Edward M. Messing, M.D., FACS
Professor of Urology University of Rochester Medical Center
Dr. Messing received his M.D. degree from New York University in 1972, did his surgery training at NYU-Bellevue Hospital in New York 1972-1974, and his Urology Residency at Stanford University 1974-1978. After 2 years on the faculty at Tulane University, he completed a fellowship in Urologic Oncology at UCLA in 1982. He was on the faculty of the Division of Urology at the University of Wisconsin from 1982-1995, being Director of their Urologic Oncology Program for the last 10 years.
He assumed his current position as Chairman of the Department of Urology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in September 1995 and also currently serves as Deputy Director of the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center. Dr. Messing has served as an Examiner on the American Board of Urology and AUA Joint Examining Committee, and serves on the American Urological Association Guidelines Panel on the Evaluation of Hematuria. Dr. Messing also holds a leadership position on the Local Renal Cancer Subcommittee of the GU Committee of the Southwest Oncology Group and was formerly co-chair of the GU Committee of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group. Dr. Messing is a renowned expert in the diagnosis and treatment of cancers of the prostate, bladder and kidney, carries on extensive research in the basic biology of these cancers, and has been the principal investigator on numerous clinical studies for the detection, prevention and treatment of them.