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Daniel Janoff, MD is a board-certified urologist, who practices all aspects of adult urology for men and women. He has special interests in minimally invasive surgery and laparoscopy, robotics in surgery (including the da Vinci®), stone disease, urologic cancers, and infertility.
Dr. Janoff attended the University of California, Los Angeles for undergraduate studies, graduating with a degree in psychobiology. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, College of Medicine in 1999. He completed a urology residency at Oregon Health and Sciences University in 2005 and joined Urologic Consultants shortly after.
He has co-authored several publications in the field of urology on subjects including: prostate cancer, kidney imaging by computerized tomography, endoscopic management of ureteral stricture disease, and congenital urologic anomalies. “My biggest interest is providing optimal, high quality urologic care for our patients.”
In his free time, Dr. Janoff enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. His outside interests include traveling, skiing, and PAC-12 sports.
Brian S. Shaffer, MD is a board-certified urologist interested in all aspects of adult urology. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1986 and finished his two years of general surgery and four years of urologic training at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1992. He then completed a two-year fellowship in Reconstructive Genitourinary Surgery from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 1994 where he learned to apply many principles of plastic surgery to complex urologic reconstructive problems. He joined Urologic Consultants in July 1994.
Dr. Shaffer was drawn to urology because of the breadth of issues encountered, from the simple to the extremely complex, the purely medical to the purely surgical. His fellowship in Reconstructive Urology has taught him to break down complex problems into their root causes and then develop solutions to address those causes. “For most of medicine, coming up with the solution is often the easy part,” he says. “Identifying the cause can be a challenge and requires that we ask our patients the right questions and listen well.” He has been a leader in the Portland area for the use of robotics (including the da Vinci®) in urological surgery, has appeared in Portland Monthly’s Top Docs issues, and was chosen as one of America’s Top Urologists by the Consumers’ Research Council of America.
Dr. Shaffer embraces any activity that gets his heart pumping, especially cycling. He loves to cook (and eat) and enjoys nothing more than preparing meals for his family and friends.
Sara Spettel, MD is a board-eligible urologist who cares for a broad range of adult urological concerns. Her special interests include both female and male voiding dysfunction, kidney stones, urologic cancers and erectile dysfunction. She has been published nationally on several topics including urinary incontinence, videourodynamic testing, kidney stones, and markers for bladder cancer.
Originally from Oregon, Dr. Spettel attended Barnard College in New York for undergraduate studies and graduated from the Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. She completed her urology residency at Albany Medical College in New York and joined Urologic Consultants soon thereafter. She has a special interest in the history of medicine, and won the 2010 Earl Nation Urologic History Award from the American Urologic Association for her research.
She finds a patient-centered approach to medical care is ultimately most satisfying for everyone, as well as the most successful. “The correct diagnosis and best plan of care aren’t helpful unless the patient understands it,” she explains.
Dr. Spettel is excited to have returned home to Oregon to practice medicine. Outside of work, she tries to spend the majority of her time unwinding and having fun with her kids and family.
Craig D. Turner, MD is a board-certified urologist who practices all aspects of adult urology with a special interest in surgical innovations related to robotic (including the da Vinci®), laparoscopic, and other minimally invasive techniques. Dr. Turner served in the United States Army from 1980-83, receiving the Army Achievement Medal for his work as a field medic. He graduated from the University of California School of Medicine in 1994, and then completed two years of general surgery and four years of urologic training at the University of Chicago Hospital. While there, he was an American Foundation for Urologic Disease Scholar. He has been practicing in Portland since 2000, and joined Urologic Consultants in 2003.
Dr. Turner was initially drawn to urology because of the field’s history of innovation. “It’s provided a unique opportunity to pursue my interest in advancing surgical technology while delivering compassionate care,” he says. When he first came to Portland, laparoscopic urology was not widely practiced. He championed the new surgical approach with enthusiasm and expertise. Doctor Turner was involved with a large number of the early minimally invasive and robotic procedures in the Portland area, quickly becoming a local expert. Over the years he has trained and supervised many other physicians in various minimally invasive and robotic surgeries. He continues pioneering the field developing new techniques and equipment to bring simple solutions to complex problems in the operating room. Dr. Turner has been published in various medical journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine and was chosen as one of America’s Top Urologists by the Consumers’ Research Council of America.
In his free time he thoroughly enjoys spending time with his wife Lisa, and being a “goofy” father to his two daughters, Kate and Jamie. His hobbies include fine woodworking (crafting furniture from different historical periods), skiing, and other outdoor activities.
Roger A. Wicklund, MD is a board-certified urologist who is interested in all aspects of adult urology. He graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School in 1974. He completed his residency, including a one-year rotating internship, one year of general surgery, and four years of urology, at Oregon Health Sciences University in 1980. One year of his residency was devoted to pathology training and infertility research. He joined Urologic Consultants in 2010 after a 30-year career practicing general adult urology at Kaiser Permanente in Portland.
Dr. Wicklund chose urology as a specialty because it requires expertise in diagnosis and allows him to treat conditions medically as well as with a wide variety of surgical techniques. “I have always felt that patients should receive their care from the most qualified physician,” he says. “I joined Urologic Consultants because it allows me the opportunity to practice those aspects of urology where I feel I have the most expertise, as well as the ability to refer patient to highly-qualified partners who have formal training and expertise in newer surgical techniques.” Dr. Wicklund has co-authored several publications on subjects in urologic oncology and infertility. He has also appeared in Portland Monthly’s Top Doctors issue.
Dr. Wicklund enjoys spending time with his wife, two daughters and their families, including five grandsons. His hobbies focus on outdoor activities, including hunting and fishing, as well as enjoying the beauty of the Oregon Coast.
Lisa M. Kensil, PA-C is a board-certified licensed Physician Assistant specializing in adult urology. She attended the University of California at Davis for undergraduate studies with a degree in Clinical Nutrition. Lisa practiced critical care nutrition as a licensed dietitian for five years prior to becoming a physician assistant. Her desire for more hands-on patient care led her to advancing her career. She graduated from Pacific University in 2006 with a masters’ degree in Medicine/Physician Assistant Studies.
Lisa was drawn to the area of urology because of the vast variety of medical and surgical issues adult urology encounters. She practices in the clinic and hospital setting, as well as in the operating room. Lisa has assisted in hundreds of laparoscopic/robotic cases. She works closely with the physicians of the practice to provide the best possible care for patients and their families. She is deeply committed to bettering the lives of others.
In her free time, Lisa enjoys spending time with her family and her big dog, Benson. She enjoys the benefits of living a healthy life style. She enjoys pilates, yoga, outdoor running, and backpacking, as well as baking, cooking and travel.
Shelley Brown is Urologic Consultants’ Clinic Administrator. She began working in medical management in 1996 in a small neurosurgery clinic, graduating to a larger non-profit organization before joining Urologic Consultants in 2008. She is a member of the American Urological Association of Practice Managers, the National Medical Group Management Association, the Oregon Urological Society, and the Oregon Medical Group Management Association.
Shelley ensures every aspect of each patient’s experience meets our high standards, from first contact with our front desk to resolution of their urologic problems. She listens to our patients, conducting periodic surveys to monitor how we are doing and see what we can improve. She has responded to patient and practice needs by opening new positions, expanding medical staff coverage, implementing an electronic medical records system, and bringing staff together as a team. “Healthcare is becoming very complicated,” says Shelley. “I believe my job is to make sure our patients leave the clinic feeling supported, informed, and well cared for.”
In her free time, Shelley enjoys spending time with her children. She also enjoys living a healthy lifestyle including regular exercise, biking, hiking, swimming, and traveling.