S. Clint McFerren, M.D.

S. Clint McFerren, M.D.

Dr. McFerren received both his undergraduate degree (B.S. biological sciences) and medical degree (M.D.) from Louisiana State University. After the conclusion of medical school, he completed his surgical internship and urology residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, the state’s only tertiary care, level 1 trauma center.

Dr. McFerren is well trained in all aspects of general urology with a particular interest in the use of minimally invasive surgery for both benign and malignant urologic conditions. He utilizes the DaVinci robotic system for the surgical treatment of several conditions including prostate cancer, kidney cancer and ureteral stricture disease. He has a particular interest in urethral reconstruction using oral mucosal substitution, as well as the use of prosthetics for erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence.

Dr. McFerren is originally from Louisiana but his wife Lauren is from Richardson TX. They are excited to be closer to family as they have one daughter with another child on the way. He is an avid sports fan of the LSU Tigers and enjoys traveling, golf, hiking, backpacking/camping, and skiing. He has an interest in international medical work, having traveled to Central Asia, Peru and Brazil.

Dr. McFerren holds himself to the highest standard of patient care and is committed to using the latest research and surgical techniques to provide this. He is actively accepting new patients.

Education/Training

  • University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
    2017 – 2021
    Resident Physician, Urology
    2016 – 2017
    Intern, General Surgery/Urology
  • LSU School of Medicine – Shreveport
    2012 – 2016
    Doctor of Medicine, summa cum laude
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
    2008 – 2012
    Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences, Minor – Spanish, college honors, magna cum laude

Publications

  • McFerren SC and Gomelsky A. Treatment of Overactive Bladder in the Elderly Female: The Case for Trospium, Oxybutynin, Fesoterodine and Darifenacin. Drugs & Aging (2015) 32: 809-819.
  • Krantz T, McFerren SC, et al. Tips and Tricks for Performing a Retrograde Pyelogram (Video). Urology (07/2019) 129: 234.
  • McFerren SC, et al. Assessing the Misuse of Urine Cytology in Microhematuria Evaluations. (In Process)

National and Regional Presentations

  • McFerren SC, Wilson BJ, and Riley JM. “The Unnecessary Urologic Consult in the Era of Physician Burnout.” South Central Section of the AUA Meeting in Nashville, TN (09/2018).
  • Krantz T, McFerren SC, et al. “Tips and Tricks for Performing a Retrograde Pyelogram.” American Urogynecologic Society Meeting/PFD Week in Chicago, IL (10/2018).
  • McFerren SC, Palmer MA, Himmelberger AL, and Riley JM. “Assessing the Misuse of Urine Cytology in Microhematuria Evaluations.” South Central Section of the AUA Meeting in Austin, TX (10/2020).
  • McFerren SC, Himmelberger AL, and Riley JM. “Evaluating Trends in Provider Adherence with Hematuria Guidelines.” South Central Section of the AUA Meeting in Colorado Springs, CO (09/2019).
  • McFerren SC, Wilson BJ, and Riley JM. “The Unnecessary Urologic Consult in the Era of Physician Burnout.” Rocky Mountain Urologic Society Meeting in Denver, CO (04/2018) and the University of New Mexico Surgery Research Symposium in Albuquerque, NM (06/2018).
  • McFerren SC and Alba F. “Testicular Abscess and Rupture in the Setting of Presumed BCG Orchitis: A Novel Consideration.” Rocky Mountain Urologic Society Meeting in Denver, CO (04/2017) and the University of New Mexico Surgery Research Symposium in Albuquerque, NM (05/2017).
  • Paulk K, McFerren S, Homberger, D. “The opening and closing mechanism of the spiracle in the spiny dogfish shark, Squalus acanthias.” Experimental Biology Meeting in San Diego, CA (04/2014).

Awards/Leadership

  • Scored in the highest quintile on American Board of Urology’s Qualifying Examination (Part 1)
  • Top In-service Score Award 2017-18 (UNM Urology)
  • 1st Place Resident Quiz Bowl – South Central Section AUA 2019
  • 1st Place Resident Quiz Bowl – Rocky Mountain Urologic Society 2017
  • UNM Administrative Chief Resident 2018-19 (elected position)
  • UNM Resident Council 2019-20, Urology Representative (elected position)
  • UNM Dept of Surgery Certificate for Excellence in Medical Student Education 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21
  • 2015-2016 Reginald E. and Ruby Harper Slaughter Scholarship (LSU School of Medicine)

Memberships

  • American Urologic Association (AUA): (July 2015-present)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (July 2015-present)

International medical mission trips

  • July 2012 – Central Asia
  • March 2016 – Brazil
  • May 2019 – Peru
  • Urethral stricture
  • Prostate Cancer
  • BPH/Enlarged prostate
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Stones
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections
  • UPJ Obstruction
  • Ureteral stricture
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Stones
  • Hematuria
  • Testis cancer
  • Hydrocele
  • Testicular pain
  • Epididymitis
  • Low testosterone
  • Peyronie’s disease
  • Penile cancer
  • Phimosis
  • Vasectomy referral
  • Vasectomy
  • Xiaflex
  • Urolift
  • Bladder botox
  • Urethroplasty
  • Inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP)
  • Artificial urinary sphincter (AUS)
  • Robotic surgery
  • Prostatectomy
  • Radical nephrectomy
  • Partial nephrectomy
  • Cystectomy
  • Pyeloplasty
  • Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL)