About the Physicians and Staff



Raymond S. Lance, MD

Dr. Lance is a native of the state of Idaho, growing up on a cattle ranch in central part of the state, approximately 30-40 miles from Sun Valley, Idaho. Dr. Lance graduated from the University of Idaho with a degree in chemistry in 1987. Dr. Lance was actively involved in research in electrochemistry and the electrochemistry of the hemoglobin molecule at that time. He attended the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, and graduated with his M.D. Degree in 1991. He attended his internship at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and a two-year urology clinic position there prior to starting his residency program at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington.

Dr. Lance graduated from his urology residency in 1998. He completed a urologic oncology fellowship training at the University of Texas-MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, in July 2000. He subsequently has been a faculty member at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma Washington as Chief of Urologic Oncology. After completing his military obligation and having obtained the rank of Lt. Colonel in the United States Army, he left active-duty service and enjoyed three years in private practice in Anchorage, Alaska.

Dr. Lance now focuses on teaching and research with a special interest in urological cancers, in particular, robotic surgery of prostate cancer as well as minimally invasive cancer surgery. Dr Lance is actively involved in basic science research and is a member of the faculty at the Eastern Virginia Medical School as an Associate Professor of Urology. Dr. Lance also works a full day per week in the laboratory at the Virginia Prostate Center located at the Eastern Virginia Medical School.



Robert W. Given, MD

Dr. Robert Given, a native of Norfolk, Virginia, completed his undergraduate education at Hampden-Sydney College. He graduated from the Medical College of Virginia in 1988.

Dr. Given completed his surgical internship and urology residency training at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia, where he graduated in 1993. Dr. Given underwent a one year Urologic Oncology Fellowship at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida from 1993-1994.

Dr. Given is a Diplomat of the American Board of Urology and the National Board of Medical Examiners. He is a member of many professional organizations including the Society of Urologic Oncology, American Urological Association, Virginia Urologic Society, and American Medical Association. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has served as President of The Tidewater Urologic Society and of the Virginia Urologic Society. He is former Chief of Urology at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

Dr. Given specializes in the practice of Urologic Oncology, which includes prostate, bladder, kidney and testes cancer, with expertise in robotic and minimally invasive surgery. His is active in clinical research trials in Urologic Oncology. He has been involved in many presentations and articles on these topics, and serves as an Associate Professor of Urology at the Eastern Virginia Medical School.



Michael D. Fabrizio, MD

Dr. Michael D. Fabrizio received his B.S. in Biology in 1988 at The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. He was awarded his M.D. in 1992 by the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Fabrizio served his residencies in Surgery and Urology at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He was awarded a Fellowship in Endourology and laparoscopic surgery at The Johns Hopkins University, Brady Urological Institute in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. Fabrizio with the support of his partners created the laparoscopic radical prostatectomy and robotic-assisted prostatectomy program as well as the laparoscopic kidney donor program in Norfolk, VA. He started a training Fellowship in Endourology and Laparoscopy in 2003. Dr. Fabrizio is board certified by the American Board of Urology and the National Board of Medical Examiners. He is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons. He specializes in Urological Laparoscopy for benign and malignant conditions, including prostate and kidney cancer, adrenal surgery, kidney donation, and complex kidney and ureteral stone surgery. He is a member of many professional societies including the American Urological Association, Mid-Atlantic Section American Urological Association, Endourology Society, and the Society of Urologic Oncology..

Dr. Fabrizio has written many articles, book chapters, made numerous video presentations, and is frequently invited to give lectures on the topic of Urology. He has also been involved in international telesurgical projects.

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