Meet Your Urologic Surgical Staff at VA Boston Health Care VA Boston Health Care

Know your urological surgical team. Here you will find pictures and bios for Urology Staff.

Dr. Lerner is board certified in Urology and is an Associate Professor at Boston University School of Medicine

medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine

Residence: University of Arizona Internship, (Specialty: General Surgery)
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, (General Surgery and Urology)

fellowship: Bay of Plenty Urology, Tauranga New Zealand (Fellowship: Endourology and Laser Surgery).

board Certification: Urology

Dr. Lerner’s clinical interests include male and female voiding dysfunction, laser therapy, neurourology and benign prostate surgery including reconstruction. She is an active member of several professional urology organizations, journal editorial boards, and currently serves as chair of the American Urological Association’s BPH Guidelines. She is very interested in issues related to women in surgery, surgical energy and resident education. Dr. Lerner has been with the VA for 18 years and it has been a great privilege to work with veterans and their colleagues at the VA.

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Dr. Garisto Risco is a Urologist and Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School

medical School: Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Mexico
Residence: University of Panama- General Urology
fellowship: University of Toronto (Urological Oncology Fellowship)
Cleveland Clinic (advanced laparoscopy and robotic surgery)
board Certification:

Doctor. Garisto has interests in Uro Oncology and Robotic Surgery

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Doctor. Latino is board certified in Urology and is an Associate Professor at Boston University School of Medicine

medical School: Dartmouth Medical School, MD, 1996
Residence: Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Urology, 2002
fellowship: University of Iowa, Genitourinary Surgery and Neurology, 2003
board Certification: Urology

Doctor. Latino’s clinical interests include male urethral stricture and fistula disease, male urinary incontinence and voiding dysfunction, and neurology. She is an active member of several professional urology organizations and journal editorial boards. He is very committed to medical student and urology resident education, and mentoring of trainees and fellows.

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Dr. David S. Wang is board certified in urology and is an associate professor of urology at Boston University School of Medicine.

medical School: Yale School of Medicine, MD, 1996
Residence: Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Urology, 2002
fellowship: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery, 2003
board Certification: American Board of Urology

Dr. Wang’s interests include all aspects of minimally invasive urologic surgery.

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Matthew J Bain is a Physician Assistant in Urology

undergraduate school: Interservice Physician Assistant Program/University of Nebraska Medical Center 2010
Nursing or PA School: Interservice Physician Assistant Program/University of Nebraska Medical Center 2011
board Certification: Not Applicable

PA Bain’s clinical interests include pre-surgical evaluation, management, and optimization in our veteran population. PA Bain also enjoys spending time with his family and providing medical and BH support to soldiers as a PA in the US Army Reserve.

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Kimberly Hintze is a Nurse Practitioner in Urology and Board Certified in Family Practice.

undergraduate school: University of Cincinnati – Bachelor of Science in Nursing 2012
Nursing or PA School: Walden University – Masters of Science in Nursing 2020
board Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner; FNP-BC

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Lauren F. Lenihan [she / her / hers / herself] Board Certified Nurse Practitioner in Family Medicine in Podiatry and Urology

undergraduate school: University of Massachusetts-Boston 2013
nursing : Simmons University 2019
board Certification: FNP-BC Family Nurse Practitioner

Lauren Lenihan is currently working with the Urology and Podiatry specialties at VA Boston. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, caring for her animals, and performing as a member of a local dance company.

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Tamarie Wheat is a Nurse Practitioner in Urology and a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner.

undergraduate school: South University, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 2010
Nursing or PA School: Bowie State University, 2015
board Certification: FNP-BC

Tamarie Wheat clinical interests are in general urology including BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia), ED (erectile dysfunction, kidney stones, OAB (overactive bladder) and bothersome urinary symptoms. In Tamarie Wheat’s spare time she enjoys reading, gardening and Enjoys spending time with my family.

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