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Karla Witzke, DO

Dr. Karla Witzke, DO is an urology specialist in Midland, MI. Dr. Witzke completed a residency at General Surgery Mt. Clemens General Hospital in Mt. Clemens, MI.

Khurshid Ghani, MD

Khurshid Ghani, MD graduated from the University of Leeds and completed basic surgical training in Edinburgh followed by urological surgery training in London. He was awarded a Master of Surgery thesis from the University of London for research on percutaneous renal stone surgery. Following completion of sub-specialist training in Endourology at the Stone Unit at Guy’s Hospital, London, Dr. Ghani was awarded The Urology Foundation Scholarship and undertook fellowship training in robotic surgery at the Vattikuti Urology Institute, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit. He joined the University of Michigan in 2013 and leads the Endourology program at the Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System. In addition, Dr. Ghani serves as the Director of MUSIC.

Eduardo Kleer, MD

Eduardo Kleer, MD, has clinical interests in general and pediatric urology and da Vinci robotic surgery. In practice, he has received numerous awards, and his work on hormonal management of prostate cancer has been published in one of the most widely read urology journals. Dr. Kleer is currently the section head of Urology at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor. He is also an adjunct clinical instructor at the University of Michigan (Department of Urology) and medical director at IHA Urology.

Dr. Kleer received his medical degree from the Wayne State University School of Medicine in 1989. He did his postdoctoral training in General Surgery and Urology at Mayo Clinic.

Arya Khatiwoda, DO

Arya Khatiwoda, DO, is a board-certified urologic surgeon and assistant professor of osteopathic surgical specialties in the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University. After earning her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, she completed her residency in urological surgery at the MSU/Sparrow Hospital Urology Residency Program. Dr. Khatiwoda has provided care at MSU Health Care Urology since 2018 and now serves as the clinic's Medical Director.

James Peabody, MD

James O. Peabody, MD, is a senior staff member of the Vattikuti Urology Institute (VUI) at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, specializing in robotic prostate surgery.

His specialties include urologic oncology and robotic assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy. He worked with Mani Menon, M.D., and the team from the VUI on the development of the Institute’s robotic surgery program. He has an interest in the teaching of robotic surgical techniques and serves as director of the Urology Residency Program at the VUI. In 1997, he was awarded the Joseph C. Cerny, M.D., Resident Teaching Award.

Dr. Peabody received his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1985. He did his postdoctoral training in General Surgery and Urology at Henry Ford Hospital, finishing in 1990.

William Johnston, MD

William K. Johnston III, MD is a board-certified Urologist, a partner in the Michigan Institute of Urology, and an Associate Professor at Oakland University/Beaumont School of Medicine.

Dr. Johnston grew up in northern California, attended the University of California, Davis (BS, Chemistry), Albany Medical College (MD), and returned to the University of California, Davis for his Surgery/Urology residency. After residency, Dr. Johnston completed one of the first dedicated fellowship training programs in robotic surgery at the University of Michigan. He specializes in urologic oncology (cancers of the prostate, kidney, ureter, and adrenal).


Golena Fernandez Moncaleano

Dr. Golena Fernandez Moncaleano received a degree as Physician and Surgeon from Pontifical Xaverian University in 2006 at Bogotá, Colombia. She then completed her Urology residency training at the Health Sciences University Foundation in Bogotá, Colombia in 2011. Following that, she pursued sub-specialist training in Endourology from the Endourological Society at the Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery Center in Caracas, Venezuela in 2013.

With 10 years of clinical experience in both the public and private sectors, Dr. Fernandez Moncaleano has been actively involved in academic practice as a urology professor for the Medical School at the University Hospital of South Colombian University. Additionally, she served as an editor specializing in medical language at a Marketing and Brand Experience Consulting firm for patient education videos. Furthermore, she held the position of former Chapter XII Regional Director for the Colombian Society of Urology.

In December 2021, Dr. Fernandez Moncaleano joined the University of Michigan as a Research Fellow for the UroEPI Career Development Program (NIDDK K12). Currently, she is working at the Health Service Research Division and MUSIC (Michigan Urological Surgery Improvement Collaborative).