Leonard G. Gomella, MD

Leonard G. Gomella, MD

Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Leonard Gomella is the Bernard W. Godwin, Jr. Professor of Prostate Cancer and Chairman of the Department of Urology at Jefferson Medical College. Originally from New York, Dr. Gomella completed medical school, general surgery, and urology training at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. After a Urologic Oncology Fellowship in the Surgery Branch of the NCI in Bethesda, Maryland, he joined the faculty of Jefferson Medical College in 1988 and was appointed Chair in 2002. He is also Associate Director for Clinical Affairs for the Kimmel Cancer at Jefferson and Urology Chair for RTOG, serving as lead Urology investigator on multiple national trials. In 2008 he was named Clinical Director of the Jefferson Kimmel Cancer Center Network.
Dr. Gomella has given over 500 presentations at local, national and international meetings and written over 350 papers, chapters and monographs in the field of Urology. He is a consultant to over 2 dozen journals in the field of urology and oncology and in 2010 was appointed Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Urology.
Dr. Gomella has authored and edited 54 editions of
17 different books for medical students, residents, and practicing physicians, many of which have been translated into foreign languages. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the 5 Minute Urology Consult, laparoscopy editor for Glenn’s Urologic Surgery and co-author of the Oxford American Handbook of Urology. Recovering from Prostate Cancer, the first book for the public dedicated to prostate cancer, was authored by Dr. Gomella in 1993. In the field of medicine, he is well known for the Clinician’s Pocket Reference, now in its 11th edition, a widely used reference for medical students and health care providers.

Articles by Leonard G. Gomella, MD

The Role of Genetic Testing and Next Generation Imaging for Prostate Cancer

Leonard G. Gomella, MD, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, discusses the role of genetic testing and the evolving next generation imaging for prostate cancer. To view slides from Dr. Gomella’s presentation on genetic testing at the 18th Annual Future Directions in Urology Symposium, click here. To view slides from Dr. Gomella’s presentation on the next generation imaging at the 18th Annual Future Directions in Urology Symposium, click here. Keywords: prostate cancer, genetic testing,...

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Bone Metastases and Mortality: Can We Be Doing More?

Dr. Leonard G. Gomella presented “Bone Metastases and Mortality: Can We Be Doing More?” at the 27th annual International Prostate Cancer Update meeting on Friday, January 27, 2017.   Keywords: prostate cancer, osteoporosis, bone metastases, ADT, denosumab, radium 223 How to cite: Gomella, Leonard G. “Bone Metastases and Mortality: Can We Be Doing More?” Grand Rounds in Urology. January 27, 2017. Accessed Dec 2017. https://grandroundsinurology.com/bone-metastases-mortality-can-we-be-doing-more/.   Transcript Bone Metastases and Mortality: Can We Be Doing More?   You can see here that the cost is very, very significant for any skeletal-related event all the way across the spectrum to spinal cord compression and...

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Intermittent Therapy: When To Start, or Restart, and the Role of Imaging

Dr. Gomella presented at the 26th International Prostate Cancer Update on Friday, January 22, 2016 on “Intermittent Therapy: When To Start, or Restart, and the Role of Imaging.”     Keywords: prostate cancer, intermittent therapy, androgen deprivation, PSA How to cite: Gomella, Leonard. “Intermittent Therapy: When To Start, or Restart, and the Role of Imaging” Grand Rounds in Urology. January 22, 2016. Dec 2017. https://grandroundsinurology.com/prostate-cancer-leonard-gomella-intermittent-therapy-when-to start-or restart-and-role-of-imaging/. Transcript Intermittent Therapy: When To Start, or Restart, and the Role of Imaging We’re going to talk about the role of intermittent therapy. And it’s somewhat controversial but I hope to convince you maybe by the...

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