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Dr. Raj Satkunasivam is a fellowship-trained urologic oncologist with a focus on minimally invasive and robotic approaches to the treatment of genito-urinary malignancies. His practice includes minimally invasive and robotic surgical techniques for kidney, bladder, prostate, adrenal and testicular cancers. He is the Director of Advanced Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery at the Houston Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation, and Education (MITIE).

Dr. Satkunasivam received his medical degree from the University of Toronto and completed his urology residency also at the University of Toronto. He pursued sub-specialty fellowship training in urologic oncology, advanced robotic and laparoscopic surgery at the University of Southern California, where he developed novel techniques for robotic kidney-sparing surgery (partial nephrectomy) and robotic bladder cancer surgery with entirely robotic (intra-corporeal) urinary reconstruction.

Research interests

Prior to joining Houston Methodist Hospital, Dr. Satkunasivam was an Assistant Professor and Surgeon Investigator at the University of Toronto's Odette Cancer Center at Sunnybrook Hospital. He holds a Master of Science in Health Services Research from the Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California. His research is focused on the clinical epidemiology of genito-urinary malignancies, specifically in identifying novel risk factors, improving individualized risk assessment and in assessing the comparative effectiveness of treatments. His research also examines outcomes and quality of surgical care, and novel strategies to improve the care of complex surgical patients. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Houston Methodist Academic Institute and a Health Services Researcher in the Center for Outcomes Research at Houston Methodist Hospital.

Keywords

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  • Urologic oncology

    Research Area Keywords

  • Cancer
  • Outcomes, Quality & Health Care Performance
  • Clinical Translation & Trials
  • Clinical Care

External positions

Assistant Professor of Urology, Weill Cornell Medical College

Jul 1 2019 → …

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Cystectomy
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Robotics
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Prostatic Neoplasms
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Prostatectomy
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Quality Improvement
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Nephrectomy
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Neoplasms
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Databases
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Survival
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Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
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Journals

Urology

ISSNs: 0090-4295, 1527-9995

Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1527-9995

Elsevier

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9

European urology

ISSNs: 0302-2838

Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1873-7560

Elsevier

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8

Journal of Urology

ISSNs: 0022-5347

Elsevier

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6

Canadian Urological Association Journal

ISSNs: 1920-1214

Canadian Urological Association

Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 0.88 SJR 0.393 SNIP 0.67

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4

Journal of the Canadian Urological Association

ISSNs: 1911-6470

Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1911-6470

Canadian Medical Association

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University of Toronto

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University of Southern California School of Medicine

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University Health Network

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University of Southern California/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

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University of Southern California

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Shared Pub. Internal co-authors

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Shared Pub. External co-authors

Christopher J.D. Wallis

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Inderbir S. Gill

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Monish Aron

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Robert K. Nam

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Girish S. Kulkarni

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