Richard A. Santucci, MD, FACS

Richard A. Santucci, MD, FACS
Chief of Urology
Detroit Receiving Hospital
Detroit, MI

Dr. Santucci is the Director of the Center for Urologic Reconstruction™ and Specialist-in-Chief for Urology at the 9-hospital Detroit Medical Center. He runs the Urology residency training program centered at the Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSCOM) and is a full clinical professor.

Dr. Santucci’s clinical practice focuses on urologic reconstruction and trauma, including urethral stricture disease, ureteral injury, spinal cord injury and urinary fistula. He has a keen interest in surgical education, and has been active in lecturing and demonstrating surgeries at training centers in the United States, Europe, South America and Africa.

As an author of more than 100 scientific articles, Dr. Santucci has served on the editorial boards of twelve journals. He is the co-editor of the texts Emergencies in Urology, the Atlas of Urethroplasty, and Penile Reconstructive Surgery. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the online open-access Urology journal “Advances in Urology”, and co-creator of the world’s first high definition surgical video website,

Dr. Santucci is a graduate of the AUA Leadership Program Class of 2009, was a member of the AUA Urotrauma Guidelines panel, the AUA Urotrauma Legislation Task force, the WHO International Consultation on Urologic Diseases (ICUD-urethra), and is an advisor to the US Marines Dismounted Blast Injuries Task Force. He is currently the co-Chairman of the AUA Urethroplasty Guidelines panel. Dr. Santucci sat on the Board of Chairman of the Societé Internationale D’Urologie (SIU) and the Executive Committee of the Michigan Urologic Association (MUS) and currently serves as its President.