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Urological Oncology Specialists

Massey Cancer Center logoThe Urologic Tumor Center at the VCU Massey Cancer Center is steadily increasing its capacity to treat cancers of the urinary system with the addition of a new team member, Dr. Vernon Orton.  Dr. Orton specializes in robotic and minimally invasive techniques and joins Drs. Grob, Guruli and Hampton to deliver the most state-of-the-art care to our patients. 

The Center’s clinicians are now treating patients at Southside Regional Medical Center in Petersburg, in addition to clinic locations at VCU Medical Center downtown, Stony Point, Hanover Medical Park and McGuire VA Medical Center.

Learn About the Urologic Tumor Center's Team Approach


Meet our Urological Oncology Specialists

Dr. B. Mayer GrobDr. Grob completed his urological oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Currently, he is the Program Director of Urology Residency Training Program and the Chief of Urology at McGuire VA Medical Center. A native of Virginia, Dr. Grob received his medical school education and residency at Eastern Virginia School of Medicine. Contact Dr. Grob


Dr. Georgi GuruliDr. Guruli, a native of Georgia in the former USSR, completed his internship, two residencies and a research fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and earned his PhD following a research fellowship at the National Oncological Research Center in Moscow. He is also a board-certified urologist.

Prior to joining VCU he was a faculty member in the department of surgery, division of urology, with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Guruli has nearly 75 scientific publications and abstracts. He also has a patent pending for endothelin axis and the action of dendritic cells. Guruli speaks English, Georgian and Russian. Contact Dr. Guruli


Dr. Lance HamptonDr. Hampton is a board-certified urologist who completed a fellowship at the City of Hope National Medical Center in Los Angeles. He performed 400 robotic surgical procedures on patients using the da Vinci system. Earlier in his career he was in private practice for five years in Flagstaff, Ariz., after completing his residency and internship at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque.

Hampton’s other areas of expertise include greenlight laser photosensitive vaporization of the prostate, laparoscopic urologic procedures, holmium laser lithotripsy for difficult urinary stone disease and Deflux injection for vesicoureteral reflux. Contact Dr. Hampton


Dr. Vernon OrtonDr. Orton is a board-eligible urologist who recently completed a fellowship at the City of Hope National Medical Center in Los Angeles.  He was instrumental in the care of over 900 patients during this time. Dr. Orton is a native of Virginia and received his medical school education and residency training from VCU School of Medicine. Contact Dr. Orton


Our Team Approach
at the Urologic Tumor Center

VCU Massey Cancer Center pioneered the concept of multidisciplinary teams — a practice in which multiple genito-urinary cancer specialists meet regularly to evaluate, discuss and plan treatments Urologic Oncology Teamfor patients. This approach means that patients can get all of their treatments at the same place from people who work together and communicate regularly, rather than putting the burden on patients to coordinate communication among various doctors throughout the region.

Other team members include John Roberts, MD, a medical oncologist with expertise in kidney cancers, who also serves as associate director of clinical research for VCU Massey Cancer Center; Mitchell Anscher, chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology specializing in prostate cancers; Michael Hagan, MD, PhD, with expertise in genitourinary, prostate, bladder and testicular cancers and a researcher focused on the effects of irradiation on biological systems; Aaron Krill, MD, a surgeon specializing in urology who also performs pediatric surgeries; Mayer Grob, MD, a surgeon specializing in urology; Jinxing Yu, MD, a diagnostic radiologist; and Jennifer Hopsicker, RN, who coordinates the clinic.

For information or appointments, call (804) 828-5116

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