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Ashish M. Kamat, MD

Ashish M. Kamat is Professor of Urologic Oncology (Surgery) and Cancer Research at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center; Associate Head of the Cancer Center, Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai, and President of the International Bladder Cancer Group (IBCG). He is Associate Editor for European Urology Oncology, served as the Director of the MD Anderson Urologic Oncology Fellowship from 2005-2016 and is a graduate of the AUA Leadership Program.

Dr. Kamat’s focus in urologic oncology is on bladder cancer, especially immunotherapy and organ sparing therapies, and he maintains an active research portfolio in this area. His research laboratory focuses on identifying and developing predictive markers of response to therapy, and research into mechanisms of inducible cancer stem cells. These findings have been published in high impact journals and he has over 275 publications to his credit. Dr. Kamat has received commendations for his educational efforts, is listed in ‘Who’s Who in Medicine’ and ‘Best Doctors in America’, and has won the ‘Compassionate Doctor Award’ from patient groups.

Dr. Kamat actively participates in various global urologic efforts, serves on the board of regional and national societies and actively supports the efforts of patient advocacy groups such as BCAN. He lives in Houston, Texas with his wife and 2 teenagers.

For details, please visit: https://faculty.mdanderson.org/profiles/ashish_kamat.html