I am Dr. Brian Stork, a general urologist, and Assistant Professor, at Michigan Medicine West Shore Urology in Muskegon, Michigan. 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.
In addition to my clinical practice, I am actively engaged in social media. Social Media, I believe, is an exciting tool that can be used to improve health care literacy and the patient experience.
I regularly post updates about my community and my practice on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Linked In and Google Plus. I also make regular posts on my patient blog, physician blog and, from time to time, write guest posts for other blog 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 physican 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, volunteering for Step Up and writing. I write on a variety of different topics, for a wide variety of publications, including 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