James Quentin Clemens MD

Associate Professor, Urology
Clinical Interests:

Urinary Incontinence

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Medical School or Training

  • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 1993


  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital McGaw Medical Center, Urology, IL, 1999

Board Certification

  • Urology


Epidemiology and health services research in benign urologic diseases

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I graduated from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently completed my Urology residency at Northwestern in 1999.  I then spent a year here at the University of Michigan in fellowship training with Ed McGuire.  I subsequently returned to Northwestern, where I was a faculty member for seven years.  During this period I completed a Master of Science degree in Clinical Investigation.  In July 2007 I returned to the University of Michigan, where I was appointed Associate Professor of Urology and Director of the Division of Neurourology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery. 

My areas of clinical interest include urinary incontinence, vaginal mesh complications, urinary fistulas, bladder dysfunction due to neurologic disease, and other aspects of complex lower urinary tract dysfunction.  I offer surgical and nonsurgical treatments, including medications, physical therapy, Botox bladder injections, Interstim, posterior tibial nerve stimulation, and urinary reconstruction using bowel segments.  I also have extensive experience with non-mesh slings to treat female urinary incontinence.