Ian Udell, MD

PGY5 Resident


Ian was born in the small mountain town of McCall, Idaho. Subsequently, his family moved to an even smaller mountain town, Swan Lake, Montana, where he grew up snowboarding and wakeboarding. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology, and minors in Chemistry and Business. After college, he continued as a professional wakeboarder and owner of one of the premier watersports instructional facilities in the northwest. In addition, he spent two years in Houston, Texas taking care of a family member and performing liver transplant research at Baylor College of Medicine. He then attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.  During residency, one of his projects evaluating the cost of surveillance for low grade bladder cancer won the best poster award for its session at the AUA meeting in 2012. He was awarded the Owen H. Wangensteen Forum on Fundamental Surgical Problems: Resident/Fellow Excellence in Research Award at the American College of Surgeons meeting, also in 2012. Outside of the hospital, he enjoys spending time with his wife Erika, wakeboarding, snowboarding, playing guitar (poorly), laughing, and spending time with their dog Lucy. 

Dr. Udell was also featured in UNC Health Care's Real Doctors, Real People series. Check out this video for a glimpse into his world.

Education

MD Degree: University of Texas School of Medicine, San Antonio

Honors

American College of Surgeons Owen H. Wangensteen Forum on Fundamental Surgical Problems:  Resident/Fellow Excellence in Research Award, 2012
Resident of the Year, UNC Division of Urology, 2012
Best Poster - Superficial Bladder Cancer, American Urologic Association, Atlanta GA, 2012
Gold Humanism Honor Society, Marvin Forland, MD Chapter of the Medical School of The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, 2009

Committees

Program Evaluation Committee, UNC Department of Urology, 2013-2014

Presentations

Udell IW, Langston JP, Maizels M, Carson C. Computer Enhanced Visual Learning Method to Teach Inflatable Penile Prosthesis Placement. Mens Health World Congress, Washington DC, December 12, 2013

Udell IW, Kurpad R, Raynor MC, Smith AM, Wallen EM, Woods ME, Nielsen M. Surveillance Guidelines for Low Grade Non-Invasive Bladder Cancer: A Cost Comparison. Southeaster Section of American Urologic Association, April 2012.

Udell IW, Kurpad R, Raynor MC, Smith AM, Wallen EM, Woods ME, Pruthi RS, Nielsen ME. Reported Patterns of Utilization of Intravesical Therapy in Non-Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer: Results from the BCAN / SUO / AUA / LUGPA Electronic Survey. Southeaster Section of American Urologic Association, April 2012.

Udell IW, Kurpad R, , Ankur Manvar, Nielsen ME, , Smith AM, , Wallen EM, , Woods ME, and Pruthi RS. The Quality of Prostate Cryotherapy Information on the Internet. Southeaster Section of American Urologic Association, April 2012.

Kurpad R, Udell IW, Nielsen ME, Raynor MC, Smith AM, Wallen EM, Woods ME, Pruthi RS. The Impact of Radical Cystectomy on Renal Function: An Analysis of Variance Based on Age, Gender, Race, and Diversion Technique. Southeaster Section of American Urologic Association, April 2012.

Kurpad R, Udell IW, Nix J, Nielsen ME, Wallen EM, Woods ME, Pruthi RS, Smith AM. Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial of Robotic Versus Open Radical Cystectomy for Bladder Cancer: Median 3-Year Follow Up Results. Southeaster Section of American Urologic Association, April 2012.

Kurpad R, Udell IW, Kollhoff D, Castle E, Andrews P, Humphreys M, Raynor MC, Wallen EM, Quek M, Woods ME. A Multicenter Review of Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy in Obese Patients. Southeaster Section of American Urologic Association, April 2012.

Kurpad R, Udell IW, Nielsen ME, Woods ME, Pruthi RS, Wallen EM, and Raynor MC, Robot-Assisted Retroperitoneal Partial Nephrectomy: Initial Clinical Experience and Outcomes. Southeaster Section of American Urologic Association, April 2012

Udell IW, Kurpad R, Smith AM, Woods ME, Wallen EM, Pruthi RS, Nielsen ME. Surveillance Guidelines for Low Grade Non-Invasive Bladder Cancer: A Cost Comparison (** Awarded Best Poster**). American Urologic Association, Atlanta Georgia, May 2012. Poster Presentations

Udell IW, Kurpad R, Ferguson J, Smith AM, Nielsen ME, Wallen EM, Woods ME, Pruthi RS. An Evaluation of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Eligibility Rates Among Patients Undergoing Radical Cystectomy for Bladder Cancer. American Urologic Association, Atlanta Georgia, May 2012. Poster Presentations

Udell IW, Kurpad R, Smith AM, Nix J, Nielsen ME, Wallen EM, Woods ME, Pruthi RS,. Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial of Robotic Versus Open Radical Cystectomy for Bladder Cancer: Median 3- Year Follow Up Results. American Urologic Association, Atlanta Georgia, May 2012. Poster Presentations

Song L, Kurpad R, Udell IW, Bensen J, Smith AM, Wallen EM, Woods ME, Pruthi RS, Mohler J. Who Makes The Decision Regarding Treatment for Localized Prostate Cancer, Patient or Physician? Results From A Population-Based Study. American Urologic Association, Atlanta Georgia, May 2012. Poster Presentations

Haake S, Brannon AR, Kurpad R, Udell IW, Smith AM, Nielsen ME, Pruthi RS, Wallen EM, Woods ME, Rathmell WK. Clear cell renal cell carcinoma displays differential gene expression based on gender Brannon AR, Haake S, Kurpad R, Udell IW, Smith AM, Nielsen ME, Pruthi RS, Wallen EM, Rathmell WK. Meta-Analysis of Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma Gene Expression Delineates Subgroups. American Urologic Association, Atlanta Georgia, May 2012. Poster Presentations

Udell IW, Kurpad R, Pruthi RS, Raynor MC, Smith AM, Wallen EM, Woods ME, Nielsen ME. Surveillance Protocols for Localized Kidney Cancer: A Cost Comparison. Southeastern Section of American Urologic Association, Amelia Island FL March 2012.

Udell IW, Kurpad R, Nielsen ME, Raynor MC, Smith AM, Wallen EM, Woods ME, Pruthi RS. Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Intracorporeal Urinary Diversion: Combined Initial Experience. Southeastern Section of American Urologic Association, Amelia Island FL March 2012

Udell IW, Kurpad R, Nielsen ME, Woods ME, Pruthi RS, Wallen EM, Raynor MC. Robotic-Assisted Ureteral Reconstruction: Initial Clinical Experience and Outcomes Southeastern Section of American Urologic Association, Amelia Island FL March 2012

Udell IW, Kurpad R, Pruthi RS, Raynor MC, Smith AM, Wallen EM, Woods ME, Nielsen ME. The Cost Impact of Addition of NMP22 Bladderchek to Non-Invasive Bladder Cancer Surveillance. Southeastern Section of American Urologic Association, Amelia Island FL March 2012

Udell IW, Kurpad R, Manvar A, Nielsen ME, Raynor MC, Smith AM, Wallen EM, Woods ME, Pruthi RS. The Affect of Age on the Long-Term Emotional and Physical Well-Being of Patients Undergoing Radical Cystectomy. Southeastern Section of American Urologic Association, Amelia Island FL March 2012

Udell IW, Kurpad R, Blackburne A, Nielsen ME, Raynor MC, Smith AM, Wallen EM, Woods ME, Pruthi RS. Robotic Partial Nephrectomy and the Internet: Is the Information Evidence-Based? Southeastern Section of American Urologic Association, Amelia Island FL March 2012

Udell IW, Kurpad R, Jed Ferguson, Nielsen ME, , Raynor MC, Smith AM, Wallen EM, Woods ME, Pruthi RS. Cost Analysis of Robotic-Assisted Radical Cystectomy Versus Open Radical Cystectomy Utilizing a Prospective, Randomized Cohort Southeastern Section of American Urologic Association, Amelia Island FL March 2012

Udell IW, Kurpad R, Pruthi RS, Raynor MC, Smith AM, Wallen EM, Woods ME, Nielsen ME. The Cost Impact of Addition of Urovysion FISH to Non-Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer Surveillance. Southeastern Section of American Urologic Association, Amelia Island FL March 2012

Kurpad R, Udell IW, Ferguson J, Smith AM, , Nielsen ME, , Wallen EM, , Woods ME, Pruthi RS. An Evaluation of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Eligibility Rates Among Patients Undergoing Radical Cystectomy for Bladder Cancer. Southeastern Section of American Urologic Association, Amelia Island FL March 2012

Kurpad R, Udell IW, Nielsen ME, , Raynor MC, , Smith AM, , Wallen EM, Woods ME, Pruthi RS. Use and Outcomes of Adjuvant Chemotherapy in PT3-4 or Node Positive Bladder Cancer Analysis of a Modern Surgical Cohort. Southeastern Section of American Urologic Association, Amelia Island FL March 2012

Kurpad R, Udell IW, Ankur Manvar, Nielsen ME, Raynor MC, Smith AM, Wallen EM, Woods ME, Pruthi RS,. Outcomes with Intravesical Therapy in Patients with Initial T1 Bladder Cancer. Southeastern Section of American Urologic Association, Amelia Island FL March 2012

Kurpad R, Udell IW, Ferguson J, Nielsen ME, Raynor MC, Smith AM, Wallen EM, Woods ME, Pruthi RS. An Evaluation of Adjuvant Chemotherapy Eligibility Rates Among Patients Undergoing Radical Cystectomy. Southeastern Section of American Urologic Association, Amelia Island FL March 2012

Kurpad R, Udell IW, Kim W, Nielsen ME, Raynor MC, Smith AM, Wallen EM, Woods ME, Pruthi RS. Defining the Molecular Determinants of Sensitivity to EGFR Inhibition in Urothelial Carcinoma Southeastern Section of American Urologic Association, Amelia Island FL March 2012

Kurpad R, Udell IW, Nielsen ME, Raynor MC, Smith AM, Wallen EM, Woods ME, Pruthi RS, Rathmell K. Recurrence and Survival Following Preoperative Sorafenib for Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma Southeastern Section of American Urologic Association, Amelia Island FL March 2012

 Kurpad R, Udell IW, Delphe S, Nielsen ME, Raynor MC, Wallen EM, Woods ME, Pruthi RS, Smith AM. Single Institution Evaluation of Patterns of Care for Renal Cell Carcinoma: A 5-Year Analysis. Southeastern Section of American Urologic Association, Amelia Island FL March 2012

Kurpad R, Udell IW, Brannon R, Haake S, Nielsen ME, Raynor MC, Wallen EM, Woods ME, Pruthi RS, Rathmell K. Meta-Analysis of Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma Gene Expression Delineates Subgroups Southeastern Section of American Urologic Association, Amelia Island FL March 2012

Udell IW, Kurpad R, Smith AM, Woods ME, Raynor MC, Wallen EM, Pruthi RS, Nielsen ME. Surveillance Protocols for Localized Kidney Cancer: A Cost Comparison. Society of Urologic Oncology, Bethesda MD, November 2011

R Kurpad, Udell IW, Blackburne A, Smith AM, Woods ME, Raynor MC, Wallen EM, Nielsen ME, Pruthi RS. Robotic Partial Nephrectomy and the Internet: Evidence Based? Society of Urologic Oncology, Bethesda MD, November 2011

Ferguson J, Kurpad R, Udell IW, Smith AM, Woods ME, Raynor MC, Wallen EM, Nielsen ME, Pruthi RS. Cost Analysis of Robot-Assisted Radical Cystectomy versus Open Radical Cystectomy Utilizing a Randomized Cohort. Society of Urologic Oncology, Bethesda MD, November 2011

Manvar A, Kurpad R, Udell IW, Smith AMA, Woods ME, Raynor MC, Wallen EM, Nielsen ME, Pruthi RS. The Quality of Prostate Cryotherapy Information Available on the Internet. Society of Urologic Oncology, Bethesda MD, November 2011

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Barshes NR, Udell IW, Joyce DL, Southard RE, O'mahony CA, Goss JA. A Pooled Analysis of Posttransplant Survival Following Combined Heart-Liver Transplantation. Transplantation. 2007 Jan; 15(83): 95-98.

Udell IW, Barshes NR, Finegold MJ, Lee TC, Scott JD, Carter B, Karpen S, Goss JA. Hepatitis C viral recurrence in a pediatric patient following liver transplantation. Pediatric Transplantation. 2006 Aug; 10(5): 617-22.

Barshes NR, Udell IW, Lee TC, O'Mahony CA, Karpen SJ, Carter BA, Goss JA. The Natural History of hepatitis C virus in pediatric liver transplant recipients. Liver Transplantation. 2006 Jul; 12(7): 1119-1123.

Barshes NR, Lee TC, Udell IW, O'Mahoney CA, Karpen SJ, Carter BA, Goss JA. The Pediatric End-Stage Liver Disease (PELD) Model as a Predictor of Survival Benefit and Posttransplant Mortality in Pediatric Transplant Recipients. Liver Transplantation. 2006 Mar; 12(3): 475-480.

Udell IW, Barshes NR, Voloyiannis T, Lee TC, Karpen SJ, Carter BA, Finegold M, O'Mahoney CA, Goss JA. Neonatal hemochromatosis; histological and radiographical signs. Liver Transplantation. 2005 Aug; 11(8): 998-1000.
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Udell IW, O'Mahony CA, Carter BA, Karpen SJ, Goss JA. Adult Liver Transplant Candidate Attitudes Toward Split-Liver Transplantation are not an Obstacle to Graft Sharing. American Journal of Transplantation. 2005 Aug; 5(8): 2047-2051.

Book Chapters

Raynor MC, Udell IW, Kurpad R, Carson CC (2012) Urological Infections. In Donald E. Fry, Surgical Infections (207-212). London, UK: JP Medical Publishers.