Multidisciplinary Urologic Oncology Clinic

The treatment options for all genitourinary cancers are expanding and many patients can be offered several approaches to treat their cancer. Additionally, patients will often require more than one treatment approach including surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy to achieve the best outcome.  Treatment plans that include more than one type of treatment are referred to as multidisciplinary care.

At the University of Florida we embrace multidisciplinary care and work as a team to ensure we provide all patients with the most up to date, comprehensive care, centered around their unique condition. Our multidisciplinary care team focuses on the treatment of prostate, bladder, kidney, penile and testis cancers.  We feel it is important for patients to be presented with and understand all of their treatment alternatives prior to starting treatment. For this reason, we encourage patients to meet with our experts from all specialties when appropriate.

Because of the excellent collaboration between our care providers, we are able to offer review of select, complex cases at our genitourinary tumor board to help guide treatment.  The genitourinary tumor board aims to provide treatment recommendations following review by a team of Urologists, Radiation Oncologists, Medical Oncologists, Radiologists, and Pathologists.  A further advantage of our multidisciplinary approach to care is our ability to offer patients cutting edge care through clinical trials.  The clinical trials we offer aim to improve existing treatment options, decrease side effects of treatments, and provide patients with treatment options after established options have failed.​

Urologic Surgery

Paul Crispen, M.D.Paul L. Crispen, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Urology

Residency: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Clinical Interests: Urologic Oncology, Kidney Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Penile Cancer, Adrenalectomy, Renal Cell Carcinoma, Testicular Cancer and Robotic Surgery

Assistant Professor
Department of Urology

Medical School: Saba University School of Medicine, Dutch Antilles
Residency: University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Fellowship:  Weill Cornell Medical College and New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY
Clinical Interests: Urologic Oncology, Bladder Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Penile Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Robotic Surgery, Continent Diversions

Brandon Otto, MDBrandon J. Otto, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Urology

Residency:  Weill Cornell Medical College/New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY
Fellowship: Endourology and Minimally Invasive Surgery, University of Florida Department of Urology, College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL
Clinical Interests: Endourology, Robotic and laparoscopic surgery, Kidney Stones, Prostate and Kidney cancer

picture of dr suLi-Ming Su, MD
David A. Cofrin Professor of Urologic Oncology
Chairman, Department of Urology

Residency: New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell, New York, NY
Fellowship: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Brady Urological Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Clinical Interests: Minimally invasive/Robotic surgery, Urologic oncology, Prostate cancer, Kidney cancer, Transitional cell cancer of the renal pelvis, Adrenal tumors

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Medical Oncology

ce Keith Stechmiller, M.D.Bruce K. Stechmiller, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology & Oncology

Residency: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Fellowship: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Clinical Interests:
  Head and neck cancer, Melanoma, Oral cancer, Prostate cancer, Skin cancer, Testicular cancer, Throat/larynx cancer, Thyroid cancer

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Radiation Oncology

picgture of kathryn hitchcockKathryn E. Hitchcock, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Radiation Oncology

Residency:  University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Research Interests:  Translational engineering research (instrumentation and microfluidic systems), Clinical therapeutic studies in head and neck cancers, Genitourinary cancers, Gastrointestinal cancers

Robert A. Zlotecki, MD, PhDRobert A. Zlotecki, MD, PhD
Professor, Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, and Medical Director
Radiation Oncology

Residency:  Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Research Interests: Soft-tissue sarcomas, Genitourinary cancers, Gastrointestinal tract cancers, Lung cancers, Image-guided and stereotactic body radiation therapy, Selective radiation therapy for liver cancers (RadioEmbolization)

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picture of dr joe grajoJoseph R Grajo, MD
Assistant Professor, Abdominal Imaging, Vice Chair for Research, Associate Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program, Program Director, Abdominal Imaging Fellowship, Director of Body MRI

Residency: University of South Florida; Tampa, FL (Chief Resident)
Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital – Harvard Medical School; Boston, MA (Abdominal Imaging)
Clinical and Research Areas of Interest:  Multiparametric prostate MRI with MR/US fusion biopsy, Elastography of the liver for staging fibrosis, MR staging of rectal cancer, Liver MRI following transarterial radioembolization,  Noninvasive classification of renal tumors, Imaging of inflammatory bowel disease, Dual Energy CT, Abdominal/pelvic MRI protocol development & structured reporting, Resident/medical student education & research mentoring


Sara M FalzaranoSara M Falzarano, MD, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine

Residency:  Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
Skills and Expertise:  Surgical pathology, Prostate cancer

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