James Peabody


Vice Chair, Department of Urology, Henry Ford Hospital
Chair Emeritus, Board of Governors, Henry Ford Medical Group

James O. Peabody, M.D., is a senior staff member of the Vattikuti Urology Institute (VUI) at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Mich. He received his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1985. He completed his residency training in Urology at Henry Ford Hospital, finishing in 1990.

His specialties include urologic oncology and robotic assisted laparoscopic urologic surgery. He worked with Dr. Mani Menon to help develop the first structured robotic surgery program in the world. He has served numerous leadership roles in the department and Henry Ford Health System, including Urology Residency and Fellowship Program director and is currently the Vice- Chair of the Department of Urology and Chair of the Henry Ford Medical Group Board of Governors. He is known internationally for his skill and passion as a teacher. He has been awarded the VUI Resident Teaching award on several occasions and received the Resident Teaching from the American Urological Association.

Dr. Peabody is a member of multiple professional societies including the American Medical Association, the Michigan Urological Society, the American Urological Association, the American College of Surgeons, the European Urologic Association and the Societé Internationale d’Urologie. He has authored over 200 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters. He helps lead a statewide quality improvement initiative for prostate cancer treatment in Michigan (MUSIC) and has helped lead multiple medical missions to West Africa and Honduras. Dr. Peabody is very dedicated and strives to bring exceptional outcomes to patients all around the world.