Dr. Lynn W. Blunt, Jr. specializes in General Urology and Focuses on BPH, Prostate Cancer and Kidney Stone disease. He also has a background in the diagnosis and treatment of Urologic Trauma.
He joined Arizona Center for Cancer Care in 2010 when his team at Valley Urology Associates, entered into partnership with them. Dr. Blunt earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Michigan, where he served as an assistant in the microbiology lab, and earned his medical degree from the Tulane University Medical School. He completed his residency in urology at the McGraw Medical Center of Northwestern University.
Prior to joining Valley Urologic Associates and Arizona Center for Cancer Care, Dr. Blunt served as the chairman for the Division of Urology at Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago. During his term, Dr. Blunt was responsible for educating residents and medical students at the University of Chicago Urology Residency Program and the Chicago Medical School, respectively. Dr. Blunt also served as the institution’s physician liaison to The Commission on Cancer for The American College of Surgeons, making Dr. Blunt a leading authority in urologic oncology.
Dr. Blunt is Board Certified by The American Board of Urology.
Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship: St. Louis University
Residency: University of Iowa
Dr. Vincent A. Chehval speciliazes in Urology
He joined Arizona Center for Cancer Care in 2017.
Dr. Chehval was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He completed his undergraduate taining at the University of Dayton in Ohio, earning a Bachelors Degree in science with a minor in psychology. He then went on to complete a Masters Degree with a thesis in physiology at Loyola University in Chicago in 2005. Following, he attended the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine where he was awarded Honors for the top performance in the behavioral sciences department and for the most outstanding ability in the department of surgery. He graduated medical school in 2010 and completed the early years of his residency at St. Louis University before completing his training in urology at the University of Iowa in 2017.
Dr. Chehval has a particular interest in endoscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery (robotics/laparoscopy), stone disease, management of BPH and infertility.
Timothy Coyne is a certified physician’s assistant at Arizona Center for Cancer Care. Coyne earned his Bachelor of Science degree with a certificate of competition in the Physician Assistant Program in 2003 from Drexel University. While attending Drexel University, he also received a certificate of completion in HIPPA Privacy Program.
Prior to joining Arizona Center for Cancer Care, Coyne’s professional experience includes working in the Gift of Life Donor Program in Philadelphia as a tissue coordinator where he worked with medical examiners to obtain permission to recover tissues as well as offered tissue donation opportunities for next-of-kin. He also worked for An Ounce of Prevention as the north east project director in Tampa. He supervises a staff of 20 for nationally based organizations specializing in disease management, health education and health screening services. In addition, he also most recently worked as a physician assistant for Valley Urologic Associates.
Coyne has been a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants since 2001. He also volunteered as a camp counselor for the Paul Newman’s The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp and as well as in the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Medical School: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship: General Surgery – University of Cincinnati
Residency: University of Cincinnati
Dr. Lindsay M. Derus joined Arizona Center for Cancer Care in 2017.
Dr. Derus earned her undergraduate degree in both Biology and Psychology from Purdue University and went on to complete one year of clinical research at The University of Chicago. Subsequently, Dr. Derus received her Medical Degree from the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Derus completed her General Surgery Internship and Urology Residency at the University of Cincinnati. Much of her training was at the University Hospital, a designated Level I Trauma Center and a nationally ranked Adult Urology Hospital by US News & World Report.
During Dr. Derus’ residence she received one of University of Cincinnati’s most prestigious resident awards, The Graduate Medical Trainnee Award of Excellence, given to the resident demonstrating exemplary professionalism, leadership and patient care.
Dr. Derus specializes in minimally invasive urologic surgery, including robotic and endourology. She is also well trained in general urology with a particular interest in the clinical management and surgical treatment of stone disease, voiding dysfunction and urologic oncology.
Internship: University of Oklahoma Health Science Center
Residency: University of Oklahoma Health Science Center
Fellowship: University of Oklahoma Health Science Center
Board Certification: American Board of Urology
Dr. Ben O’Neill Donovan – an Arizona native – specializes in urology, with an emphasis on pediatric urology. His pediatric urology expertise includes complex urethral reconstruction, laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery including laparoscopic pyeloplasty, ureteral reimplant and orchidopexy, as well as bladder reconstruction and urinary diversion. He also has expertise in minimally invasive, robotic and laparoscopic surgeries.
He joined Arizona Center for Cancer Care in 2010 when his team at Valley Urology Associates, entered into partnership with them. Dr. Donovan earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from Arizona State University and his Medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He then continued his training in general surgery, followed by completing a residency in urology at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center. Dr. Donovan subsequently furthered his training by completing a fellowship in pediatric urology at the Children’s Hospital of Oklahoma, under the supervision of world-renown pediatric urologist Bradley P. Kropp.
Dr. Donovan is a member of the American Urologic Association, Endourologic Association, American Academy of Pediatrics and American Medical Association. He has his Pediatric Urology Subspecialty Certification by the American Board of Urology.
He is a multi-year “Top Doc” honoree by Phoenix Magazine.
Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Internship: Northwestern University
Residency: Northwestern University
Fellowship: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Board Certification: American Board of Urology
Dr. Vi N. Hua specializes in urology, and his interests include laparoscopy and minimally invasive urology. . In his training, he has acquired the distinguishing skills for performing nephron-sparing laparoscopic partial nephrectomies, laparoscopic renal cryoablation, and laparoscopic da Vinci robotic radical prostatectomies.
He joined Arizona Center for Cancer Care in 2010 when his team at Valley Urology Associates, entered into partnership with them. Dr. Hua earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin and earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, where he was awarded the Medical Student Research Forum Award. He completed a residency in general surgery as well as in urology at the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, where he would eventually serve as chief resident and president of the McGaw Resident and Fellow Forum.
Dr. Hua is certified by The American Board of Urology. He is also certified in the da Vinci Robotic Surgery System and Encocare Cryotherapy.
Dr. Rahul Thaly specializes in urology, and his clinical interests involve urologic cancer and laparoscopy, specializing in the care of patients with prostate and kidney cancer.
He joined Arizona Center for Cancer Care in 2010 when his team at Valley Urology Associates, entered into partnership with the practice. Dr. Thaly completed a six-year residency training program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and then continued on to study robotics/laparoscopy and minimally invasive surgery at The Ohio State University under the guidance of Dr. Vipul Patel, who is the foremost leader in robotic and minimally invasive surgery.
Dr. Thaly has been involved in more than 400 robotic and laparoscopic surgeries, and his experience in robotic surgery makes him one of the foremost urologists in the Valley. In addition to robotic surgery for prostate cancer, he also specializes in the treatment of kidney cancer with minimally invasive, kidney-sparing alternatives such as laparoscopic partial nephrectomy and radiofrequency ablation. With his advanced skills, he has worked as an Instructor for courses on Advanced Robotic laparoscopic techniques throughout the country.
Dr. Thaly is a member of the American Urological Association and the Robotic Surgery Working Group. He has published numerous papers in the Journal of Urology, British Journal of Urology, the Journal of Robotic Surgery, Contemporary Urology and Issues in Urology. Dr. Thaly is Board Certified by The American Board of Urology.