Micheal F. Darson, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Assistant Professor, Department of Urology

LSU Healthcare Network Clinic

Metairie Location
3601 Houma Blvd., Suite 302
Metairie, LA 70006
Phone: (504) 412-1600


Administration Office

2021 Perdido Street, Ste 4425
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 568-2207
Fax:     (504) 568-2307


Undergraduate Education:
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Medical School:
Wright State School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio
Surgical Internship:
Ohio State University Medical, Columbus, Ohio
Urology Residency:
Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota.
Academic and Leadership Appointments:
Formerly, the Assistant Program Director of the Louisiana State University - Ochsner Urology Program
Former assistant Professor of Urology at LSU-Ochsner and at Tulane University

Clinical Interests

BPH, Voiding Dysfunction, Minimally Invasive Techniques for Male Voiding Dysfunction. Dr. Darson was the first physician in Arizona to perform the newest technology Rezum. Dr. Darson also has academic interests in the field of voiding dysfunction and currently has data submitted for publication. Interests beyond voiding dysfunction include minimally invasive techniques to treat urologic stone disease. He also is interested in all urologic oncology (urologic cancer).

Committees & Administrative Responsibilities

Professional Memberships and Societies:

  • President of the Phoenix Urologic Society
  • President of the Arizona Urologic Society
  • American Urologic Association
  • American Urologic Association - Western Section<
  • Arizona Representative (District 8) Western Section Health Policy Committee
  • National Insurance Advisory Group - Arizona Member
  • Society of Urodynamics and Female Urology
  • Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Professional Appointments

  • AUA - Health Policy Committee 2013-present
  • AUA - Practice Management Committee 2013-present
  • AUA - Coding and Reimbursement Committee 2013-present
  • AUA - Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Committee 2015-present
  • Executive Committee Arizona Urologic Society 2014-present
  • Past President - Arizona Urologic Society 2014-present
  • President - Arizona Urologic Society 2012-2014
  • Vice President - Arizona Urologic Society 2011-2012
  • President - Phoenix Urologic Society 2014-present
  • Secretary - Phoenix Urologic Society 2010-2013
  • National Insurance Carrier Advisory Workgroup 2013-present
  • Carrier Advisory Committee - Arizona 2013-present
  • WSAUA Health Policy Committee, District 8 2013-present
  • Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement Quality Improvement Advisory Committee 2016-present
  • AUA Regulatory Workgroup 2017-present

Center of Excellence

Honors & Achievements:

  • Phoenix Magazines "Top Doc" award - numerous times
  • Consumer Research Council of America, Guide to America's Top Surgeons Award 2011
  • Best Doctors: first selection 2005, 2007-2008, 2009-2010
  • Silver Scalpel Award for Outstanding Achievement in General Surgery
  • Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society