Professor of Urology and Director of Urologic Oncology Fellowship, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Dr Ashish M. Kamat is a Professor (Tenure) of Urology and Director of Urologic Oncology Fellowship at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and a graduate of the AUA Leadership Program. Dr Kamat's expertise is in multidisciplinary management of urologic cancers with an emphasis 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 a 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. He 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 also 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.