Dr. Townsend received his undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. Also at the University of North Carolina, Dr. Townsend earned a medical degree with Honors.
Dr. Townsend completed his general surgery internship at Shands Hospital, University of Florida in Gainesville. Before pursuing urology, he completed two years of radiology training at the University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals in Seattle, Washington. He completed his urology residency at Emory University and Affiliated Hospitals in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Townsend is board certified in Urology.