James "Jed" Ferguson III, MD, PhD

PGY3 Resident


Jed was born in San Francisco, CA, and grew up in California and Virginia. He went to the University of Virginia for his undergraduate studies, and to the University of North Carolina for his MD and PhD degrees. His dissertation elucidated the role of a novel gene ASB4 in oxygen-dependent angiogenesis. After a brief stint in internal medicine, he "saw the light" of Urology and was thrilled to join the residency program at UNC. His wife, Elizabeth Ferguson, is a resident in the Psychiatry Department at UNC.

Education

MD Degree: University of North Carolina School of Medicine
PhD: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Honors

North Carolina Urology Residents Challenge, Debate Winner,  2013
Alpha Omega Alpha, Junior Inductee, University of North Carolina College of Medicine, 2008

Committees

Program Evaluation Committee, UNC Department of Urology, 2014

Presentations

Jed Ferguson, David Johnson, Will Kirby, Angela Smith, Michael Woods, Eric Wallen, Mathew Raynor, Matthew Nielsen, and Raj Pruthi. Projection Models Evaluating the Future Supply of Urologists in the United States. Poster Session. Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association. March 14, 2013. Williamsburg, VA.

Jed Ferguson, David Johnson, Will Kirby, Angela Smith, Michael Woods, Eric Wallen, Mathew Raynor, Matthew Nielsen, and Raj Pruthi. An Analysis of the Supply of Urologic Surgeons in the United Sates. Poster Session. Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association. March 14, 2013. Williamsburg, VA.

Jed Ferguson, Will Kirby, David Johnson, Angela Smith, Michael Woods, Eric Wallen, Mathew Raynor, Matthew Nielsen and Raj Pruthi. Trends in the Age and Gender of the Urology Workforce in The United States. Poster Session. The Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association. March 14, 2013. Williamsburg, VA. 

Jed Ferguson, Will Kirby, David Johnson, Angela Smith, Michael Woods, Eric Wallen, Mathew Raynor, Matthew Nielsen and Raj Pruthi. Trends in the Geographic Structure of the Urology Workforce in The United States. Poster Session. Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association. March 14, 2013, Williamsburg, VA.

Jed Ferguson, David Johnson, Will Kirby, Angela Smith, Michael Woods, Eric Wallen, Mathew Raynor, Matthew Nielsen and Raj Pruthi. Practice Type and Employment of Urologists in the United States: An Analysis of Changes over the Past Decade. Poster Session. Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association. March 14, 2013. Williamsburg, VA.   

James Ferguson, Will Kirby, David Johnson, Angela Smith, Matthew Nielsen, Raj Pruthi, Eric Wallen, Michael Woods, and Mathew Raynor. Trends in Tumor Complexity and Warm Ischemia time in Patients Undergoing Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy. Poster Session. Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association. March 17, 2013. Williamsburg, VA.   

Jed Ferguson, Will Kirby; David Johnson; Simon Neuwahl; Matthew Nielsen; Michael Woods; Eric Wallen; Angela Smith; Mathew Raynor; Raj Pruthi; Erin Fraher. Future supply of urologists: Projected to decrease dramatically between 2009-2025. Moderated Poster. American Urological Association. May 5, 2013. San Diego, California. 

Jed Ferguson, Will Kirby, David Johnson, Jonathan Matthews, Matthew Nielsen, Raj Pruthi, et. al.  Differences in Complications between Open versus Laparoscopic Prostatectomy. 13th Annual Meeting of the Society of Urological Oncology, November 30, 2012. Rockville, Maryland.

Jed Ferguson, David Johnson, Will Kirby, Jonathan Matthews, Matthew Nielsen, Raj Pruthi, et, al. Nutritional Predictors for Complications Following Radical Cystectomy: An Analysis of the American College of Surgeons National Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP). 13th Annual Meeting of the Society of Urological Oncology, November 29, 2012. Rockville, Maryland.    

Jed Ferguson, Will Kirby, David Johnson, Angela Smith, Michael Woods, Eric Wallen, Matthew Nielsen, Raj Pruthi, et al. Who makes the decision regarding treatment for localized prostate cancer, patient or physician? Results from a population-based study. Podium Presentation. Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association. March 14, 2013. Williamsburg, VA.

Jed Ferguson, David Johnson, Will Kirby, Ankur Manvar, Michael Woods, Eric Wallen, Mathew Raynor, Matthew Nielsen, Raj Pruthi and Angela Smith. What is the Impact of Prostate Biopsy on LUTS? Podium Presentation. Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association. March 16, 2013. Williamsburg, VA. 

Jed Ferguson, David Johnson; Nancy Wang; Will Kirby; Jonathan Matthews; Matthew Nielsen; Raj Pruthi; Angela Smith; Eric Wallen; Michael Woods. Morbidity and Mortality Following Radical Cystectomy: An Analysis of The American College Of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. American Urological Association. May 6, 2013. San Diego, California.

Ferguson JE, Pruthi R. Cost Analysis of Robotic-Assisted Radical Cystectomy versus Open Radical Cystectomy utilizing a randomized cohort. Poster presentation. American Urologic Association Annual Meeting, 2011.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Ferguson JE 3rd, Carson CC. Phosphodiesterase Type 5 Inhibitors as a Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction: Current Information and New Horizons. Arab Journal of Urology. In press.

Manvar AM, Rathmell WK, Ferguson JE 3rd, Pruthi RS, Nielsen ME, Wallen EM, Nolan N, Raynor MC. Carcinoma in a Cadaveric Transplant Kidney. Urology 79(4) 758-760

Ferguson JE 3rd, Goyal RK, Raynor MC, Nielsen ME, Pruthi RS, Brown PM, Wallen EM. Cost analysis of robot-assisted laparoscopic versus hand-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy. J Endourol. 2012 Aug;26(8):1030-7.

Pi X, Wu Y, Ferguson JE 3rd, Portbury AL, Patterson C. 2009. SDF-1alpha stimulates JNK3 activity via eNOS-dependent nitrosylation of MKP7 to enhance endothelial migration. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 106(14):5675-80.

Wu Y, Ferguson J. E. 3rd, Wang H, Kelley R, Ren R, McDonough H, Meeker J, Charles PC, Wang H, Patterson C. 2008. PRDM6 is enriched in vascular precursors during development and inhibits endothelial cell proliferation, survival, and differentiation. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 44:47-58.

Book Chapters

Ferguson JE 3rd, Rathmell WK, Wallen EM. Kidney Cancer. Manual of Clinical Oncology, 9th Edition. Chapter 27. In press.

Ferguson JE 3rd, Woods ME, Pruthi RS. Radical cystectomy: laparoscopic, open & partial. In Hitendra R. H. Patel ed, Pelvic Cancer Surgery: Modern Breakthroughs and future advances. Springer-Verlag New York. 2014

Ferguson JE 3rd, Nielsen M, Pruthi R, Wallen EM. Racial disparities and the global picture.  In Tewari A, ed., Prostate Cancer: a comprehensive perspective. New York: Springer 2013, Chapter 24. 301-310.