Robert G. Uzzo, MD, MBA, FACS discusses the updated American Urological Association (AUA) guidelines on renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and notes the remarkable advances made in the past 20 years. He emphasizes the importance of careful patient selection and the key role of systemic therapy.Read More
Robert G. Uzzo, MD, MBA, FACS
Robert G. Uzzo, MD, MBA, FACS, is Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Fox Chase Cancer Center–Temple University Health System, where he is the G. Willing “Wing” Pepper Endowed Professor of Surgery. He also serves as the organization’s Deputy Chief Clinical Officer and President of the Medical Group. Regionally, Dr. Uzzo is the Chair of the Fox Chase/Einstein Urologic Institute of Southeastern Pennsylvania and the Executive Director of the nation’s second-largest urologic quality collaborative (the Pennsylvania Urologic Regional Collaborative, or PURC). Dr. Uzzo’s work focuses on the surgical management of genitourinary malignancies. Dr. Uzzo graduated summa cum laude and valedictorian from Union College’s accelerated 6-year biomedical program in Schenectady, New York. He attended Cornell University Medical College in New York City, where he was a New York State Finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship Competition. He completed general surgical training followed by urologic surgical training at New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He was an American Foundation for Urological Diseases Scholar in Urological Oncology and completed both Oncological and Renal Transplantation Fellowships at the Cleveland Clinic under Dr Andrew C. Novick. Dr. Uzzo’s primary research has been in renal cell carcinoma (RCC), with a special focus on clinical decision making, surgical management, and adjuvant therapies. Dr. Uzzo has been involved in multiple national and international trials in kidney cancer. He has authored over 400 peer-reviewed articles and chapters in urologic oncology. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Urology, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and an elected member of both the prestigious American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons and the Clinical Society of GU Surgeons.