William "Rusty" Vance Shappley, III, MD

Originally from Memphis, Dr. William “Rusty” Vance Shappley, III graduated from college at Duke University and medical school at the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York. For his post-graduate training, he completed an internship in general surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and residency at the Harvard Longwood Program in Urology. During his training, he was recognized with several awards, including Intern of the Year at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, the First Place Urology Resident Research Award from the New England Section of the American Urological Association, and a Service Award from the Boston Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Following training, he initially joined his father in practice at The Shappley Clinic in 2009, practicing there until a successful merger with The Urology Group in 2014.

In addition to his clinical pursuits, Dr. Shappley maintains an active interest in urologic research and resident education. He serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee urology residency training program. His research has been published in a variety of medical publications, including the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the Journal of Urology, and Up To Date. He has made presentations at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Genitourinary Cancer Symposium, the American Urological Association national meeting, and sectional meetings of the American Urological Association. He maintains active membership in the American Urological Association, the American Medical Association, the Memphis Medical Society, the Tennessee Medical Association, and the Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association. Dr. Shappley has been certified by the American Board of Urology and maintains an active certification. He is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Shappley is trained in a variety of surgical techniques, including robotic, laparoscopic, and endoscopic surgery, as well as various procedures for all urologic subspecialties. While his practice provides treatment for all aspects of general urology, Dr. Shappley carries significant personal and research interest in urinary stone disease, male infertility, urologic oncology (including prostate, renal, bladder, and testicular cancers), BPH, voiding dysfunction, female urology, and interstitial cystitis. Dr. Shappley holds active staff appointments in the Baptist, Methodist, and Saint Francis (Tenet) healthcare systems, including the capacity for inpatient, operative, and outpatient care. He also holds operating privileges at Methodist Germantown Surgery Center, the UroCenter, Saint Francis Surgery Center, East Memphis Surgery Center, and Wolf River Surgery Center. He is currently welcoming new patients.