About Us

Welcome to Michigan Institute of Urology

MIU is the longest-standing and largest urology group in Michigan. Our expertise makes us your best choice for treatment of your urology conditions. Here’s why:

  • 15 locations in Southeast Michigan. There’s an office close to you.
  • More than 60 urology providers with the experience and the knowledge to treat all conditions of the urology tract, from prostate cancer to prolapse to incontinence. Learn more about the conditions we treat.
  • Our robust research department includes seven full-time coordinators and two research assistants dedicated to finding the most promising treatments for urology conditions. They enable our patients access to the latest advancements in urology care today.
  • Pediatric specialists provide children with comprehensive, high-quality care for conditions of the urological tract.
  • Interventional radiology center and on-site dispensary and lab
  • Sexual wellness and aesthetics center

Our History

Michigan Institute of Urology (MIU) is proud of our more than 50-year history of treating patients in the Metro Detroit area. We are the longest standing urology group in the state of Michigan.

MIU was founded by Alphonse M. Santino, M.D. in Metropolitan Detroit in 1967. He served as MIU’s first president and CEO. He also was Chief of the Section of Urology at St. John Hospital and Medical Center from 1970-2007 and was on the hospital’s Board of Trustee’s for six years. Dr. Santino received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, in 1962; followed by his General Surgical and Urologic residencies at Harper Hospital, Detroit.

Fluent in Italian and English, Dr. Santino immigrated to the United States from Palermo, Italy at the age of 15, and now retired, Dr. Santino provided expert urologic care to thousands of patients over his career. He also served as Chief of Urology in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and was a major in the Medical Corps, U.S. Army, Long Binh, Vietnam.

Today, Michigan Institute of Urology is led by CEO Mitchell B. Hollander, M.D. with 18 locations and 66 urology specialists. MIU is an affiliate of Solaris Health. Learn more at: www.solarishealthpartners.