Saum Ghodoussipour, MD
- Urologic Oncologist
- Director, Bladder and Urothelial Cancer Program, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
- Assistant Professor of Surgery, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
I am a urologic surgeon focusing on the treatment of men and women with cancers of the genitourinary system. This includes cancers of the bladder, kidney, testis, prostate, penis, urethra and adrenal glands.
I obtained my undergraduate degree in biology at Boston University and my medical degree at the Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. I then completed an internship in general surgery and urology residency at the University of Southern California (USC) and Los Angeles County Medical Center. This was followed by a 2-year fellowship in surgical urologic oncology at the USC Institute of Urology and Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles, CA. I am now proud to care for patients while working to advance the field of medicine through research at New Jersey’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.
My clinical areas of expertise include complex open and robotic surgeries of the pelvis and retroperitoneum. This includes removal of the bladder (radical cystectomy) with reconstruction of the urinary tract to maximize functional recovery, nerve-sparing procedures to maintain sexual function and fertility, advanced vascular techniques for invasive tumors and open extraperitoneal procedures to hasten recovery.
My background growing up in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, coupled with my diverse training has exposed me to patients and families from all walks of life. I appreciate that cancer care is not “one size fits all” and I am committed to facilitate treatment decisions for patients before and after surgery. My research supports this commitment through enrollment of patients in clinical trials to develop novel therapeutics, studies of surgical technique to optimize cancer control and functional outcomes, and implementation of preoperative and postoperative care pathways to enhance recovery after surgery.
I am active in my field through membership in professional societies such as the American Urological Association and the Society of Urologic Oncology. I also serve on editorial boards and as an ad-hoc reviewer for numerous urologic and surgical journals. I have published my research in peer-reviewed journals, authored book chapters and other educational materials and regularly present at national and international meetings. As an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, I am passionate about training the next generation.
Non-muscle invasive bladder cancer, transurethral resection, intravesical therapy, muscle-invasive bladder cancer, radical cystectomy, salvage cystectomy, nerve-sparing cystectomy, female reproductive organ sparing cystectomy, urinary diversion, orthotopic neobladder, continent cutaneous diversion, ileal conduit, urothelial carcinoma, upper tract urothelial carcinoma, nephroureterectomy, ureteroscopy, kidney cancer, renal cell carcinoma, radical nephrectomy, partial nephrectomy, cytoreductive nephrectomy, tumor thrombectomy, testicular cancer, germ cell tumor, radical orchiectomy, partial orchiectomy, primary, post-chemotherapy and nerve-sparing retroperitoneal lymph node dissection, vascular resection, retroperitoneal sarcoma, prostate cancer, radical prostatectomy, salvage prostatectomy, pelvic lymph node dissection, partial and total penectomy, urethrectomy, inguinal lymph node dissection, adrenal tumors, adrenocortical carcinoma, pheochromocytoma, adrenalectomy, clinical trials, minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopy, robotic surgery, extraperitoneal surgery
October 24, 2023
*Dr. G. was excellent & very caring.
October 2, 2023
Thoughtful and explained things in a respectful manner
October 2, 2023
The BEST CARE!
September 29, 2023
My provider, Dr. G is the best. I have recommended him to a couple of very close friends from mine, and they were all very satisfied, taking care of their serious problems as well as myself, and highly recommend him.
August 25, 2023
Dr.G is a great doctor and cares about his patients.
August 3, 2023
Has a lot of patience w/my dad, explaining everything & listening to him.
June 30, 2023
Respectful and efficient
June 24, 2023
June 23, 2023
Dr. G. has always exhibited a pleasant manner when treating me. He provides thorough explanations when describing any procedure being done and discussing my condition.
June 14, 2023
Dr. G was excellent!
June 1, 2023
This was my first visit with this provider, he was knowledgeable of my health condition & responded accordingly -
April 17, 2023
April 5, 2023
March 23, 2023
Excellent care for my situation
February 24, 2023
Dr G communicated my health condition clearly. He discussed varied options and ramifications of my condition.I felt secure in his presentation. I had a good understanding and was able to articulate my options.I would totally recommend Dr G.
February 24, 2023
Dr G was very clear, thoughtful and encouraging. My wife and I feel a lot better since we saw him and are more optimistic about the outcome.
February 18, 2023
February 16, 2023
Very personable and showed great concern and compassion.
February 16, 2023
JUST CONTINUE DOING A GREAT JOB
January 25, 2023
The Doctor was extremely professional, caring, and competent.
January 20, 2023
Wonderful doctor - fortunate to have him!!
January 15, 2023
Very good advice and to the point
January 11, 2023
I love Dr. G, he truly understands that practicing medicine is a partnership with the patient. Dr. G. Is WONDERFUL.
December 21, 2022
Dr G was knowledgeable, caring, and informed.
December 21, 2022
Doctor explained everything I needed to know
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Rutgers Cancer Institute has treated its first upper tract urothelial cancer patient with a recently approved therapy option known as mitomycin gel, which is the first non-surgical treatment for this type of disease. Dr. Ghodoussipour shares more about this new cutting-edge treatment. Read more
Rutgers Cancer Institute' s Dr. Saum Ghodoussipour discusses the new therapy mitomycin gel, which is the first non-surgical treatment for urothelial cancer. Watch here
Both men and women should have an understanding of bladder cancer to be aware of a possible problem and stay proactive in reducing the risk of developing the disease. Read more
5 Tips to Boost Bladder Health
Saum Ghodoussipour, MD, urologic oncologist and director of the Bladder and Urothelial Cancer Program at Rutgers Cancer Institute and assistant professor of surgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, shares more about a number of things impacting bladder health that can be controlled with a lifestyle adjustment. Learn more