Melanie Butler, MD
A graduate of Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y. and earned her medical doctor degree from the University at Buffalo’s School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. She previously served as an attending physician in Urology at both the Center for Urology in Rochester, N.Y. and at Syracuse Urology Associates. Her professional memberships include the American Urological Association, the Society of Women in Urology and the Society of Endourology. Dr. Butler is establishing and building a practice specifically focused on providing the highest level of urologic care for women. Working with UAR’s providers and staff, she is expanding and enhancing the practice’s state-of-the-art services and therapies for women’s urology health issues.
David Dever, MD
A graduate of Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and received his medical education at Albany Medical College. He served as a surgical resident at the University of California at Irvine where he worked to develop urodynamic evaluation for the incontinent patient. He completed his urologic training at the University of Rochester and is Board Certified. He has pioneered several procedures, including transrectal ultrasound for prostate biopsy, laser technology in urologic care, and cryoablation for the treatment of prostate cancer. Dr. Dever and Dr. Donahue introduced laparoscopy in minimally invasive urologic care to this region. Dr. Dever also resurrected perineal prostate removal for cancer treatment. He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and provided preceptorships across the country. He is currently involved in multiple clinical research projects.
Laurence Donahue, MD
A graduate of Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, after studying for a master’s degree in Biochemistry at SUNY-Buffalo, New York, Dr. Donahue received his medical degree from SUNY-Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York. He served as an intern and surgical resident at Millard Fillmore Hospital in Buffalo, New York and completed his urology residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He has received post-graduate training in prostate ultrasound, Cryosurgical Ablation Therapy and Brachytherapy (radiation seed implant) for the treatment of prostate cancer. Dr. Donahue is one of the few urologists in the area that also specializes in Robotic Surgical treatment of Prostate Cancer. Dr. Donahue is Board Certified and together with Dr. Dever, he has pioneered the use of Laparoscopy in the treatment of both benign and malignant diseases of the Urinary Tract. Dr. Donahue has a special interest in the treatment of prostate and bladder cancer.
Brian Adcock, RPA-C
Brian joined Urology Associates of Rochester January 2, 2003. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Alderson-Broaddus University in 1984. He has extensive training and experience with inpatient and outpatient urologic care, laparoscopic, and robotic surgery. Brian serves as a first assistant for Urology Associates robotic surgery team. Clinically, Brian has a special interest in treating men with prostate cancer and androgen deficiency. Brian maintains a clinical adjunct faculty position for the physician assistant program at RIT, where he is active in teaching and also serves as a clinical preceptor.
Crystal Englert, MPAS, RPA-C
A graduate from Gannon University, in Erie PA. Crystal received her Master degree in Physician Assistant Science. She is nationally certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is a Registered Physician Assistant in New York State. She is also an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, as well as the New York Society of Physician Assistants. She has worked in Urology in the Western New York area specializing in female urology for over 10 years. Her specialties include Kidney stones and Incontinence.
Paul Scheib, RPA-C
A graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, N.Y. where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Physician Assistant. He is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, Inc. He worked as a Physician Assistant for a number of healthcare providers in the area. Paul is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the New York State Society of Physician Assistants and the Rochester Regional Physician Assistant Association.
Lindsay Short, MS, RN, FNP-BC
A graduate of the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York, where she earned her Master’s degree in Advanced Practice Nursing. Lindsay is nationally certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She worked as a registered nurse in urology, general surgery, and pediatrics. She specializes in the evaluation and treatment of urinary incontinence, which includes, interpreting urodynamics procedures. Lindsay has been with Urology Associates for over 10 years. She started as a receptionist and is back with us as a Nurse Practitioner.