Vincent G Bird, M.D.

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Biography

Dr. Vincent G. Bird is currently David A.Cofrin Endowed Professor of Endourology in the Department of Urology, at the University of Florida. He is also currently chief of the Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Associate Urology Residency Program Director. Dr. Bird joined the University of Florida Urology after eight years at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He is a board certified urologist who completed his fellowship training in laparoscopy, robotics, and endourology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. At the conclusion of his fellowship, Dr. Bird was given a clinical science award by the Endourological Society for research relating to patterns of treatment for urinary stone disease.

Dr. Bird received his undergraduate education at Boston University, and attended medical school at the State University of New York, Stony Brook, where he received his medical degree with distinction in research and was also awarded for his work involving cellular processes related to cancer and inflammation. Dr. Bird then completed his general surgical and urological training at the University of Miami. Currently, his clinical practice focuses on renal surgery for urinary stone disease, renal obstruction, and renal cancer, while his clinical and basic science research focus on the treatment of a variety of renal conditions. Dr. Bird has published a number of clinical studies relating to urinary stone disease and renal cancer, and their treatment by means of minimally invasive procedures. He also has a number of publications and interests relating to urologic imaging. He has also contributed publications on treatment of urinary stone disease with newly developed technologies.  Dr. Bird has an interest in newly developing imaging technologies and how these technologies and related techniques can be used to diagnose urinary stone disease and cancer in new noninvasive ways. Dr. Bird, in collaboration with others, is currently pursuing basic science interests relating to research and identification of new markers which aid in the diagnosis and more specific characterization of urinary stone disease.

Education

Fellowship - Endourology and Laparoscopic Surgery
University of Iowa
2002

Residency - Urology
University of Miami
2001

Residency - Surgery
University of Miami
1997

Medical Degree
State University of New York
1995

Board Certification

  • Urology - American Board of Urology

Honors and Awards

Urology Teacher Lifetime Achievement Award
University of Miami
2010

Top Doctor
Castle Connolly Top Doctors
2008

Urology Teacher of the Year Award
University of Miami
2004

Teaching Excellence Award
University of Miami
2003

Distinction in Research
State University of New York at Stony Brook
1995