Ashish M. Kamat, MD, MBBS, FACS
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Dr Ashish M. Kamat is a Professor and Attending Surgeon in the Department of Urology at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX and the Director of the Urologic Oncology Fellowship Program. Dr Kamat is an active member of the urologic community, and a graduate of the AUA Leadership Program. Dr. Kamat earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Bombay, completed his urology residency at West Virginia University, and completed his fellowship in urologic oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Dr. Kamat is recognized internationally as an expert in urologic oncology with an emphasis on bladder cancer, organ sparing and minimally invasive techniques. Dr Kamat maintains an active research portfolio in this area with a focus on efforts to develop novel therapies, and identifying predictors of response to therapy (e.g. intravesical immunotherapy), as a first step towards personalized cancer therapeutics. He has initiated, led, and been active in several large studies including multinational trials in bladder cancer; these findings have been published in high impact journals and he is a co-PI on the MD Anderson GU SPORE (Bladder). Dr Kamat is an exceptional educator and as Program Director has grown the Urologic Oncology Fellowship into the premier program in the US and been nominated twice for the Robert M. Chamberlain Distinguished Mentor Award.

Dr Kamat has authored numerous editorials, book chapters, and over 185 publications in peer reviewed journals, and serves on the editorial board of high ranked 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 recognized nationally and internationally for his efforts and has been invited as a visiting professor to several universities in the US and elsewhere; to deliver invited plenary sessions nationally and internationally; to chair related committees; and as an AUA International Faculty. Dr Kamat actively participates in various Global urologic efforts, serves on the board of regional and national societies for Urology & Urologic Oncology and also in patient advocacy groups.

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