Our Physicians

Michael W. Brown, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Michael W. Brown, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Brown joined Urology Specialists in 1987. He earned his medical degree at Northwestern University School of Medicine in 1980, and completed his residency at Duke University Medical Center in 1986. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is board certified by the American Board of Urology. He is also a member of the American Urologic Association, American Medical Association and American Association of Clinical Urologists.

Dr. Brown has been active throughout his career to bring new urologic technology to the Huntsville community, including urologic applications of laparoscopy, robotic surgery, seed implantation for prostate cancer, magnetic resonance fusion imaging for diagnosis of prostate cancer and ESWL for management of stone disease.

Dr. Brown’s service to the medical community has included positions as President of Medical Staff, Chief of the Division of Urology, and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Huntsville Hospital. He served on the Credentials Committee and is an ongoing member of the Cancer Committee. Dr. Brown was a previous Alabama representative to the Southeastern Section of the American Urologic Association. He is a founding and ongoing board member of Greater Alabama Lithotripsy, which provides lithotripsy service throughout the state of Alabama.

His special interests include urologic oncology, robotic laparosocopic surgery, stone disease (including percutaneous renal surgery), BPH management, laser surgery, vasectomy reversal, and general urology.

Dr. Brown is married with two children. In his free time he enjoys playing violin, rowing and cycling.

James A. Flatt, M.D. , F.A.C.S.

James A. Flatt, M.D. , F.A.C.S.

 

Dr. Flatt joined Urology Specialists in 1993. He earned his medical degree at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in1985, and completed his residency at Duke University Medical Center in 1991. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is board certified by the American Board of Urology. He is also a member of American  Urologic Association.

His special interests include stone disease, surgical and medical treatment of BPH and open approach surgeries.

Dr. Flatt is married with two children. He is active in his church and Scouting.

V. Keith Jiminez, M.D., F.A.C.S.

V. Keith Jiminez, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Jiminez joined Urology Specialists in 2001. He earned his medical degree at University of South Alabama College of Medicine in 1995, and completed his residency at Emory University Hospital in 2001. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is board certified by the American Board of Urology. Dr. Jiminez is a member of the American Urologic Association.

Dr. Jiminez service to the medical community has included positions as Division Chief of Urology at Huntsville Hospital and as Chief of Staff at Crestwood Medical Center.

His special interests include complex stone disease and daVinci robotic surgery with focus on renal, adrenal and prostate malignancies.

Dr. Jiminez is married to Stephanie Jiminez, MD, a radiologist practicing with Radiology of Huntsville. They have two children. In his free time he enjoys scuba diving, hiking, tennis and fishing.

Michael “Tyler” Wood, M.D.

Michael "Tyler" Wood, M.D.

Dr. Wood joined Urology Specialists in 2018. He earned his medical degree at University of South Alabama College of Medicine in 2013 and completed his residency at University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2018. He is board certified by the American Board of Urology. He is also a member of  the American Urologic Association.

Dr. Wood serves as the Vice Chief of Surgery at Crestwood Medical Center.

His special interests include urological oncology, complex stone disease, surgical and medical treatment of BPH and daVinci robotic surgery with focus on prostatectomy, nephrectomy, cystectomy and pyeloplasty.

Dr. Wood is married to Christine Wood, CRNP and they have one child. In his free time he enjoys playing guitar and piano, as well as hunting, fishing, golf, tennis and spending time with his wife and son.

 

Daniel Osula, M.D.

Daniel Osula, M.D.

Dr. Osula joined Urology Specialists in 2020. He earned his medical degree at University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine in 2015 and completed his residency at University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital in 2020.

His special interests include urological oncology, daVinci robotic surgery, complex stone disease, surgical and medical treatment of BPH

Dr. Osula is married to Ayesha Jaleel, M.D., a rheumatologist. They have one daughter. In his free time he enjoys watching Alabama Football, biking and spending time with his family.

Our Nurse Practictioners

Christine Wood, CRNP

Christine Wood, CRNP

Christine Wood joined Urology Specialists in 2019. She is a certified registered nurse practitioner holding a certification in adult gerontology primary care by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She started her nursing career with a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Troy University in 2010. Afterwards, she enjoyed her roles in orthopedics and trauma/surgical nursing. She completed her Masters of Science in nursing at The University of Mississippi in 2016 where she was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American Urologic Association.

Christine is a Huntsville native. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son.

Melanie Hughes, CRNP

Melanie Hughes, CRNP

Melanie Hughes joined Urology Specialists in 2019. She is a certified registered nurse practitioner holding a certification in family medicine by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She started her nursing career with a Bachelor of Science and completed her Masters of Science from the University of Alabama Huntsville. She has past experience in orthopedics, trauma and post surgical unit. Melanie is also an operating room nurse at Huntsville Hospital Governors Medical Tower.

She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Melanie is from Fayetteville, TN. In her spare time, she enjoys running and spending time with her family.

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