I am Dr. Brian Stork, a general urologist in Muskegon, Michigan. After nearly fifteen years in private practice, I recently joined Michigan Medicine West Shore Urology as an Assistant Clinical Professor. I am also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
I practice general urology, however, I have a special interest in treating urinary stone disease, benign prostatic hyperplasia, incontinence, benign and malignant conditions of the kidney, and prostate cancer.
Being on staff at two great Michigan institutions gives me the added opportunity to participate in medical student and resident teaching, clinical research, and community service. The current focus of my research is the relationship between trauma during childhood and the development of chronic disease. My community service centers around Step Up, a non- profit, faith based program that helps children in foster care transition into adulthood.
I enjoy practicing urology in a smaller community, but, over the years, have tried to make a global impact through social media. In addition to my Twitter and Facebook posts, I also make regular posts on my patient blog, physician blog and, from time to time, write guest posts for other sites.
A couple of years ago, I joined with colleagues from around the world to start the International Urology Journal Club on Twitter (#Urojc). I am now honored to serve on the American Urological Association Social Media Work Group and the Urology Care Foundation Publications and Technology Committee. I also serve on the Clinical Practice Board of the Urology Times.
Several years ago my partner, Dr. Salisz, underwent surgery for an aggressive form of prostate cancer and was left with a urostomy. Dr. Salisz is now a physician advocate for ostomy patients around the world and has created an innovate product called StomaCloak. As Social Media Director for StomaCloak, I am honored to be able to assist him in his mission to improve the care and quality of life of ostomy patients, or ostomates.
Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my family, beekeeping, spending time in the great Michigan outdoors and writing. I write on a variety of different topics, for a wide variety of publications, and have even authored a book for children.
My personal opinions, expressed on this site, and in my other writings, do not necessarily represent the views of the Department of Urology at the University of Michigan.
I hope you find ongoing value in visiting this site and I wish you the very best of health.
Brian Stork, M.D., FACS