Multidisciplinary Team Approach MRI/Ultrasound Prostate Fusion Biopsy

Dr. Bird Brings MRI/Ultrasound Fusion Guided Prostate Biopsy Technology to Urologic Integrated Care.


Urologic Integrated Care

Meet the Multidisciplinary Team

Dr. Victoria Bird started her career as an Assistant Professor of Urology at the University of Miami and  Veterans Administration Hospital in Miami, Florida -with emphasis in Prostate cancer care. 


Later, she joined the University of Florida Department of Urology, College of Medicine, as an Assistant Professor and as an Affiliate faculty at the College of Engineering at the University of Florida.  


Dr. Bird believes in personalized patient centered medicine and has received multiple patient care awards.   Her research has been presented nationally and internationally. 


She is published in a number of scientific journals with emphasis  in prostate cancer, testosterone physiology, kidney stones, and infections of the urinary tract.  

Dr. Vijay Patel adds considerable expertise to the Gainesville community.  He has established a reputation for being a highly skilled and extremely compassionate oncologist who always puts patients first.   He sees patients at the Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute.

Dr. Patel began practicing medical oncology and hematology in 2008 at the University of Kansas Medical Center, located in Kansas City, KS. From 2011 through 2015, he served as Director of Oncology and Director of Palliative Care at the Cancer Center at West Jefferson Medical Center in Marrero, Louisiana.


Fluent in English and Gujarati, Dr. Patel has a keen interest in research and clinical trials. He has been published by the American Journal of Clinical Oncology, the Journal of Hematology & Oncology, and Blood, a weekly medical journal published by the American Society of Hematology. 

Dr. Charles Perkins obtained his medical degree at Emory University School of Medicine and his PhD in Genetics and Molecular Biology from Emory University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Perkins is Board Certified in Radiation Oncology and is dedicated to quality care in all aspects of oncology. 


Dr. Perkins has extensively researched the use of DNA repair mechanisms as potential biomarkers for predicting response to treatment and as potential therapeutic intervention targets. The goal of his research is to offer individualized treatment for cancer patients based upon their unique characteristics.

Dr. Perkins and his wife are new to the Gainesville area, but are looking forward to becoming a part of the community. His interests include music, golf, fitness, kayaking and piloting.

Dr. Sean McLaughlin is a certified Diplomat of the American Board of Urology.

Dr. McLaughlin grew up in Ocala, Florida. He received his undergraduate education at the University of Florida and his medical education at the University of Florida. He completed his surgical and urological residencies at the Univeristy of North Carolina Chapel Hill.  He sees patients at Urologic Surgeons.

Dr. McLaughlin specializes in laparocopic, endoscopic and Robotic urologic surgery. He is a member os the American Urological Association and a proctor for the daVinci Robotic prostatectomy and partial nephrectomy.

Dr McLaughlin enjoys traveling with his wife. He also plays golf and tennis and is an avid fan of University of Florida sports.  

Dr. Allison Grow attended Stanford School of Medicine.   After working with cancer patients on a surgical oncology rotation, she discovered the discipline of radiation oncology, which allowed her to combine patient care with her past interest in physics.


Dr. Grow returned home to Florida to help launch the CyberKnife Cancer Center in Jacksonville. Now a part of the team at The Cancer Center, Dr. Grow is glad to be a part of a medical community as strong as the one surrounding North Florida Regional and is excited to be a part of helping to make the powerful technique of radiosurgery widely available in Gainesville and throughout North Central Florida.