WVU Medicine Urology adds two fellowship-trained surgeons

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – WVU Medicine Urology has added two fellowship-trained surgeons – one in Urologic Oncology and one in Reconstructive Urology and Prosthetics – to the Department.

John Barnard, M.D., and Ali Hajiran, M.D.
(Left to right) John Barnard, M.D., and Ali Hajiran, M.D.

John Barnard, M.D., a native of Ripley, specializes in male lower urinary tract reconstruction, minimally invasive upper urinary tract reconstruction, and disorders of the male genitalia. His specialty includes treating penile curvature, erectile dysfunction, and male urinary incontinence utilizing prosthetics as indicated. He received his medical degree from WVU School of Medicine, where he remained for his general surgery internship and urology residency. He then completed the Eric S. Wisenbaugh Fellowship in Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgery and Prosthetics at the University of California, Irvine in Orange, California.

Ali Hajiran, M.D., a native of Wheeling, specializes in treating kidney, bladder, prostate, ureteral, and testicular cancers. Dr. Hajiran offers cutting-edge minimally invasive robotic surgery, open surgery, and endoscopic surgery approaches based on each individual patient’s case. He received his medical degree from the WVU School of Medicine, where he also completed a general surgery internship and urology residency. He then completed a two-year fellowship accredited by the Society of Urologic Oncology at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Barnard and Dr. Hajiran back to their alma mater and their home state to help us to continue our tradition of providing surgical expertise and excellence in patient care,” Stanley Zaslau, M.D., chair of WVU Medicine Urology, said. “We strive to ensure that no patient has to leave West Virginia to find the high-quality urologic care they need. By expanding our bench of experts, we can provide even more services to our patients.”

WVU Medicine Urology, established in 1973, provides treatment across the entire spectrum of urologic diseases for adult and pediatric patients. It is nationally recognized as a high performing specialty by U.S. News & World Report. Its Pediatric Urology Program, ranked 35th in the nation, has the only comprehensive pediatric urology service with fellowship-trained physicians in the state.

WVU Medicine urologists embrace a team approach, collaborating with experts across all specialties to provide the best outcome for each patient. Whenever possible, they treat patients using minimally invasive, laparoscopic, and robotic procedures, which result in fewer and smaller incisions, less pain, and a faster recovery.

They also work with local physicians to allow patients to transition their care closer to home and utilize telemedicine visits, when appropriate, to reduce the need for patients to travel.

For more information, visit WVUMedicine.org/Urology, or call 855-WVU-CARE to schedule an appointment.