Editors and Contributors

arjun balar@2x

Arjun Balar, MD

Director of the genitourinary medical oncology program at NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center.  Dr. Balar's research focuses on bladder cancer and immunotherapy—treatments that harness the body’s own immune system to fight the cancer—as well as molecularly-targeted therapy. He also has extensive experience treating prostate, testicular, and kidney cancers.

benjamin brucker@2x

Benjamin Brucker, MD

Director of the Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and Neuro-Urology, director of FRMRS fellowship program, Associate Program Director of the Urology Residency for the Department of Urology and Obstetrics and gynecology at NYU Langone Health.

thenu chandrasekar@2x

Thenappan Chandrasekar, MD

Clinical instructor in the Department of Urology, and Endourology Fellow at Thomas Jefferson University

bishoy faltas@2x

Bishoy Morris Faltas, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Cell and Developmental Biology at Weill Cornell Medical College. He specalizies in urological oncology.

daniel george@2x

Daniel George, MD

Professor of Medicine and Surgery, Divisions of Medical Oncology and Urology in the Duke University School of Medicine and leads the Duke Prostate and Urologic Cancer Center. He also has appointments in the Duke Clinical Research Institute and the Duke Cancer Institute where he is the Director of Genitourinary (GU) Oncology. Daniel George has led the Duke site for the Department of Defense (DOD) Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials Consortium since 2006.

hanan goldberg@2x

Hanan Goldberg, MD

Clinical and research fellow at Department of Surgical Oncology, Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto

petros grivas@2x

Petros Grivas, MD, PhD

Petros Grivas, MD, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and the Clinical Director of the Genitourinary Cancers Program at the University of Washington, and an Associate Member of the Clinical Research Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center with expertise in genitourinary cancers such as bladder cancer, prostate cancer, and testis cancer.

ashish kamat@2x

Ashish Kamat, MD, MBBS

Endowed Professor of Urology and Director of Urologic Oncology Fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center, and a graduate of the AUA Leadership Program.

Dr. Kamat’s expertise is in the multidisciplinary management of urologic cancers with an emphasis on bladder and prostate cancer, organ sparing therapies, minimally invasive techniques, and orthotopic bladder substitution (neobladder). While he is a busy surgeon, he maintains an active research portfolio to improve the care of patients. Dr. Kamat’s efforts are directed towards identifying predictors of response to therapy -,, especially immunotherapy - as the first step towards personalized cancer therapeutics. A major focus of his laboratory research is to develop novel treatments for bladder cancer and identify resistance mechanisms and ways to overcome them. He serves as project PI on the MD Anderson Cancer Center GU (Bladder) SPORE.

Dr. Kamat has authored over 200 publications, editorials & book chapters in prestigious journals; he is listed in 'Who's Who in Medicine' and ‘Best Doctors in America’ and has won the Compassionate Doctor Award from patient groups. He is an exceptional educator nominated twice for the Robert M. Chamberlain Distinguished Mentor Award and has been invited as a visiting professor to several universities across the world.

Dr. Kamat is Co-President, International Bladder Cancer Network, Chair, Bladder Cancer Think Tank (2015), Chair, Bladder Cancer Task Force for SITC, actively participates in various global urologic efforts, and serves on the board of regional and national societies for Urology.

Further Related Biography Material:
BCAN - Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network. (2019). Ashish M. Kamat, MD – BCAN - Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network.
MD Anderson Cancer Center. (2019). Search Results. [online] Ashish Kamat, MD

thomas keane@2x

Thomas Keane, MBBCh, FRCSI, FACS

Professor and Chairman of the Department of Urology at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina.  He holds a U.S. patent for BNCT in prostate cancer and sphingolipid derivatives and their use.

zachery klaassen@2x

Zachary Klaassen, MD

Assistant Professor of Urologic Oncology, Director of Clinical Urologic Research, Assistant Residency Program Director at Georgia Cancer Center, Augusta University/Medical College of Georgia He specailizes in urologic oncology/robotic surgery/MIS urology cancer surgery.

badrinath konety@2x

Badrinath Konety, MD, MBA

Serves as CEO of University of Minnesota Physicians as well as Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He is also a professor in the Department of Urology and Director of the Institute for Prostate and Urologic Cancers.

phillip koo@2x

Phillip Koo, MD

Division Chief of Diagnostic Imaging at the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Arizona. Prior to this, he was Chief of Nuclear Medicine and Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is a diplomate of both the American Board of Radiology (ABR) and American Board of Nuclear Medicine and is the Chair of the Quality and Evidence Committee for the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.

janet kukreja@2x

Janet Kukreja, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, division of Urology at University of Colorado

sumanta kumar pal@2x

Sumanta (Monty) Kumar Pal, MD

Internationally recognized leader in the area of genitourinary cancers, including kidney, bladder, and prostate cancer. He is the Co-director of City of Hope's Kidney Cancer Program and is the head of the kidney and bladder cancer disease. Dr. Pal sits on the Editorial Board for clinical genitourinary cancer and is a reviewer for multiple journals including The Journal of Clinical Oncology, The Journal of Urology, European Urology, and many others.

alexander kutikov@2x

Alexander Kutikov, MD, FACS

Chief, Division of Urology and Urologic Oncology, Professor in the Department of Surgical Oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple Health

jaime landman@2x

Jaime Landman, MD

Director of the UCI Health Center for Urological Care, is an internationally recognized urologist and expert in diseases and conditions of the kidneys, including kidney stones and benign and malignant tumors. He is experienced in all forms of minimally invasive kidney surgery, including robot-assisted surgery and percutaneous cryoablation. Dr. Landman, who founded the UCI Health Ablative Oncology Center, has performed more than 2,000 advanced minimally invasive kidney procedures. He is dedicated to improving the techniques and technology associated with minimally invasive surgery.

roger li@2x

Roger Li, MD

Genitourinary Oncology, at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL

justin matulay@2x

Justin Matulay, MD

Urologic Oncology Fellow at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX

todd morgan@2x

Todd Morgan, MD

Associate Professor of Urology at University of Michigan

alicia morgans@2x

Alicia Morgans, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. She is a clinician and physician investigator specializing is investigating complications of systemic therapy for prostate cancer survivors. She has expertise in clinical trials and patient reported outcome measures, and as well as incorporating patient preferences and beliefs into clinical decision making.

diane newman@2x

Diane Newman, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN

Adjunct Professor of Urology in Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania and Co-Director of the Penn Center for Continence and Pelvic Health. She is the author of several books. The most recent is as lead editor of the 1st edition of the SUNA Core Curriculum for Urologic Nursing and of Clinical Application of Urologic Catheters, Devices and Products.

zhamshid okhunov@2x

Zhamshid Okhunov, MD

Urology fellow at University of California, Irvine

charles ryan@2x

Charles Ryan, MD

B.J. Kennedy Chair in Clinical Medical Oncology at the University of Minnesota and Director of the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation. He previously held the position of Professor of Clinical Medicine and Urology and the Clinical Program Leader for Genitourinary Medical Oncology at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

neal shore@2x

Neal Shore, MD, FACS

Medical Director of the Carolina Urologic Research Center. He practices with Atlantic Urology Clinics in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He serves on several industry advisory boards as well as academic and advocacy networks: including the Society Urologic Oncology Clinical Trials Consortium, Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network, and the Large Urology Group Practice Association. Dr. Shore is the editor-in-chief of UroToday’s print publication, Everyday Urology- Oncology Insights.

chris wallis@2x

Christopher Wallis, MD, PhD

Urology resident in the Department of Surgery at University of Toronto

evan yu@2x

Evan Yu, MD

Medical oncologist, treats prostate, bladder and testicular cancer, and is passionate about providing a personalized medical approach to a selection of novel therapies as well as understanding biologic mechanism of drug sensitivity and resistance. Professor, Department of Medical Oncology, University of Washington School of Medicine and Assistant Fellowship Director, Hematology and Oncology Fellowship Training Program, University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

jason zhu@2x

Jason Zhu, MD

Fellow in the Division of Hematology and Oncology, at Duke University

Editors Emeritus

karl erik andersson@2x

Karl-Erik Andersson, MD, PhD

Professor at the Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USAKarl-Erik Andersson, MD, PhDwas born and raised in Sweden. He received his medical degree from the University of Lund in 1968, where he subsequently worked as a lecturer in clinical pharmacology. He completed his PhD at the Department of Pharmacology, Lund University, in 1973. In 1975 he obtained a Swedish specialist degree in Internal Medicine and was appointed Professor of Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Odense, Denmark. From 1976 to 1978 he also held the same position at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. From 1978-2006he was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Lund, Lund, Sweden. He has been visiting professor at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Toronto (1983-1985) and at the Department of Urology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA (1997-1998). From 1993 to 2000 Dr. Andersson was Research Dean of the Medical Faculty at the University of Lund. Since 2006 he is Professor at the Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. Dr. Andersson is a member of many international societies including the American Urological Association, the European Association of Urology, and the International Society for Sexual Medicine. He also serves on the Editorial Boards of several journals, including Journal of Urology, Urology, European Urology, and Neurourology and Urodynamics.Dr. Andersson is Editor-in-Chief of UroToday International Journal. During his career, he has authored more than 700articles in peer-reviewed international journals. His research interests include urogenital and cardiovascular pharmacology and physiology, clinical trials, and regenerative pharmacology.

john fitzpatrick@2x

John M. Fitzpatrick, MD MCh, FRCSI, FC Urol (SA), FRCSGlas, FRCS (1948-2014) Former Co-Editor-in-Chief

Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery, Mater Misericordiae Hospital and University College, Dublin, Ireland John M. Fitzpatrick MD MCh, FRCSI, FC Urol (SA), FRCSGlas, FRCS was born and educated in Dublin. He qualified as a doctor in 1971 and became fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1975. He received his master's degree in 1976. He is also a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and of Glasgow. Between 1977 and 1981, Professor Fitzpatrick trained in the St. Peters Hospitals and the Institute of Urology in London. In 1981, Professor Fitzpatrick returned to Dublin as Consultant Urologist and Senior Lecturer in Urology in the Meath and St. James' Hospitals and Trinity College Dublin. In 1986, he was appointed Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery in the Mater Misericordiae Hospital and University College Dublin. Professor Fitzpatrick has performed 45 visiting professorships in the United States and other countries throughout the world. He has also given 167 guest lectures throughout the world. He has produced 260 peer-reviewed publications, 74 book chapters, has edited 6 journal editions, and published 12 books. Professor Fitzpatrick is on the editorial board of 25 journals, and is Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Urology International. He is President of the Irish Society Urology and is Past President of the British Association of Urological Surgeons. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the British Urological Foundation and is Chairman of the Scientific Committee of that Foundation. He is an Honorary Fellow of the College of Urologists of South Africa and an honorary member of the British Association of Urological Surgeons and of the American Urological Association as well as an honorary member of the Urological Societies of Australasia, South Africa, Germany, Netherlands, Hungary, Argentina, Greece, and Georgia.

george drach@2x

George W. Drach, MD, FACS

Professor of Urology and Director of Outpatient Urology Education, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA USA George W. Drach, MD, FACS has served as Professor of Urology and Director of Outpatient Urology Education at the University of Pennsylvania since 1998. From 1996 to 1998, he visited the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas as Professor of Urology and directed the Urology Clinic at Parkland Memorial Hospital. During the period 1970 - 1996 he resided at the University of Arizona, where he still holds the title of Professor Emeritus of Surgery/Urology and Founding Chief of Urology. Dr. Drach received his medical degree at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, and then spent two years in surgical training at University Hospitals of Cleveland. His training was interrupted by two years of active duty in the US Navy, part of which time was spent as Chief Medical Officer of the aircraft carrier USS Valley Forge. Upon returning to civilian activity, he completed one year of fellowship in urology (endocrinology) and three years of urology residency under Dr. William Boyce at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. He completed his training in 1969, and then completed a medical fellowship at the University of New Mexico. He subsequently moved to his position at the University of Arizona. He is the author of over 112 journal articles, 33 book chapters and 3 books or monographs. He functioned as editor of the American Urological Association (AUA) CME Interactive Education series on Patient Management Problems from 1996 to 2003 and was Chairman of the AUA Publications Committee from 1985 - 1987. He has served nationally as president of many organizations, including the Western Section AUA, the American Board of Urology, the Residency Review Committee for Urology, the Society of University Urologists, the Clinical Society of Genitourinary Surgeons, and the Society for Research on Calculous Kinetics (the ROCK Society). He received the AUA Hugh Hampton Young (outstanding contributions to American urology) and AUA Research Innovator (significant contributions to research) and Certificate of (Lifetime) Achievement awards in 1986, 1990, and 2004, respectively. He served as the Study Monitor for the United States Lithotripter Study (Dornier, Inc. and the National Electrical Manufacturers Assn.) 1982 - 1996, and received the honor of "Father of American Lithotripsy" in 1993. His major research interests include urinary stone disease, urinary and prostatic infections, mechanisms of urinary flow change with aging, and geriatric urology. As a result of this latter interest, he is now Chairman of the AUA Committee for Geriatric Urology, and Past-President of the Geriatric Urological Society. He also serves within the American Geriatric Society as Chairman of the Section on Surgery and Related Medical Specialties.

alan wein@2x

Alan J. Wein, MD, PhD

Professor and Chair Division of Urology University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Chief of Urology Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA USA Alan J. Wein, MD, PhD (Hon.) is professor and chair of the Division of Urology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Chief of Urology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Princeton University and received his MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed training in Surgery and Urology at the University of Pennsylvania including a fellowship at the Harrison Department of Surgical Research. He has been certified and recertified by the American Board of Urology. He was awarded an honorary Ph.D. from the University of Patras, Greece in September 2005. Dr. Wein has been recognized nationally and internationally through his many affiliations and professional memberships which include the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons, Clinical Society of Genitourinary Surgeons, American Surgical Association, Society of Surgical Oncology, Society of Urologic Oncology, Society of Pelvic Surgeons, Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology, Société Internationale d’Urologie, American Urological Association (AUA) and the Royal Society of Medicine. He is a recipient of the Urodynamics Society Lifetime Achievement Award, the F. Brantley Scott Award of the American Foundation for Urologic Diseases, the Hugh Hampton Young Award of the American Urological Association, and both the Distinguished Service Award and the Distinguished Contribution Award of the American Urological Association. He has been the Ramon Guiteras lecturer at the AUA annual meeting, the AUA lecturer of the Société Internationale d’Urologie and the European Association of Urology and the British Journal of Urology lecturer at the British Association of Urological Surgeons. He has served on and chaired numerous medical committees and consultations both domestically and internationally, and has received numerous awards and honors for excellence in the field of Urology. He has held or does hold editorial positions on many well-respected journals including the Journal of Urology, Survey Section of the Journal of Urology, Neurourology and Urodynamics, Urology, British Journal of Urology International, International Urogynecology Journal, Current Urology Reports, Current Opinion in Urology, Nature Urology and Current Bladder Dysfunction Reports. He has been an editor of the gold standard text in the field, Campbell’s Urology, since 1992 and is currently the editor-in-chief. Dr. Wein has authored or co-authored more than 830 articles and chapters, edited or co-edited 24 books, and has multiple multimedia presentations to his credit. His extensive experience in the field of urology has afforded him the opportunity to participate in academic activities, meetings, and courses as a speaker, faculty member and chairperson. He is a prodigious lecturer with over 600 invited academic activities over the course of his career, including the co-chairmanship of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th International Consultations on Incontinence. His fields of interest lie in urologic oncology, the physiology and pharmacology of the lower urinary tract, the evaluation and management of voiding function and dysfunction, and urinary incontinence.

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