Associates (“TUA”) in February 2005. He is the Chief Financial Officer TUA and is responsible for making sure all patient complaints and concerns are addressed immediately.  Davin went to Virginia Tech and graduated with a double major in Accounting and Public Administration. He has been active in various non-profits and business organizations – CASL Treasurer and Board Member, Vice Chairman/Education and Board of Director of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, member of Leadership North Carolina Class I and Leadership Raleigh Class II. Davin is a member of Medical Group Management Association (MGMA).

 

We have nine people in our front office staff. Our number one goal is assisting you and assisting our doctors and nurses in providing you with the best services available to you - the patient. We have two people at the front desk, one person at appointments, two people performing surgery scheduling and precertification checks, one person answering the telephone, keeping our medical records and maintaining our computer system, and we have three people in our billing and collections department. Our Office Manager is Kimberly Lowery and our Chief Financial Officer is Davin W. Brown.

If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact:

Davin W. Brown

Chief Financial Officer

205 Frasier Street

Durham, North Carolina 27704

Direct 919-313-3672

dbrown@tua-nc.com

Kimberly Lowery

Office Manager

205 Frasier Street

Durham, North Carolina 27704

Direct 919-313-3662

kimberlyl@tua-nc.com

Durham Office

205 Frasier Street

Durham, NC  27704

Chapel Hill Office

101 Conner Drive, Suite 201

Chapel Hill, NC  27514
Mondays 8:30am - 5:00pm

Brier Creek Office

8851 Ellstreet Lane, Suite 201

Raleigh, NC  27617
Tuesdays 8:30am - 5:00pm

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