Dow Division for Urologic Health Services Research
Brent Hollenbeck, M.D., M.S. is a practicing urologic oncologist and has been on faculty at the University of Michigan since 2003. A graduate of the Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Hollenbeck completed his residency in urology and fellowship training in oncology at the University of Michigan. His clinical practice has grown in patient volume, which complements the core ideology of the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Division of Health Services Research to ensure that all patents get the right care in the right place at the right time. Over this time, he has become increasingly specialized in the care of patients with prostate and bladder cancers. This focus has afforded him the ability to maintain his commitment to research while continuing to deliver cutting-edge, quality care at the highest level.
During his fellowship training, Dr. Hollenbeck completed a Masters of Science program in research design and biostatistics at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health. His research interests are policy-oriented and are focused squarely on understanding the upstream influences and downstream consequences of variation in physician practice style. His research is supported by grants from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the American Cancer Society.
Dr. Hollenbeck is currently an Associate Professor of Urology and the Director of the Dow at the University of Michigan. He is firmly committed to training the future leaders in urologic health services research. Further, he strongly believes that populating the surgical specialties with health services researchers will yield long-term benefits to both our specialty and our patients.
When he is not engaged in clinical and research pursuits, Brent is a very active swimmer, runner and fly fisherman (especially for steelhead). Perhaps most importantly, however, he enjoys spending the bulk of his free time with his wife and two daughters. The Hollenbecks are avid fans of Michigan athletics and look forward to cheering on the Wolverines on football Saturdays.
Brent Hollenbeck, M.D., M.S., University of Michigan Health System Department of Urology, discusses the goals and successes of the Urologic Health Services Research program.