Clockwise, starting from the left: Youngest daughter Lauren, wife Lydia, oldest daughter Leanna, Dr. Lucente, son Alec
About Dr. Lucente
Personal Statement - Vincent R. Lucente, MD, MBA
As I reflect back on my past seventeen years in the subspecilaity of Urogynecology and Female Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery I am amazed by just how far the field has come, and how fortunate I have been to be a part of it. Despite all the advancements and changes, the reasons I went in the field are still the same reasons that keep me dedicated to this profession; the opportunity to be a pioneer, to teach, research and most of all to make a difference in my patients lives.
Restoring someone’s bladder control or correcting their pelvic support can be a technically challenging surgery, I have strived hard to stay in the forefront of new minimally invasive techniques. Since 1998 I have performed several first in the country and even the world urogynecologic procedures, which have now become “gold standards” of care.
Because of my passion for teaching, The Institute started a fellowship, an advanced training program beyond a residency and a physician perceptorship program for Urogynecology. My daily activities involve teaching my physician colleagues, fellows, residents in-training, and medical students. I continue to stay very active in clinical research investigating new and improved treatments for urinary incontinence and gynecological disorders. These other aspects of my profession - the teaching and the clinical research are still very exciting to me.
Perhaps the most significant reason, one which has only grown over the years, is the impact I am able to make in improving the quality of someone’s life. I am most fulfilled when I see the smiling face of a patient who no longer needs to wear an absorbent pad or worry about wetness or odors.
Lastly, and by no means the least, is a little about my personal life outside my profession. I spend most of my time outside of work with my family. On weekends I feel like I am always trying to “catch-up” for the hours I have missed with them during the week. My three children keep me busy with all of their activities. For recreation I enjoy the great outdoor sports. When I finally get some quiet time, I enjoy a good book, or stimulating conversation with close friends…even better with a glass of wine, Pinot Noir of course.The Institute for Female Pelvic Medicine is on Facebook